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Today's News

  • Drought ignites Forest Service ban on some fires

    TELL CITY – As dry conditions continue across southern Indiana, Hoosier National Forest officials are reminding residents and visitors of the increasing fire danger. Forest officials Friday announced a Level 1 burn ban allowing fires only in designated recreation areas within the forest.

    Gas stoves and appliances may be used but they must have a shutoff. Under this burn ban the following acts are prohibited:

  • Meeting by the River

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  • Fourth of July Picnic June 29 through July 1

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424 in Tell City will again sponsor its annual Fourth of July Picnic in Zoercher–Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side. This year’s dates are June 29 through July 1.
    Any nonprofit organization interested in reserving space in the park for fundraising activities can call Bill Coyle at 547-7867 or 547-6885. Booth rental is $50 for all three days.
    Watch The News for more details on the picnic.

  • Lippelt earns master’s degree at Mount Mary

    LEOPOLD – Robyn (Rennie) Lippelt, originally from Leopold, graduated May 19 from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wis., with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She works and lives in Indianapolis.

    Lippelt is a 2005 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2009 graduate of Purdue University.
    She is the daughter of Randy and Teresa Rennie of Leopold.

  • Lippelt earns master’s degree at Mount Mary

    LEOPOLD – Robyn (Rennie) Lippelt, originally from Leopold, graduated May 19 from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wis., with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She works and lives in Indianapolis.

    Lippelt is a 2005 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2009 graduate of Purdue University.
    She is the daughter of Randy and Teresa Rennie of Leopold.

  • Building a body, building dreams

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The hit 2007 film “The Bucket List,” prompted lots of Americans to think about the goals they want to achieve in life before they, well, “kick the bucket.”

    Bruce DuPont, who at the age of 46 is in the best health of his life, has scratched one item from his personal bucket list. He’s competed in and won gold in a bodybuilding competition.

  • Man alleges police used excessive force

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A local man who suffered multiple bites to his leg from a police canine has filed a civil tort claim against the cities of Tell City and Cannelton and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department seeking damages for his alleged injuries.

  • Free summer lunch for children at TCJSHS

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. has begun its summer free lunches program at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.
    All children 18 years of age or younger can eat lunch for free from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m . Monday through Friday until July 27 at the high school.
    The cafeteria will be closed July 4. Two adults may accompany a child and eat for $2 each.
    Free transportation will also be provided and pickup times and locations are listed below for Route A:
    11:25 a.m. Cannelton, Indiana 66 and President Avenue across from Tastee Freeze.

  • Masterson – Gagliardi

    Shelly Masterson of Cannelton and Vince Gagliardi of Maceo, Ky., announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of the late William and Lucille Masterson. She is a 1993 graduate of Cannelton High School and graduated twice from Western Kentucky University in 1998 and 2004. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in exceptional education.
    She is a Title I teacher at Cannelton City Schools.

  • German Ridge Heritage Project excavation scheduled July 9-27

    PERRY COUNTY – The German Ridge Heritage Project seeks descendant family members for genealogy, sharing family documents and oral history. Volunteers are also encouraged to donate time as assistance is needed in field excavations, laboratory analysis and historical-genealogical research. Some of the families of interest include Bryant, Connor, Debus, Hall, Maier, Popp (Bopp) and Speidel.