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Today's News

  • Commissioners tap Kleeman for planning council

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted in a special meeting Wednesday to appoint John Kleeman to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 10 Planning Council.

    Also seeking the appointment were Ed Morey and Don Neill, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said.

    Kleeman was the only one who was qualified, Commissioner Tom Hauser said, “although the other two are very community-minded and have impressive resumes.”

  • Etienne named 2011 Lilly Scholar

    TELL CITY – Pat Crawford, board president of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced this year’s recipient of the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

    Ariel Etienne has been selected to receive the full-tuition, four-year scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice, as well as a stipend for required books and equipment.

  • Circus tradition continues

    TELL CITY – The Kelly Miller Brothers Circus, founded during the Great Depression, will visit Tell City next week. Shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. will feature elephants, horses, llamas, camels, clowns and a host of international circus stars.

    Perry County’s Fraternal Order of Police is hosting the circus as a fundraiser for the lodge’s projects.

  • Correctional facility earns high marks

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BRANCHVILLE – One of the county’s largest employers has received high marks in a review of its programs and procedures.

    Branchville Correctional Facility has been recommended for reaccreditation by the American Correctional Association following the completion of a three-day audit. A three-person team toured the facility, interviewed staff and reviewed policies, procedures and practices.

  • Campers to get second overnight stay with cops

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Preparations were continuing for Camp With a Cop, Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson said at a regular meeting of the city’s common council April 11. An online application had been updated to reflect a second overnight stay for the campers, he said.

    Camp With Cops

  • Charlie Tuggle Poker Run set for April 30

    TELL CITY – The fourth annual Charlie Tuggle Poker Run is set for April 30 with Braunie’s Bar in Tell City hosting the event.
    All bikes are due out by 11 a.m. and are due in by 4:30 p.m. All vehicles are welcome. Entry is $10 per hand or $15 per double. There will be door prizes, half pot and food.
    All proceeds go to Schreiber Family Charities and Shriners Childrens Hospital.
    For more information call 547-7917 or 547-8803. In case of rain, the poker run will be held May 1.
     

  • Green Volunteer Day postponed

    TELL CITY - Due to high river levels, Saturday’s Green Volunteer Day has been postponed. Volunteers were to have picked up trash in the area of Sunset Park. The event will be rescheduled for a later date.
     

  • COLUMN: ‘Source Code’ is an entertaining sci-fi mystery film

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

    Writer-director Duncan Jones made a splash with his 2009 debut feature, “Moon.” It made my Top 10 that year. It was an interesting and entertaining sci-fi film and made many people eager to see what project Jones would make next. Thankfully, Jones stuck with the sci-fi genre with “Source Code” and while he didn’t share a writing credit on this one – it was written by Ben Ripley – it is still an engrossing film with a bit of visual flair.

  • 49th Dogwood Tour ready to roll

    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are in place for the 49th annual Perry County Dogwood Festival. This year’s celebration is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, a week earlier than usual due to Easter falling on the fourth Sunday of the month.

    Cannelton Events Saturday

  • Museum to exhibit Butler artwork

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    John Butler took up painting in his 50s, determined to rekindle a love that first flickered as an elementary student at Newman School. Erna Coldewey taught art at the school and Butler was enamored with the subject during his elementary and early high-school years. Life has a way of putting artistic ambitions on hold and that was the case for Butler, now 90, who went on to serve in World War II and raise a family. The Tell City native wouldn’t resume his painting until decades later, but when he did, he helped preserve local history.