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Today's News

  • Ice-cold refreshment
  • Visit the Schweizer Fest Market

    TELL CITY - This year's Schweizer Fest Market, which opened Wednesday in City Hall Park, continues through Saturday night, with new booths and returning favorites, said Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and one of the leaders of the market.  Vendors will offer antiques, collectibles and various items. Abbey Hills soap will be sold as will jewelry, including Russian Blue Luster manmade diamonds, Tupperware, leather products, incense, cornhole boards, candles, coins and sporting goods, woodworking crafts and shirts.

  • Featured Schweizer pet

    Casi Hay, who was willing and available when a photo needed to be taken, holds Happy, who will be featured in the Schweizer Fest Pet Show, scheduled for 1:45 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Musik Halle. Jim Carter, president of Humane Society of Perry County, said "a Good Samaritan" found the female husky-border-collie mix injured on a county road and delivered her to a veterinarian for treatment. A leg required amputation, but Happy "is now to the point where she's walking" again, Carter said.

  • Eagle prep
  • Shoot for the Stars finalists

    (Editor's note: This information is corrected from our print edition, in which Boling was misidentified.)

  • City seeks new wheelchair ramp

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Councilman John Young III is looking for a contractor who can replace a wheelchair ramp at the city's boat ramp. Speaking at a regular council meeting Monday, he said he'd received complaints about a ramp that had deteriorated to the point "it was in bad shape." The city's park-and-recreation fund holds $2,000, he said, offering to seek estimates.

  • Arrest made in north Perry County break-ins; teen detained

    ST. MEINRAD - A pair of burglaries in Spencer and Perry counties led to the arrest last week of a 19-year-old Bristow man and the detention of a juvenile. Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh said David M. Mattingly, of 4434 Indiana 62, is accused of burglarizing a garage at 1915 Indiana 62.

  • TC man jailed on Hancock warrant

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man who allegedly sent graphic sexual messages to a 15-year-old Hancock County girl was arrested Monday night on a warrant issued in that county.  John LaForce, 41, of 715 19th St. faces a charge of using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities.  LaForce was arrested by Tell City police officers at his home and taken to the Perry County Jail.

  • 200 years in Perry County

    More than 250 descendants of a pioneering Perry County couple returned to their family's Oil Township roots Saturday and Sunday for the 100th Esarey Family Reunion. The event also marked the 200th anniversary of Jonathan Davis Esarey's migration from Kentucky to land in what would become Perry County. Weekend events were held at the Schergens Center in Tell City and Branchville Conservation Club, with family members proudly wearing Esarey hats and shirts. There were even Esarey buttons.

  • New coach expects Cannelton team to be much improved

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s volleyball team went 1-25 last season and graduated seven seniors. But new coach Leslie Henrickson thinks the Bulldogs will be greatly improved this year.

    The Bulldogs went 6-9 in junior varsity matches last year and have a lot of athletic juniors and sophomores returning. In 5-foot-10 sophomore Julia Allen they have their tallest hitter in six years.