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Today's News

  • Port board picks low bid for rail work

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors voted to accept a $112,150 bid from railroad maintenance contractor Alltrack of Pendleton to perform railroad-tie replacement and track-resurfacing work this year.

    Other bids opened at a regular meeting July 9 came from British rail-infrastructure contractor Balfour Beatty, $120,640; New York-based Railworks Track Services, $138,580 and Timiny Railroad Construction of Ohio, $219,200.

  • Bluegrass and a movie at City Hall Park Aug. 3

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host a free bluegrass concert with King’s Highway from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Planned as a pre-Schweizer Fest event, the concert will be followed by a free movie.

    King’s Highway is a traditional bluegrass band from Owensboro, Ky., inspired by Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and Red Allen and known for having fun on stage. Band members are Josh Johnston on guitar, Kevin Bowlds on fiddle, Mark Hargis on mandolin, Mike Fulkerson on banjo and Richard Clark on bass.

  • Main Street cleanup set for Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Development and Action Committee will sponsor a Tell City downtown cleanup Tuesday beginning at 7 a.m. All businesses are urged to help with this activity to show their community pride.

    Volunteers are asked to take brooms, dust pans, rakes, gloves, buckets and other tools that may be needed.”

    Event chairman Tony Hollinden said workers will clean streets and sidewalks throughout the downtown area. For more information, call 547-2385.

  • Former Scout exec sentenced for child porn

    ROCKPORT – An Ireland man who pleaded guilty in March to charges of possessing child pornography was sentenced last week to six and a half years in federal prison.

    Ryan C. Bieler, 33, a former executive with a local district of the Boy Scouts of America, was arrested in November for allegedly receiving and possessing sexually explicit material depicting minor children.

    In the plea agreement, Bieler pleaded guilty to one count of possessing sexually explicit materials involving minors and four counts of receiving similar content.

  • Entrances, HVAC upgrades progress

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – Two major renovation projects at Perry Central Community School are moving toward completion as August nears and school officials, while keeping wary eyes on the calendar, are happy with the results.

    Building and grounds employees Paul Hagman and Jeremy Edwards led a board tour last Monday of work on the school’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system that began in late May.

  • Chiseled features

    Edgar Whitcomb helps sculptor Greg Harris chisel off a final piece of stone in a ceremony Thursday marking the completion of a bust of the former governor that will be unveiled soon at the Statehouse. (After clicking into story, click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    The News’ Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt is back. These photos were taken in Tell City and are visible from city streets, alleys, parking lots and other accessible locations. All are west of 12th Street. Some locations might only be visible on foot, but still in public places. 

  • Nighttime drive ends in trip to jail
  • Season’s first human case of West Nile reported

    INDIANAPOLIS – The first human case of West Nile virus in Indiana has been reported in Ripley County, State health officials announced Wednesday.

  • DNR law-enforcement director to retire

    INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s top conservation officer, Col. Scotty Wilson, has announced he will retire after 28 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Indiana and the Department of Natural Resources.