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Today's News

  • TC's Cain signs with Ancilla

    TELL CITY – Tell City outfielder Courtney Cain has signed a letter of intent to continue her softball career at Ancilla College, a junior college in northern Indiana.

    She led the Lady Marksmen in doubles this year and finished her career with three varsity letters in softball and five total varsity letters.

    Cain, who has played softball since she was 5 years old, said it’s always been a goal to play in college and knew right away that Ancilla was where she wanted to go.

  • Cash Waggner ties Hair Razors for first place

    TELL CITY – Cash Waggner & Associates took advantage of 10 walks and some timely hitting to beat Braun Plumbing & Heating 9-6 in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Wednesday.

    Cash Waggner thus improved to 3-0 to tie Hair Razors, which did not play Wednesday, for first place in the league. The two undefeated teams will meet for the first time today at 8 p.m.

    Kristi Brumfield and pool player Julie Lindauer each had two hits for Cash Waggner Wednesday.

    Breanna Brickey and Brittany Brumfield each added a two-run single.

  • City breaks ground on riverwalk

    TELL CITY - Sunset Park's sod provided a challenge to city leaders who celebrated the start Monday on a mile-long riverwalk project.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing welcomed about 50 people to the park for the ceremonial groundbreaking and outlined the history of the effort to construct a paved riverside trail extending from near the former Maxon Marine site north through Sunset Park to Fulton Street.

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  • Relay for Life teams ready to fight cancer

    LEOPOLD - Members of Relay for Life teams who have worked for months raising money for the American Cancer Society will take to the Perry Central track Saturday and Sunday for the annual event.

    This year the theme for the Relay For Life is "On The Shores of Hope" and a survivors luncheon will kick off activities at noon, with photographs taken afterward courtesy of Danny Bolin Photography.

    Opening ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and includes survivor and caregiver laps.

  • City council approves rezoning for new hospital site

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council granted Perry County Memorial Hospital's request to rezone property along Indiana 237 as plans for a proposed new hospital take shape.

    Portions of the nearly 40-acre parcel were already zoned commercial, said Tell City attorney Chris Goffinet, who represented the hospital's trustees through the process, but other areas carried a residential zoning. The change makes the parcel uniformly commercial.

  • Library board discusses impact of tax caps

    TELL CITY - During its regular meeting June 2, the Tell City-Perry County Library Board looked at how the passing of tax caps in Indiana would affect the library's budget in the coming years.

    Library Director Larry Oathout attended a public forum regarding tax caps and their impact on government services put on by the Association of Indiana Counties to get a better perspective of what would happen if the Indiana State Constitution was amended to include 3-2-1 tax caps.

  • Mowers, start your engines!

    TELL CITY - This year's Perry County 4-H Fair will offer something new, a lawnmower demolition derby. The event is scheduled for July 16 and will feature classes of competition for women and 100- , 200- and 300-series mowers.

    Registration will cost $20 per class and trophies will be given in first- and second-place finishes. Seventy-five percent of fees will be paid to winners.

    Contestants must be at least 14 years old and those under 18 will need parent's signatures.

    Ladies can compete in any class and are not restricted to the ladies heat only.

  • June Partners in Pride winners

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council announced June winners of Partners in Pride Awards.

    Recipients announced Monday by the city's five council members were, at-large, Tell City-Perry County Public Library; Ward 1, Jake Guillaume, 244 11th St.; Ward 2, Frank and Brenda Keown, 918 16th St.; Ward 3, Wes and Phyllis Hinton, 13th and Schiller streets; Ward 4, Chicago's Pizza.

    The awards recognized property owners who take good care of their homes, businesses and grounds.

  • United Way announces senior farmers market nutrition program

    PERRY COUNTY - The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of the United Way of Perry County. The program will provide $3,600 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County.

    The program encourages low-income seniors to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which, in turn, helps support our community's farmers. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Indiana and is administered locally by the United Way of Perry County.