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Today's News

  • Open-mic poetry night at Tell City Star Cafe

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host an open-mic poetry night Friday, Nov. 5 for all area poetry lovers. The event will be held at the Tell City Star Café, 413 Main Street in Tell City, beginning at 6 p.m.

    Poets are welcome to attend and read their own work, or attendees may also recite the work of others. Registration is not required, but is appreciated by calling 608-1305.

  • Benefit celebration for Mark Kleeman Saturday

    FULDA – A benefit dance and live auction is being planned for the family of Mark “Flash” Kleeman, who passed away suddenly Sept. 12 after having a liver transplant at the Cincinnati University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    The event will be held Saturday at Fulda Sportsman Club. Dinners catered by New Boston Tavern will be on sale starting at 4 p.m. and include pulled pork, creek fries, baked beans and slaw. They will be available for dine-in or carryout.

  • Head Start Awareness open houses Oct. 28

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North and South Perry Head Start Center, located next to Perry Central School and 1830 Tell Street, will host an open house from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28.

    The public is invited to attend and enjoy refreshments, tour the building, talk with staff about the educational program for preschool children 3 to 5 years old and obtain enrollment information.

  • Elementary schools to hold parent-teacher conferences

    CANNELTON – Cannelton elementary schools will hold parent-teacher conferences Wednesday and Thursday.

    Conferences will be held between 12:15 and 3:30 p.m. Grade cards will be issued at the conferences.

    For more information, call 547-4126.

  • TCHS to hold parent-teacher conferences

    TELL CITY –Tell City Junior-Senior High School will hold parent-teacher conferences from 4 until 7:45 p.m. Oct. 28. Thursday will be a full day of school for students; there will be no conferences that afternoon. School will not be in session Friday, Oct. 29 due to fall break.         

    Appointments will not be scheduled, and conferences will be held on a first-come basis. However, it is important that teachers know which parents are planning to attend so they can be prepared for the conference.

  • Branchville earns top awards

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility officials learned Thursday they have earned the Indiana Department of Correction Facility of the Year award, the highest honor given during annual Indiana Correctional Association conferences.

    Also, Janet Drach, a literacy and special-education teacher with more than 20 years’ service, became the second teacher in four years from Branchville to earn the Indiana Department of Correction Teacher of the Year award.

  • Ribbon-cutting planned for Rome restroom

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON — With a new restroom building at Rome’s Wilkerson Park nearly completed, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony for it 4 p.m. Nov. 10.

    County Recreation Director Brad Smith told the parks board Wednesday that the building is completed except for installation of two windows.

  • Rally for academics

    An attempt by Mike Parr to launch a T-shirt into a Tell City Junior-Senior High School crowd fizzles Friday morning.

  • Traffic up, down at port

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad General Manager Pete Jespersen said at a regular meeting Tuesday that “sand was way up but pig iron was down” in rail-car traffic the preceding month, and only two pig-iron barges had offloaded.

  • Incumbent prosecutor, challenger face off

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “There’s an 800-pound gorilla in this room,” S. Rod Acchiardo said after making introductory remarks during a candidates forum Wednesday in Tell City’s Schergens Center.