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Today's News

  • Tell City's JFK Pool now open to public

    TELL CITY - The JFK Tell City Pool is now open for the summer 2010 season. Pool hours will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

    Admission will be $2.50 for ages 5 and older. Guests ages 4 and younger are admitted free.

    Public lessons will be offered starting June 15. Lessons will be offered every Tuesday and Wednesday. Lessons will be either from 10 to 10:45 a.m. or 6 to 6:45 p.m.

    Price of eight lessons is $40 for the first child, $35 for the second, $30 for the third and so on.

  • Survivors luncheon to kick off Relay

    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Relay For Life committee invites cancer survivors of all ages to the survivor luncheon Saturday to kick off the Perry County Relay For Life.

    The meal will be served at noon with photographs being taken afterward courtesy of Danny Bolin Photography.

    For more information regarding the luncheon or to RSVP contact Jamie Smith at 836-4577, Pam Krygielka at 836-2712 or Gail Edwards at 843-5233.

  • Historical society seeks nominations for 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award.

    Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during the Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following criteria are considered in determining the honoree:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.

  • Farmers market opening Wednesday at City Hall

    TELL CITY - The City of Tell City and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce announce the opening of the Perry County Farmers Market, beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  The market will be located at the Jefferson Street entrance of City Hall Park in Tell City.

    The market will be open each Saturday at 7 a.m. and Wednesday at 2 p.m. An invitation goes out to all Perry County farmers and the public to the market. 

  • Call center to handle reports of child abuse

    INDIANAPOLIS - The Perry County Department of Child Services will implement the services of a centralized call center June 21.

    The Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline directly answers reports of child abuse and neglect around the clock. The hotline staff has received specialized intake training and responds to allegations of abuse or neglect and addresses questions of callers to the hotline.

    Implementation of a centralized hotline system began in Marion County in January and will continue to roll out on a regional basis.

  • Blood drive will honor fallen officers

    TELL CITY - A blood drive Thursday in Tell City will honor fallen officers. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 213.

    This is the fourth year the Red Cross will host blood drives across the state to honor fallen officers and raise awareness of the need for blood. In 2009 every county in the state held at least one Fallen Officer Blood Drive and a total of 4,980 units were collected.

    For more information on the event or donor requirements, call (800) 448-3543.

  • Interpreting History

    PERRY COUNTY - New interpretive panels at six locations in Perry County offer residents and visitors historical snapshots of local history and culture. The panels are among 68 placed along the Hoosier portion of the Ohio River Scenic Byway, a 943-mile stretch of roadways in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. The route follows Indiana 66 in Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Think before you change the constitution

    If you're a voter, you'll be asked in November if you want to help change the Indiana Constitution.

    Property-tax caps that have been the subject of numerous news stories, several here and many elsewhere, survived the first of the steps, in 2008 and this year, required to get them into the state's most important document.

    Step 3 is yours to handle, as a voter in November's election.

  • A debt I can't repay in full

    I didn't recognize the guy in the pickup truck and while he didn't seem to pay much attention to the activities under way in City Hall Park May 30, his innocent drive-by on the Sunday before Memorial Day helped me. He left me with a new understanding of just how lucky we are to live in a nation where we can do pretty much what we want.

  • Various rules govern open burning

    PERRY COUNTY - Good weather sends many people outside to perform yard work, which often produces piles of refuse they are tempted to burn.

    A variety of rules have been written about whether they can legally do that.

    The Indiana Code allows the burning of vegetation under certain conditions, but is not the only authority on the matter, according to an official with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.