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Today's News

  • Jail meetings, tours begin this week

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Jail Planning Committee will host the first of several public meetings about a proposed new jail at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    The second one is planned for 6:30 p.m. June 30 at the Perry Central High School Cafetorium.

    Also, County Sheriff Lee Chestnut is offering tours of the jail to to let county residents see conditions there.

    They’ll be conducted from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays from today through July 27.

    No tours will be conducted July 4.

  • Al and Kathleen Hauenstein

    Al and Kathleen Hauenstein celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 20, 2011, with a celebration hosted by their children at Lynn’s Paradise Café in Louisville, Ky.

    Mr. Hauenstein married the former Kathleen Snyder May 20, 1951, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.
    They are the parents of Carol Henke of Greenwood, Jan Hauenstein of Scottsdale, Ariz., David Hauenstein of Elizabethtown, Ky., Nena Manci of Franklin, Tenn., Sarah Manci of New Bremen, Ohio, and John Hauenstein of Tell City.

  • Seatbelt blitzes net 143 citations

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department took part in two separate seatbelt-law enforcement blitzes between May 6 and June 5.

    The department conducted 18 seatbelt saturation patrols, writing 143 citations and 42 warnings for various traffic infractions, bringing the total to 185.

    “The Tell City Police Department, in conjunction with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, hopes the enforcement will remind motorists to buckle up as they travel the roadways,” Assistant Tell City Police Chief John Allen said.

  • School officials eye solar energy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Representatives of a company that recently performed energy-efficiency upgrades at the city’s high school pitched more of their services at a Cannelton School Board meeting May 26.

    Schools Superintendent Al Chapman told board members he wasn’t looking for action on their part, but he wanted them to get the information.

  • Tots Lots visits local horse farm

    Tots Lots Preschool recently visited the Nancy Ress Horse Farm. While at the barn, the children learned about the equipment used to ride and care for horses.

  • Local students graduate, make dean’s list at OCU

    OAKLAND CITY – Saffron Ragan of Troy was recently named to the Oakland City University dean’s list.
    She is a freshman majoring in business administration and is expected to graduate in May 2012. She has also received an excellence award in fine arts.
    Nancy J. Lasher of Branchville was also named to the university’s dean’s list and graduated May 7 with an associate’s degree in business administration.

  • City gearing up for selling first of new homes

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The first new homes intended for public sale under a Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant awarded to Tell City will soon have “For Sale” signs in front of them. A public meeting Tuesday will give prospective buyers a chance to learn about the sale process.

    “We’re just about there,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said last Monday as she and members of the city council toured three homes, including ones on Main and Mozart streets that are nearly complete and will be the first to be sold.

  • Harpenau graduates from Kentucky Wesleyan College

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Emily Harpenau graduated May 14 with bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and special education, K-12 from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro.

    The commencement ceremony was held at Jones Gymnasium in the Health and Recreation Center.
    Harpenau was named to the dean’s list all but one semester during her four years of study.
    To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average or higher. She was named to the Great Lakes Valley Conference All-Academic team for three years.

  • County parks recovering from flood damage

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – With the help of volunteers and possibly some federal aid, Perry County parks are recovering from this spring’s flood damage.

    County recreation director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday that Derby resident Mike Franchville donated labor and used his own tractor and dump truck to haul 21 truck loads of sand off Mulzer Park in Derby.

    He also brought some rock back from an old quarry.

    The parks board voted to give him a $150 fuel gift card as a thank you for his efforts.

  • C’mon in, the water’s fine

    Participants in a free summer recreation program play water volleyball and basketball at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School pool Thursday. (Click photo to enlarge and to advance to the second one.)