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Today's News

  • County council approves radio purchase

    TELL CITY - County-council members authorized at a regular meeting Feb. 25 the transfer of $1,101 from one sheriff's-department fund to another to help pay for four 800-MHz radios.

    Sheriff's Deputy Lee Chestnut explained an $11,000 Indiana Criminal Justice Institute grant would cover the majority of the cost, which he said is between $2,700 and $2,800 per radio. Grant recipients have to provide 10-percent matching funds. 800-MHz radios are being adopted statewide, he explained, so officers using them would be able to communicate with other agencies.

  • Local wineries offer March Gladness on the Uplands Wine Trail

    SOUTHERN INDIANA - Indiana's wine trail event is here. With basketball fever in the air and winter's chill mixing with the first signs of spring, the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail will bring back its most popular event.

    Now in its fourth year, the March Gladness food extravaganza will offer four days of food and fun. During Saturday and Sunday, the IUWT allows visitors to experience the wine trail VIP style with behind-the-scenes tours and tastings, gourmet hors d'oeuvres and desserts and special vintage wines.

  • Perry County POY to host basketball tourney

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Power of Youth, co-sponsored by the United Way of Perry County and the Perry County Community Foundation, will host their first annual three-on-three co-ed basketball tourney fundraiser.

    The event will consist of three age groups, junior high grades sixth through eighth; high-school grades ninth through 12th and an adults group.

  • TCHS to host academic super bowl Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School will host the PAC Academic Super Bowl Invitational at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. Eight teams will participate in the event. The public is invited to attend.

  • Arts grant workshop rescheduled for Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Jasper Community Arts Commission will offer applications for arts funding for the upcoming year. Applications are now available at www.jasperarts.org or by calling (812) 482-3070.

    In order to assist organizations applying for grants during the funding cycle, Jasper Community Arts will host an informational meeting from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Organization representatives may take materials pertaining to their organization's plans for the 2011 fiscal year.

  • Bower announces candidacy for state representative

    SALEM - Ryan Bower said he wants to make the public's voice heard. That's why he is running for State Representative for Indiana House District 73.

    Bower believes jobs are the most important issue facing our district. He will actively work to help existing businesses expand and work with local leaders to bring in new companies. "I plan to work vigorously to create stable, good-paying jobs in southern Indiana."

  • Fourth annual farm toy show set for April 3

    TELL CITY - The Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds will host the fourth annual farm toy show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 3 at the fairgrounds in Tell City.

    A farm-scene display contest will also be held. Displays may begin setting up at 6 a.m. and must be ready for judging at 9 a.m. First- , second- and third-places will be awarded. Each winner will receive a trophy and a gift certificate to the farm toy show.

  • Student H1N1 clinic set for Friday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City High School and Tell City Junior High School will hold H1N1 vaccine clinics for students Friday.

    If you would like your child to receive a vaccine, permission slips may be picked up at both school offices. Slips need to be returned by March 10. For more information, contact Kristi Haller at 547-3131 or 547-3748.

  • TCJHS plans to 'Talk About It All'

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School will hold a "Let's Talk About It All" parent night at 5:30 Thursday at the school cafeteria. A free chili supper will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and open discussion begins at 6.

    Professionals will be present to field questions and have open discussions on topics related to substance use and abuse, dating and relationships, adolescent mental health and legal issues related to adolescent behavior.

  • 'Financial-peace' class forming

    TELL CITY - Tell City United Methodist Church will host a 13-week Financial Peace University class beginning late this month.

    The class will be led by Pastor Bill Reid, who is a Dave Ramsey financial counselor. Materials for the class must be ordered and there is a cost.