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Today's News

  • Kashyab wins another doubles tourney

    JEFFERSONVILLE—Anjan Kashyab of Tell City teamed with Tyler Haas of Dubois County to win their second doubles tennis tourney Sunday.

    They took the age-14-and-under boys doubles title in Bales Auto Mall-Jeffersonville Junior Open.

    They beat Chase Kayrouz and Justin Padgett of Jeffersonville 6-2, 6-1 in their first match.

    In the finals Kashyab and Haas beat Elliot Endris and Jack Stoner of Floyds Knobs 6-1, 6-0.

  • School construction will impact tax bills

    TELL CITY - The monthly impact of $10 million in improvements proposed for Tell City High School will cost each taxpayer in the school district "less than a hamburger, to put it in perspective," school-board member Debbie Reed said Tuesday.

  • Teen savors second trip to nation's capital

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Blake Kleaving of rural Tell City might feel a little like a congressman after setting off for the nation's capital twice in as many months.

    He visited in June as part of an electric-cooperative youth tour. While there, he was chosen to be the state's representative to the Youth Leadership Council of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

  • Stuffing the Bus
  • As stem-cell transplant nears, woman relies on army of angels

    TELL CITY - Beth Fortwendel has angels on her shoulders, lots of them, offering reassurance and comfort in the face of a life-threatening disease and help raising money for a stem-cell transplant that could take place as early as next month.

    Fortwendel, who lives in Hancock County, Ky., but grew up in Perry County, suffers from scleroderma, an autoimmune disorder that hardens the skin and often harms organs. The impacts on victims vary and Fortwendel's case has become more serious over the past year and threatens to shorten her life.

  • Funding setback won't slow city's search for CSO help

    TELL CITY - Efforts to obtain affordable financing for Tell City's combined-sewer overflow project will continue this summer, the city's mayor said last Monday, despite the community being passed over in a recent round of awards through a state revolving-loan fund.

  • Boom business
  • Clydesdales here Friday

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Tell City Friday, providing a thrilling start to this year's 51st Schweizer Fest.

    The famous horses and the early 1900s beer wagon they pull will arrive in City Hall Park around 11 a.m. and will travel the streets around the park from noon to 2 p.m.

    The visit is sponsored by Schweizer Fest Inc. and Hedinger Beverage Co. of Jasper. Entertainment is also planned for the afternoon and refreshments will be available in the park.

  • Fair-tastic

     

  • Applicants sought for next three local Habitat homes

    PERRY COUNTY -  With construction nearing completion on two homes located on Eleventh Street in Tell City, Perry County's Habitat for Humanity group is launching plans for three new homes to be constructed starting in 2010.