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Today's News

  • Library merger postponed

    TELL CITY - Members of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library board learned during their regular meeting April 7 that plans to merge with the Cannelton Public Library have been tabled.

    Library Director Larry Oathout said the Cannelton Library had decided to "step back and look at their situation" before talking more about the possibility of consolidating.

    "That doesn't mean that somewhere down the line, we won't look at merger once again," Oathout told board members.

  • Traveling vet memorial will visit Hawesville next month

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Military veterans in Cannelton are joining with their brothers-at-arms across the river to make arrangements for the visit of a traveling memorial in May.

    A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall will be included, and the free event will also honor male and female veterans of other wars in which Americans have fought, said Dan Hayden of Cannelton's Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142. A Fort Hood display will also be featured at the event scheduled for May 12-14 at the Hancock County Fairground.

  • Mobile veterans-assistance office to visit April 22

    TELL CITY - A Disabled American Veterans "mobile service office" will visit American Legion Post 213, 1914 Main St., in Tell City, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. April 22.

    The "fully equipped national service office on wheels" will offer "straight answers about rights and benefits you earned through service to your country as well as free professional assistance with claims from a highly trained expert," Tony Craig, national service office supervisor, wrote in a letter announcing the visit. DAV membership is not required to receive assistance, he added.

  • Evening with Ellsworth
  • PC concert band competes Friday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central student musicians will perform three works when they compete in a concert-band contest Friday at Castle High School.

    Music Director Rob Cason said the group is playing high-school-level music, even though the majority of its members are seventh-graders, and they're doing it well.

    "I'm trying to impress upon them that this is the most important thing we do all year," he said.

  • March to the Mailbox
  • Schergens Center cooking classes begin April 20

    TELL CITY - A six-week cooking class sponsored by the Perry County Learning Partnership and the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau kicks off Tuesday.

    Classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schergens Center in Tell City. James Rash, co-owner of the Carriage House Inn, is the first evening's instructor. Cost of the class is $10, which will help to cover expenses.

    A list of items to bring  and menus will be provided at time of registration.

  • Ivy Tech, Hauenstein's among 2010 chamber honorees

    TELL CITY - Annual business awards presented Thursday by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce honored the local campus of Ivy Tech Community College, a longtime Tell City clothier and a provider of trophies and sporting goods. Also recognized among nonprofit groups was Catholic Charities of Tell City.

    The ninth annual Chamber Award Dinner was held at the Schergens Center. Ivy Tech Community College's Tell City campus was honored in the large-business category. Site Director Sherri Flynn said the location has seen a threefold increase in enrollment over the past two years.

  • Group wants Main Street to blossom this summer

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Beautification Committee will partner with a master gardener program to beautify Tell City's Main Street this spring and summer. Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and chairwoman of the city's committee, outlined plans this week for the Main Street Beautification Project.

    Several local residents are enrolled in the master gardener program sponsored by Purdue Extension. Minto said the city program will tap into the expertise of graduates' talents.

  • National Players on stage this weekend

    ST. MEINRAD - National Players, America's longest-running classical touring company, will present two plays at Saint Meinrad Archabbey Friday and Saturday.

    The free performances will be "Much Ado About Nothing" Friday and "Lord of the Flies" Saturday. The public is welcome to attend. Both plays begin at 7 p.m. in St. Bede Theater.