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Today's News

  • New Recruits train on the big river

    CANNELTON - The Ohio River became a real-life classroom last week for Indiana's next generation of conservation officers. This year's Department of Natural Resources Recruit Class learned about the Cannelton Locks and Dam and its role in Ohio River navigation.

    For some of the 24,  Wednesday and Thursday's training marked their first visit to southern Indiana. Despite the sunny skies overhead, recruits had little time for sightseeing.

  • Council honors five with Partners in Pride

    TELL CITY - Five property owners have been selected for September's Partners in Pride awards. Tell City's Common Council presents traveling yard signs to homeowners and businesses each month from spring to early fall.

    The awards recognize owners who take good care of their properties and make them assets to neighborhoods. September's awards went to:

    • At-large Councilman Tony Hollinden chose Rudolph Family Dentistry at 740 Ninth St.

    • Councilwoman Dianne Rudolph chose Bill and Dolores Goffinet's home at 126 12th St.

  • FOP's Camaro raffle heads to Bristow Sunday

    PERRY COUNTY - A sports car that might otherwise turn the heads of police officers is being raffled by local Fraternal Order of Police members this summer and fall and will make Christmas memorable for one lucky person.

    Chances for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro are now being sold by the group for $10 each or six for $50. The raffle is scheduled for Dec. 23 in City Hall.

    Proceeds will benefit FOP programs, including Shop with a Cop, a project that pairs local children and officers for pre-Christmas shopping trips for clothing and toys.

  • Driver sought in hit-and-run accident

    TELL CITY - The public's help is sought in police efforts to find the driver of a care that crashed into an oncoming vehicle Sept. 23 on Tell City's north side. Police said the driver of the vehicle drove away from the scene.  

    According to Tell City Patrolman Philip Flamion, Doretta Mullis, 71, was delivering copies of the Evansville Courier & Press when a vehicle crashed into her Oldsmobile Cutlass.

    The accident happened in the 1500 block of Main Street shortly before 2:30 a.m.

  • Great pumpkins
  • Unique baskets for sale at Heritage festival

    CANNELTON - Students in Free Enterprise, a student organization from Western Kentucky University, will sell unique, high-quality baskets from Kenya at the Cannelton Heritage Festival Oct. 10.

    Amber Hanan, president of SIFE, said the baskets were created by the Women Weavers Cooperative of Kasigau, Kenya. The group traveled to Kenya in July to collect more than 250 baskets to bring back and sell.

    "We bought ones that we thought would sell in the U.S. It was hard (to chose) because they were all high quality and beautiful," Hanan said.

  • Celebration Singers to perform at St. Paul's

    TELL CITY - As part of the year-long celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Paul Catholic Church, the Celebration Singers will perform Sunday at 3 p.m.

  • Alzheimer's Walk Oct. 10

    TELL CITY - The Perry, Spencer and Dubious counties Alzheimer's Walk will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Tell City High School.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tribute flags in memory of Alzheimer's loved ones with be read.

    Jennifer Scherzinger will sing, "I Will Remember You" and a balloon liftoff will take place. Door prizes will be distributed.

    To make donations or register a team, contact Cindy Kepler at 649-2276, Betty Cash at 547-3427, Polly Story at 547-2333 or Sarah Maddox at 367-2299.

  • Bristow plans Octoberfest, Car Show

    BRISTOW - The 20th annual Bristow Octoberfest and Car Show will be held Sunday. Live entertainment begins at 9 a.m. with the Cowan Boys. Smokey McCoy will be on stage at noon. There will also be a biscuit-and-gravy breakfast, pork-chop and chicken dinners provided by the Perry Central band, ice cream, hamburgers, bratwurst, bean soup and other refreshments. Children's activities and craft vendors will also be available. For more information contact Matt Esarey at 843-5176 or Shirley Gayer at 836-2386.

  • First State Bank selling mums

    TELL CITY - First State Bank is selling mums for $5. Proceeds will benefit the First State Bank 2010  Relay for Life team. Mums in assorted colors can be purchased at all four locations in Perry and Spencer counties.