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Today's News

  • Nominations sought for annual citizen award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society is accepting nominations for the 2009 Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during Schweizer Fest for their contribution to the betterment of the city.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption and has benefited our community.

  • Popular bands return to Cedar Valley

    DERBY - Tommy Brown and County Line Grass and the Wildwood Valley Boys will return this year to the Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, at Cedar Valley, three miles west of Derby.

    Tommy Brown will perform Friday night and twice on Saturday. He brings his popular, traditional bluegrass music back the the venue. His wife and son also play in his band, which has become a Cedar Valley favorite over the years.

  • Safety Comes First

    Indiana State Police officers were in Perry County Thursday inspecting school buses at Tell City High School and Perry Central Community School. Master Trooper Roger Cannon said each summer troopers across the state inspect school buses to make sure they meet state standards.

  • In era of citizen journalism, tyranny faces uphill fight

    Perry County is half a world away from the nation and people of Iran, in distance and in culture, but we suspect a good number of our readers have seen or heard about the bravery of the many Iranians who are voicing the need for change in their land. These new revolutionaries offer a glimmer of hope for their nation and the world community.

  • Always pay the (Pied) piper

    If the Pied Piper came calling today, would you follow? For me, I suppose, it would depend on the tune.

    Last Friday marked the traditional date the legendary Pied Piper of Hamelin strolled out of the German town with its kinder in tow.  It's only been a few weeks since I talked with a vacationing friend who had just visited Lower Saxony, where Hamelin is found and I've had the legendary piper on my mind.

  • The only adult in the room

    In the June 11th issue of The News, Democrat (State Rep.) Russ Stilwell wrote a misleading piece titled Governor's budget would hurt Hoosiers. Here is what he didn't tell you.

    Gov. Mitch Daniels made an honest attempt to meet House Democrats in the middle but they wouldn't have it. The Democratic proposal violates all of the governor's parameters and will go down in history as the least taxpayer-friendly budget of all time. If this budget is adopted it is a surefire path to the bankruptcies and tax increases that many other states are experiencing.

  • Ozone to be heavy Saturday, IDEM says

    An "air quality action day" has been forecast for southwestern Indiana for Saturday, June 2, for ozone. 

    This includes Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick, Perry and Greene counties in Indiana . Ozone levels are expected to be in the "unhealthy for sensitive groups" range on June 27.  People with heart or lung disease, older adults, and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion when outdoors.

    For more information visit the IDEM Smog Watch web site at www.in.gov/apps/idem/smog or call 1 (800) 631-2871.

  • Grandview man dies at foundry

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s deputy coroner said final results from an autopsy conducted Tuesday may not be available for two weeks, but once received, will help determine what killed a Thyssen Krupp Waupaca employee found early Monday inside the company’s Tell City foundry.

    John Gebhard told The News Monday that Frankie Jordan, 42, of Grandview was found slumped over the controls of a scissor lift he was operating. Paramedics were called at 3:41 a.m. and found Jordan pinned between the lift’s railing and another piece of equipment.

  • Soothing Sunday sounds

    TELL CITY — Fourteen performers advanced from Sunday's second round of Shoot for the Stars and will perform July 19 in City Hall Park.

    Advancing to the third round are Ronald Riley, Leah Lasher, Dillon McKinney, Darian Oliva, Kensey Estes, Brittany Patterson, David McKinney, Euriah Bryant, Glenn Cronin, Clint Buechler, Jessica York, Kayla Kinnaird, Amber Wilbur and Heather Young.

    Also performing July 19  as part of Tell City's Music in the Park series will be Abby Jenkins and the musical group Naked.

  • Alvey stepping down from recycling district job

    TELL CITY - Paul Alvey, executive director for the Perry County Recycling Management District, announced Tuesday he will resign from the position July 15.

    The announcement came after the district's board of directors conducted an executive session before a regular meeting.