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Today's News

  • 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.  

  • Band families invited to kick-off party Friday

    TELL CITY - Families of Tell City High School Marching Marksmen members are invited to the 13th annual kick-off party Friday from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at Mulzer Camp.  

    Activities will include games, food, introduction of the new band season and an annual tug-of-war contest. Each junior and senior member should take a hot covered dish. Sophomores will provide cold covered dishes, freshmen are to take dessert and eighth-graders are to furnish chips.

    Additionally, each family is asked to bring a two-liter drink. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided.

  • Vote for school improvements

    We urge the residents of the Tell City-Troy Township school district to get behind the second launch of efforts to make major improvements at the city's high school.

  • Project has neighbors talking

    A 2004 stopover at a German family's farm inspired an idea that now has my neighbors talking.

    Three years ago, while doing my best to stay on Bavaria's small roads instead of the high-speed superhighways, I pulled my rental car into a gift shop near Lichtenfels in upper Bavaria.

    A large half-timbered home there had been transformed into a small lodge and gift shop while the rest of the farm's buildings, including a dairy, small brewery and livestock barns had kept much of their traditional look and use.