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Today's News

  • Fair Days fantastic so far

    Perry County's 4-H Fair is in its stride, with a schedule filled with entertainment, exhibits, shows and food through Saturday.

    Today's schedule kicks off with a 9 a.m. rabbit showmanship competition, followed by a 2 p.m. dairy show and 5:30 p.m. swine show. Small pets will be judged at 5:30 this evening and 4-H'ers will take part in horse-and-pony gaming events that begin at 6:30. Beef exhibits will be judged in the show ring at 7 p.m.

    Friday

  • Petunias land TC woman in pokey

    TELL CITY - A Tell City woman was jailed over the weekend for allegedly stealing a pot of petunias then refusing to answer the door when police came knocking. Officers said she was arrested the next day after police said they found her with another potted flower reported stolen earlier in the month.

  • Reduced gas taxes cut county's highway budget

    TELL CITY - As the county commissioners approved a number of budgets for 2010 July 6, one noted that the highway department's budget would lose $411,000 due to a lack of gas sales in the county.

    "That's about 35 percent," Jody Fortwendel said.

  • Brown released without formal charges filed

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man arrested last week for two counts of dealing in marijuana was released Friday after no formal charges were filed.

    Aaron M. Brown, 21, of 13516 Old State Road 37, Tell City, was released from the county jail. As Monday's News reported, Brown was allegedly spotted July 7 selling marijuana near the John F. Kennedy Pool. In most cases the state has 48 hours from an arrest to file criminal charges. Prosecutors could refile charges later.

  • First of four Schweizer scavenger hunts begins

    TELL CITY - One of the popular events from last year's sesquicentennial is back in 2009: Scavenger hunts.

    This year's hunts will involve businesses in the city. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has hidden a wooden token outside a Tell City business. Here are the clues for finding the token. Remember, the token is outside the business.

    "Now that you have your copy of The Perry County News, start looking for the wooden token downtown. Start at Tassels and work your way to Lincoln Hills Development Corp. 

  • CVB seeks partners for visitor-coupon program

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is wrapping up work on a new visitors guide. As a promotion, coupons in the guide allow guests to receive a free gift at the CVB office.

    The bureau is looking for businesses who want to partner in the project, said Bev Minto, executive director of the bureau.

  • Fight cancer: Be kind to the skin you're in

    The first Sunday shower of the month is an important one in my house. That's the morning I give my Nordic skin a careful examination. I twist and turn my torso while gazing into a mirror, examining areas I don't normally explore, like the soles of my feet, eyelids, the skin between my toes and all those places where the  sun doesn't shine. You get the picture.

    I'm looking for possible signs of skin cancer and my monthly Sunday routine might one day save my life. You should consider doing something similar.

  • Self-exams crucial to detecting skin cancer early

    Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, afflicting more than a million Americans each year, a number that is rising rapidly. It is also the easiest to cure, if diagnosed and treated early. When allowed to progress, however, skin cancer can result in disfigurement and even death.

    Who Should Do It?

  • City Hall Park music series back with 'Naked' brothers

    TELL CITY - Sunday afternoon will see City Hall Park rocking as the next round of the Tell City Regional Arts Asociation's Shoot for the Stars competition returns with 14 competitors. Joining them will be two musical acts, Naked and Abby Jenkins.

    The first Shoot for the Stars competitors will step onto the the park gazebo's stage around 2:45 p.m. with the two guest performers playing later in the afternoon.

  • Fourteen performers on stage Sunday; nine to advance

    TELL CITY - Fourteen performers will perform Sunday during the third round of the Tell City Arts Association's Shoot for the Stars. Scheduled to sing 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.