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Today's News

  • Friends recall Blinzinger's love of life, humor

    TELL CITY - Jim Rice keeps waiting for his lanky longtime pal to walk through his courthouse office's doorway. Kenny Blinzinger did that often, the county's probation-department director said, bringing with him a beloved sense of humor and a bit of mischief.

    A county sheriff's deputy for 33 years, Blinzinger died July 31 after a battle with brain cancer. He was 61.

  • Work continues as students return to TCHS

    TELL CITY - Late receipt of materials has delayed the completion of construction at Tell City High School, leaving some still in progress as students were to start classes Wednesday, Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne reported at a regular school-board meeting the day before.

    "We ran into a problem with delivery of materials," he explained. "We got a shipment of doors in this afternoon that were scheduled to be delivered two weeks ago. Classroom doors are yet to be shipped."

    He knew lockers wouldn't be shipped until the end of this month, he said.

  • City leaders seek grant again

    CANNELTON - People who scored Cannelton’s previous application for funding to fix its sanitary- and storm-sewer problems didn’t understand the benefits the city would derive, an Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission representative said Monday.

    Speaking at a public hearing required as part of the process to secure a Community Focus Fund grant, Project Assistant Nathan Held said 57 projects were competing in the last round of applications, and only 22 were funded.

  • New program hopes to develop lifelong philanthropists

    PERRY COUNTY - The nearly boundless enthusiasm and power of youth will soon be evident as the United Way of Perry County and the Perry County Community Foundation team up to launch a new program designed to promote community involvement, trusteeship and philanthropy.

    The Perry County Power of Youth Council will promote philanthropy among today's young people to prepare them to support their communities of tomorrow by giving their time, talent and treasure. It will also teach them how to be agents of change in their community.

  • County finds benefits from online surplus-vehicles auctions

    TELL CITY - The county got $2,390 from the sale of an ambulance for which it received no offers in a previous attempt to sell it, County Auditor Connie Berger reported at a regular meeting of the county commissioners Aug. 3.

    The vehicle was sold by SRI Inc., of Indianapolis, whose representative, Jeff Kemper, offered at a June 1 commissioners meeting to take over the county's sales of surplus vehicles. Kemper was also given authority to sell a 2001 Crown Vic through SRI's online-auction system, and fetched $1,400 for it.

  • Music in the Park returns Sunday

    TELL CITY — City Hall Park, the hub of Tell City's Schweizer Fest last week, will hum again Sunday as the next Music in the Park concert series returns.

    Also back is the Shoot for the Stars singing contest. Nine semi-finalists will perform with four advancing to next month's finals Sept. 20.  Performing Sunday will be Jessica York, Euriah Bryant, Amber Wilbur, Ronald Riley, Kensey Estes, David McKinney, Glenn Cronin, Clint Buechler and Dillon McKinney.

    Sunday's music begins at 3 p.m. with Randy Lanham performing.

  • Tell City sex offender arrested for reportedly peering into window

    CANNELTON - A Tell City man listed on the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry was arrested in Cannelton Saturday morning after a Pleasant Valley resident reported someone peering into a back window of a home two doors away.

    The resident called 911 at approximately 4:15 a.m. and provided the dispatcher a description and location of the suspect, Anthony E. Evrard, 26, of 411 12th St., Tell City.

  • Lewisport man jailed for July theft

    PERRY COUNTY - A joint investigation by the Perry County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police led to the arrest Friday night of a  Lewisport Ky., man.

    Paul B. Arnett, 37, of 1035 Mortons Lane, Apartment 33, was arrested on charges of theft, receiving stolen property, residential entry, possession of stolen property, credit card fraud and burglary.

  • Dates set for 2009 fall tour

    PERRY COUNTY - Dates have been set for Perry County's Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. This year's events are scheduled for September and October.

    Sept. 18-20: Bear Hollow Fall Fest at Bear Hollow Woodcarvers in St. Croix.

    Oct. 3: Historic Rickenbaugh House open on Celina Lake.

    Oct. 10: Sixth annual Cannelton Heritage Festival.

    Oct. 11: 20th Bristow Octoberfest and car show.

    Oct. 17: Shubael Little Pioneer Village open house near Rocky Point.

    Oct. 17: Perry County Route 66 Yard Sale.

    Oct. 17-18: Rome Courthouse Days.

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