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Today's News

  • It's 4-H fair time!

    PERRY COUNTY - Twelve Perry County 4-H members have reached their 10th and final year in 4-H. Ten-year members include Alexandria Bashor, Samson Benjamin, Leighsa Carter, Krista Evrard, Kayla Hagedorn, Katie Hess, Ryan Kessens, Jake Paulin, Abigail Preher, April Sherman, Derek Suhrheinrich and Emily Tempel.

    Alexandria Bashor

    Bashor is a member of the Branchville Bunch 4-H Club and daughter of Dwaine and Martha Bashor. A Perry Central High School graduate, she will attend Purdue University to study biology with plans to go to veterinary school.

  • King, queen competition set for Monday at fairgrounds

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County 4-H Fair will kickoff Monday with the choosing of the fair's king and queen. Starting at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds, the public can also bid on food items and baskets and watch the fashion review during breaks in the king and queen competition.

  • Sports Acceleration, Hair Razors in finals

    TELL CITY — Hair Razors used clutch hitting to survive close games Monday and Tuesday to reach the championship game of Tell City's age-13-16 girls softball playoff tourney.

    Hair Razors was scheduled to play regular-season champion Sports Acceleration for the title Wednesday.

    Hair Razors tied Cash Waggner & Associates for third place in the six-team league in the regular season and then won a coin flip with Cash Waggner for the third seed in the playoffs.

  • Kiwanis Babe Ruth champs

    TELL CITY – The Kiwanis Babe Ruth team went undefeated in tourney play, winning against Franzman Insurance 8-1 Tuesday night.

    Franzman won against Woodcrafters 8-9 earlier in the evening to make it to the championship game.

    In the championship game, Kiwanis hitters were Dakota Braunecker, Austin Paulin and Logan Simpson with singles and Trent Zuelly with a double.

    Pitchers were Brian Arnold and Paulin.

  • Tell City falls to Vincennes Green in championship

    NEWBURGH – Vincennes Green defeated Tell City 13-9 Tuesday to stop them from winning the double-elimination District 7 Cal Ripkin Age 12 Tourney in Newburgh.

    Coach Tyler Henning said the team only had six hits with Blake Haller going 1-for-1 with a double and two RBIs.

    “Other than that we were walked five times,” Henning said. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Henning said they were tied 4-4 and Vincennes Green scored nine but Tell City came back and scored five consecutive runs in the top of the sixth.

  • Government offices closing Friday for holiday

    PERRY COUNTY - Many governmental offices will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day. Tell City offices will be closed for the day, as will city offices in Cannelton and Troy’s utility office.

    County offices in the courthouse and annex building in Cannelton will be closed for the day, as will state offices. The Perry County Prosecutor’s Office and the Perry County Office of Child Services. Mail will be delivered Friday.

    The Perry County News will be closed Friday, with the Monday, July 6, edition on newsstands Sunday morning.

  • Plan commission voices staffing concerns

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Plan Commission are expected to make themselves heard this evening as the county's board of commissioners takes up a proposal to combine two jobs.

  • Budweiser Clydesdales coming to Tell City

    TELL CITY - The Budweiser Clydesdales will visit Tell City late this month, 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. Friday, July 31, 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.

  • A ride with Mom
  • United Way announces funding for 2010

    PERRY COUNTY - Faced with a sagging economy and financial uncertainties, Perry Countians remained generous in reaching out to their communities through the United Way of Perry County. Donations totaling $105,000 were made last fall, allowing United Way to fund 19 local programs to the tune of $66,000. Health and human-service organizations will receive another $3,000, bringing the community investment to $69,000.