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Today's News

  • Calling backyard chefs

    TELL CITY - There are only two weeks left to join in on the fun and competition for the sesquicentennial Schweizer Fest barbecue cook-off to be held in Tell City's City Hall Park Saturday, Aug. 2.

  • Festival to honor eldest, newest citizens

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for the oldest male and female residents of Tell City in hopes of honoring them at the upcoming sesquicentennial.

    Also to be recognized will be the first male and female infants born on or after Aug. 2, the opening day of the festival.

    Winners will receive certificates.

    To nominate someone for the oldest citizen, send the person's name, address, date of birth and telephone number to P.O. Box 728, Tell City, IN 47586.

  • Kiplinger found guilty of murder

    Jury can't agree on sentence of life in prison without parole

    ENGLISH - The Crawford County jury that convicted Kyle Kiplinger of murder Monday deliberated for another four hours Tuesday but failed to reach a unanimous verdict on whether the Tell City man should spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2006 slaying of Bobbi Jo Braunecker.

    Asked by Judge Lucy Goffinet if more time might lead the panel to a unanimous decision in the penalty phase of the trial, the jury's foreman frowned. "At this point, I don't see how," he said.

  • We need new, not old, energy ideas

    Our nation has entered a new phase in its history: the beginning of the end of cheap, abundant energy. Southern Indiana Power director Mike Hammack's column (June 30 issue of The News) rightfully points to this profound problem we are facing, an energy crisis.

    In consideration of where we go from here, we must be willing to take a more honest look and ask deeper questions than either Hammack or his Web site recommend.

  • Don't forget the turn signal

    Had the young-lady driver been able to decipher the words coming from my lips, she might have rammed her blue Buick into my front bumper.

    The woman's sin didn't justify the bad words or the fist-pounding I gave my steering wheel. But I was still peeved and wondered why the driver - and a growing number of others like her - don't use their vehicles' turn signals.

    The lady driving the Buick was coming down the hill in Troy, leading a parade of cars and trucks through the hillside construction zone between Troy and Tell City.

  • Hard work, time promise to make 50th Schweizer Fest, sesquicentennial memorable

    This year has flown by and it's only a short three weeks until Tell City kicks off its 50th annual Schweizer Fest and sesquicentennial celebration.

    Here at The News, we've been working on a variety of activities to get ourselves ready for the event. We're all working on special publications and stories for the celebration as well as making and assembling items for our window display and a float for the Aug. 2 parade.

  • On the 4-H Trail
  • No-till field day, picnic at Rennie farm

    LEOPOLD - The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its annual no-till field day and picnic Tuesday, July 22.

    Hosts are Randy and Teresa Rennie, whose farm is near Leopold, approximately three miles south of Perry Central High School on Lone Oak Road.

    Watch for bright orange signs

    The field day tours will start at 5:30 p.m. Speakers will be Mike Plumer, University of Illinois Extension educator and Jim Kaiser, retired University of Illinois extension specialist.

  • Hoosier National Forest events

    PERRY COUNTY - The Hoosier National Forest will have events for the next three weekends at the Rickenbaugh House. Saturday the forest presents Underneath Our Feet where the public can make their own fossils.

    Leave your mark by making your own rubber eraser stamp July 26. All programs begin at 7 p.m.

    The house is also open for tours Saturdays from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Music in the Park in Tell City Sunday

    TELL CITY - Tell City Regional Arts Association will have its next Music in the Park from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at City Hall Park in Tell City.

    This weekend's lineup includes Contemporary Ensemble, Pete Beard, Rita Phillips and Abby Jenkins.

    Jenkins, who is from Evansville, got her start in music when she learned how to play the piano and began writing her own music.

    She grew up in a family where music was a lifestyle, according to a press release from the TCRAA.