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Today's News

  • Here comes Santa!
  • New wildflower project to take root in 2009

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area is looking to brighten up areas of the county next year through a new wildflower-planting program.

    The group's fish and wildlife committee sponsored a wildflower pilot site this summer along Interstate 64 at the Carefree exit. Despite a late planting date, the plot of wildflowers flourished through the summer. The success prompted the group to seek sponsors for several plots in 2009.

  • Woman charged with bank fraud, theft

    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman accused of taking more than $5,000 while employed by a local bank has been formally charged in Perry Circuit Court with four felonies.

    Emily A. Moskos, 24, 901 Sixth St., faces two counts each of fraud on a financial institution and theft.

    The fraud charges are Class C felonies punishable by up to eight years in prison. The theft charges are D felonies and carry a sentence of up to three years.  

  • Learning academy approaches fifth year

    TELL CITY – More than 600 students have taken advantage of offerings at the Perry County Learning Academy in the nearly five years it's been open, earning either high-school diplomas they might never have received or the right to walk across the commencement platform with members of their original graduating classes.

  • Postal Service working to get holiday letters, packages to troops, veterans

    PERRY COUNTY — Americans pay tribute to those who currently serve or have served their country in a number of ways. A number of organizations are making sure they receive mail over the holiday season, and the U.S. Postal Service has the products and services to get cards and packages to their destinations.

  • Boat builder holds course despite economic turbulence

    TELL CITY – “The economy isn't helping,” Don Foertsch said Wednesday, but he still has every intention of launching Tell City Boat Works.

    Foertsch, whose family owns the Corn Island Ship Yard, announced plans nearly a year ago to reopen what used to be the Maxon Marine barge-building site to manufacture tow boats and other marine craft. Efforts toward that goal, which included upward of $4 million in investment and the creation of 50 jobs, have continued, with the recent arrival of overhead cranes serving as evidence.

  • Community concert Sunday

    TELL CITY – The Lincoln Hills Community Chorus will present its Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

    The Christmas portion of “Messiah” plus the “Hallelujah” and “Amen” choruses will be presented. Admission is free but a freewill offering will be accepted to cover the cost of new music and use of facilities. For more information contact Chris Seitz at 843-5614.

  • Former governor to speak at library

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Perry County Public Library will present a program by former Indiana Gov. Edgar Whitcomb at 1 p.m. Saturday. Whitcomb will discuss his experiences in World War II, Indiana politics and his career as an author. Whitcomb currently resides in Rome.

  • Leopold parade Sunday

    PERRY COUNTY – Leopold's 2008 Christmas Parade will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday with lineup at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas. Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and Perry Central's Marching Commodores will gather at the James' Store.

    Parade organizers ask visitors to be in Leopold by 12:45 p.m. to limit traffic along the parade route. For safety reasons, no all-terrain vehicles will be allowed as stand-alone entries.

  • Tell City-Opoly price reduced

    TELL CITY — A limited number of Tell City-Opoly games remain to be sold in a fundraiser for the Tell City High School band program, according to Band Booster Julie Hakes.

    The game’s price has been reduced to $10, and “they make excellent Christmas gifts,” she said. The games are available at Logos, Celebrations, Radio Shack or by calling Patty Hawkins at 547-3731.