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Today's News

  • Get your tickets for 1776 stage production

    TELL CITY - After a year's absence, Schweizer Fest Inc. will once again bring theatrical entertainment to Tell City.

    In honor of the historical significance of the city's sesquicentennial, this year's production is 1776, the story of our founding fathers' efforts in the Continental Congress, set to a musical theme.

    This year's presentations will take place Thursday, July 31; Friday, Aug. 1, and Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.

    Sunday, Aug. 3, will feature a matinee performance beginning at 2 p.m.

  • Habitat for Humanity awarded $10,000

    TELL CITY - Habitat for Humanity of Perry County will receive $10,000 as part of $2.5 million in tax credits being awarded to 172 Hoosier organizations as part of a Neighborhood Assistance Program.

    Awards were approved by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Board of Directors and will be used to benefit economically disadvantaged citizens and communities.

    "The Neighborhood Assistance Program works to revitalize our neighborhoods and strengthen our communities," said Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman.

  • TC man hurt when cycle strikes deer

    TELL CITY - A large deer trying to cross Indiana 37 triggered an accident Tuesday evening that seriously injured a Tell City man.

    Robert M. Howard, 58, of 1411 10th St., suffered head injuries when his 1998 Harley Davidson struck the animal just north of Tell City.

    Trooper George Wooten said a northbound pickup truck driven by Gary James, 64, of Magnet, struck the deer first.

    The animal then entered the southbound lane and struck Howard's motorcycle.

  • 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