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Today's News

  • Pioneer Days Oct. 3-4

    TROY - A beard contest and car show are only two of the many events going on for Troy Pioneer Days Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4.

    Friday events include Crosswinds performing from 6 to 9 p.m. and the beer garden opening at 5 p.m.

    Events Saturday begin with car-show registration at 8 a.m. The beer garden opens at noon with the pet show at 1 p.m. Other events include a talent show, fireworks and music by Tammy Cassidy.

    Food will be served both days and souvenirs include Troy history books, cook-books and T-shirts.

  • Hubert seeks sponsors

    TELL CITY - Ashley Hubert, who was crowed Miss Schweizer Fest 2008, will compete at the state festival pageant Nov. 8 at the Indianapolis Adams Mark Hotel.

    She is looking for Perry County businesses or individuals who want to promote themselves statewide as her sponsor.

    Any business or person interested can stop by or call Cinderella's at 547-1051 to fill out a sponsor form.

  • FSA extends sign-up deadline for programs

    ROCKPORT - Farmers in Perry and Spencer counties who were attempting to meet a Sept. 16 deadline for certain disaster assistance programs but couldn't due to the impacts of the remnants of Hurricane Ike have until Sept. 29 to file at the Spencer-Perry Farm Service Agency Office near Rockport.

  • Story-time series begins Sept. 30 in TC

    TELL CITY - It's registration time for kids who want to attend Small Talk: Listening With Our Hearts - Signing With Our Hands story time series at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The series is for children ages 2 to 6 years old and features songs, games, crafts and a video that teaches children how to sign beginning words and phrases.

  • Harvest hopes dashed by wind

    Farmers face steep losses after gusts down corn just ahead of harvest

    TELL CITY - A months-long - and mostly successful - growing season for Perry County corn farmers was blown way, literally, Sept. 14 as powerful winds flattened maturing fields. Damage varied depending on location and maturity level of plants, with the fields closest to harvest sustaining some of the worst damage.

    Many fields were virtually flattened and will be difficult to harvest, although some farmers planned to purchase special attachments that will help pick up some of the downed stalks.

  • United Way seeks volunteers for Day of Caring

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County will sponsor its community-wide Youth Day of Caring Nov. 2. Junior- and senior-high school age youth from churches, schools, scout groups, 4-H clubs and other groups are invited to assist local nonprofits in this community.

    Youth and their adult leaders will spend the afternoon on tasks such as staining, painting, cleaning, washing windows, raking leaves, weeding flower beds and helping those in need.

  • City leaders eye fast-track plan for combined sewers

    5-year implementation could save more than $600,000

    TELL CITY - Reducing by half the number of years Tell City will take to eliminate its combined-sewer overflows could save the community more than half a million dollars and lessen the impact on monthly sewage bills, members of the city council learned last week.

    However, city residents will eventually pay several dollars more each month because of federal and state mandates to eliminate sewer discharges into public waterways.

  • County workers to get $1,000 raise in '09

    Auditor projects tax rate will drop

    PERRY COUNTY - Full-time county employees will see an additional $1,000 in their annual pay next year, and part-timers will get an additional $500, after Perry County Council members adopted Thursday a salary ordinance for 2009. Hourly workers will see a 3-percent raise in their pay.

  • Clean-up crews target TCHS

    Board approves budget resolutions

    TELL CITY - For several years, Tell City High School Principal Dale Stewart said at a school-board meeting Sept. 9, he heard teachers say they'd gone to other schools in April to help them out.

    "Why can't we get that?" he wondered.

    "It's called Outreach to Teach, and we'll be the school this year," Stewart told the board members. Fifty to 100 teachers and prospective teachers will arrive in Tell City to work April 17 or 18 to perform painting, landscaping and other clean-up jobs.

  • Cannelton falls to New Harmony

    NEW HARMONY - Sammie James served 15 points but Cannelton lost to New Harmony 25-16, 17-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-13 in volleyball Saturday.

    James served three aces. Hannah Baur added nine points, including two aces, for the Bulldogs.

    Jaci Garrett and Whitney Nugent each made four kills and Baur added three.

    Cannelton Coach Heather Daum said the Bulldogs played "probably our worst match of the season. "We didn't hit the ball - we had absolutely no offense. And we missed four serves in the first game alone."