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Today's News

  • Local Relay For Life efforts net $55,740

    Downtown Brown leads teams with $11,880 raised

    LEOPOLD - The sun wasn't far up the eastern sky when triumphant but tired walkers gathered on the north end of Perry Central's track Sunday morning to hear a recap of their efforts on behalf of Relay for Life.

    Teams' months of work holding yard sales, placing collection jars at local businesses and waiting tables at local restaurants raised a combined $55,740.22 for the American Cancer Society.

  • Spirit of Jefferson visiting Aug. 8-9

    Paddlewheeler joins Tell City's sesquicentennial

    TELL CITY - The fast-approaching celebration of Tell City's sesquicentennial won't lack ties to the body of water that helped power its growth over 150 years, the Ohio River.

    The Spirit of Jefferson, a classic paddle wheeler based in Louisville, Ky., will visit the city Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, for five public cruises. Excursions include a Friday-evening dinner cruise and a Saturday-night getaway that will offer an up-close look at a fireworks show capping the weeklong celebration.

  • Cannelton gets new street chief, part-time policeman

    City leaders approve funding for electronic traffic tickets

    CANNELTON - Cannelton has a new street commissioner, Mayor Smokey Graves announced at public-works and council meetings Monday.

    He also bumped a reserve police officer to part-time status to replace another who took a job at the Branchville Correctional Facility.

  • Special judge named in case

    TELL CITY - Dubois County Judge William Weikert will oversee the case of a Tell City man charged with plotting to kill his father.

    Weikert accepted a special judge appointment in the case against Patrick Hagedorn. He was arrested last month after allegedly crashing his vehicle into the Tell City home of his father, attorney Michael Hagedorn, and allegedly pointed a shotgun at the elder Hagedorn.

    Still jailed, Hagedorn faces two Class A felony charges of attempted murder.

  • Stuff the Bus returning July 17-19

    PERRY COUNTY - United Way of Perry County will sponsor the second annual Stuff the Bus school supply drive for area students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteer organizations will solicit donations of much needed school supplies for all Perry, Hancock and North Spencer school corporations. The event is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, July 17-19.

  • Habitat breaks ground on Apostles House

    TELL CITY - Christians have long admired the faith of Jesus' first followers, known as his apostles. Some 2,000 years later, a Perry County family is looking forward to moving into a home carrying the "Apostles" name being built for them by Habitat for Humanity of Perry County.

    Ground was broken for the home in the 1000 block of 11th Street June 1. Known as an Apostles Built Home, it is being sponsored by several local churches and affiliated groups, said Sue Denoncour, director of the local Habitat chapter. Other Habitat chapters have successfully sponsored Apostle churches.

  • Commissioners approve data pact, money swap

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners voted in a regular meeting June 2 to approve information-sharing agreements between Perry County, Tell City and other utilities agencies. They also signed an ordinance prohibiting the resale of county-provided data and reduced an emergency-management appropriation.

  • Leopold hosting Flag Day observance Saturday

    LEOPOLD - Several events, both patriotic and community-minded, are planned in Leopold Saturday in honor of Flag Day.

    Perry County's Avenue of Flags, a collection of flag-tipped white crosses carrying the names of men and women from the county who lost their lives while in military service, will be erected in Leopold Park for the day.

  • Rescued horse looking for loving home

    PERRY COUNTY - His name is Spirit, and his coloration symbolizes "good medicine," Jim Carter said of a horse nearly nursed back to health and looking for another home.

    The Humane Society of Perry County president said Spirit was found in very poor condition when he was rescued from owners no longer able or willing to care for their animals, but has regained close to 150 pounds and is ready for immediate adoption.

    A woman who has been caring for him has to turn her focus to her own health problems.

  • TC Junior High principal resigns

    TELL CITY - Tell City Junior High School Principal Chad Schenck will resign at the end of the month to take a position in the Southwest Dubois County School Corp., Huntingburg.

    "I am grateful for all the experiences that have crossed my path," he wrote in a June 5 letter. "Every day has been challenging, insightful and rewarding."

    He thanked board members, corporation administrators, principals of Tell City's other schools and, in particular, Brad Ramsey, for the support they provided since he became principal in the 2006-07 school year.