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Today's News

  • King’s Highway in City Hall Park for Bluegrass Saturday

    TELL CITY – Leading names in bluegrass music, including King’s Highway, Grandpa Jones Great Nephew, Leo Gronquist Bluegrass Band and others will perform in City Hall Park in Tell City from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.

    The event is sponsored by the Tell City Regional Arts Association.

    Watch for more details in Thursday’s edition.

  • Works board approves wheelchair accessible parking at Pour Haus

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – In a brief presentation from Pour Haus co-owner Derek Cronin July 21, he asked the Tell City Board of Public Works to add wheelchair-accessible parking along Humboldt Street in front of the restaurant. He told the board such parking is available in side and rear lots according to their city-approved development plan, but he has noticed the location distances may be too far for some.

    “I feel having it right there in the front would be a great spot,” Cronin said.

  • County museum in Cannelton labeled as ‘blighted’

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Common Council members declared the Perry County Museum “blighted” July 14, but they meant it in the nicest way.

    Nathan Held said during the regular common-council meeting the museum’s board of directors is applying for a grant from Indiana’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs through the county commissioners to conduct a historic-preservation study of the building.

  • City to undergo combined-sewer audit

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Jerry Ball, Cannelton’s sewer-department supervisor, said at a regular meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety July 14 the city will undergo an audit of its combined-sewer-overflow remediation efforts Aug. 19.

  • Babysitter charged with battery on child

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman charged with battering a child she was caring for remained in jail Friday under a $1,500 bond.

    According to Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone, the Perry County Department of Child Services contacted police about a possible case of child abuse. Malone said a medical exam of the child turned up suspicious marks which, in turn, were reported to DCS.

  • Quality of Life group nominated for state award

    PERRY COUNTY – Ball State University has nominated the Perry County Quality of Life Committee for its 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program. It recognizes Indiana communities making innovative strides in improving quality of life for residents, visitors and businesses.

    Operating under the umbrella of the Perry County Development Corp., the local committee was formed to enhance the quality of life for residents and to develop a vision for the future.

  • Bus stuffers

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  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union coming to county

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The number of financial institutions serving the needs of Perry Countians is about to grow by one as Hoosier Hills Credit Union moves forward with plans to open a branch on Tell City’s north side.

    The credit union’s president and chief executive officer, George McNichols, spoke to Tell City Kiwanis July 16 and said design work is underway for the structure, which will be located on Payne Street across from Family Dollar. A sign is located where the structure will be built.

  • Coming Events

    Historical society picnic today

    TELL CITY – The annual summer picnic for the Tell City Historical Society is scheduled for 6 p.m. today at the Moose Lodge in Tell City.

    The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. Chicken and drinks will be furnished and members are asked to take a covered dish.

    Blood drive Thursday at PCMH

  • Twilight Towers to host breakfast

    TELL CITY – The Twilight Towers Tenant Council met July 16 with President Joyce Richardt presiding.

    July birthdays are Ruth Karney, Linda Peter, Wanda Mullins, Wanda Brown, Joe Noble, Wilma Langdon, Carolyn Walters, Mamie Wilson, Ruth Hancock, Ethel Terry, Mona Howell, Gib Foertsch, Sherill Hoosier and Rick Hess.

    On Aug. 23, the council will host a biscuits-and-gravy breakfast fundraiser begining at 7 a.m. with end time to be determined. A bake sale will take place at the same time and place. All are welcome.