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Today's News

  • First in line

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing buys the first tickets to The Fabulous 50s Edelweiss Ball from Perry County Museum Curator Lena Joyal. The $50 ball tickets include prime rib or alternative choices, a souvenir glass and 50s music provided by The Mystical Melody Kings – Stan LaGrange, Kelly Clark, Kenny Hasty and Danny Bolin.

  • Community Events

    Karaoke at William Tell Center Friday
    TELL CITY – The William Tell Center will host a karaoke night from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 18 at the center. Donnie Tindle of Crosswinds will provide the karaoke. Admission will be $5 and refreshments will be available. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 547-2714.

    VFW to sell chicken dinners Saturday

    TELL CITY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 will sell chicken dinners beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the post home.

  • Volunteers, donations sought to Stuff the Bus

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County is sponsoring its eighth annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive for this area’s students in need.

    United Way, Wal-Mart, and area volunteers are partnering to collect donations of much needed school supplies for all Perry County school corporations and Perry County Head Start.

    Last year’s two-day event gathered more than 4,485 items valued at approximately $4,096.

  • Family fun night planned for July 21

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start invites the public to attend a Family Fun Night scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the Early Head Start Center at 321 Ninth Street in Tell City.

    SafeKids representative Toni Wenzel will be the guest speaker and the topic will be car-seat safety.

    The event will be open to parents and children birth through 3 years. Meals will be provided to all attendees.

    For more information or to RSVP, contact: Kelly Luker at (812) 619-1842.

  • TC board welcomes new schools superintendent

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    TELL CITY – New Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent John Scioldo was welcomed Tuesday to his first formal meeting of school trustees. The relatively quick session included votes on a new head varsity baseball coach and summer staff as well as good news on ISTEP scores for  elementary and junior-senior high-school students.

    Scioldo took office the first of the month and thanked board members and school staff for a warm welcome and assistance.

  • Cannelcade to offer two music venues Friday

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – This month’s Cannelcade of Music will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at Hargis Hafele Park on the river side of Cannelton’s floodwall, according to organizer Ralph Terry.

    People interested in singing can sign up on arrival to perform on a first-come, first-served basis. Depending on the number of participants, they may go into a rotation to perform more than once.

  • Board approves revised handbook for 2014-15

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members voted at their regular meeting June 19 to approve an updated elementary-student handbook and set meal prices for the upcoming school year.

    New to the handbook is a full page of changes included behind the front cover. They include prohibitions on visible undergarments and midriffs.

    Prohibited from buses are food, gum, candy, beverages, tobacco, weapons and contraband of any kind, and electronic devices such as phones, tablets and games.

  • Jail bills dwindle

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority approved in a regular meeting Wednesday another $8,281.28 in bills for construction of the new county jail.

    Many of the three-member group’s approvals have been for six-figure amounts, but the facility was deemed complete and prisoners moved in last month.

  • Parker Hannifin to invest $4 million in new line

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – An expanded manufacturing line at Parker Hannifin Corp. that could have been outsourced overseas will remain in Tell City, officials of the company told the Tell City Common Council Monday.

  • Prepping Lightning for the show ring

    Perry County 4-H’er Kayla Denu blows dust from Lightning, her crossbred steer, Thursday.

    The 4-H livestock barn hummed with activity as the evening’s beef show neared. Kayla, 6, is a first-year 4-H explorer.