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Today's News

  • Partners in Pride for September

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  • Learn more about Big Brothers-Big Sisters

    PERRY COUNTY – An informational meeting about Big Brothers-Big Sisters will be held today at 6 p.m. at ATTC Manufacturing.

    The meeting is open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about the organization, get information on volunteering, enrolling a child and other ways to become involved.

    The meeting will last about 30 minutes and will include a question-and-answer session. Fore more information, call Samantha Ramsey with Big Brothers-Big Sisters at 719-8140.

  • Church sponsored 5-K, 10-K Sept. 21

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s First United Methodist Church will host its first Miles 4 Missions 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer run-walk Sept. 21 to raise money for the congregation’s mission work.

    The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the back parking lot at the church, located at 702 10th St.

    Cost is $20 and participants can register until 7:45 a.m. race day but must register by Friday to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

    Participants can pick up shirts from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 or on the morning of the race.

  • HSPA launches updated public-notice website

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Hoosier State Press Association has launched an improved online clearinghouse of Indiana public notice advertisements. The association revamped its website for the notices – www.indianapublicnotices.com – with easy-to-navigate features and a large collection of listings from across the state.

    All of the notices on the website also were printed in newspapers, the most trusted source for community information. Users can search for public notices by keyword, date, newspaper or location for free.

  • Cannelton School Board authorizes school-bus trade

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “We’re packed,” Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said, launching into discussion about school buses at an Aug. 15 school-board meeting.

    “We have 41 (students) on a 48-passenger bus,” he explained. “That’s putting three kids to a seat, and you cannot put three high-school kids in a seat. That’s good news, that we filled that bus up. We started off last year with 20.”

  • Officials move toward courthouse renovation

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Commission voted Aug. 27 to proceed with bid-letting for up to $374,000 worth of interior remodeling work at the county courthouse.

    As the News reported in April and July, commission members discussed carpet, wallpaper and other features of the courthouse – opened in 1994 – that are showing signs of wear.

  • City council gives first OK to Ramsey tax abatement

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council voted last Monday to give its initial support to tax-abatement requests by a developer hoping to turn the former Tell City Machine Shop into a microbrewery.

    Ramsey Enterprises, through Chris Ramsey, filed a request for abatement on the brick structure at Seventh and Humboldt streets as well as personal property that would go into the 10,000-square-foot building.

  • German heritage - past and present - preserved

    Perry County sculptor Greg Harris worked last week to install a stone nameplate over the entrance to a county church.

    “St. Markus Kirche,” German for St. Mark Church, was engraved into a large sandstone slab in recent weeks.

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  • Walter Hagedorn, former mayor, dies at age 93

    TELL CITY – Walter Hagedorn, who led Tell City through some of its most successful years, died Friday at the age of 93. A funeral Mass is planned for 10 a.m. Monday (today) at St. Paul Catholic Church in Tell City.

    Visitation was scheduled for Sunday and from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Monday at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.

  • Bank robber on serial crime spree

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A man who held up a Tell City bank July 19 has become an armed serial robber who has hit several other banks in two states. The white male has yet to be identified but has left a trail of surveillance-camera photos in the banks he has robbed.

    “We have been working closely with the FBI and it’s clear in those photos that this is the same person,” Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said Tuesday.