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Today's News

  • Springs Valley stops Marksmen

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Springs Valley outhit Tell City 13-4 for a 10-1 girls softball victory Saturday.
    The Blackhawks had three doubles among their hits and also took advantage of four walks, six wild pitches and three Tell City errors.
    Tell City had one of its first two batters reach base only once in the first six innings.
    Natalie Peter walked to lead off the first but was then doubled off base on Jessie Wheatley’s line drive.
    The Maksmen finally broke through in the seventh inning.

  • Miller hospitalized following workplace injury

    TELL CITY – Tell City resident Paul Miller was injured at his workplace early Friday morning and was airlifted to Louisville.

    Cards and get-well wishes may be sent to him at University of Louisville Hospital, 530 South Jackson St., Louisville, KY 40202.

  • Catholic Charities annual diaper drive underway

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities will conduct its annual Mother’s Day-Father’s Day Diaper Drive throughout May and June to benefit its Lifeline for Families Ministry.

    Every month, Catholic Charities is called upon by families in need of diapers for their babies. Organizers encourage those in the community to consider participating individually, with family and friends, religion class or church organization to help those in need.

    Donations of diapers and wipes may be dropped off at 802 Ninth Street or donors may call JoAnn Smith at 547-0903.

  • Hospital to offer free screenings during May

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer free blood-pressure, glucose (sugar) and total cholesterol screenings. This is a free community service offered at two different locations every month.

    During May, a registered nurse will be at Marcy’s Restaurant in Leopold May 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. and at the United Methodist Church in Rome May 21 from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

    Fasting for two hours is recommended, but an eight-hour fast is preferred. Those fasting should continue to drink water and take their medications.

  • Special Olympics field day set for Saturday

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Indiana-Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host their 49th annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Indiana-Perry County. “I promise it will give you a better understanding of our Special Olympics athletes.”

  • Hop, toss, shake & wiggle work

    Cameron Sitarek from Walsh Construction operates a mini-excavator in preparing ground for concrete pads for the first of 10 “born-learning” stations along the Windy Creek Trail in Tell City.

    (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Ewing earns bronze, silver awards at mayors institute

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns–IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs Mayors Institute has awarded Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing bronze and silver certificates in advanced city leadership. To earn this status, over the past two years Ewing has completed six, day-and-a-half courses geared exclusively toward the continuing education of Indiana’s municipal executives.

  • Annexation foes seek signatures on petition

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – People mounting a remonstrance to annexation of property just outside Tell City boundaries announced on their Facebook page Tuesday they have prepared a petition and were ready to “start wearing out shoe leather going door to door” for signatures.

    “We’ve got a lot of petitions printed and headed to property owners,” Keith Huck, one of the organizers, said Wednesday. He added they’re trying to schedule a second meeting within the next couple of weeks.

  • Company rep explains comprehensive plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Stan Goffinet launched the latest regular meeting of the county’s fiscal body with a moment of silence for Dan Peter, who died April 18.

    “He was on the parks and rec board and he has done many things for Perry County,” Goffinet noted. “He was on many boards.”

  • Tuesday election to decide slate for county council

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – As Tuesday’s primary election draws near, the four Democrats vying to either retain or win district seats on the county council are discussing an in-the-works comprehensive county plan, a new hospital under construction and a local budget still impacted by losses in property-tax dollars.

    The primary races for the District 2 and District 3 council seats on the Democrat ballot are the only local ones contested Tuesday.