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Today's News

  • Checking out art

    Lacy Miller, 5, checks out a papier maché Pegasus crafted by Perry Central students Carlie Jarboe, Felicia Hill, Marie Olberding and McKenzie Elverd, and exhibited during Wednesday’s Tell City Regional Arts Association student show at the Schergens Center.

    Awards were also given out in a calendar-photo contest open to anyone in the community. Watch for lists and photos of winners in Thursday’s edition.

  • Port pays $250,000 for factory complex

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority has purchased the former Swiss Plywood factory complex in Tell City from a Spencer County company and could soon be eyeing tenants for tens of thousands of square feet of former wood-manufacturing space.

    The port board voted in April to purchase the property from Automated Routing for $250,000. The sale closed early this month.

  • Students will discuss service, work, success

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Students slated to speak at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School graduation Friday will talk about serving others, hard work and measuring success.

    The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, May 23 in the Bryan Taylor Arena.

    Brennan Barrett Malone is this year’s valedictorian and will be followed onto the stage by co-salutatorians Tyler Joseph Groves and Reese Michael Miller.

  • Big Rivers sees life in Coleman plant

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Big Rivers Electric Corp. is well into the process of idling its Kenneth C. Coleman Generating Station in Hancock County after the Henderson-based cooperative lost two of its largest customers. However, a spokesman for the company, which serves 22 Kentucky counties, said it is working hard to find new customers that could lead to a restart of the station.

  • Friday storm packs punch

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Powerful winds accompanying the first of several rounds of weekend storms caused scattered damage Friday. The worst reported to local officials was west of Indiana 145 on Ashland Road. At the Danny Kleaving farm, strong winds destroyed a machine shed and barn and caused heavy damage to a grain bin.

    Other damage reported was in New Boston, where an older barn collapsed. Trees and limbs were also reported down in several locations.

  • Science sensation

    Perry County’s seventh-graders saw and did things not every end-of-the-year field trip offers. On Monday and Tuesday, students took part in hands-on science lessons at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. Tell City Junior-Senior High School students are pictured.

    Dubbed Science Sensation, the event was designed to spark students’ interest and to encourage students to pursue careers in science.

  • United Way of Perry County dedicates Born Learning Trail

    TELL CITY – Supporters of United Way of Perry County gathered Tuesday to dedicate the newest additions to Tell City’s parks along the Windy Creek Trail in Hagedorn Park, the Born Learning Trail, an interactive set of stations installed along the pathway which encourages families to read and exercise and spur imagination in children.  

  • Kids Fishing Derby Saturday

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest staff invites the community to the 19th annual Kids Fishing Derby Saturday, held at German Ridge Pond within the German Ridge Recreation Area off State Road 66.

    The event is free and will be open to all children ages 15 and under. Parking will be available in the campground and day-use areas. Staff will be on-site to assist with parking.

    Participants may walk or be shuttled from the parking areas to the fishing pond.

  • Public employees recognized for service

    In honor of Public Service Recognition Week, May 11-17, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing presents a signed mayoral proclamation to Forest Fire Management Officer Terry Severson Friday during a gathering of present and former U.S. Forest Service employees.

    The proclamation states Americans are served daily by public servants at the federal, state, county and city levels; work to keep our nation working; include military personnel, police officers, firefighters, health care professionals, teachers, scientists and countless other occupations.

  • Cannelton elementary students give time and donations to help St. Jude’s children, shelter pets

    Approximately 30 students, parents and staff participated in Cannelton elementary school’s 37th annual St. Jude’s 10-mile Bike-A-Thon. Students collected donations for about two weeks before the event in support of the kids and families of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.