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  • HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Two angels on his shoulders and those in the form of emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters and more are who Chad Preston and his family credit with saving his life.

    On April 20, Preston and his brother, Steve, were involved in a four-vehicle accident at the intersection of Indiana 66 and Washington streets in Tell City. Two people died in the collision.

  • CANNELTON - Cannelton students participating in a Summer Math Camp visited Fifth Third Bank in Tell City June 17.

    “Fifth Third Bank was very kind and helpful in assisting me in making a real life connection to math in our every day lives,” said teacher Jamie Powers. “I wanted students to see why and how our classroom math education is important. That math isn’t just numbers but a lifelong skill they will use in their future as well.”

  • TELL CITY — Fourteen performers advanced from Sunday's second round of Shoot for the Stars and will perform July 19 in City Hall Park.

    Advancing to the third round are Ronald Riley, Leah Lasher, Dillon McKinney, Darian Oliva, Kensey Estes, Brittany Patterson, David McKinney, Euriah Bryant, Glenn Cronin, Clint Buechler, Jessica York, Kayla Kinnaird, Amber Wilbur and Heather Young.

    Also performing July 19  as part of Tell City's Music in the Park series will be Abby Jenkins and the musical group Naked.

  • Perry County Habitat for Humanity and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.'s building trades  program have formed a collaborative partnership over the past school year. Supporters point to the benefits for everyone: students, the community and a partner family who will move into the new house later this year.  

  • CANNELTON - If a youngster participating in Camp with a Cop last week was bored, he or she just wasn't paying attention.

    Their schedule for Thursday alone included scuba diving and swimming at the Tell City High School pool, field games featuring an obstacle course, a dunking booth, water balloons, fishing, rock-climbing and rappelling, food donated by area pizzerias and a memorial service for the late Kenny Kellems.

  • What's the best Perry County has to offer? What attraction or destination should everyone know of? Is there a trail to hike, a shady spot to picnic or a historic site that just shouldn't be missed?

    Those are the questions the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and others involved in promoting our community to others would like to know, and they've asked The News to pose the question to readers.

  • TELL CITY - Most parents expect their children to graduate from high school. Elizabeth "Libby" Galloway wasn't sure, for a time, if daughter Beyonka, would live long enough.

    "Every one of my family members died of cancer," Libby said May 26, "so I associated it with death."

    Beyonka didn't just graduate with the Tell City High School Class of 2009. She did it in style, as a 21st century scholar.

  • GULFPORT, Miss. - Eric Faulkenberg lives up to the Latin phrase, "Non sibi, sed patriae," which means "not for self, but for country."

    As a petty officer third class in the U.S. Navy, he served for seven months in Kuwait in 2008 and will be deployed to Afghanistan in August. But while he selflessly serves his country, Faulkenberg has served his countrymen in another way.

  • A pair of old tombstones apparently separated from the graves they were intended to mark are back where they belong — thanks to a combination of dedicated detective work and a desire to preserve a pioneering family's legacy.

    Evelyn Lasley, who staffs the genealogy department at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library, is the main sleuth in the tale of the tombstones created for two members of the Shields family, 3-year-old Addison and his 2-year-old sister, Mary.

    Addison was born in 1845 and Mary in 1841.

  • CANNELTON – Her first name refers to a sweet children's tale about a little girl lost in the woods. Maybe that's just to lull her opponents into a false sense of safety. Her last name, derived from the expression, "clean your clock," is closer to her job description.

    "One of the girls on the team picked it," said Goldie Klox, a blocker with the nonprofit RollerGirls of Southern Indiana. "I have highlights in my hair and I'm a hard hitter."

  • TELL CITY - Yohan Yarrow is a 7-year-old boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and even though his grandfather works full time and his grandmother part time, they might not have enough money to cover the medicine he needs this month.

    Across town, Robert Roger is a single father who drops off his 3-year-old son Roland at a day-care center before going to work to support his three children and pay bills.