Local News

  • Lawn mowers to compete in demolition derby

    TELL CITY - This year's Perry County 4-H Fair will offer something new, a lawn-mower demolition derby.

    The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and will feature four classes of competition.

    • First class, Ladies Division

    • Second class, 100-series mowers

    • Third class, 200-series mowers

    • Fourth class, 300-series mowers.

    A $20 registration fee will be charged per class and trophies will be given to first- and second-place finishers. Seventy-five percent of fees will be paid to winners.

  • 1028 hearing scheduled

    TELL CITY - Plans for renovations at Tell City Junior-Senior High School will be discussed during a 1028 hearing on the agenda for a school-board meeting Tuesday.

    Descriptions of needs and plans and proposed impacts on instruction and finances will be presented for work projected to be the subject of a November referendum.

    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the high-school auditorium.

  • Vintage car rally coming July 29

    TELL CITY - The fourth annual Hemmings Challenge Vintage Car Rally will visit Tell City July 29, giving residents a look at classic vehicles taking part in a five-day race.

     Drivers and their navigators will begin arriving around 11:30 a.m. and will be introduced in front of City Hall as they pass by on Main Street. Teams will park their cars in and near the park and will greet visitors until about 1:30 p.m.

    During this time the public is invited to meet the drivers hailing from across the country and view the vintage cars, some of which are from the 1920s.

  • Partners in Pride Awards announced for July

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council announced recipients of July's Partners in Pride Awards during last week's meeting.

    In Ward 1, Dr. Dianne Rudolph awarded a traveling yard sign to Harvey Clayton, 83 Perry Parkway. District 2 Councilman John Little presented neighbors Jim and Monica Holmes and Gordie and Mary Aders awards for the month. Both are located in the 600 block of 17th Street.

    District 3 Councilman Gerald Yackle chose Jim and Gayra Pate, 703 12th St., while Kenny Roberts of 1641 10th St. was Ward 4 Councilman Gary Morton's choice.

  • Washington Street closed again; paving likely soon

    TELL CITY - A grant-funded project to eliminate combined-sewer overflows and expand the capacity of the Tell City Wastewater Treatment Plant continues on schedule, Mayor Barbara Ewing announced last week. In preparation for boring under 12th Street, Washington Street between 11th and 12th streets closed last week.

    Ewing said work along Washington Street could wrap up before Schweizer Fest, scheduled for Aug. 11-14.

  • Crisis Connection offers kits to help people deal with grief

    Crisis Connection, Inc., the local nonprofit, volunteer-based, victim assistance program that serves victims of sexual and domestic violence, recently distributed a tool kit entitled, "When Families Grieve" to area schools and libraries.

    As part of the 'Talk, Listen, Connect' initiative, the tool kit is from Sesame Street and is designed to help people sort through complex emotions following death. More information on the tool kit is available at www.sesameworkshop.org/grief.

  • Acchiardo files for prosecutor's post

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County voters will find a contested race for county prosecutor on their November ballot.

    S. Rod Acchiardo, a Tell City attorney, filed in Indianapolis last week as a Republican for the seat held for nearly 12 years by Democrat Robert Collins. The two will appear on the November ballot. Collins is seeking his fourth term.

  • Cannelton summer school concludes

    CANNELTON - Thirty-seven first- through fifth-grade students attended summer-school classes that were to end the following day, Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting June 24. An average of 15 students attended preschool and kindergarten classes.

    Registration for the upcoming year was already on the near horizon, she continued, with sign-ups scheduled for 1 to 7 p.m. July 28 at Myers Grade School. An annual back-to-school festival will be conducted from 5 to 6:30 p.m. the same evening.

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  • Bluegrass star Davis among headliners in Derby

    DERBY - Seven bands, including Bluegrass music star David Davis, are scheduled to play this weekend at the annual Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival, three miles west of Derby.

    The three-day fest begins at 5 p.m. today with a free bean dinner and an open stage for those wishing to share their music with visitors. People attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

    Music will start Friday at 4 p.m. Among the groups scheduled are Davis and his Warrior River Boys, Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass, Cowan Creek Boys, Men of the Week and Kings Highway,