Local News

  • PC band to hold annual yard sale

    LEOPOLD - The Perry Central band is asking for donations for the band's annual yard sale.

    The date for the sale has been set for July 24 at Perry Central High School. All money earned from the event will go to the 2010-11 Commodore Marching Band program.

    If you have items you would like to donate, contact Jackie Contreras at 719-5796 or Kathy Blair at 843-4174. Donations will be accepted at the Perry Central School in the basement of the dome from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Republicans seek county-council seats

    PERRY COUNTY - Two Republicans filed candidacies for county-council seats ahead of a July 6 deadline, and a Democrat declared her intention to seek the Tobin Township trustee position.

  • 4-H'ers big week arrives

    TELL CITY - The week Perry County's 4-H'ers have been waiting all summer for has arrived. The Perry County 4-H Fair kicks off in earnest this evening with the 2010 king and queen contests, fashion review and foods auction.

    Exhibits open to the public Wednesday after a noon ceremony. A full schedule of events was published in Thursday's News.

    Wednesday Schedule

    The first major day of activities brings judging of goats and horse-and-pony halter and pleasure classes. Wednesday's activities wrap up with a sheep show at 7 p.m.


  • Community groups awarded $62,193

    TELL CITY - Grants totaling $62,193 have been presented to community groups providing substance-abuse prevention and treatment programs to Perry Countians as well as law-enforcement and school programs. The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee hosted its yearly grants program Friday morning at Bill and Dave's Smokin' Pit.

    Funds are generated by mandatory court fees and voluntary donations made by people entering into plea agreements. Grants are awarded in three areas: prevention and education, treatment and intervention and law enforcement and justice.

  • Library board discusses interstate services

    TELL CITY - Library Director Larry Oathout broke the news to board members July 7 that a new statute from the state would require the Tell City-Perry County Public Library to change their interstate agreements with Hancock, Breckinridge and Meade counties in Kentucky.

    The library currently has a general interstate library services agreement with the three counties that basically states, "You serve our patrons and we'll serve yours," Oathout told the board. But the state library recently informed him that agreement would no longer be acceptable.

  • Kentucky mother, daughter charged

    TELL CITY - A Kentucky woman who missed a stop sign while returning from Holiday World last week landed herself and her daughter in the Perry County Jail.

    Judy A. White, 51, of 101 Valley Lane, Apartment 1, Centertown, Ky., was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

    Her 31-year-old daughter, Patches S. White, 31, faces preliminary charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and visiting a common nuisance.

  • 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.