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  • Benefit auction, dance for Larry Taylor Sept. 14

    TELL CITY – The friends and family of Larry Taylor will host a benefit auction and dance to help raise funds for medical bills and expenses.
    The event will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Tell City American Legion Post on Indiana 66 in Tell City. Admission will be $15 per person or $25 per couple.
    There will be live music by “Good Ole Boys,” food and a cash bar.
    Cash donations may be made at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City to the “Benefit of Larry Taylor” account.
    Taylor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

  • Local church welcomes new pastor

    TELL CITY – The congregation of Tell City First Baptist Church announces the Rev. Dan Hopkins has been called to be the new pastor of the church.

    Hopkins, 52, and his family are from Mitchell, where he pastored the First Baptist Church from 2008 to 2012.  He is married to Brandy Hopkins and has four stepchildren, Alex, Shane, Brian and Shyla Ingle.  Brian 16, and Shyla, 15, will attend Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Scott graduates from Purdue University

    WEST LAFAYETTE – Daniel R. Scott Jr. of Tell City graduated May 10 from Purdue University’s College of Technology.

    He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering with a minor in disciplines of organizational leadership.
    He is currently employed by Aleris Aluminum Rolled Products as an engineer in Lewisport, Ky.
    Scott is the son of Joan Knable of Tell City and Danny Scott of Madison. He is the grandson of Eva Knable of Tell City, Mary and Arnold Scott of English and Ocala, Fla., and the late Frank Knable.

  • Noted bowhunter, author to speak at TC library

    TELL CITY – Award-winning outdoor writer M.R. James, a member of the national Archery Hall of Fame and editor and founder of BowHunter Magazine, will be at the Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 24.
    He will share personal hunting and writing stories, as well as offer advice, answer questions and sign copies of his latest book, “Hunting the Dream,” a memoir which takes readers on what he says is a unforgettable storybook journey from his small-town roots to his current role as national spokesman for archers.

  • Kessner humbled by Schweizer Fest honor

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – As she accepted a large plaque recognizing Kessner Interiors as the 2013 Business of the Year, Dorothy “Dot” Kessner talked Thursday about the importance of giving back to her community, something she has made a big part of a remarkable public life.

  • Ziegelgruber competes at NBHA championship

    PERRY, Ga. – Zach Ziegelgruber of Tell City competed July 21-July 27 at the 2013 National Barrel Horse Association Youth World Championships in Perry, Ga. This invitation-only event is the largest youth barrel race in the world, according to organizers.
    Ziegelgruber placed fifth in the first division in the first go-round in the teen division with 1,053 entries. His horse was TCS Blue Cassady, a 14-year-old AQHA registered mare. Ziegelgruber won a world championship finalist belt buckle and a large cash prize.

  • Hancock Bank and Trust promotes Rodney Perkins

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Rodney Perkins has been promoted to market president for Hancock Bank and Trust’s Hancock and Breckinridge County markets. Perkins, an employee of Hancock Bank’s Hawesville offices, has been with the bank since 1996 and served in various capacities. 

    “We are pleased to have a person with more than 40 years’ experience in the financial industry who understands our markets, employees and our customers’ needs,” said Danny Coffey, chief executive officer.

  • Horseman’s club fun horse show Aug. 24

    TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host a Fun Horse Show and benefit at 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at 9455 Summer Road, north of Tell City. Those attending are asked to follow signs approximately five miles north on Indiana 37.
    The event will include games for all ages. There will also be some bleacher seating available but lawn chairs are recommended.

  • Bland – Franchville

    Michele and Ivan Bland III of Branchville and Kim and Scott Franchville of Derby announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Ariel Bland and Ryan Franchville of Derby.

    The bride-elect is a Perry Central High School graduate and a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana. She is a dental hygienist at Dr. Wood’s office in Huntingburg and an attendant at Circle S Food Mart.

  • Perry County teen killed in single-vehicle crash

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry Central High School student lost his life in a one-vehicle accident Friday on Deer Creek Road.

    According to Indiana State Police, Steven Thomasson, 17, of rural Cannelton, died when his 2002 GMC pickup truck traveled off the west side of the road near Thistle Drive and struck several trees.

    Thomasson was reported missing Friday afternoon after his mother phoned police to report he never arrived at school on what was the first day of classes for the new school year and that family members could not locate him.