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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Veterans’ welfare continues to be top priority for me

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    State Senator

    All too often, our servicemen and women face economic, educational and medical challenges upon returning home that make it difficult to make use of their unique skills, training and leadership qualities. As a member of the Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, we have been striving to recognize these challenges and ensure no Hoosier veteran is left behind.

  • Hydrant flushing begins Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing hydrants Tuesday.

    Crews will begin working along Fourth Street and will work eastward through the city.

    Residents may notice low water pressure when flushing is under way in their areas and should exercise caution when doing laundry.

  • Semper Five run-walk set

    CANNELTON – On Nov. 9, in honor of Veterans Day, the Perry County Marines along with the Perry County Museum will host a “Semper Five” 5K and the “Marine Tough” 10K.  Runners and walkers are encouraged to participate.

    Registration for each race is $15 through Oct.31, and $20 from Nov. 1-9.

  • Cannelton Christmas parade plans

    CANNELTON – Cannelton American Legion Post and Ladies Auxiliary will host the city’s annual Christmas parade Nov. 29. 

    Line-up will begin at 5 p.m. along Old Highway 237. The route will take a left onto Indiana 66, a right onto Washington Street and end at the floodwall. The parade will begin at 6 p.m.

    There will be a special appearance by Santa and he will be at the OAKS Center in Cannelton immediately after the parade for photos. Parents must take their own cameras. Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided at no charge.

  • Paper clover campaign supports Perry County 4-H youth

    TELL CITY – The National 4-H Council recently announced the launch of the fall 2013 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Co. This event marks the fourth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a Tractor Supply or Del’s Farm and Feed Supply store is located.

  • Marksmen earn silver at Jasper invitational meet

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen earned a silver rating at the Jasper Invitational band contest Saturday in competition their director called “kind of interesting.”

  • PC performers earn gold heading into regional meet

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned a gold rating at the Jasper Invitational band contest last weekend and are poised to do well at a regional contest this Saturday, according to their director.

  • Festival fun

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    The annual Heritage Festival held on Cannelton’s Washington Street Saturday drew vendors and visitors from all around southern Indiana.

    Those selling items offered bows, hats, bracelets, paintings, homemade baked goods and more under their tents lining the sidewalks of Washington Street.

    Though the weather became a bit cloudy late in the afternoon, it didn’t stop visitors from perusing wares up and down the street.

  • Barge traffic picks up

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Barge traffic had returned to where it should be, Kevin Teague reported during a regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors Oct. 8.

    The operations manager and trainmaster for that agency and the Hoosier Southern Railroad has been reporting lighter-than-normal traffic through the Port of Tell City in recent months, but was expecting it to pick up.

  • Route 66 Yard Sale, Pioneer Village Open House this weekend

    PERRY COUNTY – An event that grows each year, the Route 66 Yard Sale offers bargains along Indiana 66 from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point, Rome, Derby, Dexter, Magnet and Oriole Friday and Saturday. In addition to shopping for bargains, residents are invited to set up sale booths along the route.

    Public sale sites include:
    • Rocky Point Waterfront Grille parking lot.
    • Radio Shack parking lot
    • Lincoln Park Plaza Shopping Center and the parking area in front of the  Tell City Clinic.