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Today's News

  • 22nd annual star party Saturday at Patoka Lake

    BIRDSEYE – The Patoka Lake 22nd annual star party is scheduled 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Patoka Lake Beach.   
    Those attending will view a special presentation by members of the Louisville and Evansville astronomical societies and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford, as they share their knowledge of the sky above. There will be kid’s activities and giveaways until dark. A special astronomy program will be held at 6:30 p.m. under the tent on the beach. Telescopes will be set up for observations of Venus and Saturn as darkness falls.

  • PCMH to offer various CPR classes to public

    TELL CITY – CPR classes for Heartsaver automated external defibrillator, basic life support for health-care providers, family and friends and first-aid classes will be held at the Perry County EMS-Rescue building, located near Perry County Memorial Hospital.
    The Heartsaver CPR with AED certification class is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 18. Class content includes adult, child and infant CPR,  automated external defibrillation and choking-rescue skills.  Participants must be able to pass a skills performance evaluation. Class fee is $40.

  • Rail crossing work in Troy should wrap up Friday

    TROY – Work on a rail crossing on Indiana 66 in Troy is scheduled to wrap up by Friday afternoon, the Indiana Department of Transportation said Wednesday, despite afternoon storms. 

  • Annual Camp with a Cop set for July 17-19

    CANNELTON – The seventh annual Camp with a Cop is set for Wednesday through July 19 and will offer campers three days and two nights of activities.
    Children entering fifth through ninth grades are invited.
    The camp is designed to build respect and confidence in youth through positive encounters with law-enforcement agencies from various state and local departments.
    Camp will be held again this year at the Glennwood Hills Campgrounds.

  • Memorial service to honor fallen firefighters

    TELL CITY – A memorial tribute to the 19 Granite Mountain firefighters who died June 30 while fighting a blaze in Arizona will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Perry County Courthouse. 

  • Encaustic printing workshop July 27

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library-Tell City branch will present a workshop on encaustic printing July 27 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    Local amateur artist Laurie Dinkel will lead the workshop. Those attending are asked to take a warming tray, electric griddle or frying pan and mitten potholders, if possible.
    Other necessary supplies will be provided.
    The cost of the workshop is $5 per person to cover the cost of supplies.

  • First of two firearms courses Saturday

    TELL CITY – C&J Firearm Academy will host a National Rifle Association basic pistol course at 8 a.m. Saturday and Aug. 10 that will last approximately eight hours, and will include classroom and range time.
    The course will be taught by a local NRA-certified instructor and will cover the basics of safe gun handling and shooting. The course will emphasize the safe and proper use of pistols.

  • Aspen Faith Meyer

    Aaron and Lanette Meyer of Bristow announce the birth of their daughter, Aspen Faith Meyer, Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Jasper.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long.
    Mrs. Meyer is the former Lanette Enmen. Aspen has one brother, Matthew Aaron, 2, and four sisters, Carissa Aubri, 9, Autumn Grace, 8, Allison Hope, 6, and Taylor Anne, 4.
    Grandparents are the Rev. and Mrs. Clarence Enmen Jr. of Bristow and Robert and Bonnie Meyer of Bristow.
    Great-grandmother is Mary Highfield of Indianapolis.

  • Contractor killed in fall at Waupaca

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The investigation into the workplace death Saturday of an Owensboro, Ky., man at Waupaca Foundry will likely focus on why the 45-year-old victim was not wearing a safety device. 

    Both the foundry and the contractor Bobby Felty was working for said he had been provided safety training at the plant.

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said Felty was pronounced dead at the scene. State police said he fell about 55 feet after decking he was standing on collapsed. 

  • Raylan Jeffery Peter

    Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Peter announce the birth of their son, Raylan Jeffery Peter, Monday, May 6, 2013, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville.
    The infant weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Mrs. Peter is the former Paige Dauby.
    Grandparents are Gerald and Julie Dauby of Tell City, Beverly and Dale Schraner of Derby and Bernard Peter of Tell City.
    Great-grandparents are Chester and Anna Doogs, Delores Wilkerson, Wilma Peter and the late Homer and Mabel Dauby, William Wilkerson and William Peter.