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Today's News

  • When you live in the mitten, your hand becomes your map

    Mark Eisenlohr

    Publisher/Editor

    About the time you read this I’ll be back in the place I used to call home - midway up the “mitten” snuggled on the shores of Lake Michigan.

    I’m not sure who came up with the idea of calling Michigan the “Mitten” state.

  • 4-H Royalty Crowned
  • Details evolve for upcoming Pride festival

    By MARK EISENLOHR

    Editor

    TELL CITY – Organizers of the first Perry County Pride Festival have changed the planned location at City Hall Park to the Pour Haus.

    Security concerns were cited in their decision to move the event to the outdoor patio at the Pour Haus from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28.

    The Board of Public Works and Safety last week gave the group permission to hold the event at City Hall Park with the stipulation the group had liability insurance and any food trucks were located on the street and not in the park.

  • Stolen truck raised from the river

    TROY – A box truck reportedly stolen from Owensboro, Ky., and driven into the Ohio River in Troy July 1 has been successfully raised from the river bottom. Initial recovery efforts were ceased due to dangerous water conditions, and the submerged truck was hoisted July 5.

    Indiana Conservation Officers and special divers, returned last Friday and entered the water to locate the vehicle and affix a tow line. After the vehicle was retrieved, authorities confirmed it to be stolen from Don Moore Auto in Owensboro. Nothing of significance was located inside of the vehicle.

  • Harnessed Horsepower
  • Environmental studies set for U.S. 231 enhancements

    JASPER – After years of planning and negotiating with state leaders and the Indiana Department of Transportation, efforts to extend U.S. 231 toward I-69 were provided a recent boost. Backers of the Mid-State Corridor Regional Development Authority announced Monday that it had secured the needed $7 million for a Tier 1 environmental impact study.

  • Our position amongst the stars

    TELL CITY – Members of the Evansville Astronomical Society traveled to the Tell City Perry County Library for a special presentation about the history of the moon landing, its 50th year anniversary this year. The event allowed participants a close look at the solar system. Tony Brian gave the presentation to an audience of over 50 kids and adults interested in learning and viewing the night sky. Brian was assisted by Ken Harris and Ted Eubelhor of the astronomical society, each of whom brought their telescopes.

  • Funding options hashed for EMA warehouse

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Emergency Management Agency could soon have a new storage facility for its rescue equipment. Plans are in the works to secure funding for a 50-foot by 104-foot building that would be constructed on the Armory Annex grounds.

    The need for such a structure lies in that the county EMA Director Steve Hauser oversees all of the emergency response equipment for District 10. Essentially, it encompasses everything needed for a mobile hospital which is used during disasters in the 12 Southwestern Indiana counties that comprise the district.

  • Library checkouts see dramatic summer increase

    PERRY COUNTY – Summer is heating up and it was a hot month for books too.

    People were checking out materials from the library like it’s going out of style in the month of June. Circulation was 20 percent higher than last year for the Tell City adult collection; almost 17 percent higher for children’s selections; near 14 percent higher through the bookmobile; and up a staggering 70 percent at Cannelton branch – most checkouts were videos, with adult, young adult and children items being checked out at a much higher percentage also.

  • Nominations open for Citizen of the Year

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is accepting public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award.

    Residents may submit in writing the name and reasons for such recommendations for this award by July 1 and send to: Tell City Historical Society, ATTN: Awards Committee, PO Box 728, Tell City, IN 47586.

    The historical society resident will appoint three members to serve as a committee in secret to make the final selection.