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  • Sign ups open for Schweizer Fest Talent Show

    TELL CITY – Registration forms for this summer’s Schweizer Fest Talent Show are now available at the Chamber of Commerce office at 601 Main St., in the lobby at German American Bank in downtown Tell City, at Conner Floor Covering at 12th and Tell streets, or by calling Sharilyn Franzman at (812) 719-3017. The rules and registration form can also be found at www.tellcityschweizerfest.com.

  • Pathways to success

    Byron Ernest

    Guest Columnist


    A high school diploma no longer is the finish line – it’s now the starting line. Job growth and trends over the past 10 years have shown about 95 percent of jobs require some education after high school.

  • My hay days are over

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Some people know they’re getting older and out of shape when they can’t hit the golf ball as far or as straight as they once did, or when once-comfortable pants no longer fit with as much ease.

    For me, the realization of my age and less-than-ideal physical condition comes with knowing I’m too out of shape to do some farm chores, including picking up hay.

  • Online sales tax ruling levels field for merchants

    Indiana residents will soon pay seven percent more for many of their online purchases thanks to a Supreme Court ruling last month, but it was the fair thing to do.

    In a 5-4 decision June 21 the court said states are free to collect sales tax on Internet purchases just as they do on store sales.

    Some online merchants, including Barnes & Noble and Lands’ End, had been required to charge Indiana sales tax on sales to Hoosier residents for years because those merchants had “a physical presence” – stores and/or warehouses in the state.

  • Cannelton Library offering

    CANNELTON – This July, the Cannelton branch of the Perry County Library is running a program, Don’t Get B.O.R.E.D.

    Starting this week, attendees will be offered the chance to build a craft, or relax while watching a movie, eat a snack and may drop in anytime on Tuesdays and Thursdays during event times from 1 to 5 p.m. Movies start at 1:30 p.m. in the library meeting room and will include a snack.

    The upcoming schedule at the branch located at 210 S. Eighth St., Cannelton, is as follows:

  • Beekeepers plan Q&A session

    PERRY COUNTY – Do you have questions about keeping bees? The July meeting of the Perry County Beekeepers organization will be a question-and-answer session. If you have questions, write them down and take them to the meeting.  Members of the group will try to answer them.

    The group will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the FFA Building at Perry Central Schools near Leopold.

    The meeting is free and open to the public.  Anyone who has an interest in beekeeping is invited to attend.

  • Ansley Marie Phillips

    Katie Vaught and Justin Phillips of Falls of Rough, Ky., announce the birth of their daughter, Ansley Marie Phillips, on April 29, 2018. Ansley was born at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield, Ky., weighing 6 pounds 8 ounces and was 18 ¾ inches long.

    Her older brother, Chandler Stiles, age 7, welcomed Ansley home.

    Ansley’s grandparents are Kathy and Jerry Vaught of Cannelton, and Pam and Kenny Phillips of McQuady, Ky.

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  • Annual road races Aug. 11

    The 42nd Annual Schweizer Fest Road Run will get underway at 8 a.m. Aug. 11.
    The six-mile race begins at 8 a.m. and two-mile race begins at 8:05 a.m. A kid’s fun run begins at 9:20. The course winds through the streets of downtown Tell City before heading through some challenging hills for the six-mile participants.

  • Old Timers Baseball Game Aug. 7

    The 44th Annual Schweizer Fest Old Timers Baseball Game is set for Aug. 7.
    Tristate players (active or inactive) over the age of 40 are invited to participate. Registration begins at 5 pm. Players are requested to wear the uniforms they wore during their playing days (if they still fit).
    Each participant will receive an official Schweizer Fest hat. Trophies will be awarded for the longest hit ball, best defensive play and oldest participant. The game will be held at Frank Clemens Field at Walter Hagedorn Park.