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Today's News

  • William Tell Elementary silent auction July 15-16

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary will have a silent auction of surplus items, as approved at the June 11 school board meeting. There will be a public open house viewing in the William Tell Elementary school cafeteria on Monday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Google silent auction form will be shared on the school corporation’s Facebook page at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 15, and will be available for bids until noon on Wednesday, July 17.

  • Sen. Braun to host mobile office hours
in Jasper

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Mike Braun announced his staff mobile office hours in July to better assist Hoosiers.

    “I have been working hard on behalf of Hoosiers in D.C. to lower prescription drug prices, overhaul our healthcare system, and stop government overreach,” said Senator Mike Braun. “My staff will be holding mobile office hours around the state to better assist Hoosiers in these areas and other concerns.”

    The closest such session is set in Jasper

  • Planning underway for inaugural Pride festival

    By MARK EISENLOHR

    Editor

    TELL CITY – What’s being billed as the first annual Pride Festival for City Hall is set for Sunday, July 28, at City Hall Park.

    Organizers hope it will go along way to promote inclusion and acceptance for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the area.

    Cassey Young, one of the organizers, sought, and was given, approval to use the City Hall Park for the event, which is expected to have music provided by a DJ and local artists.

  • Tipsaw Acres streets to enter county’s road inventory

    TELL CITY – The county highway department will soon take over maintenance for streets in the Tipsaw Acres housing subdivision.

    First platted in 2002, reinvigorated efforts to see more homes built on the 28 acres there have taken shape in recent years. With more than a dozen families already calling the subdivision home, two more residences are expected to be constructed this summer.

    Planned future growth is also expected, all keeping with the county’s objective to grow northern expansion.

  • ‘Here I Grew Up’ set for Lincoln Amphitheatre

    LINCOLN CITY – “Here I Grew Up,” a world premiere musical, will come to life July 11-13 at the Lincoln Amphitheatre in Lincoln City.

    Doors for each performance will open at 6 p.m. with a 7 p.m. start. With one 15-minute intermission, the end time will be approximately 9:15 p.m.

  • Purdue Extension summer of fun for July

    PERRY COUNTY – Kids of all ages are invited to Purdue Extension’s “summer of fun” events for July. All the programs are jam-packed with lots of things for kids to learn and do. For more information on costs and how to enroll for these exciting programs contact Purdue Extension Perry County (812) 547-7084 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or go to https://extension.purdue.edu/perry/article/34760. Anyone interested in the programs do not have to be a 4-H’er to enroll.

    Grades K-2: Explorer Days July 16 and 23.

  • Applications open for reserved hunts

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hunters can apply online for a reserved hunt at on.IN.gov/reservedhunt. The online method is the only way to apply. Applicants must possess a hunting license valid for the hunt for which they are applying.

    Hunters will be selected through a random computerized drawing. A link to view drawing results will be posted online within two weeks after application deadlines. An email will be sent to applicants when results are posted. Applications for the following hunt opened July 1:

  • 4-H Fair opening ceremonies Friday

    Saddle up and head out for food, fun, friends, and more at the Perry County 4-H Fair. Events kicked off this past weekend and events resume July 12-15, with horse and pony games starting at 8 a.m. Friday.

  • Cannelton Main Street meeting Wednesday

    CANNELTON – In January it was announced that Cannelton was approved by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs for designation as an official Indiana Main Street Community.

    The next joint meeting of all Cannelton Main Street committees will be on Wednesday, July 10, at 5:45 p.m. at the Fifth Third Bank meeting room. New members are still welcome, so feel free to attend if you have an interest.

  • Several of Indiana’s new laws take effect July 1

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of new laws go into effect today following the legislative session that concluded in April. At the forefront of this year’s General Assembly was more money for teachers, school safety and improvements for the Department of Child Services.

    Here is a look at some other new laws that may affect your neighborhood, family or school:

    More money for teachers,

    school safety