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Today's News

  • Renew Cannelton Main Street meet July 10

    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.

  • Library astronomy program July 9

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library will hold a small presentation on astronomy at the Tell City Location on Tuesday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

    The Evansville Astronomy Club will conduct the presentation. Weather permitting, participants will get the opportunity to use telescopes to gaze at the universe. This event is free and open to the whole family.

  • Explore inventions at the library Friday

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Public Library Cannelton Branch will hold a program on historical devices on Friday, July 5, at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the whole family.

    Guided by Professor Steve the event will explore the inventions of Leonardo Davinci, the machines of the Wright Brothers & what it takes to actually leave the ground.

    Plus, there will be an experiment with “Mr. Marshmallow” in the vacuum chamber.

  • Robot maneuvers at the library

    TELL CITY – Lego robotics coding lessons were held for kids, grades 4 to 8, at the Tell City Perry County Library last week. William Tell Elementary technologies teacher Pat Jarboe lead the special event, walking the kids through the programming lessons as they worked with the LEGO Mindstorm robotic units.

  • Open tractor show and pull Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – An open tractor show will be held on Saturday, July 6, beginning at 4 p.m. at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. Take a new or old tractor to show off during a tractor parade. Or, take a lawn chair to come watch the parade. A tractor pull is set to begin at 7 p.m. For more information call (812) 836-4765.

  • Fair’s open class exhibits are for everyone starting July 8

    Displaying your talents at the fair isn’t limited to 4-H members. Anyone of any age can exhibit projects in Open Class. All exhibits must be made by the exhibitor. Projects are entered at the back of the 4-H Building on Monday, July 8 from 5-7 p.m. and must be picked up on Monday, July 15 from 4-9 p.m. Projects are to remain on display throughout the fair.

  • Local graduate publishes book with Kent State

    KENT, Ohio – Kent State University Press has just published the second book by

    Mike Roos, 1970 graduate of Tell City High School. The book, titled “Reading

    Hemingway’s ‘A Farewell to Arms’: Glossary and Commentary,” was co-authored with the late Robert W. Lewis and is part of the prestigious Kent State “Reading Hemingway” series, which covers books written by Ernest Hemingway.

    Roos’s first book, “One Small Town, One Crazy Coach,” published in 2013 by

  • 4-H summer of fun programs

    PERRY COUNTY – Purdue Extension Perry County invites all the “kiddos” to the summer fun programs. Participants do not have to be a 4-H’er to enroll. Sign-up is still available.

  • Taking off pounds sensibly, celebrates 50 years

    TELL CITY – The Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight maintenance organization celebrated its 50-year anniversary in Tell City last week at the Springhill Community Building in Tell City. The event ran for two hours with members coming and going, visiting with one another and viewing photos and old newspaper clippings pertaining to the organization’s activities throughout the years.

  • Strassenfest Wettlauf 5K run Aug. 3

    JASPER – Registrations are now being accepted for the 2019 Wettlauf 5K Road Race & Fitness Walk, which will be held during the Strassenfest in Jasper on Saturday, Aug. 3. The race will begin at 8 a.m. ET at the corner of Ninth and Main streets.

    Participants will receive a unique 2019 Wettlauf T-shirt (while supplies last). Awards will be presented to the first three places in each male and female in the 5K Run. Also, there will be an award for the overall winner in the male and female categories.