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  • Thunderbird’s first flight auction to benefit ‘Give Kids the World’

    SANTA CLAUS – With just over a month before the nation’s first launched wing roller coaster opens to the public, Holiday World officials launched a charity auction for the very first public rides.

    “For these historic first rides on our new roller coaster, we decided to auction the specific seats to the highest bidders,” said the park’s president, Matt Eckert. “Thunderbird’s First Flight Auction will benefit a very special organization – Give Kids The World.”

  • Lutgring joins writing team at Tucker Publishing Group

    EVANSVILLE  – Trista J. Lutgring has been hired to the position of staff writer at Tucker Publishing Group.

    Prior to her affiliation with Tucker Publishing Group, Lutgring worked as a sales representative and feature writer at the Perry County News in Tell City.

    In 2012, she was awarded second place in Best Sports Feature category of the Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.

    She completed her bachelor’s degree in news editorial journalism from Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green, Ky., in 2008.

  • Kleeman to retire from Lincoln Hills Development Corp. at year’s end

     

    TELL CITY – The longtime director of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. will retire at the end of this year.

    Larry K. Kleeman will be leave his position as executive director and chief executive officer, Clayton Jefford, president of the community action agency’s board of directors announced.

  • Independent insurance agency opens
  • Canary Outdoor Power Equipment earns top honors from Cub Cadet, trip to Hawaii

    CANNELTON – Canary Outdoor Power Equipment, a local dealer of Cub Cadet outdoor power equipment located in Cannelton, recently earned distinction as one of the top 75 Cub Cadet independent retailers in the country for 2014. Canary Outdoor Power Equipment received recognition for this achievement during an exclusive trip to the Kauai Marriott Resort in Hawaii.

  • Rhonda Carter earns SIRS promotion

    TROY – Southern Indiana Resource Solutions Inc. announces the promotion of Rhonda Carter as director of community services in Perry and Spencer counties. Throughout her 11 years with SIRS, she has strived to ensure the people she serves have equal access to opportunities in the community.

    She is the daughter of Ronald and Judy Naegele and is a 1982 graduate of Perry Central High School.

    Carter is a native of Perry County, where she resides with her husband, Chris, and their three children.

  • Perry County Professionals to meet Tuesday, Feb. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Professionals group will have its next meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Perry County Port Authority.

    Alvin Evans will be the guest speaker.

    Perry County Professionals is group of individuals who network and communicate about the community and the organizations and businesses with which they are associated with. 

    Anyone interested in networking with other professionals is invited to attend.

  • LHDC accepting applications for Energy Assistance Program

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is continuing to accept applications for the Energy Assistance Program.

    The program is designed to assist income-eligible households with the high costs of home energy through partial payment of utility and fuel bills.

    To date, LHDC has served 1,035 households in a three-county area with an average benefit of nearly $400.

    Interested persons should call (812) 547-3435, Exts. 231 or 229 or (800) 467--1435, Exts. 231 or 229 for a program packet.

  • New timber technician named for Hoosier National Forest

     

    TELL CITY – Ryan Brummer is a new forestry technician in the Tell City Office of the Hoosier National Forest. Brummer will be working with the ecosystems team on the forest.

    According to his supervisor Jason Combs, his duties involve timber sale preparation work, marking timber, and other opportunities such as wildlife habitat improvement. He is also a firefighter so will assist with prescribed burns and be available for fire duty.

  • Annual fund report for Walker Cemetery released

    BRANCHVILLE — The 2012 Walker Cemetery fund report has been released.
    Those contributing to the cemetery fund during 2012 were: