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  • Forest management course Feb. 16

    BIRDSEYE – A course titled “Forest Management for the Private Woodland Owner” will be offered by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. The purpose of the course is to assist private woodland owners in becoming more knowledgeable managers of their woodlands.

    If you own woodland or are considering buying woodland, are considering selling timber, want to enhance  the wildlife habitat on your land, or just enjoy the beauty and solitude of your woods, then this class is for you.

  • Joint chief’s project brings local jobs to area

    TELL CITY – Three new employees hired to assist with projects made possible by Joint Chief’s Award funding have now begun working in their new positions.

    This group will focus on timber stand improvement and invasive species control. Funding for this work is expected to last for the next year and a half, after which these employees may transition to different responsibilities.

  • USI, Trilogy embark on unique public-private partnership

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness announces its first public-private partnership to increase educational and career opportunities for students interested in working with older adults. Trilogy Health Services has committed $50,000 to fund six annual scholarships for USI undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of clinical and non-clinical disciplines.

  • Auditions set for Holiday World entertainment lineup for 2017

    SANTA CLAUS – Local auditions for Holiday World’s 2017 cast of entertainers will be held at the theme park later this month and in March.

    This season’s entertainment lineup at Holiday World includes the following:

    Country: LIVE!: Contemporary and classic country hits performed by a live band

    WOW: World of Wonder: Singers, dancers and specialty acts “wow” audiences

    EPIC Praise: Inspirational Contemporary Christian music

    Legacy: Themed music performed a cappella throughout the park

  • Rounding up the cash
  • Southern Indiana Power now taking grant applications

    PERRY COUNTY – Southern Indiana Power announces that its Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications through Feb. 15, with disbursement in March.  Applications are available in the Southern Indiana Power office and on their website at www.sinpwr.com.  Click on the “Forms” tab and then the “Operation Round Up” application link.  Due to the possible volume there will be no blank applications mailed. 

  • A day of giving, Foundation provides $34,000 to nonprofits

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation awarded community grants provided by donors during the 2017 Winter Grant Breakfast held Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. At the breakfast, community organizations received $34,506 in community good and field of interest grants.

    Foundation grant committee members welcomed special guests, including those who created funds addressing particular needs. Some of those fund founders were present to distribute the checks and explain why they created their fund.

  • Ethics on Notice!

    TELL CITY – With the welcoming in of the New Year, local businesses can support a community-wide initiative to promote what it means to be a productive citizen. As such, the Perry County College Success Coalition would like to introduce its newest project – The Work Ethic Campaign.

  • Indiana’s tax base dwindles

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist

     

    By many accounts, Indiana’s two most vexing legislative matters in this session involve the financing of highways and pre-K education.

    While there are many important questions about both issues, the real problem is Indiana’s shrinking tax base. This challenge will only worsen with time, so it is useful to understand what the trouble is, and how it may be remedied.

  • Ivy Tech to offer free class on online job applications

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City site is offering a lunch-time session to help individuals apply for jobs online, on Monday, Jan. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

    In this free class, individuals will learn how to attach a file of a resume, copy and paste an entire resume and enter work history in an online application. 

    If time allows, tips for building a resume may also be discussed.