• Applications sought for energy assistance program

    TELL CITY – The Energy Assistance Program administered by Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is in full swing and accepting applications. Randy Dennison, LHDC’s president and chief executive officer, said  approximately 800 applications have been accepted and LHDC is continuing to accept them.  The program will continue through May 12, 2017.

    The Energy Assistance Program is designed to assist income-eligible households with the high costs of home

  • New technician on the Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – Mike Fenn, a native of Perry County, has started work at the Hoosier National Forest’s  Tell City office working in timber sale preparation. His responsibilities will be Forest-wide.

  • United Way prepares to pass leadership torch




    TELL CITY – During her 17 years as executive director of Perry County’s United Way, Rebecca Fenn has been a blessing to many: the families in need of a helping hand, nonprofit groups seeking funding to further their mission and community minded men and women who served as United Way trustees and campaign chairs. 

    But in her heart, Fenn says she has been blessed ... by the same families, organizations and people who have helped her and their hometowns.

  • Oakwood to participate in Hope for the Holidays fundraiser

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City invites community members to make a difference in the lives of others this holiday season by participating in their Hope for the Holidays fundraising campaign.

    Now through Dec. 15, community members can choose a stocking from one of Oakwood’s three Giving Trees, located at each of the campus’ entrances.

  • Free manufacturing classes at Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY – Free coursework in manufacturing leading to graduation as a certified production technician is now available at Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City instructional site.

    Registration is now open for Spring Semester 2017 enrollment in the Southwest Indiana Manufacturing Program. The program is provided at no cost to qualified individuals in the counties of Perry, Spencer, Dubois, and Crawford, through an Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs grant for workforce development.

  • Newspaper staffers claim press awards

    TELL CITY – Newspapers covering Perry and Spencer County continued long traditions of journalism excellence, with writers in each establishment earning awards during the recent Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper contest. The announcements were presented during HSPA’s event Dec. 3.

  • Funds would help build Christmas-themed train depot in Santa Claus

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus Town Council threw its support behind a $250,000 Destination Grant from the Indiana Office of Tourism to help build a train depot for the Scenic Lincoln Way rail network. Should the grant pull through, it could go along way toward expediting the construction of a Santa Claus hub for the up-and-coming non-profit organization, and will eventually be joined by the construction of a similar depot in historic Lincoln City.

  • North EMS Station dedicated
  • SIRS’ Oser retiring after 39 years

    BOONVILLE – Patty Oser is retiring as Southern Indiana Resource Solutions’ vice president of community services after 39 years championing the rights of people with developmental disabilities. She officially retires Dec. 17.

    SIRS Management extends warm wishes on her retirement and deep appreciation for her passion and guidance toward full inclusion.

  • Inking an Enterprise


    Staff Writer


    With a customer comfortably situated in an adjustable chair, artist Zach Kalin’s supplies are neatly laid out on a tray within easy reach. Head down, hard at work, Kalin has already drawn out the concept. The only thing left is application.