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  • Rome bicentennial planning meeting Dec. 7

    ROME – The next meeting of the Rome bicentennial planning group is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Rome Courthouse. The group is working on plans for activities in 2018 to mark the 200th anniversary of the courthouse. Events and dates are expected to be finalized at the meeting. Everyone is welcome.

  • Taylor, other UE players remembered 40 years later

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    Relatives, friends, classmates and fans of the University of Evansville basketball team members who were killed in the 1977 team plane crash gathered in UE’s Neu Chapel Wednesday evening for a 40th anniversary commemoration of the crash.

  • Secret Santa pays off $10K in toys at Walmart

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Either Santa Claus dressed incognito or a man filled with the spirit of Christmas brightened the holidays for scores of  local families this month when he paid for hundreds of toys on layaway at Tell City’s Walmart.

    A store employee confirmed Thursday that the man, who never gave his name, came to the store and spent just under $10,000. The money went toward toys that shoppers had placed on layaway. The employee said the man wanted to make sure his gift went toward toys.

  • Troy council eyeing community development strategies

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The Troy Town Council has opted to continue its partnership with the Perry County Development Corp. for another year. The PCDC maintains this relationship with community governments across Perry County and county leadership itself, providing advice and representation in the area’s ongoing bid to promote development.

  • Parks board’s five-year plan still progressing

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Purdue University is still tabulating results of surveys about Perry County’s parks and “putting them in more readable form,” Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot told the county parks board Wednesday.

    After the parks board receives the results, it must prioritize the wish list of survey respondents and submit a rough draft of the board’s five-year plan to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources by Jan. 15.

  • Council fears ‘back burner’ label in economic growth

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer           

     

    CANNELTON – Rekindling a business partnership between the City of Cannelton and the Perry County Development Corp. has entailed an onerous path that may or may not bear fruit. A month had passed since the city council last discussed the issue and members again held off on a decision Monday, tabling the matter for a second time.

  • A relic of the past reappears

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A couple of miles north of Troy, not far from the Anderson River, sits an old home. Hidden by years of overgrowth, the house, likely built around 1870 and once a business, too, has emerged in recent weeks as a new owner cleared the property. A social media photo of the house, seeking information about its origins and who might have lived there, generated dozens of replies.

  • Ernie Pyle Day designation a most deserving honor

    A Hoosier journalist whose words connected Americans at home with the World War II battlefields in Europe, Africa and the Pacific is more than worthy of plans to honor him next August. 

    We support a resolution introduced last week by U.S. Sens. Todd Young and Joe Donnelly designating Aug. 3, 2018, as National Ernie Pyle Day.

  • Restaurant’s owner: Fire ruled accidental

    ROCKY POINT – The fire that destroyed Rocky Point Bar and Grill has been ruled accidental and was caused by an electrical malfunction in the kitchen, the restaurant’s owner said last week.

    Bev Minto, who owned the restaurant with her husband, John, said the fire marshal’s office made its ruling and said the fire began near an area that held the coffeemaker and tea dispenser.

  • Sixth Silvesternacht to ring in new year

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for Tell City’s sixth annual Silvesternacht New Year’s Eve celebration on Sunday, Dec. 31. The community celebration began in 2012 as a local way to ring in the new year, with the lowering of the then new illuminated apple in City Hall Park.