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  • Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana kicks off cookie program Dec. 16

    PERRY COUNTY – The Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana, including Perry County’s chapter, will take cookie orders from Dec. 16 through Jan. 15.

    In celebration of 100 years of Girl Scout cookies, the organization will introduce a commemorative Girl Scout S’mores cookie. Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana will add the newly introduced cookie to its 2017 lineup, where it will join classics like Thin Mints, Caramel deLites and Shortbread.

  • Holiday Parades
  • Winter interest, plants with berries

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    December has ushered in some seasonal weather with daytime temperatures hovering in the forties. For us, this is perfect winter weather to work in. Brisk, but not too cold, it can be invigorating for animals and people alike.

    The sheep and the big dogs seem to prefer it, in fact. The playful frolicking is proof. The clear blue sky on a chilly winter day can be even more beautiful with a little winter plant interest.

  • Ambulance fleet in need of a lifeline

    TELL CITY – They just don’t make ‘em like they used to when it comes to autos. Well, that’s debatable. It’s at least safe to say they don’t last forever.

    The ever-aging ambulance fleet that composes Perry County Emergency Medical Service is a cause of concern for county commissioners. Partnering with Perry County Memorial Hospital, terms within the agreement provide the county foots the bill for vehicles and any major repairs.

  • 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.

  • Council approves utility rate increases

    New rates will be effective with February billing

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council agreed Monday to approve utility rate increases that will raise by more than half what customers pay each month for water and sewage treatment. The increases will also impact others who rely on Tell City for those utilities. Those outside-of- the-city customers already pay more than city residents and some of them voiced concern Monday about the increases. 

  • The Lehman Fire of 1946

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

     

     

    It was Cannelton’s fire of the century, a mammoth blaze in 1946 that changed the city forever and put hundreds of people out of their jobs. Seventy years ago this week, the Lehman Company of America complex of manufacturing buildings was a pile of smoldering ruin. Two plants that produced wooden children’s furniture, including the patented Lehman tip-proof high chair, were gone. So were several homes and a restaurant on St. Louis Avenue.

  • Victor Bouillon service station
  • County’s Can-Clay takeover imminent

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  While dim, there may be light at the end of the tunnel for Cannelton-based Can-Clay Corp. Under threat of a property takeover from the county for unpaid back taxes, the company is on shaky ground. However, the county doesn’t want to force a closure on a business with a century in the community.

  • Local bus drivers vetted, school chiefs say

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

    PERRY COUNTY – With last week’s story of a school bus crash in Tennesseelooming in the national news spotlight, debates over seat belt laws and scrutiny of those tasked with taking America’s children to school have flared up. And while there is no clear consensus on seatbelt use on buses, local school officials agree that safety is paramount.