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  • Helping hands guide United Way’s fundraising efforts

    TELL CITY – Three sets of hands are at the helm of this year’s United Way of Perry County fundraising campaign.

    The community-based organization is launching its 2016 effort to raise $130,000, but hope to increase that amount to around $150,000 though a matching program. Money raised this fall through pledges will fund a range of community services provided by nearly 20 groups.

  • Perry County Memorial Hospital receives grant to provide free mammograms

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to continue “Our Turn: A Breast Health Program.” Since 2003, the program has provided approximately 1,000 free screening mammograms to qualified women.

    This year’s grant will again make the screenings available on a first-come, first-served basis, to 40 local women.

  • Extra money to fund paving

    PERRY COUNTY – Matching funds announced Tuesday will provide more than $680,000 for paving work in Tell City, Cannelton and rural areas of Perry County. Projects include repaving of portions of Main Street in Tell City, St. Isidore Road and portions of Parks and Unison roads in the Magnet area.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that 99 Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties will receive a combined $49 million to improve local roads and bridges through the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund.

  • Area Republicans rally for 2016 campaign season

    By: Don Steen

    TROY – Around 400 area Republicans and their families gathered Thursday evening for the annual Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic at Mulzer’s Camp near Troy. A wide array of food and fair weather welcomed party faithful to the banks of the Ohio as they rallied for the much-anticipated 2016 General Election. In addition to local candidates from both counties, several big names from the statewide ballot were also on hand to pump up the crowd as the campaign season intensifies.

  • Two arrested after police seize mobile meth lab

    TELL CITY – A methamphetamine lab was removed from the trunk of a car after officers followed up on two suspicious Spencer County men Aug. 19.

    While inside the CVS Pharmacy in Tell City, Tell City Officer Daymion Marsh observed a man acting suspiciously.

    Marsh contacted Master Trooper Trey Lytton and informed him that the man had been driving a white Chevrolet Cavalier. Lytton drove through the parking lot and located the vehicle, but did not get a computer return on the vehicle registration until after it had left the parking lot.

  • New Superior Ag feed mill officially on its way

    By: Don Steen

     

    ROCKPORT – The Spencer County Council received confirmation Aug. 16, Superior Ag had chosen to located its new feed mill at the previously considered site north of Dale. A public hearing was held that evening for anyone who wished to speak against finalizing granting an abatement to help the company get the new facility up and running, but only words of support were to come from the audience.

  • Sisters kick off year of events marking 150th anniversary

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will mark the 150th anniversary of their founding in Ferdinand on Aug. 20, 2017. A year of celebration was kicked off Saturday, Aug. 20 with a commemoration with fellow religious women and Bishop Charles Thompson.

  • KKIL pledges to address dust issues in Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – In response to complaints from citizens living nearby, KK Integrated Logistics has taken strides to improve conditions concerning its gravel parking lot. The company has worked to minimize the dust in the air, and mud and rocks tracked by trucks into the roads around its property. The debris was a result of high traffic on the gravel parking lot that had been exacerbated by weather conditions.

  • One hot number

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    School was still a few days away, but the Tell City Marching Marksmen had been in learning mode for a few weeks. Their practices began July 11 and members have been braving the hot days, which have only been intensified by the radiating asphalt of the school’s practice grinder.

  • Schweizer Fest Diaper Derby