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  • FSA county committee nomination period in Spencer, Perry counties now open

    ROCKPORT – Spencer-Perry County U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Executive Director Rhonda Eaton announced the nomination period for local FSA county committees began June 15. Nomination forms must be postmarked or received in the Spencer and Perry County FSA offices by the close of business Aug. 3.

    “County Committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level,” said Eaton.

  • Ribbon cutting set for new sign at Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School

    Tell City - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting at Tell City Junior Senior High School Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 1 p.m., in celebration of the generous donation by German American of new digital sign. The new sign is located on the lawn directly in front of the school at 900 12th St. in Tell City.

  • Dogs wreak havoc on Cannelton neighborhoods

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Unleashed dogs have some Cannelton residents up in arms about how to curb the nuisance and potentially dangerous animals.

  • Unlikely correspondence penned from friendly ‘Martian’

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – As scientists anxiously pore over data sent from the New Horizons probe as it journeys past Pluto, signs of intelligent ‘alien’ life hit closer to home for one Tell City family. As it happens, the key to getting our elusive cousins in the cosmos to respond was as easy as writing a message on a party balloon and sending it skyward.

  • Strong Footings

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

  • Commissioners advance budget; consider additional EMS personnel

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Board of Commissioners voted Monday during a regular session to advance a proposed 2016 budget that will include 3-percent pay increases across the board for employees. The suggested raises were briefly discussed at the commissioners’ last meeting in June, when they announced it would be included on their budget agenda.

    The county council will consider the recommendations and have final say in formally accepted budgets and any salary adjustments.

  • Historical society plans art exhibit at museum during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is planning an art exhibit featuring artists of the past with ties to Tell City.

    These would include people native to Tell City or having lived in Tell City. It is believed that many paintings exist by persons from Tell City that may not have been displayed for many years.  This is an opportunity to recognize these talented people.

  • Tell City teaching tools to serve as Indiana model

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY -– With Tell City Junior Senior High School named a Four Star School earlier this year, and William Tell Elementary annually deemed high performing, the Tell City School Corp. will lend it’s teaching tools as a framework of success for others across the state.

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  • Stretch of Indiana 66 near Grandview to close today

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the temporary closure of a bridge on Indiana 66 near Grandview for repaving. On or around Monday, July 20, (today) contractors will close the bridge over Sandy Creek. The project was originally slated for July 16, but was pushed back pending the arrival of construction materials. The closure will affect the roadway from about 500 feet from either end of the bridge while crews perform a concrete overlay and work on approaches to the crossing.