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  • Why Trump is bad for workers in America

    Two Indianapolis-based heating and air conditioning plants, Carrier and United Technologies, announced in February they will move operations to Mexico starting in 2017, taking with them 2,100 Hoosier jobs, not to mention hope for their future.

  • Special Olympians readying for 50th field day

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host the 50th annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. May 7 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Perry County. “Please come out and meet some of our areas Special Olympians!”

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  • Renovations coming to JFK Pool


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    TELL CITY – A major step toward renovating John F. Kennedy Pool in Tell City was taken last week, just weeks away from the start of the summer swimming season.

    Maurice Harpenau, director of the Tell City Parks and Recreation Department, said there are several problems with the 50-year-old pool, including faulty drains, sunken concrete and a baby pool that has “not been in use for many years.”

  • County’s north poised for growth


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    CANNELTON – Rich in wooded areas comprised by the Hoosier National Forest that run along Interstate 64, aside from the scenery, there isn’t much reason for motorist to stop in Perry County. And for those living in the rural seclusion, even simple needs like milk or gas may mean an intrepid journey for supplies.

    However, countywide efforts could soon change that.

  • A Century of Memories




    Henrietta Lasher’s careworn hands deliver a powerful handshake. Her warm face matches a spunky spirit most people far younger than her wish they had. Henrietta turned 100 Monday and that has not just her neighbors along Apricot Road in a happy spirit, but children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren scattered around the nation pronouncing “Happy Birthday.” A gathering soon will celebrate the century milestone.

  • Port authority focusing on infrastructure upgrades


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    TELL CITY – Commercial transportation of goods within Perry and Spencer counties could see marked improvement if the Perry County Port Authority is successful in landing a sizable grant. The port administrators are still in the information-gathering phase but plan to submit an application for infrastructure upgrades that could be worth upward of $5 million.

  • Weekend Dogwood Tour packed with fun

    PERRY COUNTY – Dogwood trees are still in blossom and that will portend, hopefully, blue skies for the 54th annual Dogwood Tour. Activities are planned Saturday and Sunday in several communities.


    St. Pius Church in Troy was the home base for the first Dogwood tour in 1962. Chicken-and-dumpling dinners will be served Sunday, April 24, in the parish hall starting at 11 a.m. There will also be a quilt show and raffle, along with a bake sale. Those who want to display quilts are welcome to do so.


  • Visitors turn area into ‘Land of Lincolns’


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  • Internet, utility changes coming to Troy


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    TROY – The town of Troy is in the process of a few developments in its utilities and communications services, including for Internet service and the electricity provider.

    Perry Spencer Communications’ Jim Dauby told council members Troy could have high-speed Internet available for Troy residents as early as July.