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  • Biting into future careers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A few Hancock County Middle School students from Mrs. Charlena Williams’ job skills class received an up-close and personal look at the dentistry field. The group of five teens toured Thursday the offices of Rudolph Family Dentistry.

  • Troy fall clean-up beginning Oct. 6

    TROY – Fall Clean-up for residents of the town of Troy will take place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7.

    All items need to be curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. There will be no backtracking to pick up items.

    Carpet rolls, air conditioners, refrigerators, items containing Freon or computer components will not be collected. There will be no pickup from vacant lots. Residents should not put more than a small pickup load out for clean-up. Paint cans should be drained.

  • Civil lawsuit targets Cannelton eyesore properties

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – It has taken several months, but the city of Cannelton is consolidating efforts in a fight against eyesore buildings under the auspices of one set of owners. In a civil suit filed Sept. 1 in the Perry Circuit Court against embattled property owner Carolyn Barr and her associate Father Benedict Brown, Cannelton’s counsel has asked to combine three previously filed small claims petitions into one tort complaint.

  • SR 66 east of Cannelton to close for pipe replacement

    PERRY COUNTY  – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a complete road closure on State Road 66 about 13 miles east of Cannelton.

    On or around Sept. 27, INDOT Crews will replace a culvert pipe at mile marker 93. This will require excavation at the site spanning all lanes of traffic.

    The closure is expected to last for about a day, depending upon weather conditions. The closure is not expected to affect school bus traffic.

  • Catholic Charities makes a difference everyday

    Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery as a way to explain their ministries.

     

     

    Catholic Charities has a huge impact on many families in our community. Some of the ways families are helped include Table of Blessings, Martin’s Cloak Food Pantry, Lifeline For Families, Budget Basics, and Specific Assistance. Catholic Charities’ motto is “Providing help. Creating hope. Serving all.”

  • Rail group plans additional excursion rides

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – On the heels … the tracks, rather … of successful excursion train rides in recent weeks, Lincoln Scenic Way will host a fall scenery ride this Sunday, Sept. 25.

    It will be the first of several autumn excursion trains with various themes.

    “It’s been a great success thus far and we want the interest and the number of travelers to keep growing,” said Betty Cash, who directs the county’s visitors bureau.

  • Marching Marksmen enchant audience, judges

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PAOLI – The Tell City Marching Marksmen had a very strong weekend, taking several top honors Saturday at the Pride of Paoli Invitational. Not only did the Marksmen win first in Class AA with their routine, “Enchanted,” they won awards for best music, visual effect, general effect and drum major.

    Building upon last year’s state finals run, the latest results show the young but experienced band is making strides to be even better this season.

  • Mermaid memories
  • Who will stand up for the children?

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – “I just got a call as I was walking in about a child in need of service,” Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt said as he explained the overwhelming need for foster parents and court appointed special advocates. “There is a removal (of a child from their home) almost every day.”

  • Lawsuit prompts dealer to take action in warrant dispute

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – After a lawsuit was filed, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will apparently finally get a service contract for a pickup truck it purchased in March 2015.

    Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot reported to the parks board in January that Sternberg Chrysler Center, from whom the parks department purchased the 2014 Dodge Ram pickup, told him that there was no warranty on the truck because it originated in Canada.