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  • Lincoln Ferry Park may go into county hands

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    ROCKPORT – Preparing to sell the several acres that comprise the old United Energy Troy Refinery site, Spencer County commissioners learned during their March 17 regular session there may be more land available. Among the possible acquisitions could be a park at the mouth of the Anderson River.

  • To Selma and back

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the day 25,000 people from across the nation descended upon the Alabama State Capitol in support of voting rights for African Americans. The event has become a watershed moment in American history, symbolizing a new birth of freedom for millions of citizens and realizing the long-deferred dreams of a centuries-old political movement.

  • Jarboe is 2015 Lilly scholar Tell City High School

    PERRY COUNTY – A Tell City High School student has been named the recipient of the four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Perry County 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

    Warren “Garrett” Jarboe will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.


    Garrett is the son of Gregory and Ronica Jarboe. He plans to attend Butler University and study pre-med via biochemistry and become a pediatrician.

  • How well are our schools doing?

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish school report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Tell City, Cannelton and Perry Central school corporations can be found on Pages 15A-17A of today’s print and online editions.

    Required for publication under state law, the annual performance reports include the most recent data available on student test scores, graduation rates, school safety and more.

  • Arnold, Houchin to offer legislative update Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative briefing beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

    The presentation will be held at the chamber office, located at 601 Main St., Suite A in Tell City.

    State Sen. Erin Houchin and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold have committed to attend. Legislators will give a summary of the session thus far, thoughts on the continuing session and will open the floor to questions.

    The public is encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

  • River Pointe begins going up
  • Severity of local HIV outbreak uncertain

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County is one of several communities tied to an outbreak of HIV but local health officials, including the county’s public health nurse, said they have yet to receive any substantive details on how many cases are from here.

    Perry County Public Health Nurse Sara Gehlhausen said she knows Perry County has been included in a list of counties identified by the State Department of Health with recent HIV infections.

  • DAR seeks volunteers for veterans project

    TELL CITY  – The veterans project of the Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become massive and they are in need of help. 

    The chapter, in cooperation with the Perry County Museum, is collecting information and photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county’s history to present.

     The veteran did not have to serve during a conflict. The information and photos will be compiled into a book.

  • Cemetery workers to remove items from building

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will soon clean out a building located at Old Cliff Cemetery. Items inside include shepherd hooks and anything located on or in prohibited areas of headstones. City employees will be cleaning the building the week of spring cleanup, beginning April 13.

    Anyone who has items in this building should contact the Cannelton Street Department at (812) 548-2287 to make an appointment to remove them.

    Cannelton Cemetery Rules

    As a reminder, Cannelton’s cemetery rules are as follows.

  • LHDC program taking applications for aid

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has funds available for the Individual Development Account Program.

    Under this program, income eligible individuals can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $900 annually.

    The IDA Program is administered by LHDC and designed to help eligible individuals save money while learning financial skills.

    Through the program, qualified applicants are encouraged to save money, with every dollar they save matched with $3 from State and Federal programs for up to four years.