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  • Renovations coming to JFK Pool

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    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

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    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

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    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

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    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.

    Troy

    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.

    Leopold

  • Visitors turn area into ‘Land of Lincolns’

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

  • Internet, utility changes coming to Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    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.

  • Parks department may mow detention center

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot is responsible for mowing the grass at all parks owned by the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department. Now he may add the county detention center’s lawn to his list.

    Hendershot told the parks board Wednesday that Perry County Sheriff Alan Malone had approached him about mowing “just up around the building at the detention center. He said it takes about 1 ½ hours.”

  • Grant will promote technology, elementary science

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City school administrators have long claimed a commitment to endorsing science mathematics and technology. Recent announcements from the school board go a long way toward propounding such assertions.