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  • City dispatching center recovering from lightning strike



    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department is slowly recovering from a July 20 lightning strike that damaged dispatching and other equipment in the station’s communications center.

    While dispatchers were able to use backup systems to restore basic communication systems, allowing them to reach police officers, firefighters and paramedics, after the evening storm, the radio console system damaged by the lightning strike was beyond repair.

  • SIRS honors memory of Ralph, Rose Reed with building dedication



    TELL CITY – Ralph and Rose Reed believed everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. Over the course of nearly 50 years, they led by example, supporting the mission of Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, an organization committed to ensuring full opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

    On Thursday, at one of the largest ribbon-cuttings in recent Tell City history, SIRS rededicated its Tell City operations center at 1012 31st St. as the Reed Building.

  • Cannelton board to refinance school debt



    CANNELTON – It was a meeting focused on  financials for Cannelton City Schools as the school board Thursday heard a proposal to refinance a bond issue. The board also reviewed and approved several documents needed for the upcoming year’s budget.

  • Smooth start to new year for Tell City schools



    TELL CITY – With students returning back to class, “what an incredible start to the school year,” William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble hailed during an Aug. 11 session of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. The toughest part of the return, she said, was dismissal.

    Noble said the theme of the opening week was transportation because “we’ve got to get the kids home safely.”

  • Season’s first human West Nile virus case reported

    INDIANAPOLIS – The first human case of West Nile virus infection in Indiana has been reported in Huntington County, State health officials announced today. Hoosiers are encouraged to take steps to protect themselves from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases.

    In addition, mosquitoes in 27 counties have tested positive for the virus so far in 2015, including Perry and Crawford. However, West Nile virus may be circulating in all 92 Indiana counties and Hoosiers should take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.

  • Torch Relay participants sought

    INDIANAPOLIS – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is now accepting torchbearer nominations from the public. Torchbearer nominations recognize Hoosiers who demonstrate exceptional public service, excellence in their profession, acts of heroism or volunteer service to their neighborhood, community, region or state.

    The online nomination form is available at www.indiana2016.org/torchrelay/nomination-forms/.

  • Plenty of activities, programs at the library


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – With the summer reading program wrapped up, the library is set to resume fall story times. Registration is now open. Several activities for adults are also scheduled.

    • Autumn story times will run Sept. 9 through Oct. 29, with programs at both the Tell City and Cannelton locations.

    Parents and guardians may register for story time by calling the Tell City location at (812) 547-2661. Program days and times can be found on Page 6B of today’s edition.

  • Financing new ambulance will take creativity


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – It may require some unorthodox financial maneuvering, but  county commissioners hope they can find a way to buy a new ambulance. The board spent a large portion of their nearly hour-long session Monday discussing how to overcome a higher-than-expected bid for the emergency medical services vehicle.

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  • Aug. 31 meeting will explore co-op model for town’s general store

    Derby residents, others suffer when business closes its doors




    DERBY – A healthy community needs a community store to provide food, fuel and even a sense of togetherness. For many years, Derby General Store provided that for the small Ohio River community and those living nearby.

    It also served visitors as Derby became a popular destination.