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  • Troy to implement yard award program

    TROY – The town of Troy will implement a “Yard of the Month” program beginning April 1. The program will run from April to September each year.

    All residents, including renters, of Troy are eligible to vote and be selected, including those within the annexation confines.

    There will be one winner per month.

  • INDOT to patch potholes on I-64

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces mobile pothole patching operations for I-64 in the Bristow and Sulphur areas.

    Beginning Monday, March 7, INDOT crews will begin restricting both the east and westbound lanes of I-64 intermittently as crews perform shallow pothole patching. Operations will take place in the 29-mile stretch between mile markers 63 and 92.

  • Great Day of Service returning April 23

    PERRY COUNTY – Can you be a blessing to others? Pastor Dan Hopkins at First Baptist Church in Tell City believes you can. He and other area ministers are inviting individuals, organizations and businesses to take part in the second annual Great Day of Service Saturday, April 23..

    The event is in the planning stages but will include reaching out to others in the community and helping to meet some of their needs.

  • Second crash on SR 66 injures drivers
  • Lane restrictions to resume on Ohio River bridge

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced lane restrictions on the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge connecting Cannelton and Hawesville, Ky.

  • Tell City police investigating nighttime residential burglary

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City police officers are investigating a nighttime residential burglary on 12th Street. No one was injured but the suspect brazenly searched the home while the owner was asleep in bed.

    According to Detective Roger Smith, the homeowner discovered the residence had been burglarized overnight and called police at 7 a.m. Friday. The suspect forcefully gained entry to the home and to jewelry and other valuables. However, Smith said the homeowner did not wake up during the burglary.

  • Tell City man loses life in workplace accident

    ST. MEINRAD – An accident early Friday morning at Automated Routing near St. Meinrad left one employee dead. Randell Harris, 52, of Tell City sustained a fatal head injury and was pronounced dead on scene at 8 a.m.

    According to Spencer County Coroner Robert Fuller, Harris had been sweeping the floor of sawdust when he apparently lost his footing, tripped backwards and hit his head on machinery.

  • Tax assessment on classified forests may increase

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A bill under consideration before the Indiana General Assembly would increase the property-tax valuation of more than 25,000 acres of classified forest in Perry County.

    If adopted and signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence, Senate Bill 308 would increase the per-acre assessment on classified forest  dramatically, from $1 to $13.29. However, landowners would still be paying far less in taxes than if their acreage was not enrolled in the statewide conservation program.

  • Tell City man dead in workplace accident

    ST. MEINRAD – An accident early this morning at Automated Routing near St. Meinrad left one employee dead. Randell Harris, 52, of Tell City sustained a fatal head injury and was pronounced dead on scene at 8 a.m.

  • Purdue Extension Crop Day March 15

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Soil and Water Conservation District and Purdue Extension will present the annual Crop Day program Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at the St. Meinrad Community Center.
    The cost is $5, which includes a meal.
    The two topics discussed will be “Healthy Soils, Clean Water: Keeping the Nutrients in the Field” by Purdue Professor Eileen Kladivko and “Using the Herbicide Classification Chart” by Sara Dzimianski a Perry County extension educator. Reservations are due by March 1. To register, call (812) 547-7084.