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  • Stretch of Indiana 66 near Grandview to close today

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced the temporary closure of a bridge on Indiana 66 near Grandview for repaving. On or around Monday, July 20, (today) contractors will close the bridge over Sandy Creek. The project was originally slated for July 16, but was pushed back pending the arrival of construction materials. The closure will affect the roadway from about 500 feet from either end of the bridge while crews perform a concrete overlay and work on approaches to the crossing.

  • Troy leaders table vote again, keeping new industry, residents on hold

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – Months of debate among and between board members and Troy residents over a newly arrived industry resulted in a lengthy rezoning process. Now, delayed decisions over the company’s proposal for tax abatement have resulted in a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at the Troy Fire Station.

  • Perry Childcare open house July 24

    TELL CITY – A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for Perry Childcare will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, at the center’s location at the SIRS building, 1012 31st Street in Tell City.

    The public is welcome to stop by between the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to meet the staff, tour the center and find out more information. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

  • Saturday farmers markets include breakfast

    TELL CITY – As if the abundant fruits and vegetables weren’t enough, Perry County’s farmers markets on Saturday now includes breakfast.

    Betty Cash, director of the Perry Convention and Visitors Bureau, said several vendors are offering a variety of food items each Saturday, including bacon, egg and cheese biscuits, sausage biscuits, cinnamon rolls and coffee.

  • SWCD cover crop applications due

    PERRY COUNTY – Those who want to have cover crops aerial seeded, will need to submit an application by July 31. Applications for the Cover Crop Incentive Program must be submitted to the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District office.

    Eligible applications will be taken on a first come, first-served basis. For additional information, contact the SWCD office at (812) 547-4686.

    With funds provided by Clean Water Indiana and the SWCD it will provide $20-per-acre incentive payments to encourage landowners to utilize cover crops on their farms.

  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation has announced its Community Good granting cycle is now accepting applications from community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in arts and culture, community development, education, environment, health, human services, recreation, youth development, women or girls, families, animal betterment and other areas that would improve the quality of life in Perry County.

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  • Suspect in Evansville car theft captured in Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A man who allegedly stole a car overnight in Evansville was captured in Tell City early Monday morning.

  • 4-H’ers bring home the eggs and the bacon
  • City council mulls Hafele Park future

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Playground equipment at Hafele Park may soon be moved or permanently done away with all together. The council cited a need to make a decision on the front in order to comply with requirements under their liability insurance.