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  • Pence’s VP role may give state a boost

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – A Hoosier may preside as the second-most powerful person in America.

    Current Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, as of  Friday, was nearing an official selection for vice president on the Republican ticket. Speculation for much of the week had Pence’s name topping the short list of candidates Trump was favoring.

    And if the Columbus native makes it into the White House, that could be a boon to the Indiana economy.

  • Pokemon Go!

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Pokemon Go is taking the mobile gaming world by storm and Perry County is immersed in the craze surrounding this mobile device reality game.

    Phone in hand, Logan McManaway walks around each day and night to try to catch his fair share of Pokemon. He said he has seen hordes of people crowded in City Hall Park over last weekend and expects the same for the near future.

  • TIF review shows million dollar loss for TC schools

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

  • Perry County Memorial Hospital receives grant to provide free mammograms

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital has received a grant from the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to continue “Our Turn: A Breast Health Program.” Since 2003, the program has provided approximately 1,000 free screening mammograms to qualified women.

    This year’s grant will again make the screenings available on a first-come, first-served basis, to 40 local women.

  • Foster parent information session Aug. 7

    ST. MEINRAD – The Villages will host a foster parent information session at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at St. Meinrad Catholic Church 19630 N. Fourth St., St.

    Interested foster parents and individuals who have a heart for children are invited to attend to learn about the foster care process and have their questions answered about becoming a champion for children in their community.

  • New assistant principal a familiar face

    Weatherholt has been Title 1 administrator at William Tell

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When students head back to William Tell Elementary in just a few short weeks, they will be greeted by a new assistant principal. Local educator Margaret “Margie” Weatherholt has been selected to serve in the position.

    She is taking over for outgoing assistant Mark Wahl who recently resigned from Tell City Schools to accept a head principal job at Fort Branch Community School.

  • Junk, trash violations may have consequences (Amended)

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city officials continue to be proactive in the appearance of their community. Most recently, a now vacant home at (815) St. Louis Ave. in Cannelton is an eyesore that city Councilman Melvin McBrayer would like to see cleaned up.

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  • Library employees to see small pay increase

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The percentage increase is small but Perry County Public Library employees can expect to see an increase in pay on upcoming paychecks, specifically a 1-percent increase for salaried employees and 25 cents more per hour for hourly employees.

    An unexpected increase in funding led to the decision to pass on a raise to library staff.

  • Cannelton utility officials combating backwater issues

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – With several residents becoming frustrated at pooling water saturating their yards after heavy rains, Cannelton officials are looking for a solution.

    Street Commissioner David Marsh presented what he believes to be a viable fix for drainage issues in the Hamilton Smith Square of Pleasant Valley. Last month, Marsh and wastewater superintendent Jerry Ball said the area is plagued with sinkholes and standing water and they were in search of collapsed pipes.