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    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 —
    Our sympathy to the family of Ralph Malone, who passed away. Huber funeral home was in charge of the arrangements. May he rest in peace.

    Our sympathy to the family of infant Kensley Steffen, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13. She was the second born of triplets to Dallas and Melissa (Thomas) Steffen.

    They were born Jan. 11. Please keep this family in your prayers during this stressful time.

  • LHDC accepting applications for Energy Assistance Program

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. is continuing to accept applications for the Energy Assistance Program.

    The program is designed to assist income-eligible households with the high costs of home energy through partial payment of utility and fuel bills.

    To date, LHDC has served 1,035 households in a three-county area with an average benefit of nearly $400.

    Interested persons should call (812) 547-3435, Exts. 231 or 229 or (800) 467-1435, Exts. 231 or 229 for a program packet.

  • Bulldogs recognized for perfect attendance

    Several students and staff of Cannelton Elementary School received perfect attendance T-shirts for having 100 percent attendance and zero tardies for the first semester of the 2014-15 school year.

    They also received certificates and recognition at an awards ceremony.

  • Pizza with the principal

    Cannelton elementary students were recently treated to pizza with Principal Brian Garret for meeting or exceeding their accelerated-reader goals for the second nine-week period.

  • FOP lodge sponsors Shop with a Cop

    Members of Perry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 took 21 children to purchase clothing, shoes, coats, toys and bikes. Children taking part in the December event, held at Tell City’s Wal-Mart, also received pictures with Santa and a meal.

    Area businesses and individuals who donated money or food for the event included Ralph Boerste, Dean Boerste, Duane Goffinet, Brett Lutgring, Sheldon and Linda Goffinet, Jerred Epple, John Voges, Tim Bartholomew, Wal-Mart, Chicago’s Pizza, Thomas Glass & More, Valley Supply and Southern Indiana Power.

  • VP Biden visits Luce Elementary!

    Staff Writer

    SPENCER COUNTY – Vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit to Luce Elementary School Tuesday afternoon on his way back to Evansville after attending the funeral of a colleague.

    Biden traveled to Owensboro, Ky., by way of Reo on his way to attend the funeral of the late Sen. Wendell H. Ford, who passed away Jan. 22, at the age of 90. The modified Boeing 757 airplane designated “Air Force Two” carrying the vice president arrived at Tri-State Aero in Evansville around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Indiana to launch news resource website Just IN

    INDIANAPOLIS – The state of Indiana will launch “Just IN,” a one-stop-shop news resource website that will house press releases from the governor, lieutenant governor and the agencies they lead.

    Currently, Indiana’s executive agencies send out press releases and then post them on the state’s calendar page, found at www.in.gov/calendar. With Just IN, this process will not change. Instead, the website will offer the same service to the public and to the media, with a new, streamlined look.

  • Indiana and feds come to terms on Medicaid expansion

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday the state has received approval from the federal government to use an updated version of the consumer-driven Healthy Indiana Plan, known as HIP 2.0 to offer access to quality health care to 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers in lieu of traditional Medicaid.

    The Family and Social Services Administration will begin taking applications immediately, and coverage will begin Feb. 1.

  • TC police cars equipped with defibrillators

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing with Tell City police officers, Roger Smith, Lt. Alan Malone, Chief Greg Hendershot and Derrick Lawalin, and new automated external defibrillators purchased by the city with a recently donation.

    As the News reported last year, a gift from the Edgar and Roberta Mulzer Foundation Inc. was used to purchase 12 AEDs. Compact enough to fit into cases easily fitting into the trunks of squad cars, they can be used to help restart the hearts of people suffering sudden cardiac arrest. City officers will carry the AEDs in their squad cars.

  • School speaker to deliver ‘laughtime’ experience

    TELL CITY – Kevin Wanzer jokes he has been going to high school for more than 20 years. His hair is, well, not the same. His “Saturday Night Fever” cassette tape is worn out, and his prom tux recently asked to be retired.