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Local News

  • Cannelton hosts bicentennial parade
  • Hospital scheduling for open enrollment in health exchange beginning Nov. 1

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will begin open enrollment for Health Exchange beginning Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2017.

    Two certified Indiana navigators will be available to the community free of charge. Health exchange is a government-regulated marketplace of insurance plans with different levels of coverage, offered to individuals and families without health care or to small companies.

  • Museum fundraiser Oct. 22-23

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Museum, along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host a Voices of Perry County program Oct. 22-23. 

    Each township in Perry County has its own voice and story to tell. Audiences will experience the voices from the past speak, in their own words, of the life they lived.

    The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at the museum from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Cannelton, Bristow next stops on fall tour

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    The green leaves still hanging firmly to trees belies the fact summer ended several weeks ago. Signifying the arrival of the new season, along with the return to more traditional seasonal temperatures in the mid-60s, the annual Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour will be in full swing this weekend with events in Cannelton and Bristow.

  • District 74 hopefuls share views on economic development, school funding

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Candidates for the Indiana District 74 House seat came together at the Perry Central campus to answer questions garnered from the local community at a forum Tuesday night. Though those in attendance could not air questions during the event itself, the candidates made themselves available for one-on-one talks after the formal discussions had concluded. The following represents a summary of the topics aired during the debate and how the candidates stand on these issues.

  • Etienne is pope’s choice for Anchorage archbishop

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Bishop Paul Etienne, a Tell City native who has served as the spiritual leader of Roman Catholics in Wyoming for the past seven years, was named on Monday the new archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska. The 57-year-old will be installed in that position early next month. He will succeed retiring Archbishop Roger Schwietz.

  • Manufacturing Industry Leaders

    What are local schools doing to prepare students for future careers? Students from Perry Central and Tell City high schools will demonstrate just how well-prepared they are to compete in the increasingly competitive job market of tomorrow. Students from both schools’ Hire Technology programs and businesses from across the county will join together Wednesday, Oct. 12, to host the annual event, Manufacturing in the 21st Century.

  • Tell City teacher contracts in place

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  Teacher contracts for the 2016-17 school year have been ratified by both the Tell City Classroom Teachers Association and the school board. The deal was announced Wednesday during a brief special session of the board.

    Much of the updated contract involved clarifying and overhauling  language in order to remain compliant with changes in state law. “We believe, at this point, we have done that,” Superintendent John Scioldo said.

  • City council set to adopt budget for 2017

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will meet this evening to adopt a 2017 budget that calls for modest pay raises for city employees, assuming city finances are where officials want them to be next year.

  • Home chiseled into Tell City’s history

     

     

     

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    More than three decades ago, Ed and Dorothy Hoffman saved Tell City’s oldest residence from an uncertain future. Now, they hope another family will shower the 162-year-old stone house with the same tender loving care.