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  • Spencer, Perry counties ready plans for SWCD meetings

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Spencer County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its 71st annual meeting Monday, Jan. 26, at the Youth and Community Center in Chrisney beginning at 6 p.m. CST. 

    A meal catered by The Chateau will be served for $5 per person.  If the meeting is postponed due to inclement weather, it will be held Feb. 2 at the same time and location.

  • Farewell token

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  • Officials to be sworn in Jan. 2

    TELL CITY – A swearing-in ceremony has been scheduled for Jan. 2 at the county courthouse. Newly elected and re-elected local officials will take their oaths of office at 9 a.m. in the commissioners room.

  • Plans in place for Tell City’s third Silvesternacht

    TELL CITY – A scavenger hunt, pub crawl, photo booth and activities at Tell City Junior-Senior High School are just a few of the new and returning events planned for Tell City’s Silvesternacht celebration Dec. 31.

    The New Year’s Eve party will return for a third year Wednesday and organizers say there will be something for everyone. Silvesternacht is German for “New Year’s Eve,” and the celebration will again see Tell City’s apple drop from its perch in City Hall Park to mark the new year.

  • Perry Central OKs pay raises for some staff

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central School Board voted Dec. 17 to give pay increases to noncertified staff members. Depending on the number of hours worked, noncertified staff will receive stipends ranging from $100 to $400 as well as percentage increases in their pay that will begin in 2015.

  • The top stories of 2014: County makes progress toward fulfilling ambulance promise

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    A promise that accompanied construction of a new county highway department garage in 2000 came closer to fruition when the county commissioners voted Dec. 30, 2013, to commit $20,000 toward renovations of the building to add living quarters.

  • The top stories of 2014: Troy seeks growth with grant, new industry

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    Grants, expansion and new industry were all on the agenda for the town of Troy in 2014. Like many towns its size, Troy has struggled for many years with the challenges of a small budget and limited growth. This year, council members addressed these issues through three key projects:

    Stormwater improvement grant

  • The top stories of 2014: Tell City embroiled in annexation fight

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Tell City’s annexation efforts, which made the list of top stories in 2013, earns the same honor this year. It also looms as one of the lead stories for 2015.

    By a 5-0 vote in April, the Tell Common Council adopted an annexation ordinance adding more than 1,700 acres of land to the city’s limits. The vote capped a nearly two-year process Mayor Barbara Ewing said was important for the city’s future.

  • PCMH, regional hospitals restrict visitations due to influenza virus

    EVANSVILLE – In response to the increase in influenza cases nationwide and in the tri-state area, hospital members of the Community Patient Safety Coalition are implementing unified hospital visitation restrictions effective Monday, Dec. 22. The restrictions include:

    • No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospitals. Symptoms include cough, sore throat, fever, chills, aches, runny or stuffy nose, and vomiting or diarrhea.

    • No visitors under the age of 15.

  • Shubael’s candlelight tour shines soft glow on Christmases past

    The Shubael Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point hosted its annual candlelight tour Saturday, Dec. 13. The event gave guests an opportunity to experience Christmas as it was celebrated in the mid 1800s in Perry County. Lanterns and candles lit the way, as participants walked through the village from cabin to cabin and were treated to Christmas carols and other musical entertainment. Gifts and locally produced items, including the village’s famous favorite, homemade beef jerky, were also on hand for guests to enjoy.