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  • Interstate crash claims two lives

    FERDINAND – A Monday evening crash along Interstate 64 near Ferdinand took the lives of a Virginia husband and wife.

    According to Indiana State Police, the crash took place shortly before 9 p.m. when 19 year old Zachary Henry of Kentucky was traveling east on I-64 in a 2015 Toyota Camry. 

    As Henry passed the 64.5 mile marker, about 1.5 miles east of Ferdinand, he unexpectedly drove upon a 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser stopped in the driving lanes of the interstate. 

  • 2017 county budget to include pay increases

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – With two days of budget sessions convened the week before last, the Perry County Council finalized Thursday the county’s 2017 fiscal spending plan. Overall, the county general fund is slated to contain $4.18 million.

  • Perry Central grad is Air Force’s Cadet of the Year

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – How is John “Levi” Hilgenhold doing at the U.S. Air Force Academy? An award presented last week to the Perry Central graduate shows just how well he is performing.

    Hilgenhold was presented the Air Force Association’s Outstanding Cadet of the Year Award at the 2016 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C. It honored Hilgenhold’s leadership and academic excellence over the past year.

  • Biting into future careers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A few Hancock County Middle School students from Mrs. Charlena Williams’ job skills class received an up-close and personal look at the dentistry field. The group of five teens toured Thursday the offices of Rudolph Family Dentistry.

  • Troy fall clean-up beginning Oct. 6

    TROY – Fall Clean-up for residents of the town of Troy will take place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7.

    All items need to be curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. There will be no backtracking to pick up items.

    Carpet rolls, air conditioners, refrigerators, items containing Freon or computer components will not be collected. There will be no pickup from vacant lots. Residents should not put more than a small pickup load out for clean-up. Paint cans should be drained.

  • Civil lawsuit targets Cannelton eyesore properties

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – It has taken several months, but the city of Cannelton is consolidating efforts in a fight against eyesore buildings under the auspices of one set of owners. In a civil suit filed Sept. 1 in the Perry Circuit Court against embattled property owner Carolyn Barr and her associate Father Benedict Brown, Cannelton’s counsel has asked to combine three previously filed small claims petitions into one tort complaint.

  • SR 66 east of Cannelton to close for pipe replacement

    PERRY COUNTY  – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a complete road closure on State Road 66 about 13 miles east of Cannelton.

    On or around Sept. 27, INDOT Crews will replace a culvert pipe at mile marker 93. This will require excavation at the site spanning all lanes of traffic.

    The closure is expected to last for about a day, depending upon weather conditions. The closure is not expected to affect school bus traffic.

  • Catholic Charities makes a difference everyday

    Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery as a way to explain their ministries.

     

     

    Catholic Charities has a huge impact on many families in our community. Some of the ways families are helped include Table of Blessings, Martin’s Cloak Food Pantry, Lifeline For Families, Budget Basics, and Specific Assistance. Catholic Charities’ motto is “Providing help. Creating hope. Serving all.”

  • Rail group plans additional excursion rides

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – On the heels … the tracks, rather … of successful excursion train rides in recent weeks, Lincoln Scenic Way will host a fall scenery ride this Sunday, Sept. 25.

    It will be the first of several autumn excursion trains with various themes.

    “It’s been a great success thus far and we want the interest and the number of travelers to keep growing,” said Betty Cash, who directs the county’s visitors bureau.

  • Marching Marksmen enchant audience, judges

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PAOLI – The Tell City Marching Marksmen had a very strong weekend, taking several top honors Saturday at the Pride of Paoli Invitational. Not only did the Marksmen win first in Class AA with their routine, “Enchanted,” they won awards for best music, visual effect, general effect and drum major.

    Building upon last year’s state finals run, the latest results show the young but experienced band is making strides to be even better this season.