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  • Big evening at Perry Central
  • Theft investigations lead deputies to Leopold man

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – A Perry County man is behind bars again, this time on charges of auto theft and possessing illegal drugs.

  • INDOT projects to impact commutes

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The Indiana Department of Transportation is hard at work across the state, and its presence in Spencer County is becoming apparent as well. Work crews are currently repaving State Road 70 and signs have gone up advising an upcoming closure to SR 66 between Rockport and the intersection of the two roads west of Troy.

    The impacts will affect many Perry County drivers who travel the roads regularly.

  • City working out rate study differences

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – City officials met Tuesday, July 25, for an informational meeting with John Seever of Umbaugh and Associates on the matter of a cost-of-service study for the community’s sewer and water system.

  • Tell City native pens twin-driven horror novel

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Lured by the combination of romance and terror, for hundreds of years, humans have been enamored by the idea of vampires. Perry Countian Allanah King hopes that interest won’t soon quell, having just penned a novel with the long beloved, yet feared creatures as its main characters.

    The story, titled “Two Bodies, One Soul,” centers not only around vampires, but also includes themes of political and familial strife.

  • Adopting a better business model

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With several major manufacturers already in place, and with community-wide goals aimed at hopefully attracting new employers, county leaders are taking steps to modify how it deals with economic development. Chiefly, when it comes to extending tax deferrals to developing or expanding businesses, the county plans to employ some new guidelines to help ensure the economic tool is warranted.

  • What a pane!
  • Ivy Tech doubles down on local jobs initiative

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Representatives from Ivy Tech, Perry County schools and local industry attended an event held Thursday to highlight progress made in facilitating a school-to-work pipeline in the county.

    Lee Chestnut, president of the Perry County Business and Industrial Development Corp., an entity committed to expanding local job opportunities in the immediate area, delivered a slideshow-presentation-led address to those gathered, describing the community’s efforts thus far.

  • Lilly Scholarship application filings open

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation, which administers the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship locally, will begin accepting applications Aug. 1.

    This scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees and a special allocation for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study at an accredited public or private nonprofit Indiana college or university. One applicant in Perry County will receive the scholarship.

  • Youth sports an untapped means to spur local tourism

    Two Indiana University researchers say creative marketing is needed to reach visitors in what’s become a multibillion-dollar-a-year segment of the tourism industry: youth sports tourism.