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  • Open enrollment underway for health insurance marketplace

    PERRY COUNTY – Despite repeated attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act this year, as well as numerous administrative changes from the executive branch that have dramatically shaken its structure, the system is still in place and open for 2018 enrollment.
    This year’s open enrollment period has been considerably curtailed, lasting only from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15, so those in need of individual or family health insurance outside of Medicaid, Medicare or employer-sponsored plans should move fast to review their options.

  • Cannelton Fall Masquerade
  • Manufacturing Night: Building the future at home

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Students from across Perry County schools came together Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Ivy Tech Tell City Career and Technology Center for this year’s Manufacturing Night. The building was full to capacity as visitors of all ages streamed in to observe demonstrations by the students and enjoy free food. The evening was the culmination of a great deal of work on the part of students involved in high school technology programs and the Perry County College Success Coalition.

  • Witches Walk 2017
  • Apex hired to broker county’s insurance

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The move to action was quick, and after three decades, Perry County will likely have a new health insurance broker. The county commissioners voted during a special session Friday morning to seek services from Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits Group.

    The company, the commissioners touted, came highly recommended from several other communities that have done business with Apex, including the state Association of Indiana Counties.

  • Roberson wants to fill District 74 vacancy

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – Mary Roberson, who has led Perry Central Community School since 2003, has thrown her hat into the political ring, filing to fill the vacancy created by the resignation earlier this month of District 74 State Rep. Lloyd Arnold.

    Arnold, a Crawford County Republican who had served the district since late 2012, stepped down from office after being asked to serve as director of law enforcement for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. He began his new duties Oct. 23.

  • Big fun Saturday at Tractor Supply in Tell City with rescue horses, food, wagon rides to support group
  • Local Sonic drive-in all quiet

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s Sonic restaurant, located along Indiana 66 across from Wal-Mart, closed suddenly this week. A social media posting Tuesday afternoon announced the store’s closure.

    “We are sorry to announce this, but Tell City Sonic will no longer be open. As of 10/24/17 we are officially closed. Thank you for the great years and bringing us business.”

  • Not so scary
  • Parker-Hannifin plant may be closing

    TELL CITY –  The future of the Parker-Hannifin plant in Tell City was cast into doubt this week after word began spreading that the company, whose parent firm has manufacturing locations around the world, might be planning to close the local facility within the next year and transfer its production elsewhere.

    The News has learned from multiple sources that the company announced the plant’s closure within the coming year to employees last week.