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  • Two generations on the farm
  • EDC loan approved for local bakery

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A new Tell City business will get a financial boost from the community’s economic development commission.

    Morgan Cail, who currently operates Behind the Times Bakery from her home, has plans to open a bakery at 411 Main St. later this year. She obtained $40,000 in financing from the Tell City Economic Development Commission’s revolving loan fund. A Friday morning meeting approved the funding.

  • Young calls job creation, opioid battle key issues

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Sen. Todd Young was in Tell City Wednesday and gave brief legislative update during a luncheon at the Pour Haus. During his nearly 20 minute forum, the Senator highlighted Congress’ work on several hot-button issues, including Hoosier infrastructure needs, business regulation reviews, and health care and comprehensive tax reform.

  • Leopold marking 175th birthday

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    LEOPOLD – The community of Leopold will mark 175 years of history Sunday, Sept. 24, with a busy day of activities. Leopold was founded in 1842 by the Rev. Augustine Bessonies and named for King Leopold of Belgium.

    Town fathers hoped its central location would lead to it being chosen as a county seat.

  • INDOT to close SR 245 south of Santa Claus next week

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Monday that State Road 245 south of Santa Claus would close on or after Tuesday, Sept. 5, weather permitting. The closure will allow crews to replace pavement on SR 245 from about one mile south of Santa Claus to about 5.5 miles north of SR 70. The project is expected to continue through Oct. 19, though it may be prolonged by weather.

  • Council mulls change in deputies’ retirement

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Converting the Perry County Sheriff’s Department deputies from state’s Public Employees Retirement Plan to one geared specifically for law enforcement is gaining traction. Perry County is the last county in the state to shift from the non-PERF plan.

    While the county council didn’t give a go-ahead on the front, talks are continuing in that direction.

  • New Albany angler wins Rocky Point tourney

    CANNELTON – Todd Hensley of New Albany, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League Hoosier Division tournament on the Ohio River Saturday after catching five bass weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces. For his efforts, Hensley pocketed $3,842.

    Hensley said he spent the event flipping stumps along a 200- to 300-yard stretch in the back of a creek on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River.

  • Family historian preparing for new book’s release

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A family chronicler putting the finishing touches to a new book listing the descendants of an early Perry County family is putting out a final call for updates and photos ahead of a December release.

  • Perry Central welcomes new staffers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Several new faces will be seen at Perry Central Schools this semester. But they’re not  all students. The high school will welcome three new teachers as well as three at the elementary.

     

    Perry Central High School

    Mackenzie Petty, 24, will instruct 10th grade English and honors English classes, along with Advanced Placement literature courses for juniors and seniors. Aside from regular classroom duties, she will also oversee the literature club.

  • Tell City’s phosphorus treatment system completed

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Bruce Badger, superintendent of Tell City’s wastewater treatment utility, said he and his staff are learning the fine points of a new phosphorus removal system recently placed online at the treatment plant. Constructed at a cost of about $1 million, the system was mandated by the state as part of a statewide effort to remove phosphorus from wastewater treatment system discharges.