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  • Percentage of kids living in poverty growing

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County ranks below the state average in the percentage of teenagers living in poverty, but local data show the rate has grown in recent years. Also climbing is the number of Perry Countians receiving food stamps.

    Statewide, teens in Indiana are more likely to think about taking their own lives than students in any other state in the nation.
    Hoosier children also are still struggling to live outside of poverty, despite the current economic recovery.

  • County hit with wintry one-two punch

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The most potent winter storm of the season dumped around 9 inches of snow across the county Monday, slowing traffic on highways and closing schools and even some factories. But the thick layer of powdery flakes was only the first hit of a wintry one-two punch that ushered in bitterly cold temperatures.

  • Fat Tuesday sweets

    Noble’s IGA employee Lauren Kellems fills an order of various doughnuts Tuesday morning.

    Fat Tuesday sales were brisk as people enjoyed a bit of indulgence before the arrival of Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent.

    A guest column offers a spiritual perspective on the 40 days leading up to Easter.

  • Cannelton-Hawesville bridge meeting rescheduled for Feb. 26

     

    CANNELTON – Due to inclement weather, the public meeting for the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge that had been set for Tuesday evening has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 26.

    The public is invited to learn more about proposed maintenance and painting work for the bridge that connects Indiana 237 in Cannelton across the Ohio River with Kentucky 69 in Hawesville

  • Derby to advance plans for community center

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – After a few months delay, the Derby Community Association has voted to go ahead and build a community center next to the river, Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the Perry County Parks Board Wednesday.

    The Parks Board voted in September to donate about an acre of its Mulzer Park to the Derby Community Association for the project.

  • Port, rail group make progress on tourism trains

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority’s board of directors has signed an agreement with a local group working to promote tourism-based passenger rail service in Perry and Spencer counties.

  • INDOT to share information Tuesday on Ohio River bridge maintenance, painting

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting Tuesday, Feb. 17, to discuss plans and gather input on proposed maintenance on and repainting of the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge.

    The meeting will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. A formal presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m.

  • Site work begins for Hoosier Hills Credit Union
  • Former armory eyed for future county offices

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While any move by county workers may not occur for two years or longer, county commissioners and the county redevelopment commission discussed long-range plans last month to renovate the former National Guard armory into office and storage space for several departments.

  • Some offices closed Monday for President’s Day

    PERRY COUNTY – County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The county courthouse and courthouse annex in Cannelton will be closed.

    City offices in Tell City and Cannelton will be open Monday and there will be no change in trash pickup in either community. Troy’s town hall and utility office will be closed Monday. Troy town employees will pick up recycling and will chip tree limbs Tuesday, Feb. 17, due to the office being closed in observance of Presidents Day. Trash will be picked up as scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 18.