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  • Young Disney manager back from China park opening

    Ramsey will returnto Orlando park after 15 months abroad

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Melissa Ramsey has a pretty famous boss. You’ve heard of him, no doubt. His name has even been put to song. What is it, you ask?

     

    M I C K E Y   M O U S E

     

  • Dragging Main returns to Tell City Saturday

    TELL CITY – It’s time to polish your special set of wheels. Dragging Main will return to Tell City Saturday evening, with hundreds of cruisers of all ages converging on Tell City’s Main Street.

    Activities will begin around 3 p.m. in City Hall Park with participants cruising Main, Tell and other streets in the city.

    Dragging Main Street has been a time honored tradition in small towns across the Midwest.

  • Full-time sheriff’s deputy job is dream come true for Poehlein

    TELL CITY – Stephen Poehlein dreamed about the day when he wold work full time as a law enforcement officer. That day came Friday morning as Judge Lucy Goffinet administered his oath of office as a sheriff’s deputy. He becomes the county’s seventh full-time deputy. His salary will be paid through a public-safety tax.

    “I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time,” the 23-year-old Poehlein said after the swearing-in ceremony in the courtroom.

  • Plans in place for Sept. 9 torch visit

    ‘Happy Birthday, Indiana’ signs to line route from St. Croix to Troy

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana’s bicentennial torch will cross Perry County via car, train and bicycle ... and the fleet feet of runners and walkers next Friday, Sept. 9. The public is invited to cheer on the 26 people who will carry the torch during the three hours or so it will be in the county.

  • A dam big job

     

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

  • Nation’s state park directors meet next week in Indiana

    The guest list for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Indiana State Parks gets a little longer next week when the annual conference of the National Association of State Parks Directors takes place at French Lick Springs Hotel.

  • Plea reached in 2015 arson case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A man accused of setting a woman’s house on fire nearly a year ago and injuring two police officers who tried to stop him has agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence.

    Roger T. Alvey, 33, has been jailed since last August on charges of arson, attempted arson, burglary, strangulation, domestic battery, criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement, battery by bodily waste, residential entry and criminal mischief.

  • Challenges in near term but county’s ag economy abuzz with opportunities

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LEOPOLD – In a wide-ranging lunchtime discussion, members of Perry County’s agriculture community shared ideas and identified opportunities for strengthening the ties of Perry Countians to the land that sustains and feeds them.

    While challenges, chief among them lower commodity prices, are straining farm budgets, those present said the county is situated to leverage several important strengths.

  • Cannelton awarded INDOT matching funds
  • Cannelton awarded more housing funds

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton has been awarded $315,000 in housing money to repair owner-occupied homes in the city. Mayor Mary Snyder said she received news of the grant award Thursday from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    “It was a good week already and this is just as great of news,” said Snyder. She was referring to an announcement from the Indiana Department of Transportation that Cannelton would receive more than $50,000 in matching money for local paving.