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  • United in a yarn of tradition

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Rolls of yet-to-be-used yarn fill a table in a gathering room at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City. Stacks of handmade scarves and hats of all different colors are mingled in. A perusal of a nearby closet reveals hundreds more similar finished knitting projects.

  • Oakwood Health Campus hosts dog show
  • White cushaw squash goes from ‘few to brew’

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

     

    The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial has undertaken a unique, botanical project aimed at resurrecting the white cushaw cultivated by the Lincoln family upon their arrival in Indiana 200 years ago.

  • Derby River Fest
  • Cannelton man booked for sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY – A Tell City business owner was arrested last week on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor.

    On June 17, patrol officers with the Tell City Police Department arrested 39-year- old William J. Lillpop of 527 Saint Louis Ave., Cannelton.  Lillpop was charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, both level 5 felonies. 

  • Highway department seeks state grant

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A recent disbursement of $413,000 into the county highway department’s accounts for road repairs could be doubled. Highway Superintendent Steve Howell, who is in the process of evaluating road conditions in order to apply for a state grant, said that grant application is nearly ready to be submitted.

  • Crossroad of Caution
  • Moose picnic opens today

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual summer picnic kicks off today (Thursday) with three days of rides, games, food and a big fireworks show set for  Saturday night.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners Thursday, Friday and Saturday with help from Ladies of the Moose. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Meals will be ready Saturday around 11 a.m. and serving will continue until supplies are exhausted that evening.

  • Armory remodel relying on EDIT funds

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – It was far from a war room discussion, but plans to finance renovations at the former National Guard armory in Tell City received some much-needed support from the county commissioners. The board unanimously voted Tuesday to earmark up to $110,000 from the county’s economic-development income-tax fund for the project.

  • Troy faces issue with dust from industry parking lot

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The gravel parking lot at KK Integrated Logistics, a company that recently moved operations into Troy along Indiana 545 has residents living close by worried about the dust getting kicked up from it and into the air.

    Robert Thiery, who lives across the highway from the company said he isn’t so much worried about the outside of his car and house being covered in particulate matter as he is the inside of his lungs.