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  • 2014 Fish of the Year not a tall tale, but a long one

    INDIANAPOLIS – As stories go, the DNR’s Fish of the Year contest is always a long one. Not in words, but in inches. That’s because annual winners are selected on the length of fish they catch and submit to the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.

    It was no different in 2014, when 78 entries resulted in 33 winners for 31 species. There were ties in two categories – bluegill and crappie.

  • Perry Central meeting offers peek into the teen brain

    LEOPOLD – Growing brains experience age-related changes in learning, memory and functions, which can make it challenging to understand why teens behave the way they do.

    Teens’ brains are mysterious, fascinating and, at times, unpredictable. Understanding the basics of how teen brains are wired broadens insights into how to relate to and support young adults. It also allows adults to have appropriate expectations for teens based on their ages and intellectual abilities.

  • Weather forces rescheduling of bridge meeting

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation has postponed until next week a scheduled public meeting on its plans to repair and repaint the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge.

    An open house and informational meeting were set for Feb. 17 but this week’s snowstorm prompted officials to reschedule the meeting for Thursday, Feb. 26. 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.

  • Tell City educators’ snow-day video a social-media chart topper

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – For probably as long as there have been schools, students have looked forward to snow days. And why not? Aside from providing a break from the norm, they can be fun – be it traipsing the hills on a sled to shoveling snow for a little extra cash.

    And don’t be fooled, adults -– AKA, big kids at heart – like snow days, too.

    Take for example a recent school closure announcement made by the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

  • 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


    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


    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




    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.