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  • Troy Town Council bumps meeting to Oct. 22

    TROY – Due to scheduling conflicts, the regular monthly Troy Town Council meeting has been changed to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Town Hall.

  • Hire Technology students to present Manufacturing in the 21st Century

    TELL CITY – Manufacturing in the 21st Century will be presented by Hire Technology students at Perry Central and Tell City High Schools.

    The Perry County College Success Coalition will host the event beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Schergens Center in Tell City. An open house will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a student recognition and panel discussion from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

  • County clerks ready for impact of same-sex marriage

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney Greg Zoeller announced Monday the Supreme Court of the United States has declined to address the issue of state authority to prevent same-sex couples from legally marrying.

  • Former electric department chief Jack Joyce dies

    TELL CITY – Jack Joyce, who led the Tell City Electric Department for 21 years until his retirement in 2003, died Monday at his daughter’s home in Crown Point. He was 82.

    Joyce came to Tell City from Illinois in 1982 and worked for more than three decades in the electric utility industry. During his watch, the city’s electric utility un-derwent major changes, including the arrival of new technology and upgrades to its distribution system. Just as importantly, he helped ensure reliable power to major new users such as Waupaca Foun-dry.

  • Tell City teachers, school board agree on contract

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township Classroom Teachers Association and members of the school board have reached an agreement on a one-year contract. During a special meeting of the school board Sept. 30, which was convened for less than five minutes, board members voted to accept terms of the contract, which was finalized in the hours leading up to the meeting.

  • UPDATED: Bridge work to close State Highway 145 south of I-64 for 2-3 weeks

    UPDATE: The News received email from the Indiana Department of Transportation Thursday, after our print edition was out, saying, "This work has been rescheduled due to weather and will begin once things dry out next week."

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana 145 in northern Perry County is expected to close Friday, Oct. 10, for bridge maintenance.

    The highway will close at Sigler Creek, just south of Interstate 64’s Exit 72.

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  • Area festivals usher in fall

    Cannelton Heritage Festival set for Saturday

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Currently in its eighth year, the art fest features a full day of food, music, microbrewery and wineries, kids activities and a wide variety of musicians and artisans.

    Musicians are welcome to join in “jam sessions” on the streets in the heart of the festival for acoustic style performances.

  • Candidates discuss partisanship, other issues

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

  • Flu shots available this week

    TELL CITY – The offices of Drs. Marcrum, Bailey and Kleeman, located at 421 Seventh St., in Tell City, will host a flu-shot clinic Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9-10.

    Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with the office closed from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $35.

    For information, call 547-9663, Ext. 1.