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  • Residents not as healthy as they feel


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – When it comes to overall health, Perry County weighs in middle of the pack. In the overall rankings for Indiana, Perry county residents ranked number 41 of the 92 counties in how they assess their own health.

    Annual health rankings for individual counties in the U.S., tabulated by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, were released this March.

  • Troy won’t receive grant for water upgrades




    TROY – The town of Troy will not receive a federal grant for upcoming improvements to its water system but will instead benefit from a low interest rate over 40 years for financing the estimated $2 million project.

    That means residents who rely on Troy for water will see what could be up to a 67 percent water rate increase. The first phase of the increase, of 35.67 percent, was approved by the council last month.

  • Advocating access to dental care in rural America


    Access to dental care is a serious and worsening health problem in rural America. But now many states are beginning to enact legislation that could ease the pain.

  • Citizens voice concerns over impact of coal-to-diesel plant




    DALE – There was standing room only at the Dale Town Council meeting Tuesday, March 13 as concerned citizens, who have formed the Spencer County Citizens for Quality of Life, members of Valley Watch and citizens around the Dale area came to discuss their concerns on the proposed coal-to-diesel plant. The Spencer County Citizens for Quality of Life’s website can be found at www.noc2d.com.

  • Applicants sought for youth turkey hunts


    INDIANA -- Youth hunters can apply for reserved turkey hunts during the special youth wild turkey hunting season, April 21 and 22, on selected DNR properties.

    Youth hunters must be younger than age 18 on the day of the hunt.

  • County’s property-tax bills arriving soon


    PERRY COUNTY – In another sure sign of spring, tax bills for Perry County property owners’ will be arriving in mailboxes the first week of April. The scheduled mail date is April 2.

    The first installment of 2018 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 13. The tax bills mailed in April includes coupons for the May and November payments, and this will be the only bill property owners will receive in 2018.

  • Jumping into spring

    TELL CITY – Tell City sophomore Davis Tran practices the long jump during the Marksmen’s track practice Monday morning. The team took advantage of the only good weather so far this week to get in a good outdoor practice Monday. The Marksmen will open their season at home against Jasper, March 29.

  • Sheriff’s department’s Poehlein completes leadership course


    INDIANAPOLIS –Recently at the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association Winter Conference, Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark S. Poehlein was recognized for being among the first deputies in the state to complete the International Academy of Public Safety Leadership Development Program.

  • New security coming to Cannelton schools

    CANNELTON – Several moves and improvements at Cannelton schools are planned for surrounding grounds and buildings.