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  • A honey of a hive
  • Farmers market vouchers available for qualifying seniors

    PERRY COUNTY – The Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program is again available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of Lincoln Hills Development Corp. through its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program. The program will provide $2,400 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 120 low-income households in Perry County. 

  • Assistant police chief stepping down

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – John Allen, who has served as Tell City’s assistant police chief since 2008, stepped down from his leadership position last week. He will stay with the police department and will work as a patrol officer.

    Allen cited personal reasons for the resignation in an email to co-workers. He said he will continue to assist Chief Greg Hendershot with some administrative duties but will primarily work as a patrol officer, a position he held for most of his law enforcement career.

  • Sharing the season’s bounty

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY -– The array of items available at the Tell City Depot farmer markets are as varied as the reasons why people attend. Starting its second month in the 2015 season, local growers and artisans feature their wares in hopes of not only earning a little extras cash, but to share their bountiful supplies, trade secrets they have for maintaining successful gardens and, sometimes, just to relay stories between family and friends.

  • Too much rain hurting crops

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

    PERRY COUNTY – Hoosiers are heading into a far wetter and cooler-than-usual summer thus far, courtesy of the torrential rains that drenched the state throughout June. While this may be a welcome reprieve for many vacationers, area farmers are left with little recourse but to hope for the best as their flooded crops struggle to survive.

  • Saturday night beatin’ and bangin’
  • Anderson files for Cannelton mayor

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – As a lifelong resident of Cannelton, Mike Anderson remembers when his hometown was a healthy, bustling community of commerce and civic life. Some of that has faded but Anderson said he plans to push his vision for Cannelton’s renewal as a candidate for mayor.

  • Fair royalty
  • Stores set to close in Troy, Derby

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY -– Two small community groceries, on opposite ends of the county, have closed their doors. Tuesday, June 30, marked the last days of operation for Mick’s Market in Troy, as well as the Derby General Store.

  • Tobinsport Cemetery to undergo restoration

    TOBINSPORT – Plans are being made to begin a major restoration project on the Lamb and Simons cemeteries, located in Tobinsport. 

    The project will begin with cleaning of old tombstones and resetting those that need it. 

    A meeting will be held at 1 p.m  Saturday, July 4, at Tobinsport Methodist Church in the basement, to further discuss the project, schedule work dates and make plans to obtain needed supplies. 

    Anyone interested is invited to attend.