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  • Swearing to serve and protect
  • Indiana health-insurance marketplace ready for window shopping

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS – The open enrollment period for Indiana’s federally run health-insurance marketplace will begin Saturday, Nov. 15, but those seeking health coverage can browse www.healthcare.gov to research available plans. Even those who currently have insurance may want to take time to see if better options are available this year.

  • Catholic Charities marks Adoption Awareness Month

    TELL CITY – November is Adoption Awareness Month and Catholic Charities’ Tell City Deanery is again raising local awareness of adoption opportunities within the community.

    A local-leader luncheon was held Nov. 5 at Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall. People who are often the first to encounter people dealing with unintended pregnancies were invited. Emily Baumann, an adoption specialist at St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities New Albany, was the presenter.

  • Cannelton Halloween masquerade winners announced

    CANNELTON – Winners have been announced in the masquerade contest held in conjunction with Cannelton’s elementary school Parent-Teacher Organization’s fall festival held Oct. 23.

    Ages 5 and Younger: Thomas Gagliardi, Nora Lawson, Phoebe Ford

    Ages 6-8: Kiera Woodrum, Makayla Hulse, Jason Lawson

    Ages 9-11: Shilah McMahan, Nevaeh Young, Dylan Coleman

    Ages 12 and older: Stephanie Hall, Harley Harding, Chloe Davis, Mackenzie Reed, Sydnei Parrott, David Reed, Hannah McMahan, Caressa Sloss

  • Band leader thanks donor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Band Director Andrea Clark wants to express appreciation to a mysterious benefactor.

    “Yesterday after the Veteran’s Day program,” she said in a message emailed to the News Wednesday, “I found a Post-it note on my desk attached to $500.  It said ‘4 PC Band.’ I have no idea who it’s from, but I am assuming it was a veteran. I would like to thank them.”

  • Wellness activities will be offered at Tell City Junior-Senior High School

    TELL CITY – The following wellness activities are available free of charge at Tell City Junior-Senior High School through a Welborn Healthy, Energetic, Ready, Outstanding, Enthusiastic Schools grant during November. They are open to the community.

    Activities will take place either in the auditorium or Room 612 and will be offered from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

    • Tuesday, Nov. 18, Cardio-strength circuit, auditorium

    • Wednesday, Nov. 19, circuit training, Room 612

    • Tuesday, Nov. 25, cardio-strength circuit, auditorium

  • Commissioners discuss insurance changes, rates

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County is in compliance with some requirements of the Affordable Care Act, the county commissioners learned at a regular meeting Nov. 3, but they needed to fix some, according to Cathy Dunn of Dunn and Associates benefits administrators of Columbus.

    County Auditor Connie Berger had asked her, she told the county legislators, “are we in compliance? Have we done everything we’re supposed to? Where are we on health-care reform?”

  • Officials approve financing offer for truck

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s parks and recreation director told the county commissioners at their regular meeting Nov. 3 the best deal he could find on a vehicle was a 2015 four-wheel-drive Dodge pickup offered at $25,557 by the Sternberg Chrysler dealership in Jasper.

  • Judge recuses herself from pending grand jury

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet has recused herself from a pending grand jury that will investigate potential wrongdoing surrounding the death of a woman in the county’s detention center.

    In an order signed Oct. 28, the day after the court was petitioned to convene the grand jury, Goffinet signed an order seeking a change of judge. In it, Goffinet said the Indiana Supreme Court would be asked to name a new judge.

  • Wild night in Cannelton

    Heads were banged, fists thrown and tempers flared Saturday as New Focus Wrestling invaded the Cannelton Community Center.

    Fans of professional wrestling filled rows of chairs around the ring for five bouts. Wrestlers included local grapplers “Pretty Boy” A.J. Riley and “The Xtreme Machine” Johnny Bangkok. Also taking part was wrestling legend Tracy Smothers.

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