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  • Perry-Spencer Crop Day coming to Fulda March 6

    FULDA – The 2012 Perry-Spencer Crop Day will begin at 6 p.m. March 6 at the Fulda Sportsman Club. Topics include herbicide-resistance issues and ways to prevent and identify resistance problems, as well as bulk storage of pesticides.

    Speakers will include Travis Legleiter, a weed science program specialist from Purdue University; Richard Baylis from Opti-Crop and Purdue extension educators.

  • Work begins toward floodwall certification

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s board of public works and safety and common council approved in a regular meeting Feb. 13 a contract with Cole Engineering Solutions of Cold Spring, Ky., to certify the city’s flood wall.

  • Cannelton sports great Hafele dies

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Joe Hafele, the only person to win basketball sectionals for Cannelton as a player and coach, died Monday at age 83.

    A 1946 Cannelton graduate, Hafele led the Bulldogs to a basketball sectional title his senior year.

    He scored a team-high 13 points as the Bulldogs lost to Evansville Central 36-32 in the Evansville regional that year. Central won on two controversial baskets late, one after the ball hit a ceiling support and one after a horn sounded at the scorer’s bench.

  • Tobinsport man flown from accident scene
  • PCDC chief outlines economic progress

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The chairman of the board of directors for the Perry County Development Corp. expressed pride Feb. 16 in that organization’s contributions to the county’s quality of life.

    Saying he’s been involved for more than 30 years in private and public service that has featured a number of high-profile public-awareness and economic-development efforts, Clay Ewing said he appreciated opportunities he’s had to help shape the county, interact with its businesses and have input to job creation.

  • County planning, zoning in crisis

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – In a sometimes tense meeting Tuesday, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to hire a new administrator to fill the shoes of Jim Gogel, who resigned Feb. 13. But the decision came only after the group’s president took aim at budget cuts he said left any administrator far too little to work with.

    Hubert Voges Jr., who served for many years as director of Tell City’s zoning office, was hired to work the 15 hours allowed under the part-time position. He will be paid $11 per hour.

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  • Cannelton PD solves pair of thefts

    CANNELTON – After months of investigation, the Cannelton Police Department recently arrested two men who reportedly took items out of vehicles at Aubrey Used Car Sales in Cannelton back in May 2011.

    According to officers, The Cannelton Police Department was able to obtain a search warrant for a truck where it was believed one of these items were located. According to Officer Micah Jackson, initial charges include conversion, false reporting and possession of stolen property. The two suspects were juveniles when the crimes took place. Formal charges are pending.

  • Ivy Tech offering financial aid help

    TELL CITY – Ivy Tech Community College’s Tell City Campus will hold its annual computer sessions for students and parents to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Tuesday and Feb. 28.

    The sessions are free and open to the public. Participants need not be Ivy Tech Community College students. Anyone planning to attend any college is welcome. Participants will use computers to complete the FAFSA with the help of a financial aid expert.

  • Hometown Competitiveness update coming Tuesday; public welcome

    TELL CITY – Representatives of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness Program will share updates and solicit public participation for upcoming projects during a meeting Tuesday.

    The HTC steering committee will outline the findings of the first phase of the county-wide program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Schergens Center.

    The Perry County HTC program is active in five areas, which it calls pillars: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, “Leave a Local Legacy” and rural families; economic success.