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  • Cannelton facing cash pinch in 2012

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “The last administration overran the budget,” Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said near the conclusion of a two-hour common-council meeting Monday. “Therefore, November’s ending balance for the general fund was in the red at $113,530.”

    The city’s motor-vehicle-highway fund contained only $728.71, she continued. “At the start of this new year, the general fund was $69,000 and the MVH was $692.”

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  • Black-history lecture set Feb. 28 in St. Meinrad

    ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. Joseph Perry, auxiliary bishop of Chicago, will deliver the annual black-history lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    His talk will be on “The History and Sanctity of Father Augustus Tolton.” Born into slavery in 1854, Tolton became the first American diocesan priest of African descent. The cause for his sainthood was introduced in 2010 by the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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  • Author to speak at Lincoln Day Program

    LINCOLN CITY – Robert Bray, author of the book, “Reading With Lincoln,” will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program Sunday.

    The program will begin at 2 p.m.in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City.

    The 2012 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the flag by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family.

  • Crisis Connection collects personal-care items

    JASPER – Crisis Connection Inc. is seeking donations of new unused sample or small-size personal-care items for distribution to area teens.

  • Cail joins Indiana 15 board

    FERDINAND – Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission welcomed new members to its board of directors at its annual re-organization meeting Jan. 24.

    Included was Tell City’s Chris Cail, one of seven new members on the 43-person board.

  • Chamber schedules Feb. 18 legislative luncheon

    ROCKPORT – The Spencer County Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Meet your Legislator” luncheon Saturday.

    This year’s luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at St. Nick’s Restaurant at Santa’s Lodge in Santa Claus.
    Guest legislators will be Sen. Lindel Hume, Rep. Sue Ellspermann and Rep. Ron Bacon.

    A light lunch will be provided. Reservations are required.

    To reserve a seat for the luncheon, contact Debbie Barrett at 649-2186 no later than Friday.

  • County to save juvenile detention charges

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners voted in a regular meeting Feb. 6 to employ a different company to take care of wayward juveniles for approximately $40 per day less than what the county was paying.