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  • Cannelton pupil earns national essay award

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton student earned a national award for an essay he wrote about why Myers Grade School is unique.

    “I was surprised and happy,” Ethan Melton, now a sixth-grader at Cannelton Junior-Senior High School, said Friday. He learned Thursday he had a certified letter at the post office, and his mom, second-grade teacher Laura Melton, said even though his father offered a ride, he couldn’t wait to go pick it up. He rode his bike, instead.

  • A cut above: Troy’s barber retiring after six decades

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    It’s Monday morning and Bill Feldpausch is working on a head of hair. It’s one of countless thousands of haircuts the Troy barber has delivered over a career spanning more than six decades. He’s cut hair here and there, Troy and St. Meinrad, as well as Milwaukee and West Palm Beach. He’s even kept the locks of navy sailors in check in the frigid North Atlantic. Bill Feldpausch has cut hair most of his life ... and like all barbers, spun a lifetime of stories.

  • Board considers $2.4 million schools budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A proposed budget Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman presented to school-board members for their Aug. 18 regular meeting is “very similar to last year’s,” he told them, and includes tax revenue approved by the school district’s voters “last year, (but) which the state did not give us.”

  • Operation Round Up grant applications now available from Southern Indiana Power

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects, according to organizers.      

    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications from now until Sept. 15. Disbursement will take place in October.    

  • PCMH receives American Diabetes Association recognition

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital received an on-site audit May 9 from the American Diabetes Association in reference to the Diabetes Self-Management Program. The auditors reported to the Decision Subcommittee of the Education Program Recognition Committee May 24 recommending that the program continues with recognition.

  • Man nabbed early Friday after breaking into CVS

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man who allegedly broke into Tell City’s CVS pharmacy to steal prescription medication didn’t get far early Friday after police thwarted his getaway and found him hiding a short distance from the store.

    According to Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith, dispatchers received a call at 12:27 a.m. from an alarm company reporting a burglary at the store at 225 N. 12th St.

  • Indiana 66 re-opened (Corrected)

    SPENCER COUNTY - Indiana 66 has been re-opened, according to an announcement at approximately 1:20 p.m. Friday from the Spencer County Sherrif's Department dispatch center.

    The road was closed in late April due to a landslide 7.4 miles east of U.S. 231, with traffic diverted to that highway and Indiana 70.

    (When originally posted, the Tell City Police Department dispatch center was erroneously cited as the source of the information.)

  • When it comes to making fine wine, family doesn’t ‘monkey’ around

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Most Spencer County farmers won’t begin harvesting their fields of corn and soybeans for a couple of months, but one Spencer County farm family is set to bring in their own bumper crop – of grapes – in coming days and weeks.

    Welcome to Monkey Hollow Winery, where the tons of fruit hand-picked from the vineyard on gently sloping hills will be transformed by members of the Hedinger family into some of the state’s best wines.

  • ‘American Cousin’ takes to the stage

    LINCOLN CITY – The second and final weekend of “Our American Cousin” will be presented Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Amphitheatre.

    “Our American Cousin” is a three-act farcical comedy about an American, Asa Trenchard, sailing to England to claim his inheritance from his English relatives.

    The lead characters include Shane Denu of Jasper playing Asa Trenchard, Gretchen Ross of Evansville playing Florence Trenchard, and Charlie Finecy of Santa Claus playing Lord Dundreary.

    Linda Simpson of Tell City is also in the cast.

  • INDOT to share details on Deer Creek bridge plans

    ROCKY POINT – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public hearing in Cannelton Sept. 1 on an upcoming bridge project in Tobin Township.

    The meeting on what INDOT is labeling the Indiana 66 Deer Creek Bridge Project will begin at 6 p.m. in the Cannelton City Hall Council Room.

    The public is invited to review plans and ask questions on the bridge-replacement project, which will affect the intersection of Indiana 66 and Indiana 166 at Rocky Point.