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  • Southern Indiana Power continues repair efforts

    Editor's Note: Southern Indiana Power issued the following news release Wednesday updating its efforts to restore power to customers impacted by this week's storm.

    TELL CITY — Approximately 6,600 Southern Indiana Power members remained without power as of noon Wednesday. Due to widespread damage to lines in surrounding counties, other contract crews have joined forces with us working around the clock in an effort to restore power to members as quickly and safely as possible.  

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  • Emergency loans available

    PERRY COUNTY – Operators of family farms who suffered losses from extreme weather may be eligible for emergency loans through the Farm Service Agency office in Corydon.

    Farmers in Perry and Spencer counties may be eligible if they felt impacts of dry weather beginning June 1 or from storms and flooding that took place Sept. 12 through Oct. 6.

  • Wage-committee meeting scheduled Feb. 17

    TELL CITY – A common-construction wage committee meeting for renovations planned at Tell City High School will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the school corporation's administrative office.

  • County council postpones meeting

    A county-council meeting scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29, has been postponed, according to County Auditor Connie Berger.

    She said the meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3. The council meets in the commissioners room at the county courthouse.

  • Bills propose school mergers

    PERRY COUNTY – A bill introduced into the Indiana General Assembly Thursday would, if enacted, force any school with a student population of less than 500 to consolidate with another in the same county, threatening an independence Cannelton City Schools has fought to maintain.

    Bolstered by recommendations from a committee on local-government reform he formed in 2007, Gov. Mitch Daniels has been urging the consolidation of schools as a method of saving public funds.

  • Nord presentation canceled

    TELL CITY – A presentation by speaker Keith Nord scheduled for today at Tell City High School has been canceled. Renaissance sponsor Amy Kehl said it was canceled because of the incoming weather and they are trying to reschedule the event.

     

  • SWCD annual meeting postponed to Feb. 3

    BRISTOW – Wintry weather has caused the postponement of Tuesday evening’s annual meeting in Bristow of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District. The meeting has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Bristow Community Center.

     

  • Girl Scout Cookies not affected by peanut-butter salmonella warning

    NEW YORK – Neither of the two licensed bakers affiliated with producing Girl Scout cookies, ABC Interbake or Little Brownie Bakers, get their peanut butter from the supplier involved in current peanut-butter warnings.

    The Food and Drug Administration and other regulatory agencies have indicated that Peanut Corporation of America is the focus of their investigation concerning a recent salmonella outbreak thought to be caused by tainted peanut butter.

    The company does not supply peanut butter used in any variety of Girl Scout cookies.

  • Waupaca shedding 120 jobs

    TELL CITY – ThyssenKrupp Waupaca is eliminating 120 jobs as demand for the cars and trucks built with the parts made at its Tell City foundry shrinks amid the national economic slowdown.

    Personnel Manager Ed Zellers said the cuts were announced Thursday morning and will affect approximately 120 employees. Like other automotive-related suppliers, Waupaca is coping with declining demand for brake drums, disc brakes and the range of other products it produces for the automotive, truck and agricultural markets.