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  • Mogan Ridge prescribed burn likely to begin next week

    TELL CITY - Rain forecast for Wednesday night and today means prescribed burning in the Mogan Ridge area of the Hoosier National Forest won't begin until next week.

    The Forest Service plans to burn about 750 acres on Mogan Ridge. Cyclical fires help maintain barrens areas that are home to unique plants.

  • Semi rolls over driver's legs

    ST. CROIX - A Louisiana man suffered broken ankles March 11 after he was run over by his tractor trailer.

    According to Indiana State Police Trooper Craig Starr, Lawrence R. Benoit, 68, of Welsh, La., was checking on his load on the side of Interstate 64 at the 79-mile marker but failed to set the brake on the truck, which started rolling and ran over the bottom half of his legs and then off the roadway.

    Police said Benoit, who was driving a 2001 Peterbuilt, was admitted to Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. Damage to the truck was estimated at $50,000.

  • Humane society wants cans

    PERRY COUNTY - The Humane Society of Perry County wants aluminum cans it can sell to raise funds for its spay-neuter program. Anyone who'd like to contribute can call Glenn Markiewicz at 547-5608.

  • Drives replenish food banks

    TELL CITY - Wal-Mart, Catholic Charities and United Way of Perry County invite community organizations, churches and businesses to help fight hunger in Perry County by organizing canned-food drives in March and April. The groups are also hosting a Can Creations Challenge for the community.

  • State launches federal stimulus Web site

    INDIANAPOLIS - The state of Indiana has launched a Web site to provide information about the federal stimulus package and use of the funds in Indiana.

    INvest.in.gov provides information about the federal legislation and has a frequently asked questions section as well as links to announcements that are made in Indiana.

  • Federal funds coming to LHDC, port authority

    PERRY COUNTY — Federal funding included in a Fiscal Year 2009 omnibus appropriations bill is on its way to Lincoln Hills Development Corp. and the Perry County Port Authority, Rep. Baron Hill's office announced last week.

    President Barack Obama signed the bill, which includes $380,000 for the Perry County Port Authority to replace two rail bridges and $95,000 for Lincoln Hills Development Corp. to complete renovations and improvements on its Main Street headquarters in Tell City.

  • Highway 37 crash claims life of 17-year-old

    ST. MARKS - A three-vehicle accident claimed the life of a Perry Central High School student Monday afternoon.

    Hannah J. Hudson, 17, died of massive injuries at the scene after her car was rear-ended on Indiana 37, spun into oncoming traffic and was struck by a tractor-trailer.

  • Network will track athletes' concussions

    TELL CITY - Dr. Gene Ress hopes no high-school athlete in Indiana will ever again be released from medical care until a physician has determined he or she is free from any danger associated with a concussion, he said Tuesday.

    A fixture on Tell City High School fields and courts, the physician is also a school-board member, and was speaking at a regular meeting of that body.

  • Fitness-program launch sends crowd to TCHS
  • Former local schools chief indicted

    PIKE COUNTY - A former superintendent of Cannelton City Schools was indicted Thursday for allegedly failing to report child abuse.

    D. John Thomas, 61, superintendent of Pike Central Schools, turned himself in to police, as did Pike Central High School Principal LeAnne Kelly, 46. Both were indicted for failing to report child abuse or neglect, a Class B misdemeanor.