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  • Ruptured water line leaves big mess on 23rd Street

    TELL CITY – A ruptured 6-inch water main under 23rd Street in Tell City tore apart tons of asphalt and an undetermined amount of the street’s base early Tuesday.

    The break was within 25 feet of a similar rupture in the fall of 2014. As happened then, the force of the water heaved up asphalt from one side of the street to the other. About half a block of the street will needed to be repaved this spring.

  • County highway chief seeks worker raises

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Workers at the county highway garage could see a 3-percent stipend to their current hourly wages. While highway personnel were excluded from raises when the county council prepared the 2017 budget, department superintendent Steve Howell was adamant in speaking up for his staff.

  • Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch hopes to bring state to ‘next level’

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    CHRISNEY – Indiana’s new Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch was the keynote speaker at Lincolnland Economic Development Corp.’s annual meeting and luncheon at the Spencer County Community Center Friday afternoon. This event gave board members and partners of LEDC a chance to come together and prepare for another year of work promoting economic growth. Crouch also used the venue to highlight the state’s ambitions as she starts her term alongside Gov. Eric Holcomb.

  • State to boost grassland and pollinator habitats

    Songbirds, gamebirds, butterflies and bees are among the many animals that will benefit from a new DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife program to improve grassland and pollinator habitat.

    The program is called CORRIDORS, an acronym for Conservation on Rivers and Roadways Intended to Develop Opportunities for Resources and Species.

  • Finally, it’s official: We’re Hoosiers

    This article first appeared in the (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel.

     

    Who says bipartisanship is dead? Indiana Sens. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, and Dan Coats, a Republican, got together and actually enthusiastically agreed on something. They were sick and tired of the federal government calling residents of this state “Indianans,” a name that positively sticks on the tongue, instead of “Hoosiers,” the way God intended.

  • “Strange Inheritance” putting area’s Lincoln legacy in the limelight

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    SPENCER COUNTY – A Spencer County relic belonging to its most famous resident will be the subject of the Friday, Jan. 20, premier of “Strange Inheritance” on Fox Business Channel, which will first air at 9 p.m.

  • Troy Utilities to look into purchasing new truck

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – The Troy Utilities Department will soon hunt for a new pickup truck to replace the oldest one in the fleet.

    Bernard “Pudder” Linne told board members at the regular board meeting Wednesday, the 1997 Dodge currently used by Troy Utilities Department is in need of service. The tires are “shot,” as Linne put it, and it is in need of an engine tune up.

  • A day of giving, Foundation provides $34,000 to nonprofits

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Community Foundation awarded community grants provided by donors during the 2017 Winter Grant Breakfast held Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. At the breakfast, community organizations received $34,506 in community good and field of interest grants.

    Foundation grant committee members welcomed special guests, including those who created funds addressing particular needs. Some of those fund founders were present to distribute the checks and explain why they created their fund.

  • Harmonies vexed, Charms a doomed band

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When people think of band breakups, the typical examples of the infighting and turmoil that dissolved such prolific acts as the Beatles or Guns’N’Roses generally come to mind. The scope is hardly ever narrowed to see that these same issues, or more or less serious ones, can plague local, independent musicians too.

  • Ethics on Notice!

    TELL CITY – With the welcoming in of the New Year, local businesses can support a community-wide initiative to promote what it means to be a productive citizen. As such, the Perry County College Success Coalition would like to introduce its newest project – The Work Ethic Campaign.