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  • Farewell to 2015

    New hospital opens to rave reviews

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    After a decade of planning and nearly two years of construction, the community rejoiced in May as the county’s new state-of-the-art hospital opened.

    In what appeared to be a seamless transition, about a dozen patients made the move by ambulance from the 65-year-old hospital off Indiana 66 to its new counterpart a few miles away on Indiana 237.

    Zelma Fuchs was the first to be wheeled through the emergency-room doors as hospital staff clapped.

  • Bicentennial flag raised at county courthouse
  • Enroll in 4-H by Jan. 15

    PERRY COUNTY – Don’t miss out on any of the fun opportunities that 4-H offers! 4-H members learn life skills such as responsibility, time management, problem-solving and communication while completing fun, hands-on projects and activities.

    4-H is the largest non-formal educational program in the country. Over 60 projects are available with something to suit everyone’s interests. Many projects can be completed for under $10.

    If you haven’t already enrolled in 4-H for 2016, act quickly. Online enrollment closes statewide on January 15.

  • Police: Car held active drug lab

    TELL CITY –  A tip about possible illegal drug activity led to the arrest of a Tell City man Tuesday on several charges.

    According to Tell City Police Department Detective Roger Smith, officers learned illegal drug activity might be taking place at the Knights Inn Motel, located at 17 E. Indiana 66 in Tell City.

     Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle leaving the motel and identified the driver as 33-year-old Wesley A. Hammack.  Officers said Hammack was in possession of illegal drugs and drug making materials inside his vehicle.

  • Grateful community says thank you to retiring mayor

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing will cap a 31-year career as a public servant this week, spending her last hours in office saying farewell to co-workers and department heads – and helping the man who will succeed her Friday as mayor.

  • CVB seeks names for torch relay

    PERRY COUNTY – Betty Cash, director of the county’s convention and visitors bureau, is encouraging Perry Countians to nominate people for a 2016 torch relay that will be one of the cornerstones of the state’s bicentennial celebration.

    “We have had a few names submitted but we want everyone to know there is still time to offer suggestions for men and women they would like to see accompany the torch when it comes through Perry County,” Cash said.

  • Kiwanis Club builds on a tradition of helping others
  • Ornament project

    Tell City Leprechauns 4-H Club made Christmas ornaments as their December service project. Ornaments were donated to Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City. From the left are  Billy Seifert, Xavier Knight and Dean Knight. In the back are

    Niccole Bailey and Hope Knight.

  • Man jailed after Wednesday morning Pursuit
  • Holiday World celebrates 210 years of service

    SANTA CLAUS – Fourteen employees at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari were recently honored for their many years of service with the world’s first theme park.