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  • City gets another $105,150 for neighborhood stabilization

    TELL CITY - The new year brings more grant funds into Tell City. Mayor Barbara Ewing announced last Monday that the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority had awarded the city another $105,150 for its Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The money will be added to a $1,875,350 grant awarded last year for the city to purchase abandoned, vacant or foreclosed properties.

  • Stilwell-sponsored bill would help port authority

    TELL CITY - A federal-government challenge that the Perry County Port Authority is not a political subdivision of the state led to legislation approved in the Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday.

    Officers of the local port approached Rep. Russ Stilwell last year asking for his help to change existing laws covering the port, he said in a news release issued Thursday. In response, he co-authored House Bill 1076, which would authorize local port authorities to borrow money.

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  • Arts grant workshop set for Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Jasper Community Arts Commission, in its role as regional partner to the Indiana arts commission, will offer applications for arts funding for the coming year.  

    The Regional Arts Partnership provides re-granting of public funds for the purpose of supporting arts organizations and the arts activities of other public and nonprofit organizations within Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange and Perry counties, known as Region 11.

  • Local students to participate in Jump Rope For Heart

    TELL CITY - Students at William Tell Elementary in second through fifth grades are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, the nation's No.1 and No. 3 killers, respectively. Students will participate in Jump Rope For Heart Feb. 16 as a community-service project.

    Students will jump rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs, while learning about building a heart-healthy lifestyle.

  • Mighty ice falls

    Bill and Glenda Gibson provided The News this photo of a massive ice fall near Branchville. Water flowing over stone cliffs in the area froze to create the wintry spectacle.

  • Soil-and-water district reorganizes

    CANNELTON - The board of supervisors of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District have elected officers for 2010. Randy Rennie was re-elected chairman, with Ronnie James vice chairman and Brad Harth, secretary. Darlene Fischer, the district's coordinator, will also serve as district treasurer.

  • INDOT provides funds for River Road turnoff

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Department of Transportation has authorized $405,600 in funding for the addition of turn lanes to Indiana 66 for access to River Road, according to local officials and Cher Goodwin, spokeswoman for INDOT.

  • Road work planned in rec areas

    TELL CITY - Roads serving several recreation areas in the Hoosier National Forest will be closed in coming weeks and months while culverts are replaced and repair work completed. Affected will be Buzzard Roost Road, German Ridge Campground Road and Tipsaw Lake Road.

    "Winter months, while recreation use is light, are a good time to maintain the roads in our recreation areas, but weather makes it hard to estimate how long a project will take," District Ranger Anne Carey said.

  • Reaching High