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  • Do I have to stop for that school bus?

    JASPER – In Indiana, August brings hot weather, the Indiana State Fair and also the start of a new school year.

    Every school year, the Indiana State Police receives numerous complaints about school-bus stop-arm violations from school corporations around the state.

    The Indiana Department of Education surveys school corporations annually for stop-arm violations on one given day, and reports those numbers to the National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services.

  • As September nears, days are numbered for seven-digit dialing

    PERRY COUNTY – Beginning Saturday, all consumers in Indiana’s 812 telephone area code should start using 10 digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls. For example, the News’ telephone number of 547-3424 should be dialed (812) 547-3424. Local calls made with seven digits will work until early September to give consumers in the 812 area ample time to adjust to the changes.

  • Officials hear about workforce efforts

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners heard at a regular meeting July 15 about recent local workforce-development efforts.

  • County signs EMS pact with Spencer County

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners approved at their July 15 regular meeting an interlocal agreement between this and Spencer County for ambulance services.

  • The bigFarmall that could(and did)

    By Vince Luecke
    Editor

    Ed Guillaume bought his grandpa’s International Super M tractor in 1963. He still has a copy of the auction bill. And he still has the tractor.

    The 1952 tractor has passed through five generations of Guillaume’s, from his grandfather, also named Ed, to his father, Hubert, to him and now to his son, Chad, and grandson, Cody.

  • IN 145 work should begin today

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation will close Indiana 145 from Interstate 64 to the town of Bristow for about one week starting today.

  • Get ready for back-to-school, Perry County

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – This week marks a busy time for the community. Along with the celebrations of Schweizer Fest will be back-to-school picnics, enrollment and registrations, book rentals, last-minute school supply shopping and for many, first-day jitters. The News hopes to make the start of the new school year smoother for students and their families by publishing helpful back-to-school information.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Are Republicans right in trying to sue President Barack Obama over his handling of the Affordable Care Act?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll, which is available below or clicking into the opinion section.

    Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section.

    Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • Perry County Community Foundation accepting grant proposals

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations. Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county.

    The foundation welcomes proposals from nonprofit organizations deemed tax-exempt under sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and from governmental agencies serving the county.

  • Local DAR chapter seeks veteran photos during Schweizer Fest

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be at the Tell City Schweizer Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 scanning photos of Perry County veterans who served in the military in all branches, including the National Guard, from the beginning of the county’s history to the present.