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  • Winter storms can be deceptive killers

    Home is the safest place to be, but do you know what to do if stranded outdoors?

    The mercury flirted with 70 degrees this week, making for an abnormally warm early-January week. Winter has been mild thus far, but conditions can change quickly and plenty of winter lies ahead. While no one can accurately predict what mid- and late-winter will deliver, it's wise to be prepared. Other areas of the state have felt winter's wrath and southern Indiana could be next.

  • New Cannelton mayor makes appointments

    Adam Goffinet elected council president

    CANNELTON - The first Cannelton Common Council meeting for a new mayor and mostly-new council Monday brought some routine actions in addition to animated discussion about fire-department positions (see story, this edition).

    Assuming seats as a result of November elections, Lynn Fulkerson, Adam Goffinet, Kim Nugent and John Young III joined incumbent Louis "Snooks" Scarboro at the council table with incoming Mayor Morris "Smokey" Graves and new Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth.

  • Sunny but still cold

    The noontime sun silhouettes the Christ of the Ohio Statue in Troy Thursday. The new year brought a return to wintertime conditions, including temperatures that reached as low as 10 degrees in some areas. Conditions were forecast to warm over the weekend with showers. Light rain is also possible today.

  • Bereavement support group now forming

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities of Tell City will sponsor a bereavement support group for those struggling with the loss of loved ones.

    Sessions will begin Wednesday, Jan. 16, and continue for six weeks. Two groups will be held, one in Tell City and one in St. Meinrad. Space is limited and registration is required.

    Contact Joan Hess at Catholic Charities 547-0903 for more information or to register.

  • School hosting financial-aid workshop

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 pm in the high school library for all high school seniors and their parents.

    All seniors who will attend any post-secondary schools are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA even if they do not believe they will qualify for federal or state aid. Please contact Jody French for more information at 843-5121.

  • Social Security rep visiting Wednesday

    TELL CITY - A representative of the Social Security Administration will be at City Hall in Tell City 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday to help residents with issues related to Social Security benefits.

    Future visits are planned for Feb. 13 and March 12 at the same location and times.

    The toll-free Social Security Administration telephone number is (800) 772-1213. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • County's jobless rate rises slightly during November

    TELL CITY - Perry County's unemployment rate climbed by four-tenths of a percent in November, with an estimated 4 percent of the county's work force unemployed, up from the previous month but below the statewide average of 4.4 percent.

    October's jobless rate stood at 3.6 percent.

    The county's jobless rate ranked it 67th among the state's 92 counties.

    Spencer County also had a 4-percent unemployment rate during the month. Crawford County's jobless rate stood at 5.5 percent.

  • Have the winter blues? If so, you're not alone

    TELL CITY - If you are feeling blue this winter, you are not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 20 million Americans suffer from a depressive disorder each year. In fact, depression affects people of all ages and income levels.

  • Community foundation announces opportunities

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Kress, chairman of the Perry County Community Foundation's board of directors, has announced that scholarship opportunities are available through the foundation's Community Scholarship Program and the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship program.

    The program is made up of 25 scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements, created by donors to provide Perry County students with opportunities for advanced education.

  • Taking wing

    A large red-tailed hawk sails past tree branches last week. The majestic birds can often be seen perched on limbs or even utility lines, sunning themselves and looking for prey.