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  • Museum program to resurrect voices of the past

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Museum along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host a Voices of Perry County Oct. 22-23.  The program will provide a unique experience to audiences by telling the stories of Perry County citizens who framed our history.  Each township in

    The event will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 and from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23.

  • Candidates for surveyor square off in Tell City


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    TELL CITY – During the forum held Oct. 5, incumbent Perry County Surveyor Zach DeSpain and his rival, David Lynch, spoke to a packed house at the The Tell City Depot.

    In his opening statements, DeSpain mentioned that he was born and raised in Perry County as well as his surveying degree from Vincennes University.

  • Great Grocery Grab coming Wednesday

    Perhaps the fasted shopping spree in the history of Tell City will take place at noon this Wednesday at Nobel’s IGA. At 12:01 p.m. it will be over.

    That’s when the winner of the Great Grocery Grab is chosen and will have 60 seconds to dash down the aisles and fill their cart with as many groceries as they can. They will take home everything they collect.

  • TC schools’ insurance rates spur wellness discussions


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    TELL CITY – Atop a short list of goals Tell City-Troy Township Schools hopes to achieve in the near future is addition of a health and wellness clinic for its employees. In just the beginning stages of determining feasibility toward funding such a venture, the school board received a broad overview Tuesday of how implementation could affect insurance rates, out-of-pocket expenses for workers and reductions in the amount spent on prescription medications.

  • District 74 hopefuls pledge collaboration


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    LEOPOLD – Continuing from last issue’s summary of last week’s District 74 forum at Perry Central Tuesday, Oct. 4, the following represents a summary of the second half of the event. Democrat Larry Kleeman and Republican Lloyd Arnold fielded several questions throughout the evening focusing on issues important to the rural communities that dominate the district.

  • Candidate forum generates debate on TIF merits


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    TELL CITY – Quality of life pertaining to those living in Perry County were a common theme that seemingly bound county council candidates as each fielded questions during Wednesday evening’s political forum. However, there were contrasts in individual views about how the county could do better on that front, and how tax money could be better spent, especially as it pertains to the economic benefits and impacts of tax increment financing.

  • Cannelton hosts bicentennial parade
  • Hospital scheduling for open enrollment in health exchange beginning Nov. 1

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will begin open enrollment for Health Exchange beginning Nov. 1 through Jan. 31, 2017.

    Two certified Indiana navigators will be available to the community free of charge. Health exchange is a government-regulated marketplace of insurance plans with different levels of coverage, offered to individuals and families without health care or to small companies.

  • Museum fundraiser Oct. 22-23

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Museum, along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host a Voices of Perry County program Oct. 22-23. 

    Each township in Perry County has its own voice and story to tell. Audiences will experience the voices from the past speak, in their own words, of the life they lived.

    The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at the museum from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • Cannelton, Bristow next stops on fall tour


    Staff Writer


    The green leaves still hanging firmly to trees belies the fact summer ended several weeks ago. Signifying the arrival of the new season, along with the return to more traditional seasonal temperatures in the mid-60s, the annual Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour will be in full swing this weekend with events in Cannelton and Bristow.