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Today's News

  • County may be on the hook for Deer Lake

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TOBIN TOWNSHIP – A lake that has protected farmland, homes, roads and bridges from flooding for 34 years could cost the county a lot of money in coming years as local leaders work to remove a high-hazard designation on the reservoir’s dam.

    Deer Lake is located in Tobin Township and was completed in 1981. It was a project undertaken with federal money by the Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area, the first RC&D in the nation.

  • City water board hopes cash balances increase

    By BEN GLENN AND VINCE LUECKE
    Perry County News

    TELL CITY – Year-end expenses and capital improvements shrank the cash balance of the Tell City water utility as 2014 came to an end but board members who reviewed numbers and a year-end report Jan. 20 hope the new year brings better cash flows.

    The department had a cash balance of $194,768 as of Dec. 31, down from $244,078 Dec. 1. In comparison, the department began the year with $285,045 in the bank.

  • Congratulations for milestone

    Perry Central senior guard Brittany Parker hugs her mom, Crystal Parker, as her father, Richard Parker, looks on after Brittany scored her 1,000th career point in girls basketball for the Commodores in their game Tuesday against Rock Creek.

    Parker was presented the game ball for her feat. The Commodores won the game 70-14.

  • Perry Central robotics team excited about success Commodores’ System Overload group preparing for state competition

    By VINCE LUECKE

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s robotics team may be relatively new to competitions like the one it entered earlier this month, but that doesn’t mean its members aren’t successful.

    The team of seventh- and eighth-graders is called System Overload and is Perry Central’s FIRST tech challenge robotics team.

    FIRST is an acronym, which means “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.”

  • School speaker to deliver ‘laughtime’ experience

    TELL CITY – Kevin Wanzer jokes he has been going to high school for more than 20 years. His hair is, well, not the same. His “Saturday Night Fever” cassette tape is worn out, and his prom tux recently asked to be retired.

  • TC police cars equipped with defibrillators

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing with Tell City police officers, Roger Smith, Lt. Alan Malone, Chief Greg Hendershot and Derrick Lawalin, and new automated external defibrillators purchased by the city with a recently donation.

    As the News reported last year, a gift from the Edgar and Roberta Mulzer Foundation Inc. was used to purchase 12 AEDs. Compact enough to fit into cases easily fitting into the trunks of squad cars, they can be used to help restart the hearts of people suffering sudden cardiac arrest. City officers will carry the AEDs in their squad cars.

  • Indiana and feds come to terms on Medicaid expansion

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday the state has received approval from the federal government to use an updated version of the consumer-driven Healthy Indiana Plan, known as HIP 2.0 to offer access to quality health care to 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers in lieu of traditional Medicaid.

    The Family and Social Services Administration will begin taking applications immediately, and coverage will begin Feb. 1.

  • Indiana to launch news resource website Just IN

    INDIANAPOLIS – The state of Indiana will launch “Just IN,” a one-stop-shop news resource website that will house press releases from the governor, lieutenant governor and the agencies they lead.

    Currently, Indiana’s executive agencies send out press releases and then post them on the state’s calendar page, found at www.in.gov/calendar. With Just IN, this process will not change. Instead, the website will offer the same service to the public and to the media, with a new, streamlined look.

  • VP Biden visits Luce Elementary!

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer

    SPENCER COUNTY – Vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit to Luce Elementary School Tuesday afternoon on his way back to Evansville after attending the funeral of a colleague.

    Biden traveled to Owensboro, Ky., by way of Reo on his way to attend the funeral of the late Sen. Wendell H. Ford, who passed away Jan. 22, at the age of 90. The modified Boeing 757 airplane designated “Air Force Two” carrying the vice president arrived at Tri-State Aero in Evansville around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

  • FOP lodge sponsors Shop with a Cop

    Members of Perry County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 took 21 children to purchase clothing, shoes, coats, toys and bikes. Children taking part in the December event, held at Tell City’s Wal-Mart, also received pictures with Santa and a meal.

    Area businesses and individuals who donated money or food for the event included Ralph Boerste, Dean Boerste, Duane Goffinet, Brett Lutgring, Sheldon and Linda Goffinet, Jerred Epple, John Voges, Tim Bartholomew, Wal-Mart, Chicago’s Pizza, Thomas Glass & More, Valley Supply and Southern Indiana Power.