Today's News

  • Students graduate Ivy Tech’s Manufacturing Plus program

    TELL CITY – Having spent the past month immersed in learning manufacturing principles needed for 21st century jobs, seven students enrolled in Ivy Tech’s Southwest Indiana Manufacturing Plus program earned certificates of completion. During a graduation ceremony, the group provided a panel of industry human-resource and hiring managers examples of their work, with emphasis on lock-out, tag-out procedures, assembling drive motors and other common means used in warehouses and plants.

  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Oakwood
  • Lincoln artifact retraces his steps to childhood home


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  • 4-H Fair events begin Saturday

    While an opening ceremony to this year’s fair won’t happen for over a week, opening events of this year’s Perry County 4-H Fair will kick off this Saturday with a tractor show and a big tractor and truck pull in the fairgrounds arena.

    Activities Saturday will begin at 4 p.m. with the tractor show. A fashion show revue is set for 5. A kids tractor pull will begin at 6:30 and it will lead into the tractor and truck pull at 7 p.m.

  • Electric transmission line will cross river near Troy




    TROY – A new electric transmission line that will carry power between Kentucky and Indiana will cross the Ohio River near Troy before extending north along Spencer County farmland.

    That’s creating some concern from area landowners who may soon be approached by representatives of the firm charged with constructing the line seeking rights of way.

  • County’s recycling fee set to increase next year


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    TELL CITY – A measure that would bump up Perry County’s annual fee for recycling passed unanimously Thursday without public remonstrance or much discussion among board members.

    A hearing on the matter was held the previous week, when a handful of people spoke out about the increase, which will jump from $32 to $45 a year.

  • Barco takes on career coach duties

    BOONVILLE – Southern Indiana Resource Solutions Inc. has announced  that Barbara Barco recently transitioned to a Pre-Employment Transition Service Collaborative Career Coach. SIRS is one of three collaborating partners to receive a two–year pre-employment transition grant. The grant focuses on creating positive strategies for students with intellectual and other disabilities. SIRS implements the grant in Dubois, Perry, Spencer, and Warrick County School systems.

  • Virginia White receives LHDC Community Partner Award

    TELL CITY – Virginia White of Cannelton was announced as a Community Partner Award recipient by the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. during its annual meeting of the Board of Directors recently.

  • Here comes the BOOM!

    Area Fireworks shows


    The following is a list of local firework shows over the coming Independence Day holiday:

    • Derby Fireworks Show, Mulzer Park in Derby (Perry County), Saturday, July 1. Half hour past dusk.

    • Abe Lincoln Freedom Fest (Rockport), Rockport City Park, 8:45 p.m., Saturday, July 1.

    • Hancock County July 4th Celebration (Hawesville, Ky.), Vastwood Park, 9 p.m., Saturday, July 1.

  • Great Race on the Perry County Byway


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    Dozens of vintage cars passed through the county Tuesday as participants in the Hemmings Motor News’ Great Race got a first hand look at the area. Departing from Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday, 120 cars revved from the starting line there in route to Traverse City, Mich. The end goal, a lasting memory of cross-county adventure and a shot at the $50,000 purse grand prize.