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Today's News

  • Fire damages home in Troy
  • Why Trump is bad for workers in America

    Two Indianapolis-based heating and air conditioning plants, Carrier and United Technologies, announced in February they will move operations to Mexico starting in 2017, taking with them 2,100 Hoosier jobs, not to mention hope for their future.

  • Shoe Sensation plans May 5 opening; names James manager

    TELL CITY – Shoe Sensation, a regional chain of name-brand family shoes stores, is excited to launch its grand opening and ribbon cutting in Tell City at 9 a.m. May 5. The first 100 customers will receive a free gift courtesy of Shoe Sensation. Customers will also be able to register to win a free pair of shoes for their entire immediate family during the first four days the store is open.

    Shoe Sensation is located in the Lincoln Park Plaza at 37 E. Highway 66.

  • Kid’s Free Fishing Derby May 21 at German Ridge Pond

    PERRY COUNTY – If you’re a kid who likes to fish, or know a kid who might, the Hoosier National Forest invites you to the 21st annual Kid’s Fishing Derby at German Ridge Pond near Rome Saturday, May 21.  The event is free and will be open to all children ages 15 and under.

    The event is located within the German Ridge Recreation Area off State Road 66. Parking will be within the campground or day use area. Employees will be onsite to assist with the parking. Participants can walk or be shuttled from the parking areas to the fishing pond.

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  • Renovations coming to JFK Pool

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A major step toward renovating John F. Kennedy Pool in Tell City was taken last week, just weeks away from the start of the summer swimming season.

    Maurice Harpenau, director of the Tell City Parks and Recreation Department, said there are several problems with the 50-year-old pool, including faulty drains, sunken concrete and a baby pool that has “not been in use for many years.”

  • County’s north poised for growth

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Rich in wooded areas comprised by the Hoosier National Forest that run along Interstate 64, aside from the scenery, there isn’t much reason for motorist to stop in Perry County. And for those living in the rural seclusion, even simple needs like milk or gas may mean an intrepid journey for supplies.

    However, countywide efforts could soon change that.

  • A Century of Memories

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Henrietta Lasher’s careworn hands deliver a powerful handshake. Her warm face matches a spunky spirit most people far younger than her wish they had. Henrietta turned 100 Monday and that has not just her neighbors along Apricot Road in a happy spirit, but children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren scattered around the nation pronouncing “Happy Birthday.” A gathering soon will celebrate the century milestone.

  • Port authority focusing on infrastructure upgrades

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Commercial transportation of goods within Perry and Spencer counties could see marked improvement if the Perry County Port Authority is successful in landing a sizable grant. The port administrators are still in the information-gathering phase but plan to submit an application for infrastructure upgrades that could be worth upward of $5 million.

  • Resolve to mow high for a healthy lawn

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I don’t worry about my lawn so much. I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs. As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”