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Today's News

  • Biting into future careers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A few Hancock County Middle School students from Mrs. Charlena Williams’ job skills class received an up-close and personal look at the dentistry field. The group of five teens toured Thursday the offices of Rudolph Family Dentistry.

  • Perry Central grad is Air Force’s Cadet of the Year

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – How is John “Levi” Hilgenhold doing at the U.S. Air Force Academy? An award presented last week to the Perry Central graduate shows just how well he is performing.

    Hilgenhold was presented the Air Force Association’s Outstanding Cadet of the Year Award at the 2016 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C. It honored Hilgenhold’s leadership and academic excellence over the past year.

  • 2017 county budget to include pay increases

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – With two days of budget sessions convened the week before last, the Perry County Council finalized Thursday the county’s 2017 fiscal spending plan. Overall, the county general fund is slated to contain $4.18 million.

  • Who will stand up for the children?

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – “I just got a call as I was walking in about a child in need of service,” Spencer Circuit Court Judge Jon Dartt said as he explained the overwhelming need for foster parents and court appointed special advocates. “There is a removal (of a child from their home) almost every day.”

  • Rail group plans additional excursion rides

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – On the heels … the tracks, rather … of successful excursion train rides in recent weeks, Lincoln Scenic Way will host a fall scenery ride this Sunday, Sept. 25.

    It will be the first of several autumn excursion trains with various themes.

    “It’s been a great success thus far and we want the interest and the number of travelers to keep growing,” said Betty Cash, who directs the county’s visitors bureau.

  • Catholic Charities makes a difference everyday

    Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery as a way to explain their ministries.

     

     

    Catholic Charities has a huge impact on many families in our community. Some of the ways families are helped include Table of Blessings, Martin’s Cloak Food Pantry, Lifeline For Families, Budget Basics, and Specific Assistance. Catholic Charities’ motto is “Providing help. Creating hope. Serving all.”

  • SR 66 east of Cannelton to close for pipe replacement

    PERRY COUNTY  – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a complete road closure on State Road 66 about 13 miles east of Cannelton.

    On or around Sept. 27, INDOT Crews will replace a culvert pipe at mile marker 93. This will require excavation at the site spanning all lanes of traffic.

    The closure is expected to last for about a day, depending upon weather conditions. The closure is not expected to affect school bus traffic.

  • Troy fall clean-up beginning Oct. 6

    TROY – Fall Clean-up for residents of the town of Troy will take place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6-7.

    All items need to be curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. There will be no backtracking to pick up items.

    Carpet rolls, air conditioners, refrigerators, items containing Freon or computer components will not be collected. There will be no pickup from vacant lots. Residents should not put more than a small pickup load out for clean-up. Paint cans should be drained.

  • Select Troy households asked to participate in income survey

    TROY – The Town of Troy is conducting an income survey to help establish their status of eligibility as leaders apply for grants through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.  This survey is needed in order to allow the Town of Troy to apply for grant funds to repair water issues.

  • Calling all fourth-graders

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    Guest Columnist

     

    Throughout this bicentennial year, we are celebrating Indiana’s rich history through events, festivals and a statewide torch relay. Hoosiers of all ages have helped commemorate our state’s 200th birthday.

    Another way our young ones can get involved this historic year is by taking part in the Statehood Day essay contest.