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Today's News

  • River Pointe begins going up
  • Severity of local HIV outbreak uncertain

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County is one of several communities tied to an outbreak of HIV but local health officials, including the county’s public health nurse, said they have yet to receive any substantive details on how many cases are from here.

    Perry County Public Health Nurse Sara Gehlhausen said she knows Perry County has been included in a list of counties identified by the State Department of Health with recent HIV infections.

  • How well are our schools doing?

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish school report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Tell City, Cannelton and Perry Central school corporations can be found on Pages 15A-17A of today’s print and online editions.

    Required for publication under state law, the annual performance reports include the most recent data available on student test scores, graduation rates, school safety and more.

  • Jarboe is 2015 Lilly scholar Tell City High School

    PERRY COUNTY – A Tell City High School student has been named the recipient of the four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Perry County 2015 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

    Warren “Garrett” Jarboe will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.


    Garrett is the son of Gregory and Ronica Jarboe. He plans to attend Butler University and study pre-med via biochemistry and become a pediatrician.

  • Lincoln Ferry Park may go into county hands

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    ROCKPORT – Preparing to sell the several acres that comprise the old United Energy Troy Refinery site, Spencer County commissioners learned during their March 17 regular session there may be more land available. Among the possible acquisitions could be a park at the mouth of the Anderson River.

  • To Selma and back

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the day 25,000 people from across the nation descended upon the Alabama State Capitol in support of voting rights for African Americans. The event has become a watershed moment in American history, symbolizing a new birth of freedom for millions of citizens and realizing the long-deferred dreams of a centuries-old political movement.

  • Arnold, Houchin to offer legislative update Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative briefing beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 28.

    The presentation will be held at the chamber office, located at 601 Main St., Suite A in Tell City.

    State Sen. Erin Houchin and State Rep. Lloyd Arnold have committed to attend. Legislators will give a summary of the session thus far, thoughts on the continuing session and will open the floor to questions.

    The public is encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

  • It’s going to be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

    TELL CITY – Grab your umbrella! The 57th Tell City Schweizer Fest will include a musical.

    Schweizer Fest Inc. announced the musical “Mary Poppins” will be featured during this summer’s Schweizer Fest celebration July 30-31 and Aug. 1-2.

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, “Mary Poppins” is based upon the stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, which is licensed by MTI. 

  • LHDC program taking applications for aid

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has funds available for the Individual Development Account Program.

    Under this program, income eligible individuals can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $900 annually.

    The IDA Program is administered by LHDC and designed to help eligible individuals save money while learning financial skills.

    Through the program, qualified applicants are encouraged to save money, with every dollar they save matched with $3 from State and Federal programs for up to four years.

  • Bone-marrow donor drive Saturday at Schergens Center

    TELL CITY – Delete Blood Cancer DKMS is a global organization with the mission to grow the number of suitable bone marrow and blood stem-cell donors for patients in need.

    With more than five million registered bone-marrow donors worldwide, Delete Blood Cancer is part of the world’s largest network of donor centers.

    Tell City community members are partnering with Delete Blood Cancer to increase awareness and help patients battling blood cancer by hosting a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Schergens Community Center.