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Today's News

  • The Spanish Flu of 1918

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The sound in Troy was alarming that Sunday morning, echoing in the ears of the few citizens out-and-about and spurring them to hurry home. Their town was in danger and the enemy could be anywhere.

  • Cannelton schools back to operating in the black

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The turnaround in finances for Cannelton City Schools has been substantial since 2011. For 2018, and its $2.1 million budget, the school system is looking at a general fund cash balance of about $394,000, according to an analysis presented by Superintendent Alva Sibbitt during the board of finance’s annual meeting.

  • Bartels files for District 74 seat

    ECKERTY – State Rep. Stephen Bartels has filed as a candidate for election to a full term in the House District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. Bartels was elected in a caucus to fulfill the remainder of State Rep. Lloyd Arnold’s term, and was sworn into office in December. House District 74 encompasses all of Perry and Crawford counties and parts of Spencer, Dubois and Orange counties.

  • Baumeister seeking seat on county council

    TELL CITY – Prevented by term limits from seeking another four years as county coroner, Charlie Baumeister has set his sights on the county council. The Democrat filed this month for the District 1 seat now held by Republican J.R. Flynn.

    Baumeister, 59, said he still wants to serve his community.

  • Local author pens new book of rural whimsy

    Per Bastet Publications proudly presents “Confabulating With the Cows,” by Brett Alan Sanders. Subtitled, “Wit, Whimsy, and Occasional Wisdom from Perry County, Indiana: 1992-94,” these newspaper columns began rather humbly as Rural News reports and grew quickly into the talk of Perry County.

  • New owners cooking up success on Tell Street

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Like most couples, Shawn and Kelly Perryman are used to hard work. Shawn worked 20 years at Masterbrand Cabinets in Ferdinand and successfully rose through the ranks at the largest cabinet manufacturer in North America.

  • Port authority hoping for big year

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A strong Perry County Port Authority fiscal report for 2017 presents a litany of opportunities for growth in the upcoming year.

  • Job fair postponed until Feb. 1 due to weather

    TELL CITY – A job fair slated for today at the Schergens Center has been postponed due to the recent snowstorms and rescheduled for Feb. 1. The times will remain the same. Students will meet with businesses from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is then invited to attend from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

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  • Aided by rate increase, TC water utility had busy 2017

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – It was  a busy year for the Tell City Water Department, which saw implementation of a rate increase that helped the utility make needed upgrades and repairs during 2017, Superintendent Dale Poole said Tuesday.

    The first water board meeting of the year was held Tuesday, a one-day delay due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

    Major milestones he outlined included: