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Today's News

  • Officers presented life-saving awards
  • Early May opening eyed for new Perry County Memorial Hospital

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    TELL CITY – Construction of the new Perry County Memorial Hospital is on schedule for an early May opening. Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber said the plan is to transfer patients to the new hospital May 7. Hospital employees will transfer operations to other areas of the facility in the days before patients are moved. An open house and public tours of the facility are also planned ahead of the official opening.

  • Town of Troy invites bids for stormwater project

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

    TROY – Moving forward with its large-scale stormwater improvement project, the town of Troy last week began accepting sealed bid packets from interested contractors. Legal notices detailing the project were published in the News Jan. 8 and 15.

  • Branchville Correctional Facility recognizes employees of the quarter

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility Superintendent Kathy Alvey recently reinstituted the facility’s Employee Appreciation Committee.  
    One of the duties of the committee is to select an employee of the quarter for each one of the following five categories: supervisor, non-custody employee, custody employee, contractual employee and volunteer.  
    The committee has announced the following winners for the most recent quarter:

  • Farm Service Agency, Purdue Extension to host farm bill meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – The Spencer-Perry County Farm Service Agency and Purdue Extension services in Perry and Spencer counties will host a Jan. 26 meeting on the nation’s farm bill.
    The meetings are sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance and Farm Credit Mid-America.
    Meeting attendees will learn about Farm Service Agency Farm Bill programs.

  • 12-year-old OK after falling through ice

    LEOPOLD – The father of a 12-year-old who fell through ice on a frozen pond Monday said he hopes news of the boy’s close call will serve as a safety lesson to others.

    The man, who preferred not to give his name or his son’s, said he wanted the focus of Monday’s incident to be on safety.

    “I hope this can be a lesson to other kids and parents about what can happen,” he said.

  • William Tell students find success in robotics ‘coopertition’

    TELL CITY – A group of William Tell Elementary School students earned an award  and accolades from other teams and coaches during  a recent robotics challenge held in Evansville.

    The Legos-robotics event at the University of Southern Indiana challenged teams to design a mobile, untethered robot that could maneuver across a themed playing field, confront one of several obstacles, perform a task and return to its starting point in less than two and a half minutes.

  • Clifford draws fans at Saturday carnival, book fair

    Kindergartner Garrett Kuster gets a hug and a quick photo with Clifford the Big Red Dog during Saturday’s Winter Carnival and Scholastic Book Fair at William Tell Elementary. Clifford was played by various members of the WTE student council.

  • Locally built Coast Guard vessel set to mark 50 years of service

    DUBUQUE, IOWA – A U.S. Coast Guard cutter assembled by skilled ironworkers and welders in Tell City will mark its 50th birthday this year and a man who served aboard the craft is hoping to safeguard some of its local history.

    Timothy R. Nass of Bellevue, Iowa, served 22 years in the coast Guard and retired with the rank of chief machinery technician. He is helping to gather information on the USGC Wyaconda, which was built at the Maxon Construction shipyard in Tell City and launched in May 1965.

  • New visitors bureau director expected by March 1

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau hope to have a new director in place by March 1, filling a vacancy that has existed since August.

    The visitor bureau’s board met last Thursday to discuss several issues, including the process of hiring a new director.

    Resumes for the position are due to the visitor’s bureau office by Monday and a committee of board members will review candidates and conduct interviews. Two finalists will be interviewed by the entire board.