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Today's News

  • New Indiana laws that help our kids

    Tami Silverman

    Guest Columnist

     

    While this summer’s lane closures and orange barrels are a visual reminder that Indiana adopted a landmark road funding bill in the recent legislative session, it’s also worth noting that state lawmakers passed a host of new bills that pave the way for stronger and safer Hoosier kids.

  • Community meeting Monday to tackle homelessness

    PERRY COUNTY – A community meeting Monday will probe the depths of Perry County’s homeless problem and chart ways to meet the needs of those who don’t have secure housing.

    “It’s something we may associate with larger cities, seeing shelters made of cardboard boxes and people living on the streets,” said Dan Hopkins, pastor of Tell City’s First Baptist Church. “But the fact is that homelessness exists right here in southern Indiana and in Perry County.”

  • County to seek new state road funding

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Highway Department’s applications for state funding through the Community Crossings grant program will soon be submitted. In all, county leaders are hoping to secure about $1 million in extra money to support local road repairs.

  • Led Zeppelin tribute band to grace Lincoln Amphitheatre stage in July

    LINCOLN CITY – Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience will perform at Lincoln Amphitheatre Saturday, July 22, with supporting act Eighty Sixt.

    The all-ages event will begin at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m.

    Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin live show since, well, the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than just being a tribute. It’s about touching a golden era in music.

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  • Brambles and viruses

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    We gave up on the raspberries a couple of years ago, they fruit was so perishable and the plants lacked vigor. We would cut the Royalty raspberries all the way to the ground each year and forgo an early crop to manage disease but it didn’t seem to pay off.

    It was never a total loss, but about half the canes would be dried up and diseased by now. 

  • ‘Young Abe Lincoln’ continues on stage

    LINCOLN CITY – Two score years ago, the Lincoln Club of Southern Indiana organized the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association with the aim of telling the story of Indiana’s most famous resident through the medium of outdoor drama.

    After a decade of dedicated labor on the part of local volunteers, the state allocated $3.2 million through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to build an amphitheatre in Lincoln State Park, which was completed in 1987.

  • Faye and Dolph Foster Jr.

    Dolph Jr. and Faye Foster celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 7, 2017.

    Mr. Foster married the former Faye Sandage of Bristow during a private ceremony June 7, 1952, in Corydon.

  • Insurance claims painful to county finances

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Employee health insurance expenses for the first half of 2017 have tipped the county coffers at just over $1 million. Because of the higher-than-expected costs generated by policy holders’ medical care, the county commissioners voted Monday to seek an additional appropriation of $125,000 to help cover the uptick.