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  • Church News; Aug. 3

    BE Ministry trip meeting Aug. 21


    PERRY COUNTY – BE Ministry and Educational Opportunities Tours will be taking a trip to the Holy Land through Jordan in October 2018.

    They will have an informational meeting Aug. 21, at Tell City First United Methodist church at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

    For a brochure, call (812) 547-8511 and leave a name and mailing address. There are discounts available for early registration.


  • Horseman’s Club fun horse show Aug. 26

    TELL CITY – Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host a Fun Horse Show and Benefit on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 5 p.m. CT. The club is located at 9455 Summer Road, north of Tell City. Follow signs from approximately 6 miles north  on State Road 37.

    There will be games for all ages, providing fun for all participants and spectators. There is some bleacher seating available but lawn chairs are recommended.

  • Adopting a better business model


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With several major manufacturers already in place, and with community-wide goals aimed at hopefully attracting new employers, county leaders are taking steps to modify how it deals with economic development. Chiefly, when it comes to extending tax deferrals to developing or expanding businesses, the county plans to employ some new guidelines to help ensure the economic tool is warranted.

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  • Ivy Tech doubles down on local jobs initiative


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Representatives from Ivy Tech, Perry County schools and local industry attended an event held Thursday to highlight progress made in facilitating a school-to-work pipeline in the county.

    Lee Chestnut, president of the Perry County Business and Industrial Development Corp., an entity committed to expanding local job opportunities in the immediate area, delivered a slideshow-presentation-led address to those gathered, describing the community’s efforts thus far.

  • Lilly Scholarship application filings open

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation, which administers the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship locally, will begin accepting applications Aug. 1.

    This scholarship provides full-tuition, required fees and a special allocation for required books and equipment for four years of undergraduate study at an accredited public or private nonprofit Indiana college or university. One applicant in Perry County will receive the scholarship.

  • Youth sports an untapped means to spur local tourism

    Two Indiana University researchers say creative marketing is needed to reach visitors in what’s become a multibillion-dollar-a-year segment of the tourism industry: youth sports tourism.

  • Amendments slated for fishing rules

    INDIANA – A public hearing on proposed changes for several fishing related rules is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 17, in Plainfield. The hearing starts at 6 p.m. at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library, 1120 Stafford Road.
The most significant proposed changes are:

    • Increasing the statewide minimum size limit to 24 inches for Northern pike, and changing the statewide daily bag limit of three Northern pike to include no more than one per day longer than 30 inches.

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  • Tough Cookie Mud Run, a 5k Obstacle Race at Camp Koch in September

    CANNELTON – Saturday, Sept. 16, Girl Scout Camp Koch near Cannelton will host a challenging 5k course of muddy pits, hurdles, ropes, climbing walls, fire, ice, natural obstacles and more for both experienced and novice runners.

    Men and women who will be at least 14 years old by race day are invited to participate in this fun challenge. The race will be from 3 to 6 p.m. with an after party to follow at the Pour Haus in Tell City.