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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Ready to hit the bowling lanes? Big Brothers-Big Sisters needs you

    By SAM RAMSEY
    Guest Columnist

    Big Brothers-Big Sisters is growing in our community. We’re reaching more children and community awareness is growing, but we need our community’s help in order to serve even more children and families in our county.

    We need you. Our children need you.
Our annual, and currently only, fundraiser to support these one-on-one mentoring programs is taking place right now. There are many ways you can help as an individual and numerous ways our community’s businesses can help make a difference, too.

  • COLUMN: Three cheers for Francis

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Of all the images from last week’s papal conclave, the one likely to stay with me the longest is a seagull perched atop the chimney above the Sistine Chapel.

  • EDITORIAL: Hold president’s pay? Buschon makes valid point

    Budgets are important, especially now during a time when the American economy is slowly attempting to pick itself up. Families, business owners and individuals know how important it is to spend their money wisely. We would hope our elected government officials would share the same mentality, as it is a basic principle in handling money.

  • Belcher benefit set for April 6

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – A benefit will be held for Neal and Cindy Belcher, the parents and caretakers of injured Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy Jessee Belcher, April 6.

    The fundraiser will begin at 1 p.m. and continue through 5 p.m. at Patoka Elementary School.

    A silent auction will be held until 4:30 p.m. and half-chicken and quarter-chicken dinners will be available for $10 and $7, respectively. Both will include creekbank potatoes, choice of green beans or slaw, tea or lemonade and dessert.

  • Redevelopment authority pays jail bills

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority authorized Wednesday the payment of $299,336.43 in construction bills for the new county jail. Of that, $17,730.92 was invoiced by the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm of Indianapolis.

    Craftsman Construction of Huntingburg billed the county $287,354.94, and from that amount, $11,749.43 was withheld as retainage, to be paid once the facility is determined to have been built according to plans.

  • County council approves transfer

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members approved in a special meeting March 11 a funds transfer and salary-ordinance amendment needed after an employee was promoted.

  • Port-rail agency wraps up majority of bridge projects

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “We have five brand-new, concrete … bridges that’ll be here when my kids are old,” Kevin Teague said Tuesday. He was summarizing at a regular meeting Tuesday of the Perry County Port Authority board of directors work done in recent years along the line between the Port of Tell City and Lincoln City.

    The operations manager and trainmaster for the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad was responding to a question from board member Tom Holm.

  • Board wants fast action on leaky roof

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A leaky elementary-school roof could result in legal action unless an Indianapolis contractor agrees to make repairs soon. Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board agreed Monday to direct Schools Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger to again contact Coomer Roofing of Indianapolis about the roof at William Tell Elementary School.

  • American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life supports free patient programs, local services

    PERRY COUNTY – It’s time to fight back against cancer and offer help to patients in Perry County who are battling the disease. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County will take place June 8-9 starting at 2 p.m. at Perry Central High School.

  • Alvey gearing up for boxing nationals (Corrected)

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A determined 17-year-old athlete from Tell City ranked fourth in the nation for his age as an amateur boxer, hopes to compete in a national event at the end of the month. However, he’s going to need some support from the community for that to happen.