Today's News

  • Lincoln Boyhood Memorial faces sequestration impact

    LINCOLN CITY – In 2012, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial had 134,000 visitors who spent close to $10.1 million in the communities around the national memorial. That spending supported as many as 12 jobs in the local area. Figures for 2013 show a similar trend.

  • 2013 forest trail permits now on sale

     TELL CITY – Trail permits for riding horses or mountain bikes on Hoosier National Forest trails in 2013 are now available. Permits can be purchased at forest offices and some local businesses in the forest area.

    The cost of annual permits remains at $35. A daily permit is $5. There are approximately 184 miles of trails designated for bike use, and 211 miles of trail for horse use in the forest. Most of the income collected from the trail permits remains in the Hoosier and is used to maintain trails, enhance trailheads and provide visitor services.

  • Prospective hospice volunteers invited to luncheon in Rockport Tuesday

    SPENCER COUNTY – Hospice is a special care designed to provide comfort and support to patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. 

  • Hoosier National Forest officials exceeds prescribed burn target

    Prescribed burning is used to achieve many natural-resource objectives. The process starts years in advance of the actual burn. Areas which might benefit from burning have to be identified and checked, the burn plan has to be written, and fire lines put in around the area. Then forest officials identify qualified people to implement the burn and wait for the weather to be perfect. The weather and the people turn out to be the two hardest parts of the process. 

  • Crawford reports on visit to AIC conference

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Ron Crawford reported at a regular council meeting Feb. 28 his experiences at a meeting of the Association of Indiana Counties Legislative Conference Feb. 18 and 19 in Indianapolis.

  • Cannelton seeks revitalization ideas

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Planners who met with Cannelton officials and residents said they want to come up with ideas that will spur development in the city and reflect its unique character.

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  • Perry Central Elementary students recognized for grade improvements

    Perry Central Elementary is using the mCLASS testing system in kindergarten through second grades to assess foundational skills of students as well as provide teachers with instructional suggestions based on student performance. This assessment is given at the beginning, middle and then at the end of the school year.  Perry Central teachers and testing coordinators used this data as well as first and second quarter standards based report cards to determine student growth. Students who showed improvement were then honored by the Captains Club with a pizza party Feb. 28.

  • Luau at South Perry Head Start

    During the month of January the children at the Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry County Classroom 3 Head Start Center enjoyed luau-themed activities. Pictured here are Claire Daughtery and Jillian Post in their hula skirts and leis doing a hula dance. Activities from the lesson plan included making Hawaiian leis. The students were able to learn about the leis and other Hawaiian traditions, culture and living. For more information about South Perry County Head Start, contact Yvonna Holmes at 547-9457.