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Today's News

  • Power of Youth Council wants applications

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth, a program co-sponsored by the Perry County Community Foundation and United Way of Perry County, is accepting applications for its 2013-14 council.

    The program’s mission is to develop philanthropic values in youth through education, leadership and participation in local philanthropic activities. The Perry County Power of Youth Council provides students a chance to work together to improve their community.

  • Bright smiles
  • Vault owner pleased with renovations, early business

    By Kevin Koelling
    Managing Editor

    Sonia Casebolt said Monday she always loved the building she and her husband would eventually buy and turn into the sports bar now known as The Vault.

  • As planting season nears, Crop Day draws a crowd

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    FULDA – Nearly 100 farmers and agriculture producers packed the Fulda Sportsman Club to attend the annual Perry-Spencer Crop Day Feb. 21. The gathering was promoted by the Purdue Extension and the soil and water conservation district offices in both Perry and Spencer counties.

    Participants heard updates about ground nitrate levels caused by last year’s drought and could earn credit toward certain fertilizer application licenses required by the state.

  • Officials OK jail-project bills

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The three-member Perry County Redevelopment Authority met Feb. 13 to approve the latest invoices for work being accomplished on the county’s new jail facility.

    They included two bills from the DLZ architectural-engineering consulting firm, one from the Umbaugh and Associates financial consulting firm, both of Indianapolis and another from Craftsman Construction of Huntingburg.

  • Field hearings to discuss changes to the 812 area code

    INDIANAPOLIS – Because of continued high demand for additional telephone numbers in the 812 area code serving south-central and southern Indiana, current projections show there will be no further numbers available by March 2015. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is traveling throughout the state to hear from the public about the proposed options and to raise awareness about why changes are needed in order to continue serving the region.

  • County included in state’s new grape-growing area

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County may never rival the wine-growing areas of France or California, but its inclusion in a new viticultural area shows that southern and central Indiana is a special place for growing grapes and making great wines.

  • Eighth-period studies

    While Perry Central Commodore fans of all ages were awaiting Tuesday evening’s basketball sectional-opener, after-school and eighth-period programs were serving dozens of students. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Local race fan hurt in Daytona crash

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Whitney Turner will forever carry memories of her visit to Daytona Beach, Fla., and its famed NASCAR speedway. She’ll also carry scars.

  • Ellspermann lauds county

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann told a local audience Feb. 21 one of her four daughters wasn’t too keen about going to college. A blended family that includes two stepdaughters with husband Jim Mehling, they range from 22 to 26 years old.