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Today's News

  • Razing of former hotel could begin as soon as today

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing said Tuesday that the razing of the northern section of the former William Tell Hotel could begin today.

    Portions of Washington and Main streets near the hotel will be closed while the structure is being leveled.

    Washington Street between Main and Ninth streets has been closed since a portion of wall on the hotel’s north side collapsed in July.
     

  • GED, other classes to begin at two locations

    PERRY COUNTY – Classes begin in September at two Perry County Even Start locations for adults desiring to prepare for GED testing or enhance career options through skills training.

    Even Start is partnering with ACE Academy and WorkOne Southwest to assist adults in furthering their educational and career goals. Adult classes will offer opportunities to strengthen math and language skills necessary for postsecondary advancement and job placement.

  • Start-your-own-business workshops begin Sept. 14

    TELL CITY – Have you ever thought of opening your own business or do you have an idea you would like to think through as a business venture?

  • Yackle earns destination-management award

    CORYDON – Jeremy Yackle, assistant director for the Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, was one of 23 tourism industry professionals graduating with the Certified Destination Management Executive designation.

    These individuals were recognized during the Destination Marketing Association International 96th Annual Convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 22.

  • Imagine a world with paid sick days

    LINDA MERIC, Guest Columnist

    There are many areas of life in this country where it appears that we live in two worlds. And that’s no different when we consider paid sick days. In the first world, if you’re sick, you stay home from work, take care of yourself and have the time to get better.

    In the second world, if you’re sick, you go to work anyway. In the second world, you go to work even when your child is sick. You know that if you stay home, you’ll lose pay – or maybe even your job.

  • Tips for safe egg handling

    BRENDA HAGEDORN, Purdue Extension

    Eggs have been in the headlines a lot recently. According to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, cases of salmonella enteritidis infections have increased fourfold since May. It appears that shell eggs are the likely source of the infections.

  • Golden Living Center will honor grandparents

    TELL CITY – Golden Living Center Lincoln Hills residents and staff will celebrate National Grandparents Day Sept. 12.

  • Power of the Purse event returns Oct. 7

    PERRY COUNTY – Are you ready to do some early Christmas shopping with local vendors, get together with friends, enjoy a free lunch, tour a beautiful health-care facility and help a local charity all in one day?

    Then you need to mark Oct. 7 on your calendar for “Power of the Purse” from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Oakwood Health Campus.

  • Picnic rallies support for Republican candidates

    PERRY COUNTY – Labor Day usually marks the official start of the fall campaign season, but last week’s Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic extended by a few days what are already spirited races for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and Indiana Statehouse.

    U.S. Rep. Mike Pence was the keynote speaker at the Aug. 25 event at Mulzer Camp that drew more than 400 people. Chairman of the House Republican Conference, Pence spoke about Midwest values, saying they provided moral fiber to leaders past and present.

  • Elementary students begin year with anti-bullying fun

    TELL CITY – The kickoff of this year’s anti-bullying efforts at William Tell Elementary School should remain in students’ minds for a long time, because it was turned into a day of fun with “a very strong message,” Sally Wolfe said.