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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Women received right to vote less than a century ago

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

    The presidential election year of 2008 was an important juncture in this nation’s history; for the first time it was actually possible that a woman could be elected president. Women have come a long way in the past 91 years. Before that time they weren’t even permitted to vote.

  • ISP to conduct sobriety checkpoint

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Troopers from the Indiana State Police Jasper Post will conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Crawford County Friday.

    Drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary.

  • Board accepts apparent low bids for railroad upgrade

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Bids from companies hoping to help the Perry County Port Authority upgrade their Hoosier Southern Railroad facilities to handle 286,000-pound railcars were opened at a special meeting Aug. 29.

    The low bid for track work came from Balfour-Beatty Rail of Atlanta, Ga., which offered to do the work for $339,827.50.

    Other bids ranged up to $389,982.

    The low bid for bridge work was from Cooper Rail Service of Huntingburg. That company bid $1,709,762.99.

  • Reunions, Sept. 1

    Batson
    ST. MARKS – The 85th annual Capt. Andrew Peter Batson family reunion will be held Sunday at St. Mark Parish Hall. The meal will be served at 12:30 p.m.
    Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish and drinks. Paper goods will be supplied.
    The meal will be followed by a family meeting. Please help update genealogy records by bringing information and photos. There will be a drawing for door prizes.

  • Fest Street Car Parade winners

    TELL CITY – The following entrants were judged winners in the Schweizer Fest Street Car Parade held Aug. 10.
    Among participants ages 4 and younger, first place went to Donnie and Abbie Kline; Angus Machen, second place; Isabella Martin, third place.
    Winners for ages 5 to 7 were Levi Smith and Raelyn Smith, first place; Sawyer Guillaume, second place; Braxton and Brody Biever, third place; Trent Moore and Dakota Howell, fourth place and Chase Martin, fifth place.
    The grand-prize winner went to Alyssa and Cameron Howell.

  • California workers give building facelift

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Karen McBride’s historic home at 121 Taylor St. in Cannelton, once known as the Union Hotel, was hit by an out-of-control vehicle earlier this summer. The workers she found to repair it are “just wonderful young men,” who came from California and were amazed at the historic significance of the building and the city, she said.

    Finding someone to do the work wasn’t easy.

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  • TC Schools 2012 budget on track for adoption

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – With no one in attendance other than board members and media Monday, Tell City-Troy Township’s proposed 2012 budget mustered a required public hearing and stands ready to be adopted Sept. 13.

    Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger called the budget similar to last year’s and predicted the final tax rate set by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance would differ little from the 2011 rate of $1.3526 per $100 of assessed valuation.

  • Upcoming events at Patoka Lake

    Kayaking at Patoka Lake set for Sept. 10
    BIRDSEYE – Take a kayak or canoe and join the naturalists for a tour on the lake at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Wall’s Lake Boat Ramp off Highway 145. Look for beaver, bald eagles and other wildlife along the way. Discover a little bit of Patoka’s past during this morning paddle.
    Participants are asked to take life jackets, snacks and refreshments, and sunscreen for this journey. If you prefer, meet the naturalists at the visitor center at 8:30 a.m. to car caravan to the ramp.

  • Annual River Sweep poster contest information released

    PERRY COUNTY – Students in primary and secondary schools – both public and private, K-12 – are invited to design a poster for the 23rd annual River Sweep 2012.
    Fifteen prizes will be awarded to students. The grand prize is a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, and the school representing the grand-prize winner will also receive an award.
    A $500 U.S. Savings Bond will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep T-shirt. Thirteen $50 U.S. Savings Bonds will be awarded to one winner at each grade level.