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Today's News

  • ‘Edge feathering’ offers protection for wildlife

     

    Editor’s Note: This article was provided by the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District

    PERRY COUNTY – Woodland edges next to crop land and pasture or in fence rows have grown from brushy transition zones to big trees.

  • Law-abiding citizens have a right to own guns

     

    First, I wanted to thank you for your editorial (Jan. 14) concerning the proposal to ban assault weapons. I know this is an important topic and deserves attention, but please let me voice my opinion.

    I first ask what is an assault rifle? What makes a rifle an assault rifle? I own several guns, one of those is a .22 caliber rifle. It is semi automatic, has a detachable 10-round magazine and a scope. Sounds a lot like an assault rifle right?

  • Offices closed for MLK Day

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices across the county will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    County and city offices will be closed and trash pickup in Tell City will be delayed by a day.

    In Tell City, meetings of the city board of public works and safety and water board will be held Tuesday instead of Monday. The works board convenes at 6 p.m. with the water board following at 7.

    There will be no mail delivery Monday, meaning subscribers of the News will receive the Jan. 21 issue a day late.

  • Hotel furnisher expands in southwest Indiana

     

    JASPER – Kimball Hospitality Inc., a brand unit of Kimball International, announced plans last month to expand its operations here, creating up to 20 new jobs this year.

    The company, which produces custom furnishings for the global hospitality industry, will invest $932,000 to install advanced manufacturing machinery at its 196,000 square-foot facility in Jasper. The expansion will increase capacity for the company’s case goods furniture product line, which includes program and catalog offerings for hospitality  guestrooms.

  • Democrats appointed to serve on Senate standing committees

     

    INDIANAPOLIS — Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus have been appointed to Senate standing committees for the 118th session of the Indiana General Assembly. Standing committees are referred bills for review by topic and cast the first vote on a proposal during the legislative process. Members are appointed by the president pro tempore upon recommendation by the Senate Democratic Leader, Tim Lanane (D-Anderson).

     Appointments include:

  • Ellspermann sworn in as Indiana’s lieutenant governor
  • Redevelopment authority reorganizes for 2013

     

    TELL CITY – Louie Heitkemper retained the presidency of the Perry County Redevelopment Authority in a reorganization conducted Jan. 9.

    Pam Krygielka will continue in her role as vice president of the three-member board and Margaret Evrard will continue to serve as secretary-treasurer. The county commissioners reappointed all three of them to new three-year terms, County Auditor Connie Ber ger noted.

  • Returning to the board
  • Rail, barge deliveries increase port traffic

     

    TELL CITY – Rail-car visits to the Port of Tell City were up by 44 over projections for 2012 and “a big improvement over 2011” according to the operations manager and trainmaster for the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad.

    Kevin Teague was reviewing performance numbers during a regular meeting of the port-rail agency’s board of directors Jan. 8. As of the preceding month, 2,104 carloads of materials had transited the port, 210 cars more than in 2011, he reported.

  • TC School Board gears up for 2013

     

    TELL CITY – In its reorganizational meeting Jan. 8 the Tell City-Troy Township School Board accepted nominations for president, vice president and secretary. Their first action, which came in a motion to accept Sheri Flynn as president, offered a lesson learned on procedural guidelines for Robert’s Rules of Order.