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Today's News

  • City gets another $105,150 for neighborhood stabilization

    TELL CITY - The new year brings more grant funds into Tell City. Mayor Barbara Ewing announced last Monday that the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority had awarded the city another $105,150 for its Neighborhood Stabilization Program. The money will be added to a $1,875,350 grant awarded last year for the city to purchase abandoned, vacant or foreclosed properties.

  • Stilwell-sponsored bill would help port authority

    TELL CITY - A federal-government challenge that the Perry County Port Authority is not a political subdivision of the state led to legislation approved in the Indiana House of Representatives Tuesday.

    Officers of the local port approached Rep. Russ Stilwell last year asking for his help to change existing laws covering the port, he said in a news release issued Thursday. In response, he co-authored House Bill 1076, which would authorize local port authorities to borrow money.

  • Scout leads pledge
  • Arts grant workshop set for Wednesday

    TELL CITY - The Jasper Community Arts Commission, in its role as regional partner to the Indiana arts commission, will offer applications for arts funding for the coming year.  

    The Regional Arts Partnership provides re-granting of public funds for the purpose of supporting arts organizations and the arts activities of other public and nonprofit organizations within Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange and Perry counties, known as Region 11.

  • Local students to participate in Jump Rope For Heart

    TELL CITY - Students at William Tell Elementary in second through fifth grades are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, the nation's No.1 and No. 3 killers, respectively. Students will participate in Jump Rope For Heart Feb. 16 as a community-service project.

    Students will jump rope to raise funds for the American Heart Association, which funds cardiovascular disease research and public and professional education programs, while learning about building a heart-healthy lifestyle.

  • Mighty ice falls

    Bill and Glenda Gibson provided The News this photo of a massive ice fall near Branchville. Water flowing over stone cliffs in the area froze to create the wintry spectacle.

  • Soil-and-water district reorganizes

    CANNELTON - The board of supervisors of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District have elected officers for 2010. Randy Rennie was re-elected chairman, with Ronnie James vice chairman and Brad Harth, secretary. Darlene Fischer, the district's coordinator, will also serve as district treasurer.

  • Saint Meinrad seminarians attend March for Life

    SAINT MEINRAD - For the second year in a row, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology sponsored a seminarian trip to the nation's capital to take part in the annual March for Life. This year marked the seventh anniversary of the March for Life, which attracts hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters to Washington, D.C., on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion.

  • Bill to keep more people out of nursing homes should be good deal for state

    District 78 Rep. Suzanne Crouch has co-authored a bill in the Indiana General Assembly to try to keep people out of nursing homes longer. This seems like a good idea because it is what most elderly people prefer and it should save the state money.

    In recent years several states have taken measures similar to the one proposed by Crouch.

    In 2005 Maryland had 400 disabled and 2,800 elderly people enrolled in a pilot program to allow them to live in their own homes instead of nursing homes.

  • Losing the battle of the bulge

    As bets go, two $10 wagers that I could lose more weight than other dieters aren't substantial from a monetary standpoint. But losing is a blow to my pride and an indictment of my willpower.

    Technically, I haven't lost the two "Biggest Loser-type" contests inspired by the TV show. But it's looking that way.