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Today's News

  • 2015 promising, say Perry County Port officials Warehouse could provide $187,000 revenue annually

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – November was another strong month for the county’s port-rail agency, Kevin Teague reported at a regular meeting of the Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors Dec. 9.

    The operations manager and trainmaster for the port authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad said traffic was also up at the Port of Tell City, with one more barge arriving during the month than expected.

  • Richter files for re-election to clerk-treasurer’s post

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Clerk-Treasurer Jenny Richter filed Wednesday for a third term in office. The Democrat is in the final year of her second term, having been elected in 2007 and 2011.

    A life-long resident of Tell City, she resides with her husband, David, and son, J.D. The couple have two married children, Valorie and John Bland, and Brad and Baylie Richter.

    “I am the proud grandmother of two grandsons and a granddaughter on the way,” she said.

  • County Councilman Jim Adams adds his name to mayor’s race

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Adams added his name to the race for Tell City mayor Friday, filing as a Republican for the city’s top job. The 63-year-old is beginning his second term on the county council but has four years of experience as the city’s at-large councilman.

    Adams, who lives at 822 Humboldt St., served on the council from 2004 to 2007 under then Mayor Gayle Strassell.

    Those years of experience have prepared him well, Adams said, for leading the city should he be elected mayor in November.

  • County’s investment in Indiana 15 pays off big

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – If only every investment paid off as handsomely as the dividend Perry County earned last year from the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission.

    The county received grants totaling $1,541,777 during the year with money going to wastewater projects in Troy, brownfield assessment and floodwall projects in Tell City and Cannelton.  

  • Dauby files for at-large council seat in Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A Tell City native with three decades of accounting and business experiences filed last week for the at-large seat on the Tell City Common Council.

  • Women of the Heartland event Saturday, Jan. 24

    JASPER – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center announces its 2015 Women of the Heartland program.

    The event will teach attendees about important women’s health topics, such as the importance of a heart-healthy lifestyle; sleep and common sleep disorders and how to manage thyroid nodules.

    Drs. Adam Dawkins, Sohail Qadir and Jason Stubbs will share their knowledge during this morning devoted to women’s health.

  • Kentucky CPA Society seeks applicants for summer program

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants is taking applications now through Feb. 28 for its tuition-free summer business camp program for high school juniors and seniors.

    Held June 14-18 at Bellarmine University’s campus in Louisville, selected students will stay on campus and learn the basics of business and accounting in a hands-on, interactive format.

    Tuition, room and board, materials, meals, books, tours and activities at the camp are all provided free to selected participants.

  • Community Events

    Horseman’s club schedules winter euchre games
    TELL CITY – The Southern Indiana Horseman’s Club will host euchre games throughout winter.

    The next games will be held Saturday, Jan. 24. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door and 25 cents per euchre game.

    Chili, hot dogs, desserts, coffee, sodas and water will be available.
    No smoking is permitted in the building. All games are open to the public ages 16 and older.

  • Author visits Oakwood

    Residents and visitors at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City enjoyed hearing Pastor Charles Areson share his story behind writing and publishing his first children’s book, “The Bee In The Blackberry Bush” dedicated to his daughter, Elizabeth.  Pictured is Areson with Oakwood resident Alice Kiesel.

  • CPR, free quit-smoking classes, health screenings available this month

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer American Heart Association cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes this month.

    Classes are held in the Perry County Emergency Management Services building classroom.

    • Family and Friends CPR is designed for anyone 12 and older who wants to learn CPR, choking-rescue skills and automated external defibrillator use. No testing or evaluation is required.
    Class will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21. Fee is $10.