Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Lawmakers should find important work to do

    Many people are familiar with the concept that if you do something right the first time, you reduce the potential that you’ll have to do it again.

    Indiana’s General Assembly needs to learn that concept.

  • Individual Development Account program accepting applications

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. continues to operate the Individual Development Account Program and recently received a new contract. Under this program, income-eligible individuals and families can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $1,600 annually. Once eligible, families are able to participate on the program for up to four years. A provision allows for completion of the program in two years and as eligibility is approved more information will be made available.

  • Eagles on Deer Creek
  • Blood, platelet donations needed

    PERRY COUNTY – Like the emergency room of a hospital, the American Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient emergencies with blood products 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

    Through the everyday support and generosity of blood and platelet donors, the Red Cross can be prepared to do this day in and day out, no matter when or where these blood products are needed.

  • Passport to retirement course in Jan., Feb.

    EVANSVILLE – Preparing for retirement is probably the single most important concern most people have today. Retirement costs are rising, the future of Social Security is uncertain and many people have not accumulated the savings they will need to enjoy the retirement lifestyle they deserve.

  • Conservation district’s annual meeting Tuesday in Bristow

    PERRY COUNTY – Plans are in place for the 2011 Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual meeting. The 64th gathering of the district will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bristow Community Center.

    Margie Zoglmann from Purdue Extension Perry County will speak on agriculture in Costa Rica while Natural Resources Conservation Service grazing specialist Victor Shelton will speak on dairy and beef operations in Honduras.

    For more information, contact the SWCD office at 547-4686.

  • Port manager reports ‘good, solid’ December

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad had “a good, solid month” in December, according to port and governmental-affairs manager Kevin Teague.

    Reporting at a regular meeting of the port authority’s board of directors Tuesday, he said rail and barge traffic was down, but the port-rail agency still nearly met its revenue goals for the month. The movement of scrap metal helped bolster the numbers due to its price remaining higher than that of pig iron, he said.

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  • Floodwall gates to be closed off

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – During the Tell City Works and Safety Board Tuesday, members heard from Floodwall Committee member Mack Cail and Kenny Simpson of Engineering Associates about closing two floodgates and filling in pipes that run underneath the wall to improve the wall ahead of the upcoming floodwall certification process.

  • Pappano urges more discussion on jail funds

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part report on an update to plans for a new jail provided to county leaders.

    TELL CITY – Tell City resident Tony Pappano said Jan. 4 he’s 100 percent behind efforts to build a new county jail, but expressed some concerns he has about a plan discussed that day with county commissioners and councilmen.