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Today's News

  • Lynch joins staff of county prosecutor

    TELL CITY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins has announced the appointment of Shaunda Lynch as chief deputy prosecutor for Perry County.

    "Ms. Lynch brings over 10 years of legal experience to the office," Collins said in a news release announcing her appointment.  

  • Parks board spars with contractor

    CANNELTON — A cracked window has caused a dispute between the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department and the contractor who built the visitors center and restroom building at Eagles Bluff Park.

    The building is less than a year old, so defective items in it are still under warranty from the contractor, Craftsman Construction Inc. of Huntingburg.

  • More Tell City parks going tobacco free

    TELL CITY - Despite one councilman's concern that the ban would be difficult to enforce, the Tell City Common Council voted Tuesday to prohibit tobacco products from another four parks. The move comes just months after the same group banned cigarettes and other tobacco products from City Hall and City Hall Park.

    The ordinance, approved 4-1, covers all of Hagedorn Park, including the Windy Creek Greenway, tennis courts, baseball field, swimming pool and softball fields. Also affected are Dennis Kress, Roy Fenn and Kiwanis parks.

  • TC-PC Library to feature two Lincoln programs in October

    TELL CITY - The Lincoln family will be front and center during October programs at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    Besides a current display of books and other materials about the 16th president as patrons enter the doors, the library will also provide two Lincoln programs. Daniel Easter of Mitchell, who recently co-produced the "Lincoln Scrapbook," will be at the library Oct. 3 to discuss various aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life.

  • Indiana 70 to close in Spencer County

    TROY - The Indiana Department of Transportation will close Indiana 70 near its intersection with Indiana 66 today to repair a landslide.

    Indiana 70 will be closed from the junction of Indiana 66 to the junction of U.S. Route 231.

    Ragle, Inc. will repair the landslide adjacent to Indiana 70, one-quarter mile west of Indiana 66 at the bridge over Waterman Creek.

  • Community grant deadline Sept. 23

    PERRY COUNTY - Joe Malone, chairman of the Grants Committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development, and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • No clippings in curbs, please

    TELL CITY - Members of the city council are extending another reminder to residents not to allow grass clippings to enter city stormwater inlets. Blowing grass into curbs from lawnmowers or power blowers not only clogs inlets and causes problems at the city's treatment plant, but is a violation of city ordinances. City police officers have been making courtesy visits with residents and alerting them to the city ordinance.

  • State health officials encourage Hoosiers to get seasonal flu vaccine

    INDIANAPOLIS - The state Health Department encourages Hoosiers to get a seasonal influenza vaccine, which is now available in most communities.

    The seasonal flu vaccine will not provide protection against the 2009 H1N1 Influenza A, but state health officials say it is still important to get the seasonal flu vaccine.

    About 36,000 people die each year in the United States due to seasonal flu-related illnesses.

  • Prison officials listened to community, acted quickly

    The wheels of government seldom move as quickly as many would like but we were impressed that security improvements at Branchville Correctional Facility were made quickly after the  escapes of three men.

    Prison officials responded positively to a March 30 editorial that called for a meeting of the facility and the public, many of whom expressed concern that violent offenders serving long sentences were being housed in the medium-security center.

  • About letters to the editor

    I had looked forward to no elections for local offices in 2009. For me, that means no candidate questionnaires, no public forum to moderate and, so I thought, fewer politically based letters to the editor.

    So much for that last hope. But that's OK with me. I want readers to respond to issues, but I do lament the tone some letter writers have taken, preferring to complain and caricature rather than offer suggestions. Sometimes the truth gets trampled and the very issue up for public debate is forgotten amid partisan jabs.