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Today's News

  • DAR seeks volunteers to assist with veterans project

    TELL CITY - The veterans project of the Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has become massive and they are in need of help.

    The chapter will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library to discuss what needs to be done and how others can help. Currently, more than 750 Perry County veterans forms have been turned in.

  • Social News

    THE DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA will gather for their business and social meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the St. Paul Catholic Church parish hall. The committee for refreshments will be Shirley Quick, Virginia Nelson, Krista Neuman, Pat Oberhausen and Jane Pund. Members unable to attend should call in their volunteer hours to Mary Seibert at 547-4847 or Becky Hagedorn at 836-2805.

    THE BRISTOW COMMUNITY CENTER hosts euchre games at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

  • Indiana’s attorney general: ‘Tax season is also scam season’

    INDIANAPOLIS – Scammers aiming to defraud consumers during tax season are out in full force, said Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

    In one of the most common phone scams the Attorney General’s Office, has seen in recent months, criminals call consumers claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service and demand immediate payment of past-due taxes. Scammers might threaten arrest and jail time if the payment is not received immediately, and usually request money be paid back though the purchase of pre-paid cards.

  • Community Calendar

    Recycling
    It is an off week for recycling in tell city

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  • Weather forces rescheduling of bridge meeting

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation has postponed until next week a scheduled public meeting on its plans to repair and repaint the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge.

    An open house and informational meeting were set for Feb. 17 but this week’s snowstorm prompted officials to reschedule the meeting for Thursday, Feb. 26.

    The meeting will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. A formal presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m.

  • Increasing rural broadband access

    Erin Houchin
    District 47
    State Senator

    Broadband service has become increasingly necessary to access the full range of services and opportunities that the Internet can offer. This session, I have introduced legislation that seeks ways to expand affordable and reliable broadband service to rural parts of Indiana that currently have limited access, if any at all.

  • More input sought for county comprehensive plan

    LEOPOLD – Perry Countians have another opportunity this week to contribute to the process of preparing a new comprehensive plan.

    A public workshop is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Deer Creek Baptist Church, located at 6733 Alamo Road. An initial input session was held last month and Tuesday’s meeting will build on the suggestions presented then.

  • Troy board finds needed money, awards bid for upcoming stormwater project

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Staff Writer

    TROY – The town of Troy is on schedule to begin work on its large-scale stormwater sewer project this spring.

  • Frozen Beauty

    The News received dozens of winter scene photos over the past week. Among them was a glistening hoarfrost-covered tree in Troy.

    Jane Efinger-Hayden often captures images of the Ohio River – sunsets, barges and foggy mornings – visible from her and her husband, Dan’s, home.

  • Cassidy joins Perry County News staff

    TELL CITY – A Tell City journalist who has covered Spencer County for the past five years will transition in coming weeks to the Perry County News, where he will work as a full-time staff writer.

    Stuart Cassidy, 35, will fill a vacancy in the Tell City newsroom. He has worked since September 2009 as a staff writer at the Spencer County Journal-Democrat in Rockport.