http://www.perrycountynews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Officials discuss black-dust issue http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/officials-discuss-black-dust-issue <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/altchargematerial.jpg" alt="Cannelton city officials discussed at their latest meeting a fine black dust scattered at a business near Eugene Fulkerson&#039;s auto-body shop. Company officials said the product was spilled during a move, is not hazardous and would be cleaned up. In this picture, it is shown in bags at the right and as the dark material on the parking lot. (Click photo to enlarge.)" title="Cannelton city officials discussed at their latest meeting a fine black dust scattered at a business near Eugene Fulkerson&#039;s auto-body shop. Company officials said the product was spilled during a move, is not hazardous and would be cleaned up. In this picture, it is shown in bags at the right and as the dark material on the parking lot. (Click photo to enlarge.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="154" height="85" /><p> By KEVIN KOELLING<br /> Managing Editor</p> <p> CANNELTON &ndash; Members of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety expressed concern last Monday about a new business in town creating black-dust problems.</p> Company earns rare designation http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/company-earns-rare-designation <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bestchairs4.jpg" alt="Members of the Best Chairs safety committee pose Thursday with Timothy Maley, center, state deputy commissioner of labor, and a flag he presented them for earning a designation for workplace safety that goes to only a relative handful of the state’s 150,000 business enterprises. Committee members, from the left, are Diane Rogers, Rita Brinksneader, Dave Stowe and John Mark Owens. (Click on photo to enlarge. Click on arrow to see more.)" title="Members of the Best Chairs safety committee pose Thursday with Timothy Maley, center, state deputy commissioner of labor, and a flag he presented them for earning a designation for workplace safety that goes to only a relative handful of the state’s 150,000 business enterprises. Committee members, from the left, are Diane Rogers, Rita Brinksneader, Dave Stowe and John Mark Owens. (Click on photo to enlarge. Click on arrow to see more.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><p> By KEVIN KOELLING<br /> Managing Editor</p> <p> CANNELTON &ndash; Best Chairs in Cannelton is among the 70 business establishments statewide earning the designation as &ldquo;one of the safest places to work in Indiana.&rdquo;</p> <p> That&rsquo;s according to Rick Ruble, commissioner of the Department of Labor&rsquo;s Indiana office, who said the state has approximately 150,000 establishments.</p> Minto will step down from visitor’s bureau http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/minto-will-step-down-visitor%E2%80%99s-bureau <p> By VINCE LUECKE<br /> Editor<br /> <br /> PERRY COUNTY &ndash; The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau is losing its executive director next month.</p> <p> Bev Minto, who has led the county&rsquo;s tourism efforts for the past six years, will step down Aug. 9 to spend more time with her family-owned restaurant in Rocky Point. She announced her resignation to board members earlier in the month and met with the group a final time Wednesday evening.</p> <p> She began her job in May 2008.</p> INDOT responds to intersection complaints http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/indot-responds-intersection-complaints <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/intersection.jpg" alt="Drivers approaching the intersection of Tell and 12th streets were being directed by a flagger and cones to the right as Indiana Department of Transportation workers prepared to paint new lane markings Friday morning. INDOT received calls from motorists who said a previous elimination of markings created a dangerous driving situation. (Click on photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.) " title="Drivers approaching the intersection of Tell and 12th streets were being directed by a flagger and cones to the right as Indiana Department of Transportation workers prepared to paint new lane markings Friday morning. INDOT received calls from motorists who said a previous elimination of markings created a dangerous driving situation. (Click on photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.) " align="left" hspace="6" width="119" height="85" /><p> By KEVIN KOELLING<br /> Managing Editor</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; Indiana Department of Transportation workers appeared at the intersection of 12th and Tell streets Friday morning to correct what drivers were calling a dangerous situation.</p> <p> The intersection became dangerous, people said in Facebook postings and in a news report by WFIE television, when lane markings were changed.</p> <p> The station&rsquo;s Nick Lagrange reported Tuesday that &ldquo;some time ago, INDOT painted turn lanes in order to make the intersection safer.&rdquo;</p> Local students participate in Electric Cooperative Youth Tour http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/local-students-participate-electric-cooperative-youth-tour <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/reefersipgirls.jpg" alt="Pictured are local youth tour participants Hannah Brown, left, and Emily Davis. (Click on photo to enlarge.)" title="Pictured are local youth tour participants Hannah Brown, left, and Emily Davis. (Click on photo to enlarge.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><p> TELL CITY &ndash; Hannah Brown of Rockport and Emily Davis of Tell City, represented Southern Indiana Power last month at the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.</p> <p> The high-school seniors-to-be gained a personal understanding of American history, their role as citizens and insights into the roles electric cooperatives play in their communities. Indiana&rsquo;s electric cooperatives have been providing this opportunity since 1960.</p> Summertime fun http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/summertime-fun <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/headstart.jpg" alt="Pictured are Caden Stafford and Cy Richardt. (Click on photo to enlarge.)" title="Pictured are Caden Stafford and Cy Richardt. (Click on photo to enlarge.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="98" height="85" /><p> Lincoln Hills Development Corp. Early Head Start children and their families enjoy a day out together. Early Head Start participants meet weekly for home visits and twice monthly for play time, education and family activities.</p> Two injured in Friday morning crash http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/two-injured-friday-morning-crash <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/crash2.jpg" alt="One of two vehicles involved in a wreck Friday morning near Hatfield. (Click on photo to enlarge.)" title="One of two vehicles involved in a wreck Friday morning near Hatfield. (Click on photo to enlarge.)" align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> HATFIELD &ndash; A head-on crash on Indiana 66 just outside of Hatfield Friday morning sent both drivers to an Evansville hospital in critical condition. The crash closed the highway for nearly an hour as emergency crews worked to assist the injured motorists.</p> Sports Notes http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/sports-notes-0 <p> <strong>TC flag football registration Aug. 2</strong><br /> TELL CITY &ndash; Registration for Tell City&rsquo;s flag football program for grades 2-4 will be held 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 at William Tell Elementary.</p> <p> A $25 fee will be charged for each player.<br /> <br /> <strong>Youth football registration set</strong><br /> TELL CITY &ndash; Sign-up dates have been set for Tell City fifth- and sixth-grade tackle football players.</p>