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  • Great Day of Service returns April 14

    TELL CITY – TELL CITY – This year’s annual Great Day of Service is on April 14, and will meet at 9 a.m. at the City Hall gazebo.

    Pastor Dan Hopkins with First Baptist Church in Tell City hopes dozens of Perry Countians will, “Show god’s love in a practical way.” Hopkins stated, “It’s an example of servant evangelism, sharing that love with one another. It’s a good way to be a blessing to someone else.” He hopes it will help people think how to be positive every day.

  • Emergency agencies seek specialized drone

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County emergency management agency is seeking to add an unmanned quadcopter, colloquially called a drone, to its supply of search and rescue tools.

    EMA director, Steve Hauser, petitioned the county council for additional funding to acquire the drone.

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  • Residents not as healthy as they feel

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to overall health, Perry County weighs in middle of the pack. In the overall rankings for Indiana, Perry county residents ranked number 41 of the 92 counties in how they assess their own health.

    Annual health rankings for individual counties in the U.S., tabulated by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, were released this March.

  • Troy won’t receive grant for water upgrades

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – The town of Troy will not receive a federal grant for upcoming improvements to its water system but will instead benefit from a low interest rate over 40 years for financing the estimated $2 million project.

    That means residents who rely on Troy for water will see what could be up to a 67 percent water rate increase. The first phase of the increase, of 35.67 percent, was approved by the council last month.

  • Advocating access to dental care in rural America

    WENDELL POTTER GUEST COLUMNIST

    Access to dental care is a serious and worsening health problem in rural America. But now many states are beginning to enact legislation that could ease the pain.

  • Citizens voice concerns over impact of coal-to-diesel plant

    By HEATHER POWELL

    JOURNALDEMOCRAT Writer

     

    DALE – There was standing room only at the Dale Town Council meeting Tuesday, March 13 as concerned citizens, who have formed the Spencer County Citizens for Quality of Life, members of Valley Watch and citizens around the Dale area came to discuss their concerns on the proposed coal-to-diesel plant. The Spencer County Citizens for Quality of Life’s website can be found at www.noc2d.com.

  • Applicants sought for youth turkey hunts

     

    INDIANA -- Youth hunters can apply for reserved turkey hunts during the special youth wild turkey hunting season, April 21 and 22, on selected DNR properties.

    Youth hunters must be younger than age 18 on the day of the hunt.

  • County’s property-tax bills arriving soon

     

    PERRY COUNTY – In another sure sign of spring, tax bills for Perry County property owners’ will be arriving in mailboxes the first week of April. The scheduled mail date is April 2.

    The first installment of 2018 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 13. The tax bills mailed in April includes coupons for the May and November payments, and this will be the only bill property owners will receive in 2018.