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  • We the Youth accepting leadership applicants

    PERRY COUNTY – We The Youth of Perry County is accepting applications for the upcoming program year.  We the Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen for the 2018-19 school year. Students must attend Tell City Junior-Senior High School, Perry Central High School or Cannelton High School. 

    Applications are available in the school offices. For more information contact Beth Bruggeman, executive director, at (812) 547-5540. The deadline for applications is June 15.

  • Small fire ... big potential

    TELL CITY – As far as size goes, Tuesday’s prescribed burn next to the Tell City Ranger Station wasn’t all that impressive. But in terms of public awareness and developing a community-wide appreciation for the role of native grasses and fire in maintaining public lands, the blaze was impressive indeed.

  • Always faithful

    The Perry County Marines Detachment 1398 held its officer installation Monday, April 9. From the left are judge advocate Jeff Devillez, sergeant at arms Ken Eubanks, installing officer Dave Englert PDC, commandant Glenn Newton, senior vice commandant Harvey Bays, adjutant Donnie Goffinet, junior vice commandant Jerry Meunier, pay master Cindy Meunier and chaplain Patrick Rich.

  • Lasher completes Army unit training in Kansas

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – U.S . Army Pvt. Michael D. Lasher completed 16 weeks of One Station Unit Training with honors in marksmanship at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. He is currently stationed at Fort Riley in Kansas, home of the Big Red One, the first Infantry Division.

    He is the son of Brian and Joan Lasher of Rockport and Nancy and Robert Schmidt of Germantown, Ohio. He is the grandson of Iola Lasher and the late Lawrence Lasher of Leopold and Ovalee and Dorothy LaGrange of rural Tell City.

  • Cannelton will seek funding for streets

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Hoping not to relive last year when it was one of the few communities that didn’t receive money from the state’s Community Crossings Grant program, Cannelton leaders are hiring outside help to ensure they get the increased road funding this fall.

  • Weather warning siren in place in Derby
  • Dispatchers’ work often unseen, but crucial to public safety

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – No one wants to call 911, but when the need arises, there’s a trained dispatcher ready to help.

    April 8-14 is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week and locally, several activities helped honor the event and the work of dispatchers throughout the year.

    Observed the second full week of April every year, the event gives the community a time to honor the efforts of the men and women who pick up the phone when emergencies, big and small, strike.

  • Cannelton set for Draggin’ Main

    CANNELTON – Spring is in the air, the weather’s heating up, and so are the engines. In a seasonal rite of automotive heritage, Draggin’ Main will hit the streets this Saturday, April 14, in Cannelton.

    Hearkening back to the yesteryears when area youths spent their afternoons and weekends cruising the streets, organizers of this Redbud Series of cruises are again calling for those with vintage cars, trucks and hotrods, along with modern sports cars and everyday grocery getters, to fill the streets for this social extravaganza.

  • Welcome to spring training!
  • McCormick hears concerns about funding for rural school districts

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick told educators, business leaders and others last week not to expect large-scale changes in how the state funds public schools.

    She spoke last Monday at a luncheon at the Tell City Depot hosted by chambers of commerce in Perry and Spencer counties.

    School districts are funded, in large part, on a formula based on how many students they have enrolled.