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  • 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.

  • Dr. Seuss tribute to kick off library’s sizzling summer

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The library is breaking out the sun block and tuning its strings for a catalog of fun activities this spring through summer. Activities organizer Lisa Hammack introduced the time schedule for this summer’s reading program and this summer’s Libraries Rock! program.

  • Pick Perry Days begin Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Countians are invited to don Pick Perry shirts later this month to help build community spirit and promote Perry County as a great place to live, work and visit.

    The community-wide expression of promotion for Perry County is set for Friday, April 20. Residents are encouraged to wear the shirts that day. Those who share photos on social media are eligible to win prizes. Shirts are available at several locations, including the Tell City Depot, Domestic Goddess, Celebrations, Skinsations and the Derby Market. T-shirts are $15.

  • The Bix Fix
  • Century to invest $116M in smelter

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced last week that Century Aluminum Co. will invest $116.5 million for improvements at its operation in Hawesville that will create over 250 full-time jobs.

  • Cannelton infrastructure gets grant boost

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton was awarded $519,600 last week through Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ Community Block Development Grant program. The money will help fund stormwater system improvements throughout the city.

    The soon-to-begin project will address drainage in three areas throughout the city that regularly flood. New drainage tiles will be installed and collapsed drainage tiles will be replaced.