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  • Protecting what matters most
  • Late spring has farmers, gardeners anxious


    Sports Editor


    PERRY COUNTY – A late spring, with consistently cooler temperatures, has caused local farmers and gardeners to adapt, and in most cases, wait.

  • Port names new logistics manager, trainmaster


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City River Port and Hoosier Southern Rail has announced the hiring of Jared Kleemann as general manager of operations.

    He takes over office logistics for Kevin Teague who recently left the rail yard for other career opportunities. Teague also served as trainmaster.

    The position of Hoosier Southern trainmaster has been accepted by long-time employee Dave Sabelhaus Jr.

  • Opponents of proposed coal to diesel plant rally in Dale


    Staff Writer


    DALE – Area activists and local citizens concerned or curious about the prospect of a proposed coal-to-diesel plant came together for a public forum Tuesday evening at the Dale Presbyterian Church’s Micah Center. 

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  • Fast action saves Bristow woman’s life




    ST. MEINRAD – A first responder’s quick action Friday likely saved a woman who was perhaps minutes away from death after the truck she was driving collided with another vehicle and caught fire.

    Police said Daisy Applegate’s westbound GMC truck crossed the centerline of Bristow-St. Meinrad Road near Catnip Road Friday afternoon and crashed nearly head-on into a Chrysler Pacifica driven east by Gordon Taylor, also of Bristow. 

  • New features of the renovated Armory Annex

    TELL CITY – The Armory Annex, opened last fall, hosted an open house on Thursday, April 19, offering residents a chance to tour the building. Office leaders showcased their new confines at the former National Guard building.

    The county has invested about an even $1 million in the Annex, according to Steve Hauser, which involved renovations, including a new rubber roof. “The city used TIF money to remodel and upgrade the entire building,” stated Charlie Baumeister, county coroner.

  • Repaving nears on SR 545
  • Rome group meets May 3

    ROME – The next meeting of the Rome bicentennial planning group will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Rome courthouse. After the successful Dogwood Tour celebration, the bicentennial effort is turning toward a Saturday, June 9, beer, wine and music festival, as well as a Patriot Jeep ride that day. A two-day celebration of the Rome Courthouse bicentennial will be held Oct. 6-7.

  • Man who dealt fentanyl-laced heroin given 20-year sentence




    TELL CITY – A man who admitted bringing heroin and other drugs into Perry County, sometimes on a weekly basis, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, despite pleas of leniency from his attorney and family members.

    Leonard Voyles, 28, who attended high school in Perry County before moving to southeast Indiana, pleaded guilty to a level 2 felony charge of dealing in a narcotic drug.