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  • Cannelton extends financial hand to developers

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of Cannelton’s economic development committee are sending recommendations to the city’s common council to approve an economic-development loan for one man and a tax abatement for another.

    The committee met Jan. 25 to consider the requests from Herb Hawker and Rob Moskos, respectively.

  • Reports offer snapshot of county’s schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish education report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Cannelton City Schools, Perry Central Community School Corp. and Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. can be found in the public-notices section of this site.

  • Goffinet seeks 2nd term

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Giving praise to her staff and others for six years of work she said has reshaped the county’s judiciary, Judge Lucy Goffinet announced her bid for a second term Friday. Surrounded by supporters inside Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit for the announcement, Goffinet joked she was worried during the week that few people would come to what was a local kickoff to her quest for a second six-year term. The Democrat, who was elected in 2006, formally filed for office last month in Indianapolis.

  • Council agrees to take hard look at animal ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Carter succeeded in his mission when he went before the county council Jan. 26.

    The president of the Humane Society of Perry County told the councilmen 13 months of work went into an animal-control ordinance before the county commissioners adopted it. The county council now has to decide whether to approve some of the fees included within it and whether to implement a dog tax that the state says must be in place before much of it can be enforced.

  • County native helps welcome Super Bowl to Indy

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS – There is one Sunday every year that is iconic to most Americans: the Super Bowl. And this year, Indiana is playing host to NFL’s championship game. Indianapolis has been preparing for months for the event and a Perry County native has lent her love of volunteering to help make the days leading up to the game memorable for all visitors.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Which of three funding options would you choose for a new jail?

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  • Mobile vision at OAKS Thursday

    CANNELTON – Evansville Bosma Programs for the Visually Impaired will be at the Perry County Council on Aging-OAKS Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Anyone who is experiencing vision loss should attend. The three-hour program will offer functional vision assessments, training on daily living skills tied to decreased vision and adaptive aids, such as magnifiers, writing guides and talking watches.

    No appointment is necessary but one can be scheduled.

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  • Enrollment for 2012 farm programs under way

    INDIANAPOLIS – Julia A. Wickard, executive director of USDA’s Indiana Farm Service Agency reminds producers that signup to enroll in the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program or Average Crop Revenue Election Program began Jan. 23 and ends June 1.

    “It is critical for producers to begin the enrollment process as soon as possible. The 2012 signup period is a shorter timeframe than in previous years,” said Wickard.

  • Free classes on mental illness begin March 5 in Newburgh

    NEWBURGH – Friends-and-family classes on mental illness will begin March 5 for 12 Monday evenings at the Warrick Education Center in Newburgh.

    Classes are sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses and will be presented by trained family members. They'll be geared toward people who want to better understand and help others who live with serious mental illness. They’re free but limited to 24 participants.

    To find out more or to register, call (812) 423-4333.