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  • Port officials award bid

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Port Authority directors voted in a regular meeting April 10 to hire All Track of Cincinnati to upgrade rail crossings near the Spencer County community of Buffaloville for $50,680.

    Kevin Teague, operations manager and trainmaster for the port authority and Hoosier southern Railroad, said he needed to get a clarification from the company because it wasn’t clear in their bid package that both crossings were included.

  • Goal-setting process begins for city’s comprehensive plan

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Round color-coded stickers for various categories helped begin the process Tuesday of prioritizing goals and objectives for a new Tell City comprehensive plan.

    The second of two public input sessions drew a smaller but active crowd to the Schergens Center. Objectives from a first meeting held in March were outlined and added to. Participants then used the stickers to vote for the objectives they most want to see take shape in the city.

  • Guarding the Nest

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  • Dickenson is county’s newest deputy

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON – A former chief of police who led Cannelton’s police force before resigning last year has been hired by the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.

    Eric Dickenson was hired last week as a deputy and will begin work full time May 3. He fills a vacancy created when Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick was hired as a patrolman in Tell City.

    Dickenson has worked as a part-time deputy for nearly two years.

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  • FamilyWize prescription discount cards still available

    PERRY COUNTY – Due to recent store policy changes, the FamilyWize Prescription Discount cards used by many Perry Countians are no longer distributed by Wal-Mart or CVS.

    According to United Way of Perry County Executive Director Rebecca Fenn, both stores do honor the cards. FamilyWize cards are available at the United Way of Perry County office, Catholic Charities, local food pantries or can be mailed to residents. For more information or to request a card, call 547-2577.

  • National Players on stage this weekend

    ST. MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again present the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays Friday and Saturday.

    On Friday, the actors will perform William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew.” On Saturday, the performance will be “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. Both performances are free.

  • ‘Power Of The Purse’ marketplace returns Saturday

    TELL CITY – Are you looking for something fun to do Saturday during Perry County’s Dogwood Weekend? Why not come to the “Power of the Purse” open-air marketplace at Oakwood Health Campus to buy Mother’s Day, first communion or graduation gifts?

  • ThyssenKrupp, German American, TC Electric contribute to apple

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  • Hundreds of Santa’s helpers coming to Spencer County

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa is coming from the north, coming from the south and coming from the east and the west. But how can this be? Everyone knows that the real spirit of Santa Claus resides in America’s Christmas hometown of Santa Claus, Indiana and that is where upwards of 700 Santa helpers will head later this week, Thursday through Saturday, for the second annual Jim Yellig Santa Claus Workshop.

    The event is the largest gathering of its kind in North America.