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  • Coal-to-gas backers praise job creation plant will bring

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    REO – Will a need to create jobs outweigh environmental impacts associated with the development of a coal-gasification plant just outside of Rockport? The questions were posed Wednesday to representatives from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management during a public hearing regarding the issuance of a state air-emissions permit.

  • Repairs planned for closed section of Old 37

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A portion of old Indiana 37 near Leopold that has been closed and that “we thought at first we couldn’t afford to open … up,” according to County Commissioner Bill Amos, may get repairs.

    “The way it looks, we are going to be able to open it up if everything goes through from the state’s side,” he said, with work to be completed by July 2013.

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  • Habitat for Humanity partners receive new homes for the new year

    Habitat for Humanity of Perry County dedicated three new homes, the organization’s 13th, 14th and 15th projects, Nov. 20. As of this week, all three partner families have moved into the houses, all located in Tell City.

  • Saddle Lake hit by vandalism

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest will close some of the facilities at the Saddle Lake Boat Ramp due to a rash of vandalism at the ramp.  

  • Conservation honors

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  • Scales-tipping turnip

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  • St. Paul’s to sponsor scrapbooking, card-making crop

    TELL CITY – The St. Paul’s Scrapbooking Group will sponsor a scrapbooking-card making crop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at the church’s parish hall, at Ninth and Jefferson streets in Tell City.

    Cost is $25 per person and will include snacks, lunch, drinks, goodie bags and prizes. Registration is limited to the first 50 people who sign up.

  • Storm’s wind, hail cause little damage in county

    PERRY COUNTY – A line of storms passing over the county delivered heavy rain and gusty winds early Monday morning, but did little damage, the county’s director of emergency management said.

    The storm dropped anywhere from half an inch to well over an inch of rain across the county and the county was under a severe thunderstorm warning. A Tell City police officer reported pea-size hail. Wind dislodged a piece of metal from the former Glow Room tavern, EMA Director Steve Hauser said. At least two trampolines were tossed by the wind, one of which struck a fence.

  • 4-H junior leaders reach out to kids with cancer

    PERRY COUNTY – Local 4-H junior leaders are asking for the community’s help with a new program started by a parent of one of the members.

    Chemo Cancer Angels, a program launched by Beth Hauser, was created to help Perry County kids undergoing cancer treatments. The program will send cards and toys to remind children and their loved ones that others are thinking about them.

    “No child should go through cancer, but if they have to, the least we can do is give them something to look forward to, and that is getting mail,” Hauser said.