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  • Republican leaders rally supporters at Troy picnic

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    TROY – The Labor Day weekend kicked off the fall political campaign season locally Friday with nearly 500 in attendance at Mulzer Camp in Troy for the Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic.

    Gubernatorial hopeful, U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, arrived with much fanfare. Onlookers cheered, waved banners and showed overwhelming support as he entered the campground via charter bus. As he addressed the crowd, Pence praised Republican Indiana leadership.

  • County may cosign for hospital loan

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – People arriving a few minutes before the county commissioners’ meeting Wednesday had to create their own parking spaces. All of the spaces marked by lines painted on the asphalt were taken, including those stretching around the side of the courthouse to the back parking lot. A woman peeled support-the-hospital stickers from a roll and offered them to visitors headed for the front door.

  • Craft, food vendors sought for Cannelton fest

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival and 175-year Celebration Committee is accepting vendor applications for its Oct. 13 art festival. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are highly encouraged to apply. The festival only accepts booths with handmade or handcrafted items.

    The committee is accepting food-booth applications as well. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit and church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • Behind stone walls Troy’s old jail finds new home

    By Chuck Poehlein

    Shubael Little Pioneer VillageDeveloper

    During the week of Nov. 8, 2010, a small stone building on the corner lot owned by St. Pius Church was dismantled and the stones moved to the Shubael Little Pioneer Village. 

    The St. Pius Parish Council graciously agreed to donate the building with the understanding it would eventually be rebuilt at the village. It was taken down and moved by contractor Michael Simon and his employee, Michael Kleeman, assisted by me and my employee, Justin Brown.

  • Republican joins race in House District 74

    LEAVENWORTH – Lloyd Arnold, 38, of Leavenworth, was selected as the Republican Party’s candidate for state representative in District 74 and is endorsed by Rep. Sue Ellspermann. 

    Arnold was selected to fill the party’s vacancy after Ellspermann chose to run alongside Mike Pence as his pick for lieutenant governor.

  • Master gardener course offered in Spencer County this month

    SPENCER COUNTY – If you enjoy gardening and enjoy “Helping Others Grow,” make plans to take part in this fall’s Purdue Master Gardener Course in Spencer County urge.   

    The Purdue Master Gardener Program is a volunteer training program which offers an extensive course in horticulture in exchange for a donation of volunteer hours to help teach others what you have learned. 

    The course will be held on 12 consecutive Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Monday at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center. 

  • County council schedules budget meetings

    TELL CITY – County-council members have set several meetings toward crafting next year’s budget.

    They will review civil taxing units’ proposed budgets beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17. They’re tasked with making nonbinding recommendations about each budget.

    Individual county departments’ budgets will be the subject of a public hearing set for 4:30 p.m. Sept. 27. It will also include a first reading of 2013 budget requests and the council’s regular meeting for September.

  • Purdue Extension to host southern Indiana grazing workshop

    WEST LAFAYETTE – A Sept. 14-15 Purdue Extension conference in southern Indiana will help livestock producers integrate management-intensive grazing programs into their operations.

    Grazing 102 will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 14 and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 15. It will be at the Southern Indiana-Purdue Agricultural Center, 11371 East Purdue Farm Road, Dubois.

  • Tell City Ducks Unlimited to celebrate group’s 75th anniversary Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Ducks Unlimited chapter will host its annual Sportsman’s Night Out Saturday at the Schergens Center. 

    Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Ribs and chicken will be served at 6 p.m. and Dixon’s Auctioneers will lead an auction at 7. The auction will feature Ducks Unlimited’s 75th anniversary merchandise, popular one-of-a-kind items that the chapter is becoming famous for, donated items from many businesses around the area and other Ducks Unlimited merchandise.

  • EPA tackles former Troy Refinery cleanups

    By STUART CASSIDY

    TROY – Decades-old oil-holding tanks and transfer lines at the former United Energy Site, also known as the Troy Refinery, are being removed. A construction crew, with oversight from the Environmental Protection Agency, began Aug. 23 deconstructing structures at the long-defunct oil refinery.