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  • Port manager reports ‘good, solid’ December

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad had “a good, solid month” in December, according to port and governmental-affairs manager Kevin Teague.

    Reporting at a regular meeting of the port authority’s board of directors Tuesday, he said rail and barge traffic was down, but the port-rail agency still nearly met its revenue goals for the month. The movement of scrap metal helped bolster the numbers due to its price remaining higher than that of pig iron, he said.

  • A GREAT Day

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  • Floodwall gates to be closed off

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – During the Tell City Works and Safety Board Tuesday, members heard from Floodwall Committee member Mack Cail and Kenny Simpson of Engineering Associates about closing two floodgates and filling in pipes that run underneath the wall to improve the wall ahead of the upcoming floodwall certification process.

  • Pappano urges more discussion on jail funds

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part report on an update to plans for a new jail provided to county leaders.

    TELL CITY – Tell City resident Tony Pappano said Jan. 4 he’s 100 percent behind efforts to build a new county jail, but expressed some concerns he has about a plan discussed that day with county commissioners and councilmen.

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  • Couple adds unique photo shoot to wedding experience

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Like most who grew up in small, rural areas, Whitney Carter and Jason Neu knew each other when they were younger. But as is the case with most, they lost touch once they grew up.

    Whitney, the daughter of Mary Jo and Randall Carter, was a graduate of Perry Central and Jason, the son of Patrick Neu and the late Patricia Neu, attended Heritage Hills High School.

  • United Way of Perry County announces grant cycle for 2012

    PERRY COUNTY – Health and human-service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County now through March 2. Grant applications are available by contacting the United Way of Perry County at unitedwayperry@gmail.com.

    Last year, the United Way of Perry County distributed more than $50,000 in grants to area health and human service organizations.

  • Winter beef series kicks off today

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Beef Production Educational Series will be offered tonight and three other evenings in February and March.

    The sessions at 6:30 p.m. today, Feb. 9, Feb. 20 and March 8. All of the programs except the Feb. 20 session will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Feb. 20 program is in conjunction with the Perry County Cattle Association annual meeting, which will be held in the Perry Central school cafeteria.

  • Sweater Day at courthouse

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  • Applications sought for education, literacy grants

    EVANSVILLE – The Marilyn J. Klenck Fund for Education and Literacy is designated to support programs and initiatives in the fields of education and literacy throughout southwestern Indiana.

    The alliance has focused the fund’s proceeds on the advancement of early childhood literacy and literacy intervention strategies for struggling readers.

    Grant applications are due Feb. 27. For more information about the fund, visit www.alliance9.org/edlit-fund or contact Melinda Waldroup, program director for the alliance, at (812) 434-4923.