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  • Animal shelter announces closure


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    TELL CITY – The Perry County Animal Shelter Board has announced it will cease operations effective Nov. 30.

    In a letter dated Set. 3 and sent to the Board of County Commissioners, the shelter members – which include Jeff Schneider, Dale Sprinkle, Steve Lutgring and Bret Lutgring – said they would dissolve the group’s 501(C))(3) nonprofit designation and turn all holdings over to the commissioners. That includes the shelter facility in Cannelton and an estimated $100,000 in operating funds.

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  • Cannelton’s stormwater project nears completion



    CANNELTON - A nearly $600,000 dollar storm water separation project will be completed in the coming days with just a few minor details to be finished.

    Council is expected to be presented with final billing and reconciliation of the project at their October meeting.

    The project began last year and focused on four main problem areas in the city. Commonwealth Engineers oversaw the project, which included replacing collapsed storm lines and extending storm lines into areas previously not served.

  • Toy Story carnival at the library
  • Educator scholarship applications being accepted

    INDIANAPOLIS – Aspiring Indiana teachers can apply for up to $30,000 in financial aid with the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

    The scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year of college (up to $30,000 total) for top performing Hoosier students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after earning their degrees.

    Interested students should apply by Nov. 30, 2019 at ScholarTrack.IN.gov.

  • Raffle winners at St. Augustine Church

    LEOPOLD – St. Augustine Church in Leopold held a raffle with the following winners:

  • Downtown Rumbles at Dragging Main
  • 50 years, millions of miles, and still on the road



    TELL CITY – At 72, Wilbur Brooks of Maceo, Ky., has spent more than half his life behind the wheel, driving all 48 continental states and Canada as an over-the-road truck driver.

    He’s logged over 4 million miles in the past 50 years, working in an industry that few understand or fully appreciate.

    And he still enjoys it, though he knows it’s not for everyone.

  • Library board advances budget

    PERRY COUNTY – The public was welcomed to attend an open session with the Perry County Public Library board met last week to discuss their concerns, questions or ideas pertaining to the 2020 annual library budget. No members of the public attended to address the board about budget concerns.

  • Sports gambling a win-win for Indiana

    What’s the easiest way to overcome a persistent crime?

    Make it legal.

    That’s one of the reasons why the state legislature moved swiftly this year to legalize sports gambling after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down in May 2018 a federal law forbidding its spread.

    Basically, Hoosiers who really wanted to gamble on sports were doing it anyway, and few were being penalized or prosecuted.