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Today's News

  • Nothing spared in Tell City Bowling Center upgrade

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The newly stylized interior of the Tell City Bowling Center is fresh and full service is underway.

    “The first thing I did was get rid of the old yellow paint,” said manager Lisa Cole. On a busy Thursday night at the Bowling Center, she highlighted numerous improvements to the facility. “The building had been decorated with a 70s style and it had to change,” she said.

  • City council eyes Washington Street upgrade

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Having already achieved success in partnering with the Indiana Department of Transportation on improvements to Main Street, the city of Tell City will pledge more than $270,000 over the next six years in hopes of leveraging money for upgrades to Washington Street.

  • Supporters, opponents pack IDEM hearing

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    LINCOLN CITY – It was standing room only for many at Wednesday’s hearing at Heritage Hills High School on a proposed air permit for Riverview Energy’s coal-to-diesel project in Dale. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management, which will determine whether to approve an air permit for the proposed facility, hosted the hearing and gave both proponents and opponents a chance to voice their views on the subject.

  • County accepts bids for annual provisions, contract services

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With the turn of the calendar set to begin on the new year in just a few weeks, the board of commissioners accepted bids Wednesday for many of the provisions the county will use in 2019. That includes fuels used by the highway and sheriff’s departments, and culvert and pipe supplies, stone and gravel and asphalt and sealant that will be used for road repairs.

    The quoted prices were also reviewed by the highway superintendent and county attorney.

  • Rome Courthouse restoration efforts ongoing

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Giving teeth to long-term goals in what newly appointed chairman Mark Seifert called “picnic ramblings” and “roadside discussions,” a group of like-minded historical preservationists assembled last Thursday to officially form the Friends of Rome 1818 Courthouse.

  • TC arts association seeks members

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association seeks community members with a passion for the arts to fill vacancies on its board of directors for 2019.

    The association is a nonprofit community organization dedicated to supporting, organizing, enhancing and promoting all art forms in the region. The group strives to connect people and organizations around the arts, share arts-related information and resources, and coordinate art programs with our community partners.

  • Polar Bear Express train rides underway
  • United Way, Catholic Charities seeking donations for Christmas Angel Store

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County is enhancing its Holiday Helpers United Way Program by collaborating with Catholic Charities this year to create a Christmas Angel Store.

    Instead of putting angels on the trees at Walmart and in local banks, there will be opportunities for community angels to donate and make Christmas a little brighter for our local children in need. Donation boxes have been placed at local participating businesses labeled with specific needs for our new Christmas Angel Store. 

  • Christmas food basket sign-up begins Nov. 5
  • Guided hike coming to Hemlock Cliffs Saturday

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – The U.S. Forest Service will offer a free guided hike at the Hemlock Cliffs Trail on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon EST. 

    Participants will walk the 1.4-mile loop with a guide and should be aware there is a rock staircase down into a canyon. This scenic trail offers rock outcroppings and a waterfall.

    The trail is located in Crawford County, off of Indiana 37. Directions can be found on the Hoosier National Forest website, www.fs.usda.gov/hoosier.