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Today's News

  • National qualifier
  • Hospital to seek new management partnership

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will seek a management partnership with a regional healthcare provider in an effort to deliver a wider range of medical services, recruit new physicians and stabilize its finances. In doing so, the hospital will also cut its ties this year with a longtime management services provider.

  • Snyder named Cannelton Schools’ principal

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – When school resumes next month, the Cannelton School Corporation will see several faculty roles changed. The school voted during a special session July 12 to approve positions for the 2018-19 year.

  • Commissioners support new police firing range

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

  • On Duty! Motivation at Camp with a Cop
  • Local fire departments net DNR grants

    CANNELTON – Volunteer fire departments in Cannelton and Rome in Perry County  and St. Meinrad and Santa Claus volunteer fire departments in Spencer County were recently awarded Department of Natural Resources grants. They were among those from 40 counties across the state that have been awarded money from more than $284,000 offered through DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.

  • Port, rail business on upswing

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – After a bumpy start to the year, which included a temporary shutdown due to flooding, traffic at the Tell City River Port has steadily picked up. With 110 carloads transported via Hoosier Southern Railroad in June, traffic far exceeded expectations, drawing in 36 more freight cars than originally slated for the month. That was bolstered heavily by an influx of movements to and from Waupaca Foundry for sand and pig iron used in the company’s casting process.

  • New Troy marshal has years of experience

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – The town of Troy has a new lawman.

    Micah Jackson was sworn in Wednesday evening as the community’s marshal. The 33-year-old Tell City man fills a position that has been vacant for close to a year.

    Jackson works as a full-time dispatcher for the city of Tell City and has served for several years as a reserve officer for the Cannelton and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department. He was Cannelton’s canine officer for a time.

  • Library welcomes new clerk, positive budget news

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A new face will greet patrons to the Tell City Branch Library. Whitney Nesmith started as a library clerk on June 4.

    She earned her master’s degree in library sciences from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis after earning a Bachelor of Science in journalism. While in school for journalism, Nesmith volunteered at libraries and knew she loved reading, which grew into an interest in library sciences.

  • Parks board to host bow shoot

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department will host a three-dimensional archery shoot at Eagles Bluff Park 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

    There will be no set entry fee but archers can make a donation, which will go to groups that help with the shoot.