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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Sparking economic growth

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    District 47 State Senator

    For many of Indiana’s cities and towns, finding ways to jump-start economic growth is a top priority. Indiana’s rural communities are no different. However, challenges unique to the state’s rural communities require a slightly different approach to creating the sustainable, good-paying jobs Hoosiers demand.

  • COLUMN: An index card a day

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    An index card a day is helping to better organize my life and reducing some of the clutter on my desk at work and at home.

  • EDITORIAL: Attack justification must be irrefutable

    Should America attack Syria?

    The House and Senate could vote as early as today on that question, according to a report Thursday by Democracy Now. The news program included footage of Florida Rep. Alan Grayson questioning Secretary of State John Kerry, who with President Obama is leading efforts to garner support for an attack.

    “Have members of the Syrian opposition called for such an attack?” Grayson asked, “and if so, whom?”

  • Cannelton Police Department sends high-tech notifications

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is using a new communications service that allows officers to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.

    The Nixle Community Information Service allows them to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell-phone text messages or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s website at www.nixle.com.

  • Loan board OKs firm’s request

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Revolving Loan Fund Board approved a loan request last week for a Tell City company.

    Glenn’s Cleaning Service requested a three-year $50,000 loan for the business. A portion of the proceeds will pay off a previous loan balance of $18,000.

  • Heck-building hearing set today

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety will conduct a hearing about the former Heck Hardware building at 6:30 p.m. today at City Hall. The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss code violations at the crumbling building at the intersection of Sixth and Taylor streets.

    The hearing will follow the board’s regular meeting and precede the city council’s monthly assembly, which is scheduled for 7 p.m.

  • Partners in Pride for September

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  • Learn more about Big Brothers-Big Sisters

    PERRY COUNTY – An informational meeting about Big Brothers-Big Sisters will be held today at 6 p.m. at ATTC Manufacturing.

    The meeting is open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about the organization, get information on volunteering, enrolling a child and other ways to become involved.

    The meeting will last about 30 minutes and will include a question-and-answer session. Fore more information, call Samantha Ramsey with Big Brothers-Big Sisters at 719-8140.

  • Church sponsored 5-K, 10-K Sept. 21

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s First United Methodist Church will host its first Miles 4 Missions 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer run-walk Sept. 21 to raise money for the congregation’s mission work.

    The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the back parking lot at the church, located at 702 10th St.

    Cost is $20 and participants can register until 7:45 a.m. race day but must register by Friday to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

    Participants can pick up shirts from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 or on the morning of the race.

  • HSPA launches updated public-notice website

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Hoosier State Press Association has launched an improved online clearinghouse of Indiana public notice advertisements. The association revamped its website for the notices – www.indianapublicnotices.com – with easy-to-navigate features and a large collection of listings from across the state.

    All of the notices on the website also were printed in newspapers, the most trusted source for community information. Users can search for public notices by keyword, date, newspaper or location for free.