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Today's News

  • First coal-hydrogenation plant in U.S., first greenfield refinery permitted in decades

    DALE — Riverview Energy reached an important milestone in June when it received approval from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for a Title V air-operations permit. The company plans to build the first U.S. direct coal-hydrogenation project in Dale. The company’s president, Gregory Merle, announced in a press release that this project represents the first such development in nearly half a century.

  • Nominations open for Citizen of the Year

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is accepting public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award.

    Residents may submit in writing the name and reasons for such recommendations for this award by July 1 and send to: Tell City Historical Society, ATTN: Awards Committee, PO Box 728, Tell City, IN 47586.

    The historical society resident will appoint three members to serve as a committee in secret to make the final selection.

  • Power outages, downed trees left in wake of strong gusts

    by Mark Eisenlohr

    Editor

    Surprise gust winds, estimated at 60 mph, roared through Perry County Sunday night, knocking out power, felling trees and scattering debris before sinking south into Kentucky.

    According to Meteorologist Tom Reaugh with the National Weather Service in Louisville, the gust winds were part of an unusual thunderstorm formation over much of Indiana.

    “It was a little unusual in that it was a very large complex of storms that produced stronger winds,” Reaugh said.

  • Tired of Ever-Higher Dumpster Fees?

    Some former dumpster users have found that if they recycle, they have so little trash that a dumpster no longer makes financial sense, and who couldn’t use an extra $100 or more per month in their pocket?

  • March of Dimes baby pageant July 13

    TELL CITY – The March of Dimes Baby Contest at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds will be held on Saturday, July 13. The theme for the baby contest is Down on The Farm.

    The contest is open to boys and girls from the ages of 1 day to 59 months. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the event beginning at 10.

    Entry Fee for the contest is $5 per child per event. No early signups will be accepted

    First place and second places trophies will be given in each age group with ribbons for the third place winners

  • Stolen truck submerged in river

    TROY – Troy Police, Perry County EMA, sheriff’s department, Department of Natural Resources and others were on scene at the Troy Boat Ramp for several hours Monday afternoon, after a drove a box truck into the Ohio River. The man fled, but reportedly not before attempting to gain entry into an occupied SUV parked at the boat ramp. The driver of the SUV was able to keep the man from entering the vehicle, and the assailant headed west on foot.

  • Stolen truck submerged in river

    TROY – Troy Police, Perry County EMA, sheriff’s department, Department of Natural Resources and others were on scene at the Troy Boat Ramp for several hours Monday afternoon, after a drove a box truck into the Ohio River. The man fled, but reportedly not before attempting to gain entry into an occupied SUV parked at the boat ramp. The driver of the SUV was able to keep the man from entering the vehicle, and the assailant headed west on foot.

  • Area Fourth of July activities

    Thursday, July 4

    HAWESVILLE – Vastwood Park - Music with former Voice contestant Audra McLaughliln starting at 7:30 pm; fireworks starting 9 pm.

    CHRISNEY - Picnic beginning at noon; golf scramble, chicken dinners, bounce houses and live music from Beginners Luck 5:30 to 9 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.

    SANTA CLAUS - Fireworks at dusk.

    Saturday, July 6

    DERBY - Live music with Eryn Sommer, food vendors, beer and wine tasting at Community Center starting at 5:30 p.m.; fireworks at dusk.

  • Ag days: Perry County 4-H Fair underway this weekend & next

    Saddle up and head out for food, fun, friends, and more at the Perry County 4-H Fair. Events kick off the weekend of July 6-7 with the ever-popular tractor show pulls and the crowning of the fair queen. Sponsored events resume for the following weekend, July 12-15, with horse and pony games at 8 a.m. Friday.

  • Renew Cannelton Main Street meet July 10

    CANNELTON – In January it was announced that Cannelton was approved by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs for designation as an official Indiana Main Street Community.

    The next joint meeting of all Cannelton Main Street committees will be on Wednesday, July 10, at 5:45 p.m. at the Fifth Third Bank meeting room. New members are still welcome, so feel free to attend if you have an interest.