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  • Troy council schedules rate meeting for Oct. 14

    TROY – The Troy Town Council will have a special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at the Troy Town Hall meeting room.

    The meeting will give the public a chance to ask questions and make comments about a proposed rate hike for the Troy water and sewer utilities.

    The town council’s regular monthly meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will include adoption of the town’s 2016 budget.

  • Rome Fire Department announces raffle winners

    ROME – The Rome Volunteer Fire Department has announced winners from its recent raffle. The following are listed by prize donor and winner.

  • Oct. 15 marks Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

    WABASH VALLEY – The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut is one month away – Oct. 15, at 10:15 a.m. – and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to register and participate in this drill promoting earthquake safety preparation and awareness.

    Indiana is exposed to a serious threat of earthquakes along the New Madrid Seismic Zone – located 180 miles southwest of Evansville – and the Wabash Valley Seismic Zone, which encompasses parts of Southeastern Illinois and Southwestern Indiana.

  • TC schools refinance faces new challenges


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Tell City School Corp.’s road to refinancing more than $11 million in debt has met a few unforeseen variables. Accrued from the building of the elementary school and other facilities improvements conducted in the last few years, the school board had hoped to inject upward of $1 million into their capital projects and bus-replacement accounts.

  • Library board approves budget


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Library Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday evening was one made up more of propositions than decisions.

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  • Tell City to fund phosphorous study




    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City will invest nearly $50,000 to determine the best way to reduce the amount of phosphorus its sewage plant releases into the Ohio River. However, the actual cost of reducing levels of the chemical may not be known for a year or longer.

  • TC facing dual-credit teacher shortage

    TELL CITY – Requirements from the state level could soon mean changes in which teachers are allowed to instruct dual credit classes. According to Tell City Principal Brad Ramsey, beginning in the 2017-18 school year, instructors will not only need to hold a master’s lever diploma but also have earned at least 18 credit hours of graduate study.

    Dual-credit classes allow students to earn college-credit hours while enrolled in a standard high-school curriculum.

  • Striving for athletic success, Tell City schools to analyze sports programs


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The value of a school’s athletic program isn’t necessarily rated in terms of wins and losses, but how it translates in the overall educational model. With that in mind, Tell City Schools are evaluating if they offer too many choices for athletes.

    Though no programs have been slated to be cut, programs could be reduced in the future. Doing so, school officials say, could make them more competitive in those that remain.

  • Candidate forums scheduled

    PERRY COUNTY – A pair of forums next week will give local candidates for city offices in Tell City and Cannelton an opportunity to speak on issues they believe are important.

    Cannelton candidates are invited to attend a forum Tuesday evening, Oct. 13,  in the city’s council chambers, located in town hall in the lower level of the city library. The event will begin at 6 p.m.

    Tell City candidates are invited to a 6 p.m. forum Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Tell City Depot.