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  • Electric board meeting Monday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department Board of Directors will meet a day earlier than normal next week due to scheduling conflicts. The board will meet at 6 p.m. Mo y, Nov. 20, in the electric department building at 601 Main St.

    On the agenda is an update from Monday’s city council special meeting during which the council voted to approve a rate increase. See Page 1A for a story on it. A closed executive session meeting is also planned.

  • Turkey time
  • A guild of evening appeal

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Drama Club and Culinary Arts Program are teaming up to present a dinner theater on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Dinner will consist of salad, bread, lasagna and dessert.

  • Cannelton Council questions costs, benefits of PCDC

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Recoupling a partnership between the City of Cannelton and the Perry County Development Corp. is in discussion but is far from a done deal. While such a move is being spearheaded by Mayor Mary Snyder, members of the city council have expressed strident hesitation at joining the economic group.

  • Council, mayor questioned over police pay

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – With an announcement Nov. 13 by the Cannelton Board of Public Works, and affirmed by the council, that part-time patrolman Kyle Lutgring would move into a full-time position with the Cannelton Police Department starting Jan. 1, an old argument resurfaced.

    The move will help bring the police force up to full staff, yet there will still need to be some hours filled to ensure 24-hour protection. That time is often covered by volunteers and part-timers.

  • TC electric rates to increase in 2018

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The average residential customer of the Tell City Electric Department will pay, on average, an extra $12 per month in 2018 after the city council adopted  increases Monday that raise monthly customer charges and actual power rates.

  • Celebrating 25 years with the Cloak

    For a quarter century, St. Martin’s Cloak food pantry has helped make a difference in so many lives. Housed in the basement of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia, the pantry was started in 1992 as an outreach program, by then pastor, Fr. Jeremy King OSB and Judy Colby, a parishioner of St Martin of Tours and director of Anderson Woods.

    From humble origins, for each of the last several years, upward of 3,000 people from Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Crawford counties are fed by the pantry.

  • Books stir limitless imaginations

    The children at Perry Childcare were excited last week to receive a box of children’s books donated to the United Way by Trina Burris. Many of these children are also enrolled in The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, one of the programs that is managed by the United Way of Perry County. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until their fifth birthday, regardless of their family’s income.

  • Honoring our Heroes
  • Group to examine impact of trauma on student learning

    PERRY COUNTY – A lunchtime gathering Wednesday will explore how schools are reaching out to students who have faced major – and often adverse – experiences  in their young lives and how those incidents of trauma affect their learning.

    Research has shown that children who live through multiple adverse experiences during their youth are at higher risk for health, learning, behavior and productivity problems throughout their lives. This can create a cycle of behavior that sets future generations up for failure.