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  • Urbane blade

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    The suggestion isn’t subtle, a man’s stubble is a problem for those wanting to get in close. There are many means to cut the coarse, but the best is tried and true, said Barber Rich Hamilton. His suggestion, join the shave club that gives an experience far too many men are deprived.

  • Coping with student hardships

    TELL CITY – How do you help soothe the suffering of a child dealing with the after effects of  a traumatic experience? That’s a question confronting many local educators as more and more kids come to school unprepared to learn; and it’s at no fault to the student.

  • Troy marshal struggles to make hours

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – Nathan Gehlhausen, Troy’s town marshal, hired in July 2016, has struggled to meet his 20 hour schedule with the town in recent weeks. He cited work with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and his family’s recent move as reasons his time on patrol has been stretched thin.

    “It bothers me,” Gehlhausen said, reiterating the reasons, including a month-long duty as security guard at the courthouse.

  • City council may back away from pet limit

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While the Tell City Common Council won’t pick up the issue until their April 3 meeting, an updated animal control ordinance expected to be presented then may not limit the number of dogs and cats a person may own.

  • Mayor wants rules for comments in public meetings

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Those wishing to voice opinions at public meetings in Cannelton can speak freely. A request by Mayor Mary Snyder to set protocols for comment periods didn’t gain support from the city council.

  • Mulzer Park ownership change imminent

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Derby Community Association will likely take ownership of Derby’s Mulzer Park soon.

    The board of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department, which currently owns the approximately three-acre park, Tuesday voted unanimously to deed it to the DCA, with some stipulations.

  • Concerns aired, Cannelton PD to hire new officer

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Tensions between the Cannelton Police Department and elected leaders could be somewhat quieted moving into the second quarter of 2017. In a months-long dispute that resulted in the loss of several part-time officers, an understaffed department and swirling accusations of biased opinions, it seems the sides are prepared to begin moving forward, despite some acrimonious relationships.

  • Faith in the Future

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    There’s a place near to me,

    where I’m longing to be

    With my friends at the

    old country church

    There with mother we went

    and our Sundays we spent

    With our friends at the

    old country church

     

  • New group to head Cannelton’s Heritage Fest

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The leadership in charge of organizing the Cannelton Heritage Fest has changed hands. Long overseen by the Cannelton Foundation, that group has given way to the upstart Renew Cannelton.

    Citing decreased participation from volunteers, the Cannelton Foundation announced last week that they would no longer head the festival.

  • Aspiring singer-songwriter ascends with upcoming debut release

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Little did Luke Hilgenhold know that an impromptu guitar lesson at a bonfire would ignite the creative country music force within him.

    As Hilgenhold tells it, a buddy handed him his guitar and showed him a couple of chords. The novice musician went out and bought himself a guitar shortly afterward. Hilgenhold already had the bug. “Right then, I was kind of hooked,” he said.