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  • 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.

  • Heroes honored
  • Christmas parade plans set

    Cannelton event to kick off holiday season Nov. 24

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and so are Perry County’s trio of Christmas parades. Cannelton, Tell City and Leopold have announced plans for this year’s events. As has been tradition for decades, Cannelton will kick off the season with its post-Thanksgiving parade on Friday, Nov. 24. Tell City’s parade is Saturday, Dec. 2 and Leopold’s Christmas parade is Sunday, Dec. 3.

     

  • Tell City company offers to save old-growth forest

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The state of Indiana sold timber Thursday on 299 acres of the Yellowwood State Forest near Nashville, despite a Tell City company’s pledge of $150,000 to save the trees for future generations.

    In a press release issued Thursday, Bobby R. Bartlett with Tell City-based Castlewood Corp., pledged $150,000 to prevent the 1,733 old-growth trees in Brown County from being cut.

  • Santa Claus postmark selected for 2017

    The Santa Claus  Post Office has selected the 2017 special picture postmark for the upcoming holiday season. On Friday, Dec. 1, the post office will begin offering the picture postmark to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail again this year.

    This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives over 400,000 pieces of mail in December – compared to only 13,000 pieces of mail per month the rest of the year. This special picture postmark has been offered every Christmas season since 1983.