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  • SWCD has pollinator cost-sharing available

    PERRY COUNTY – Local landowners can help birds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators this summer through a grant program sponsored by the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District

    The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has received $2,000 in Clean Water Indiana grant funds and an additional $1,000 of SWCD funds will be available for pollinator plots. The cost share program is open to all Perry County landowners.

  • Cannelton City Schools safety audit planned

    By JACOB BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s schools will soon experience some renovations, based on a safety audit.

    Cannelton City Schools received a safety audit commissioned by its insurance provider, Shepherd Insurance, headquartered in Carmel, in which were found several problem areas.

    Employers Mutual Casualty Co. conducted the survey.

    Dr. Alva Sibbitt said the school intends to fully comply with the company’s recommendations.

  • Police: 3 jailed in heroin bust

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Three people, including a Cannelton man, were arrested Monday on multiple drug charges. Among the illegal drugs allegedly present, police said, were several grams of heroin and methamphetamine.

  • Murder charge filed

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ST. CROIX – A Tell City man is lodged in the Perry County Detention Center on a murder charge after his arrest Tuesday by state police in the death of a St. Croix man.

    According to ISP public information officer Phillip Hensley, state police closed a three-week long death investigation Monday evening and obtained a warrant for the arrest of 45-year-old Randal L. Coalter. He gave the jail an Owensboro, Ky., address but state police said the man had been living in Tell City.

  • Hot Rides: Joey Lange’s 53 muscle cars gleaming in giant storage facility near Ferdinand

    By Jason Recker

    Dubois County Herald

     

    That one, it’s rare.

    Joey Lange is looking at a muscle car from the late 1960s or early 1970s. Name one. Joey probably has it.

    Plymouth GTX Hemi from 1968. That was his first one.

    The Dodge Challenger from 1970, the one with a 440 six-pack. Has a pink one.

    The 1:33 Dodge Viper, one of only 33 ever made. He has No. 21.

    A pace car from the 1969 Indianapolis 500. Check.

  • Hitman on contract: A drummer’s pursuit to create

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    Drew Beasley, a classically trained percussionist from a young age, has remained musically productive in his emerged career, both professionally and creatively.

    A South Spencer High School graduate and former drum coach in Tell City, Beasley has kept busy with many musical endeavors since graduating high school, including the Owensboro-based indie rock band he currently plays drums in, Rare Dog Days.

  • 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.