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  • Leading the rhythm: Guitarist’s riffs a muse for the future

     

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – After playing guitar for over 50 years, Perry Countian John Hall doesn’t play as many gigs as he used to, but music still holds a crucial place in his heart and mind.

    After performing for several years in bars and local shows in and around Perry County, Hall has cut out such gigs for the most part.

  • A doozie of a job
  • Riverport backs business development agreement

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – In efforts to drive potential business endeavors in Perry and Spencer counties, The Perry County Port Authority recently announced new initiatives with a Texas-based company.

  • Cannelton students to see 6-week terms

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Changes to several policies are on the way for Cannelton School Corp., including amendments to grading periods and testing practices.

    “The longer I’ve been here, the more I think it’s in our students’ benefit to change from a nine-week grading period to a six-week grading period,” said Superintendent Alva Sibbitt.

    Sibbitt provided several reasons for proposing the switch.

  • Foul ball: players seek softball coaching change

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Is it competitive drive or mean-spirited jabs? The latter, said several girls who previously played  Tell City High School varsity softball, is why they won’t participate in the sport this spring.

  • Tell City schools meet with clinic provider

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Talks are continuing as the Tell City School Corp. strives to begin an employee health clinic. The overall emphasis is on improving wellness for those covered by the corporation’s insurance, and as Schools Superintendent John Scioldo stated previously, to get those least likely to visit a doctor into the clinic.

  • City’s thin blue line a little too stretched

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Are there any residents wanting to make a career in law enforcement in Cannelton? Finding it difficult to get qualified applicants, that’s a question facing city leaders, as they work toward filling out their ranks.

  • Facing higher rates from TC, Cannelton sewer bills to increase

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Wastewater rates in Cannelton are set to rise. The city council announced Monday that beginning next month, user rates will increase by $1.96 per 1,000 gallons of water used.

    That’s up from the $5.83 price point adopted in 2013.

    The hike was reflective of recent changes adopted at the Tell City treatment plant, which saw user rates there increase by nearly 60 percent.

  • Residents organize to oppose Trump agenda

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Rarely does the Portico Room at City Hall in Tell City see a crowd the size of the one that assembled there on Tuesday.

    About 25 citizens who are part of a group calling itself Indivisible Perry County gathered at City Hall. With members opposed to the agenda of President Donald Trump, they voiced their views to Larry Ordner, a constituent services district director with the office of Congressman Larry Bucshon.

  • Local teen bears uncanny vocal resemblance to country legend

    When people hear a man with a deep in-tone voice sing, it could easily lead them to compare him to the most famous example of such vocal talent, country singer, Johnny Cash.

    In the case of 16-year-old Trent Hoesli of Mt. Pleasant, the comparison is probably spot on, when he croons the late singer’s hits.