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  • German Ridge, Saddle Lake use fees could change

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest staff are interested in hearing your comments on proposals to increase fees at one campground and begin charging at another campground.

    German Ridge Campground is a 20-site campground within the historic German Ridge Recreation Area. Currently the fee to camp at this site is $4. The forest is proposing raising the fee to $8. The campground needs repairs because of age and use. The current fee of $4.00 has been in place for over 20 years.

  • Conference to promote positive girl power

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

     

     

    TELL CITY – It’s a slumber party, but one that can change lives.

    That’s one way Brandy Hopkins describes the teen girls conference she and a friend founded in 2009. Named GC3 – the acronym stands for Girls: Chosen, Called and Confident – the program will come to Tell City July 29-30 and will be held at Community Christian Church.

  • Donations sought to safeguard city lions

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

     

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s century-old Venetian lions may soon get a needed facelift.

    The pair of lions, sculpted in 1907, are in desperate need of repair, Councilman Chris Cail told city leaders Tuesday. He asked that a fund be set up to accept donations for their repair.

  • Fun at the fair
  • Painting soon to begin on Cannelton bridge

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

     

     

    CANNELTON – Drivers crossing the Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail Bridge over the Ohio River between Cannelton and Hawesville may have noticed the free flowing traffic as of late. There are no traffic signals – other than those at either end of the span – barricades or road crews.

  • Council asked to revisit parking ordinance

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council expressed hesitation Tuesday at the prospect of revisiting a recreational vehicle parking ordinance a city resident says unfairly targets owners of utility trailers.

    “There has to be some way to amend this so more people with trailers aren’t unfairly penalized,” said Dennis Hanks, a resident of 21st Street who said the ordinance was passed without the knowledge of many of the people it impacted.

  • Contract in place for armory renovation

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – By this time next year, Perry County could have a fully operational new courthouse annex. In an expected move, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission selected Kleeman Excavating of Troy to undertake renovations at the former Tell City National Guard Armory in Tell City.

    That announcement had been delayed by about three weeks after bids for the project came in higher than anticipated and were more than what was available in funding.

  • TIF-funded road upgrades on schedule

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Future construction of Switzer Road, a new entrance for Waupaca Foundry off Squirrel Road, is on schedule to possibly begin next year. Funded largely by an expected federal highway grant that will pay up to 80 percent of the anticipated $5 million tab, engineering toward its generation has been ongoing for several months.

    That federal money could be available in the fall of 2017.

  • It’s 4-H fair time
  • City eyes water-rate increase as expenses rise

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Customers of the Tell City Water Department may be asked to pay higher rates later this year as the city’s water board comes to grips with declining cash balances and anticipated repairs and improvements.

    “Costs keep going up despite our best efforts to stretch dollars as much as we can,” Dale Poole, the water utility’s superintendent, said June 13.