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  • Parks board purchases brush hog

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department has a new brush hog and grader blade.

    Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot told the parks board Dec. 14, that he had been using a brush hog that he borrowed from the county garage but it was too big for the tractor he was using it on.

  • Tell City’s apple to drop Saturday night

    TELL CITY – 2016 is down to its final days and that means it’s time for the fifth annual Silvesternacht New Year’s Eve celebration this Saturday night in Tell City.

    The community celebration began in 2012 as a family-friendly way to ring in the new year and at its heart is the lowering of the illuminated apple in City Hall Park.

    Activites will be held at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and in City Hall Park.Activities at the school from 8 to 11 p.m. will include games, an open pool party, snacks and inflatables.

  • City will delay sewer rate increase along Branchville line

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Less than a month after adopting a sizable rate increase for wastewater customers served by the city, the Tell City Common Council has agreed to delay the higher rates for customers outside the city served by the Branchivlle sewer line.  In the meantime, the city will pay for a new cost of service study for the line.

  • Cannelton Schools to retain board

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City School Corp. board will hold a special meeting Jan. 5, to discuss retaining two board members, Cory Faulkenberg and William Garrett.

    The board has received conflicting advice as to how to handle a lack of candidates filing for the 2016 election. Because of a recent law change in which the election was moved from spring to fall, members said they were unsure when Faulkenberg and Garrett were up for re-election.

  • Students pioneering student publication

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    What does it mean to be a Marksman? That’s a tricky question, because  it means something a little different for each student who passes its halls, depending on what subjects and activities pique one’s interest. With that in mind, the editors of the Marksmen Neskram magazine – which debuted this fall – aimed to focus on an assortment of articles that would resonate with almost everyone.

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  • Property tax debt won’t doom Can-Clay

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

               

    TELL CITY –  Instead of a lump of coal, the Cannelton-based pipe manufacturer, Can-Clay Corp., may get a huge gift just in time for Christmas. Amassing nearly a half-million dollars in back property taxes, the financial slate will soon be wiped clean with a county takeover of the grounds. Yet, in a controversial move, the business may be allowed to remain open.

  • A monster restoration project on Main Street

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Restoration of a sprawling 297,000-square-foot warehouse in the 100 Block of Main Street into hopeful office space may soon see some help.

    The Perry County Port Authority plans to seek funding through the state’s Industrial Recovery DINO Tax Credit program. The initiative is intended to recoup “dinosaur buildings” into usable business real estate.

  • Mock jail disaster