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  • Council backs away from business tax

    TELL CITY – A proposal that could have led to an ordinance bypassing state exemptions for personal-property-tax payments assessed to small businesses and farmers won’t advance any further than the initial discussions.

    The ordinance was slated for review Thursday during a regular board meeting of the county council. However, after a just a few comments, members decided not to introduce it for consideration.

  • Plans shaping up for Sept. 9 bicentennial torch visit to county



    PERRY COUNTY – Twenty-six people will accompany Indiana’s bicentennial torch across Perry County later this year. Some were nominated for their own accomplishments while others will honor the lives of people who were nominated but who have since passed away.

  • Easter preparations
  • Cannelton schools to remain with career cooperative


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    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools will again participate in the District No. 47 Patoka Valley Career and Technical Education Cooperative. In doing so, they pair with nine other school corporations, including Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and Perry Central Community School Corp., which take part in the vocational education program. The board approved the agreement unanimously.

  • Perry County home to one of state’s founding fathers




    TOBINSPORT – This year’s celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial will include an honor to a Perry County pioneer who was one of the state’s founding fathers.

    The Indiana Archive and Records Administration  is honoring the founders of Indiana, specifically 43 early settlers who met in Corydon 200 years ago to establish Indiana’s statehood and write Indiana’s first Constitution. 

  • Piko taking big bite out of crime




    TELL CITY – Tell City’s new police canine and his officer handler are on a roll, helping to locate methamphetamine, marijuana and other narcotics in more than 30 cases in just a few months.

    “We are happy with the success Officer Shadwick and Piko are having,” Tell City Police Chief Derrick Lawalin said during Monday’s meeting of the city’s board of public works and safety.

  • Bob Cummings Bridge meeting set for today

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a community outreach event regarding project construction activities on the Indiana 237 Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail Bridge over the Ohio River between Cannelton and Hawesville, Ky. The meeting will convene at the Cannelton Community Center, 120 South Fourth St., Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. with an open house. A presentation will begin at 6:30.

  • Spring has sprung
  • New school board member appointed


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    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. trustees were unanimous in their selection of a board member who will fulfill the remainder of the term vacated by Larry Kleeman. After several meetings to hash out the selection process and conduct interviews of seven candidates, Greg Jarboe was named to the position Saturday afternoon.

  • Cannelton Spring cleanup starts April 11

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s city-wide “spring clean-up,” the week when the street department collects items not allowed in regular weekly trash pickups, is slated to begin April 11.

    The rules regarding what can be left out for collection remain the same as previous years, Street Commissioner David Marsh said.

    For the cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days. There will be a limit of one sofa and mattress per residence.