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  • New mayor eliminates fire-department positions

    Graves says he'll exercise authority as he sees fit

    CANNELTON - The first Cannelton Common Council meeting of the year, conducted by a new mayor and mostly-new city council, was to be brief, Mayor Morris "Smokey" Graves indicated as he was starting it. An effort on his part to eliminate two fire-department positions, however, generated enough conversation to stretch it to an hour of verbal jousting, despite his efforts to shut it down.

  • When winter's worst approaches, safety begins with staying informed

    The National Weather Service issues storm warnings and watches. Although the terminology hasn't changed for years, some people confuse the difference between a watch and a warning.

    Winter Storm Watch: Winter storm conditions (heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain) are possible within the next 12-36 hours. Continue monitoring weather forecasts. The definition of heavy snow in our area, according to the National Weather Service, is 4 inches or more in 12 hours, or 6 inches or more in 24 hours.

  • At home or on the road, be prepared when storms strike

    Some of the dangers associated with winter storms include the loss of heat, power and telephone service, as well as a shortage of food and supplies. Every home should have a winter storm survival kit. According to the National Weather Service, here are some of the items to include:

    Flashlights and extra batteries.

    Battery-powered weather radio and a commercial radio.

    Non-perishable food that requires no cooking and bottled water.

    First-aid supplies and extra medicine.

    Fire extinguisher, smoke detector and carbon-monoxide detector.

  • Boosters sell cash chances, need auction items

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School Band Boosters are selling chances to win $750, $500 or $250 in their annual cash raffle.

    The drawing will take place at the TCHS boy's last home game against Heritage Hills Feb. 19. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. Purchasers 18 years and older can get tickets from any TCHS band family. Contact Shari Everly at 547-6320 for more information.

    Also, the boosters are accepting donations from the public and businesses for their annual community auction, scheduled for March 8 at the high-school cafeteria.

  • Lighting the way

    Brent Bloyd, an employee of the Tell City Electric Department, installs a light fixture atop one of the new street lamps being installed this week on Main Street. Bloyd and other electric-utility employees were erecting new street lamps in the 600 block of Main Street Wednesday morning. The new poles are part of a grant-funded project to improve the appearance of four blocks of the city's downtown. The new lights will be located on both sides of Main Street from Jefferson to Pestalozzi streets.

  • Winter storms can be deceptive killers

    Home is the safest place to be, but do you know what to do if stranded outdoors?

    The mercury flirted with 70 degrees this week, making for an abnormally warm early-January week. Winter has been mild thus far, but conditions can change quickly and plenty of winter lies ahead. While no one can accurately predict what mid- and late-winter will deliver, it's wise to be prepared. Other areas of the state have felt winter's wrath and southern Indiana could be next.

  • New Cannelton mayor makes appointments

    Adam Goffinet elected council president

    CANNELTON - The first Cannelton Common Council meeting for a new mayor and mostly-new council Monday brought some routine actions in addition to animated discussion about fire-department positions (see story, this edition).

    Assuming seats as a result of November elections, Lynn Fulkerson, Adam Goffinet, Kim Nugent and John Young III joined incumbent Louis "Snooks" Scarboro at the council table with incoming Mayor Morris "Smokey" Graves and new Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth.

  • Sunny but still cold

    The noontime sun silhouettes the Christ of the Ohio Statue in Troy Thursday. The new year brought a return to wintertime conditions, including temperatures that reached as low as 10 degrees in some areas. Conditions were forecast to warm over the weekend with showers. Light rain is also possible today.

  • Bereavement support group now forming

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities of Tell City will sponsor a bereavement support group for those struggling with the loss of loved ones.

    Sessions will begin Wednesday, Jan. 16, and continue for six weeks. Two groups will be held, one in Tell City and one in St. Meinrad. Space is limited and registration is required.

    Contact Joan Hess at Catholic Charities 547-0903 for more information or to register.

  • School hosting financial-aid workshop

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 pm in the high school library for all high school seniors and their parents.

    All seniors who will attend any post-secondary schools are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA even if they do not believe they will qualify for federal or state aid. Please contact Jody French for more information at 843-5121.