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  • Safe Routes to School grant worth $250,000

    Federal funds will pay for sidewalk from 19th Street to William Tell Elementary

    TELL CITY - A $250,000 Safe Routes to Schools Grant was awarded to Tell City this week, federal money that will fund construction of a 1.2-mile walking and bicycling sidewalk system along Tell Street leading to William Tell Elementary School. The city has pledged $29,347 as a match with construction likely sometime in 2008.

  • Police seize pot, cash horde in Cannelton

    CANNELTON - Police seized nearly $40,000 in cash and more than a pound of marijuana from a Cannelton home late Monday night, leading to the arrest of the owner and his ex-wife.

    Cannelton Sgt. Eric Dickenson said Edward "Junior" Harrison Jr., 72, of 301 Fourth St. and Mary Harrison, 60, of 314 Cavender St., Cannelton, were jailed on charges of possessing and dealing in marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the county jail before dawn. They were released Tuesday after posting separate bails of $1,831.

  • Company wins more time to open Troy plant

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has granted a Waupaca, Wis., company's request to extend the time it has to begin operating a new machining plant near Troy.

    The city entered into a land lease-purchase agreement with Automated Machine Products in early 2006 after the company announced plans to construct and equip a 32,000-square-foot plant in Tell City's industrial park it said would machine specialty automotive products.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Police seize marijuana, thousands in cash from Cannelton home

    CANNELTON - Police seized nearly $40,000 in cash and more than a pound of marijuana from a Cannelton home late Monday night, leading to the arrest of the owner and his ex-wife.

    Cannelton Sgt. Eric Dickenson said Edward "Junior" Harrison Jr., 73, of 301 Fourth St. and Mary Harrison, 60, of 314 Cavender St., Cannelton, were jailed on charges of possessing and dealing in marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of paraphernalia. Both were lodged in the county jail before dawn and face possible court hearings as early as this morning.

  • Perry-Spencer WalkAmerica event earns No. 4 ranking

    TELL CITY - In a ceremony held in Indianapolis last weekend, the Perry-Spencer County WalkAmerica event was honored as the No. 4 walk in Indiana.

    This year's event raised more than $19,000 to support March of Dimes initiatives.

    "It is so wonderful to see the people of Perry and Spencer Counties come together every year to support such a wonderful cause," said Autumne Baker, community director for the March of Dimes.

  • Rec director works to protect restroom investment

    TELL CITY - Perry County Recreation Director Dan Adams is working to ensure $166,000 in matching funds remain credited to a restroom project for the Eagles Bluff Park overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    He received a call two weeks ago from an Indiana Department of Transportation engineer who's coordinating grant funding for the project, he told the county commissioners at their regular meeting Nov. 5. The engineer told him the commissioners need to sign a new agreement to replace one they signed in 2004.

  • Elementary principal honored

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School's top educator is the Indiana Association of School Principals' top elementary leader in her district and will learn in six days if she's the top elementary principal in the state.

  • Boosters raising funds through sale of fruit packages

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Band Booster organization is conducting its annual fruit-sale fund-raiser until Nov. 19.

    Orders can be taken by any band member or band family. Some of the fruit boxes available are oranges, tangerines, tangelos, grapefruit, apples and assorted-fruit boxes.

    The fruit will be delivered in early December.

    Contact Sandra James for more information at 547-2280.

  • New library parking lot ready for use

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library's new parking lot is now open, but there's one small glitch - patrons keep parking in the entrance area.

    Library employees noticed the problem after Ruhe Drainage and Excavation Inc. striped the lot last week and removed the first two parking spaces to create an entrance into the new lot.

  • Company wins more time to open Troy plant

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has granted a Waupaca, Wis., company's request to extend the time it has to begin operating a new machining plant near Troy.

    The city entered into a land lease-purchase agreement with Automated Machine Products in early 2006 after the company announced plans to construct and equip a 32,000-square-foot plant in Tell City's industrial park it said would machine specialty automotive products.