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  • 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


    Staff Writer


    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.

  • Town of Troy offering spring cleanup April 21, 22

    TROY – Spring cleanup for Troy residents will take place Thursday, April 21, and Friday, April 22. All items need to be at the curbside by 7 a.m., on April 21. There will be no backtracking to pick it up.

    Items that will not be picked up are tires, items containing Freon or computer components. There will be no pick-up from vacant lots and all paint cans need to be drained before being placed at the curb.

  • Severe Weather Preparedness Week underway

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is urging Hoosiers to prepare ahead to protect themselves and their loved ones from dangerous storms during Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana, which is being observed March 20-26.

    “Hoosiers are well aware that the arrival of spring brings with it an increased threat of tornadoes and thunderstorms,” said John Erickson, Director of Public Information at IDHS. “Last year, Indiana saw its share of severe weather, including tornadoes, floods and dangerous thunderstorms.

  • Hitting like a girl


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Being safe and feeling empowered was the theme of an all-day seminar hosted Monday at Perry Central High School. Sponsored by officers from the Columbus Police Department, girls from the school’s junior and senior class learned the ins and outs of personal safety.

  • Board to address stormwater issues in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – An ordinance was adopted by the Cannelton City Council March 14 establishing a department of stormwater management. The newly created organization will be overseen by an appointed board of directors.

    According to city attorney John Werner, the department would determine future tax levies needed to maintain drainage infrastructure.

  • New laptops scheduled for high school


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Students enrolled in Tell City schools, may soon see technology upgrades in the laptop computers used for classes. The school board recently authorized high school administrators to seek bids for upwards of 700 new devices that would be used by junior and senior high schoolers.