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  • City files suit against eyesore properties

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton has filed small claims suits against two property owners. The pair have racked up several thousands dollars in fines levied against buildings for property-maintenance violations.

    In three separate suits, each seeking a $6,000 judgment, Carolyn Barr and Benedict Brown, who co-own several structures in the city, were individually named as defendants.

  • PCDC honors Waupaca’s 20 years

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  Even if locals don’t always correctly pronounce the company’s name, leaders of Waupaca Foundry are proud to have been a part of the community for 20 years. The business was honored for its two decades of operation Thursday evening during the Perry County Development Corp.’s annual meeting.

  • Police department to begin offering child seat checks

    TELL CITY – A new Tell City Police Department initiative approved by the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety Monday will allow an officer to offer free checks of child safety seats.

    Chief Derrick Lawalin obtained the board’s permission to send Patrolman Matt Leistner to an upcoming training session in Corydon. The program trains police officers and others on how to properly inspect child safety seats to ensure they are installed correctly.

  • Strong job outlook for county’s workforce

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Editor's Note: This story has been edited to correct the political affiliation of District 74 State Representative candidate Larry Kleeman. He is running as a Democrat.

    TELL CITY – The employment atmosphere for the county is looking bright and a strong economic year looms. That was the overall message from Jim Heck, executive director at Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce Board, who presented a report to the county commissioners Tuesday during a regular board meeting.

  • Lincoln-Douglas debate joins bicentennial lineup

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial will include a re-enactment of one of the nation’s most famous political debates. Taking part will be actors portraying Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, two rising political stars who debated one another in 1858 while running for the U.S. Senate.

  • A farewell to the late Gov. Edgar Whitcomb
  • Fish fry Friday
  • Tax deferrals big problem for TC schools

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Tax-increment finance money may be helping county leaders fund what they see as priority projects, but the value of that work is not universally favorable. For one group, TIF may be costing a lost revenue of up to $1 million, annually.

  • Scenic byway kiosk promotes area’s history, heritage

    TROY – A recently completed kiosk along the Ohio River near Troy details some of the history and heritage of the Ohio River and its scenic byway for residents and visitors alike.

    The kiosk, located at the Lincoln Ferry Park across the Anderson River in Spencer County, is the result of a partnership between the Hoosier National Forest and the Ohio River Scenic Byway. The local kiosk is one of two in the state. Another is located near Leavenworth and there are two others in Ohio.

  • Tell City native coaches top competitive videogame team

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    BLOOMINGTON – A Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School alumni, Phillip Jones, spent the last three days of January at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo. Not on the slopes on skis or a snowboard, but rather a video-gamer in the Halo Arena as coach of the No. 1 ranked “Halo 5: Guardians” team.

    Halo 5 is actually the sixth installation in the series of first-person-shooter games, according to Jones.