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  • 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. 

  • Troy Council mulls new electric utility provider

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – At its regular meeting Feb. 10, Troy Town Council discussed the issue of potentially changing its electricity provider, after meeting with one of the two companies it may switch to.

    Board president Kevin Herp and vice president Linda Crawford met with Indiana Municipal Power Agency Feb. 2 to present the array of services they provide and how exactly their service works.

  • Parks’ survey respondents want more trails

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – More trails and an extended greenway are two of the top items wanted by those who filled out surveys to advise the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department what they would like to see included in the department’s next five-year plan.

    In 2015, questionnaires were sent home with children from Perry County’s three elementary schools and were also available at the Perry County 4-H Fair, Derby Fest and Schweizer Fest.

  • Local veteran addresses PTSD, suicide at D.C. conference

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    The life’s journey we are about to embark is not an uncommon story. In nearly every community there are people who suffer from depression and battle thoughts of suicide. But for one former Tell City native, his struggles provide a silver lining – a personal crusade to help others combating such problems.

  • City to seek court decision on eyesore homes

    CANNELTON – An embattled owner of several dilapidated structures in Cannelton may soon have a new fight to retain possession of those properties. The city council took action Monday during a regular meeting that could give governmental control of several homes owned by a single real-estate developer whose business entities go by several names.

  • Statehouse services planned for Whitcomb

    INDIANAPOLIS – A public memorial service and standing honors ceremony are planned for former Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb, who died Feb. 4 at the age of 98. Hoosiers from around the state are encouraged to visit the Statehouse in Indianapolis to pay tribute to Whitcomb at events on Thursday, Feb. 11, and Friday, Feb. 12.

    On Thursday, from noon to 4 p.m. EST, members of the Indiana State Police and the Indiana National Guard will present standing honors in the Statehouse rotunda. Members of the public are welcome to attend to pay respects and sign condolence books.

  • Waupaca to merge with Hitachi Metals auto group

    TELL CITY – Waupaca Foundry announced Tuesday it will merge with Hitachi Metals Automotive Components. Both companies are subsidiaries of Hitachi Metals Foundry America and executives said the move will deliver a more streamlined approach to cast, machine and assemble parts for the foundry’s automotive, off-highway and agricultural clients.

    Waupaca’s Tell City foundry is the county’s largest employer.