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Local News

  • Here comes the BOOM!

    Area Fireworks shows

     

    The following is a list of local firework shows over the coming Independence Day holiday:

    • Derby Fireworks Show, Mulzer Park in Derby (Perry County), Saturday, July 1. Half hour past dusk.

    • Abe Lincoln Freedom Fest (Rockport), Rockport City Park, 8:45 p.m., Saturday, July 1.

    • Hancock County July 4th Celebration (Hawesville, Ky.), Vastwood Park, 9 p.m., Saturday, July 1.

  • Great Race on the Perry County Byway

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Dozens of vintage cars passed through the county Tuesday as participants in the Hemmings Motor News’ Great Race got a first hand look at the area. Departing from Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday, 120 cars revved from the starting line there in route to Traverse City, Mich. The end goal, a lasting memory of cross-county adventure and a shot at the $50,000 purse grand prize.

  • Council reviews tax breaks

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    TELL CITY – An annual review of 14 tax abatements on various companies’ improvements to real and personal property were conducted by the county council Thursday and were all met with favorable recommendations for continuance.

    According to county council attorney James Tyler, all were in compliance with parameters set out in the original decrees, which included the amount of investment going toward upgrades, the number of new employees hired and salaries paid to those workers.

  • Rail group ready for growth

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The conductor isn’t whistling passengers aboard just yet but the rail promotion group Scenic Lincoln Way is hoping to offer excursion train rides starting with August’s Tell City Schweizer Fest.

    A fundraising reception Friday at the Tell City Depot shed some light on the group’s plans for 2017 and into 2018.

  • Spring hydrant flushing begins Tuesday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Tuesday, June 27. Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is under way in their area. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.

  • New firewood rules in place on Hoosier National Forest

    PERRY COUNTY – Effective June 13, only US. Department of Agriculture certified wood or kiln dried lumber is allowed anywhere on the Hoosier National Forest. Previously USDA or Indiana Department of Natural Resources wood was permitted, but new pest and disease threats to forest trees have necessitated stricter firewood regulations.

  • Charlie’s Garden of Eden

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    It doesn’t take too many stops along Charlie Cunningham’s garden tour to figure out the Perry County man has a green thumb. He cares for a large garden, actually several gardens, behind his home off Old Indiana 37 southwest of Leopold. Rows of sweet corn are already waist high. They’ll mature later this summer and several families already have dibs on the roasting ears.

  • Recycling fee vote set for Thursday

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – There’s no money to be made in trash disposal, at least not at the local government level, but still, the county’s waste management district is there to take it.

    The catch is, “we want your recyclables … we want more recyclables,” said Kenneth Smith, Perry County Recycling Management District director, because that’s what foots the bill for such sanitary services.

  • Buying up the bounty
  • Cannelton prepares for a summer sprucing

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is hopeful to soon conduct a repaving project. But that is contingent on acquiring funds via the state’s Community Crossings grant program.

    The street department has been revamping its road inventory to highlight priority areas for resurfacing. In all, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said she hopes to conduct about $100,000 in repairs. That would likely include St. Louis and Lincoln Avenues and portions of Fourth Street.