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  • Deadline for paying fall taxes is Nov. 13

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline for Perry County property owners to pay the second installment of property taxes will be Monday, Nov. 13.  The courthouse will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, which will push the deadline to the following Monday. Any payments received after Nov. 13 will be subject to a penalty.

  • A heart for others

    Tony Pappano, whose heart was as big as his determination to make a difference in the lives of others, died Saturday after his own heart unexpectedly gave out. The 74-year-old suffered a heart attack last week. His sudden passing left friends and a community in sorrow but many recalled with a smile the man who took life by the horns and worked hard for others all of his life.

  • Marksmen to launch Orbis at semistate

    TELL CITY – Continuing a successful season, the Marching Marksmen have thrust themselves into contention for a berth at the state finals. The band will first have to prevail at next weekend’s semistate Class D contest at Franklin Community High School. And that comes with a new set of goals for the preparations.

  • Solar project near Troy gains momentum

    SPENCER COUNTY – While not set in stone, the odds of Spencer County becoming home to the state’s largest solar project are about as good as they can be following a productive meeting between the county council and representatives from Orion Renewable Energy Group held Monday evening.
    The project, operating under the name Troy Solar LLC, would see a massive investment in solar panels on 800 acres of leased farmland between the communities of Troy and New Boston along Indiana 545.

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  • TC Schools find luster in LED projects


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Buildings at both the elementary and high school levels in Tell City could soon receive extensive overhauls in lighting. The school board is considering upgrading from the existing fluorescents in classrooms and hallways to new and more efficient light-emitting diode bulbs.

    Last year, the board advanced projects to change fixtures in parking lots at both schools and Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

  • Purdue may tabulate, analyze parks surveys


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – A survey of parks throughout the county done by the Perry County Community Development Committee could help the county parks board complete its five-year master plan, with the help of Purdue University.

    Lee Chestnut, president of the Perry County Development Corp., said the Community Development Committee, which is part of the PCDC, has received over 1,200 responses to its survey asking residents about county parks, Tell City and Cannelton city parks, and parks in the town of Troy.

  • Cannelton backs new EDC loan


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – An old storefront along Cannelton’s main business district could soon get a sprucing with help from the city’s economic development coffers. Past reputation and success as business owners has prompted the Cannelton City Council to consider extending a $20,000 loan to Bill and Judy Garrett from the city’s Economic Development Commission fund.

    During Monday’s session, the council authorized Mayor Mary Snyder to work out details of the deal.

  • Town of Troy eyes water-system upgrades




    TROY – Upgrading the town of Troy’s water treatment system will be neither quick nor inexpensive, members of the town council learned Wednesday as they received preliminary cost estimates on installing filters to remove manganese, installing new pumps and other needed work to Troy’s aging system.

  • Officer injured in confrontation with suspect

    CANNELTON – A violent confrontation between a Cannelton man and a city police officer early Wednesday landed the suspect behind bars and the officer with a shoulder injury.

    According to Police Chief Lee Hall, officers responded to a residence in the 300 block of Taylor Street to investigate a domestic battery.