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  • Rome Courthouse future discussed
  • Too many drivers ignoring Main and Humboldt stop sign

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams seldom loses his cool at meetings but the topic of how to get drivers to obey the stop sign at Main and Humboldt streets gets him animated quickly.

  • Citizens police academy planned

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A soon-to-form citizens police academy will offer a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement. While participants won’t get a badge or a set of handcuffs, they will learn about how local police agencies work and will get to meet officers who work to protect the community.

  • Commissioners greet Perry Central seniors

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Seniors at Perry Central High School got a first-hand look at county government Tuesday as the Board of Commissioners held its bimonthly meeting at the school. Moving quickly through the agenda, votes were presented with brief explanations as to why the matters were of importance.

    Speaking to “the future of Perry County,” Commissioner Larry James said the session was intended to “give you guys a taste of what happens in county government.”

  • A heroin addict’s last hurrah

    Editor’s Note: Scott Saalman of Jasper, a (Dubois County) Herald columnist, went to Tell City High School with Kelly Tucker Jarvis. Here, Kelly tells the story of her daughter’s opioid use and heroin addiction that led to her death two years ago in Evansville. This column was distributed by the Hoosier State Press Association’s Information Network.

     

  • Leading the rhythm: Guitarist’s riffs a muse for the future

     

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – After playing guitar for over 50 years, Perry Countian John Hall doesn’t play as many gigs as he used to, but music still holds a crucial place in his heart and mind.

    After performing for several years in bars and local shows in and around Perry County, Hall has cut out such gigs for the most part.

  • A doozie of a job
  • Riverport backs business development agreement

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – In efforts to drive potential business endeavors in Perry and Spencer counties, The Perry County Port Authority recently announced new initiatives with a Texas-based company.

  • Cannelton students to see 6-week terms

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Changes to several policies are on the way for Cannelton School Corp., including amendments to grading periods and testing practices.

    “The longer I’ve been here, the more I think it’s in our students’ benefit to change from a nine-week grading period to a six-week grading period,” said Superintendent Alva Sibbitt.

    Sibbitt provided several reasons for proposing the switch.

  • Foul ball: players seek softball coaching change

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Is it competitive drive or mean-spirited jabs? The latter, said several girls who previously played  Tell City High School varsity softball, is why they won’t participate in the sport this spring.