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  • Landmark smokestack coming down at archabbey
  • Local video production company expands scope

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Larry Peter, a Perry County native and the owner of Power Plant Productions, once worked solely in New Orleans but now more than ever, he considers Perry County his family’s home.

    Power Plant productions does all kinds of audio/video work from commercials to producing original music. The company wasn’t always so versatile, and it used to be in a very different place, both geographically and in its range of services.

  • Two local groups sharing grants to improve air quality

    PERRY COUNTY – South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization sponsored through a U.S. Department of Energy program, announced the initial grant awards for a program aimed at improving air quality in the area.

    Five awardees in Perry and Spencer counties received funds totaling $239,255 toward the implementation of a variety of diesel emission projects valued at more than $990,000.

  • ‘American Pickers’ stars find kindred soul in Tell City

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Some avid American Pickers watchers have probably already seen the episode of the hit reality show that features Tell City collector J.R. Flynn’s collection. It first aired on the History Channel Jan. 27, and then again at 7 p.m. on Feb. 3.

    The episode featured pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz dissecting Flynn’s vast collection, which boasts many vehicles, toys, motorcycles, gas pumps and “every metal lunchbox made in the U.S. from 1935 to 1987.”

  • Police investigating morning home invasion in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Cannelton police officers are investigating Tuesday morning’s report of a home invasion. Police were notified just before 9 a.m. after a resident on Sixth Street dialed 911 to report that two people broke into her apartment.

    The woman, who is disabled, said the man and woman were dressed in sweatshirts with hoods over their heads. She said their faces were partially hidden by clothing or a mask. She said both were young and described the woman as very thin.

  • Kleaving vying for second term in District 3

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – First term commissioner Randy Kleaving has announced his election bid to retain the District 3 seat. He is running on the Democratic ticket.

    Residing at 3796 Ashland Rd., Tell City, where he and wife Dawn raised their two sons, Blake and Adam, Kleaving is a lifelong farmer.

  • Judge to rule for Tell City in annexation case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Special Judge William Weikert announced Monday he will rule for the city of Tell City in a lawsuit brought by landowners fighting annexation. However, Weikert also said he plans to issue a stay that would prevent the city from formally annexing the 1,776 acres until his decision is reviewed by the Indiana Court of Appeals.

    Weikert announced his plans during an 11 a.m. hearing Monday in Perry Circuit Court. He said he plans to issue a formal ruling in the case on March 7.

  • County could be home to ‘Bison-tennial’ art display

    PERRY COUNTY – What better way to celebrate the state’s 200th birthday than with a public art project? And what better subject than the majestic bison?

    The Indiana Association of United Ways announced this week it will facilitate a “Bison-tennial Public Art Project” in partnership with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.  This officially endorsed legacy project aims to celebrate Indiana’s rich and diverse history and unique features.

    One of the fiberglass displays could be coming to Perry County.

  • Judge said he plans to rule for Tell City in annexation case

    TELL CITY – Special Judge William Weikert announced Monday he will rule for the city of Tell City in a lawsuit brought by landowners fighting annexation. However, Weikert also said he plans to issue a stay that would prevent the city from formally annexing the 1,776 acres until his decision is reviwed by the Indiana Court of Appeals.

     

  • Plans developed for former armory remodel

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Efforts by county leaders to transform the former Tell City National Guard armory, located on Tell St., into a home for several county-led offices got a nudge forward Wednesday from the redevelopment commission. Remodeling plans for the 40-plus year-old building were unveiled by Universal Design Associates of Ferdinand.