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  • Interest builds in TC theater

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams and a Tell City real-estate broker confirmed Friday that a Kentucky family is interested in purchasing the embattled Tell City Cinema. Tony Hollinden, owner of Hollinden Realty, said an offer has been made on the business and he is hopeful the sale will go through.

  • Cannelton looks for options after failed vote

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – In response to losing its referendum financing, Cannelton City Schools is planning some monetary shifts.

    The initiative failed by 3 votes, 73 to 70, and will cost the school system about $90,000 each year in tax revenue.

    Superintendent Alva Sibbitt explained at a special session May 11 the school will no longer have a referendum fund and the expenses that were once paid from that account will now come out of the school corporation’s general fund.

  • Economy impacts library circulation

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Circulation figures from Perry County Public Library show a decrease in circulated items compared to this time in 2016.

    The library’s total circulation went from 11,655 items in March 2016 to 10,502 in March of this year. Over 800 items in that decrease belong to Tell City’s branch, much of that figure being DVD checkouts.

    Library Director John Mundy said the decrease is the result of the economy improving from last year.

  • Cannelton seeks stormwater study grant

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – City leaders in Cannelton are planning for several changes they feel will help improve the overall appearance of the community. From streetscapes to alleyways and beyond, plans include enhanced drainage improvements, expanded parking for the library and retooling of trash-collection rules.

  • Lincolnland Drone Fest coming to Santa Claus Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Feature Writer

     

    Want to learn more about drones and watch some of the best drone pilots around race their aircraft? Mark this Saturday, May 13, on your calendar and plan to be in Yellig Park in Santa Claus. History will be made that day with the first Santa Claus Cup  Drone Competition and Lincoln Land Drone Fest.

     According to Aaron Begle, a drone enthusiast who has helped to train people in the use of the aircraft in places as far away as Hawaii, the event will be both recreational and educational.

  • Spring cleanup details still being worked out

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The details haven’t been worked out and a date won’t be set until Monday, but Tell City will have a spring cleanup this year – likely in mid-June. But city officials ask residents not to set out that old lamp or bicycle until the week of the event.

  • Blowing hot and cold, board wavers on HVAC project

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – An on again, off again heating and air system replacement at William Tell Elementary is tentatively halted again. Nuanced language within a preliminary engineering agreement presented to the Tell City School Board by the firm, Energy Systems Group of Evansville, has the board rethinking how it wants to go about repairs.

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