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  • Tourism grant to fund new sign

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON  – A Cannelton organization will receive $20,000 to help pay for a new historic gateway sign that will feature design elements of its most notable landmark.

  • Quest to help students includes brain science

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – Educators at Perry Central School Corp. are learning more about the role trauma – in all of its many forms – plays in learning. That’s including a dose of brain science for faculty members.

  • Spring property tax bills due Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The spring  installment of 2017 taxes mailed to property owners earlier this year are due this Wednesday, May 10. 

    The tax bills mailed in April include coupons for May and November payments.

    Taxpayers can make payments in person at the treasurer’s office in the county courthouse, 2219 Payne St. in Tell City from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    There will be extended hours on Wednesday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Yard sale will support Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

    By HEATHER POWELL

    Staff Writer

     

    BRISTOW – In order to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Delores Welp has had yard sales twice a year for the past three years. The next one will be at her home in Bristow from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6.

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  • Vandals disrupt Troy water system

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – Two days of testing Troy’s water resulted in an all-clear message from Indiana Department of Environmental Management for residents and businesses to resume using the water.

    The announcement around noon on Wednesday came two days after a door to one of the two town water system reservoirs  was found open. Vandals had apparently pried open the doors.

  • Cannelton Schools tax vote fails

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A property-tax referendum for Cannelton City Schools was narrowly defeated at the polls Tuesday by a vote of 73-70.

    In effect since 2011, the original referendum allowed the school corporation to take in an additional revenue of 41 cents per $100 of assessed valuation above the limits set by tax circuit breakers. For 2017, it allowed the tax rate to grow to $2.565 per $100. With defeat, that additional levy will expire at the end of 2017, giving a slight tax break to ratepayers.

  • County will retain current insurance providers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Just weeks after announcing they would open up personal-property-liability and workman’s compensation insurance for bid, the commissioners are backtracking on that sentiment. The board voted Monday during its regular meeting to halt the bid-quote process for both insurances.

  • Coroner’s office IDs woman found in Tipsaw Lake

    PERRY COUNTY – The identity of a woman found in Tipsaw Lake Saturday has been released.

    County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said the body of Candy (Russell) Hay, 52, was identified using dental records.

    A canoeist called police Saturday afternoon after spotting what appeared to be a body in the water. Conservation officer, state police and sheriff’s deputies worked together to recover the badly decomposed remains. The body may have been in the lake for 10-14 days.

    Baumeister said foul play is not suspected in the death.