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  • Heavy rains push Tell City utilities to the limit

    By DON STEEN
    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – At a regular meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety, members reviewed the aftermath of the extreme weather that hit southern Indiana recently. A series of intense rain events last week deluged several Tell City streets with lakes of standing water, inhibiting traffic in some cases.

    According to Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Bruce Badger, the wastewater department has received numerous emergency callouts over the past two weeks to manage the fallout from recent storms.

  • Troy council adopts annexation ordinance

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TROY – The Town of Troy is about to get a lot larger, due to the council’s recent adoption of an annexation ordinance. The new ordinance, unanimously approved during the May 14 regular meeting, will take effect 90 days following its May 19 legal notice publication. Any opponents of the ordinance who wish to remonstrate may do so within that window.

    The annexation will include territory north and west of the town as well as the corporate limits of Troy.

  • Group fighting annexation nears signature goal

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – People mounting a fight against annexation of their property by Tell City had secured approximately 330 signatures and collected an estimated $11,500 toward legal costs, some of them learned at a meeting May 15.

    “We’re bringing money in every day,” said Randy Cole, one of the leaders of Citizens Against Annexation. People inside and outside the annexation area are contributing, he added. “We’re well on our way.”

  • Memorial Day Tribute

    In their annual pre-Memorial Day service to the community, members of Boy Scout Troop 192 place United States flags Tuesday on the graves of veterans in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tell City.

    Scouts plan to mark graves at Greenwood Cemetery this evening. The troop hoped to place flags on every veteran’s grave. However, if someone knows of a veteran’s grave not marked, flags can be picked up at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 or American Legion Post 213.

    (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Cannelton to salute seniors Saturday morning

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton High School Class of 2014 will gather this weekend to accept their diplomas, turn their tassels and move on to the next chapter of their lives.

    Valedictorians Mikah Hemmings and Marvin Walls and salutatorian Michael Joseph Miller will address classmates, family and friends during Saturday morning’s commencement exercises at the Cannelton Community Center. The event will begin at 10 a.m.

    Mikah Hemmings

  • 71 to receive Perry Central diplomas Sunday

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School will award diplomas to 71 seniors Sunday during its Class of 2014 commencement exercises. Seniors will march into the high-school gym at 2 p.m. to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the Perry Central High School Band.

    Three of the band’s members, Mackenzie Binkley, Christopher Lawalin and Ashley Saalman, will perform the National Anthem and Rosa Schwartz, the senior class president, will offer a welcome.

  • Poppy queen presents bouquet to mayor

    Cannelton poppy queen Autumn DuPont, a junior member of Cannelton Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, presents a poppy bouquet to Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder May 15.

    The Legion poppy drive will continue through May 31 and poppies are available from any Legion auxiliary member or by calling (812) 547-1556.

  • K of C gives back

    Knights of Columbus representatives Ron Crawford, far left and Terry Schaefer present donation checks to representatives of several county organizations and schools. The funds were raised during the K of C Tootsie Roll Drive last month and will benefit programs and services for special needs youth and adults.

    Pictured in the front are Sister Mary Emma with St. Paul Catholic Church's Special Religious Education Program, called SPRED, and Joan Hess representing Anderson Woods.

  • Camp contribution

    Mu Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi recently donated $200 to the Chief Kenny Kellems Camp with a Cop, an annual youth camp sponsored by the Cannelton Police Department that provides children wholesome recreation, moral, physical, mental, cultural and civil training based upon ethics, values and respect for law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

    The Mu Gamma sorority has donated every year since the camp first started. Pictured is Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall accepting a donation check from Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder representing Mu Gamma.
     

  • Getting in deep

    Drivers exhibited mixed responses when arriving at a flooded section of Dauby Lane Wednesday morning.

    Some stopped, considered the situation, then turned around and left.

    Others proceeded carefully through the pooling while yet others didn’t slow much or at all.