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  • Change in power providers possible in Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – Utility Superintendent Bernard “Putter” Linne laid out his plan for Troy’s electric utility for 2016 Wednesday evening, at the town council’s first regular meeting of the new year.

    Linne said he would like to reopen discussion about Troy’s electricity provider. He claimed he had discussed the idea with Councilman Gary Palmer before his death in April of 2015, but no decisions had been made.

  • Meager 2015 rail traffic slows Port Authority revenue

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Business at the Tell City River Port fell off substantially in the last month of 2015 compared to months prior. But with the holiday season was somewhat expected, said port operations manager Kevin Teague.

    “December proved to be a tough month to meet revenue,” he said, explaining they had a shortfall of $44,300 in the month. That was reflected in a 10-day loss of rail traffic. “The income side, it just died,” he continued.

  • Kleeman to seek District 74 House seat

    Tell City Democrat to challenge incumbent Lloyd Arnold

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – As executive director of Lincoln Hills Development Corp., Larry Kleeman devoted 35 years to improving the lives of individuals, families and entire communities. Now, he’s looking to represent the citizens of five counties in the Indiana General Assembly.

  • Archabbot announces resignation

    ST. MEINRAD – Archabbot Justin DuVall OSB, the spiritual leader and chief administrator of Saint Meinrad Archabbey on Wednesday announced that he will resign as abbot, effective on June 2.

    His successor will be elected by the Saint Meinrad monastic community on June 2, following a period of discernment and discussion.

    Archabbot Justin has served as the ninth abbot and sixth archabbot of the 162-year-old Benedictine community for more than 11 years. He was elected Dec. 31, 2004.

  • Adyeville man faces felony meth charges

    BRISTOW – A Perry County man faces multiple felony charges, including one count of dealing in methamphetamine, after state police followed up on a lead of possible illegal drug activity last week on Cattail Road.

    According to state police, Master Trooper Trey Lytton and Trooper Brock Werne  responded Jan. 6 to 24100 Cattail Road near Adyeville to conduct a drug investigation at the Brent Bolin residence. Troopers spoke to Bolin, 52, at his residence and after a short time left the home.

  • VFW BB gun shoot attracts Perry County citizens of all ages
  • Ruling on annexation signatures possible during Feb. 1 hearing

    TELL CITY – Special Judge William Weikert has set an 11 a.m. hearing Monday, Feb. 1, and could issue a ruling then on whether annexation opponents have sufficient signatures to challenge Tell City’s annexation plans.

    Weikert heard oral arguments Dec. 10 from the city’s attorneys and legal counsel for remonstrators.

    At issue is whether more than 100 signatures that did not exactly match property cards should be counted.

  • New City Council President
  • Cannelton begins year with more projects

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Work on a recently completed sewer works project on the west end of Cannelton came in well under budget. According to project engineer Eric Parsley, the installation of forced mains and a lift station on Fourth Street rang in nearly $15,000 below what was expected.

    That was welcomed news for a project that was held up for months due to contractor delays but was eventually finished on time and before a grant timeline lapses in March.

  • Library board begins new year with employee salary plateau

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – At its regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 6, the newly reorganized Perry County Public Library Board of Trustees, approved a stagnation in employee salaries.

    For now, the salaries of library employees will stay the same. The issue will be revisited in June, when the library receives its property tax installment, said Library Director John Mundy.

    “It’s the first time in 15 years there has been no raise,” Mundy said.