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  • Rich in heritage
  • Parks board accepts bid for Magnet restrooms

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s board of directors accepted Kleeman Trucking & Excavating’s bid for completing a restroom building at the department’s Magnet park and boat ramp.

    Though four firms had expressed interest in bidding on the project, only two did so by the deadline. And Kleeman’s bid of $11,750 was the only one under the parks department’s $12,162.04 budget for phases two and three of the restroom project.

  • Meeting will share details of Tell City facade program

    TELL CITY – A community meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, will share details of a new facade program that will offer cost-share funding to business owners along or near Tell City’s Main Street wanting to spruce up their storefronts .

  • Video surveillance coming to Tell City school buses

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With all the changes that have gone into the way schools ensure student welfare, about the only constant holdover from previous generations is the wheels on the bus still go round and round. And thanks to the addition of some new technology on Tell City School Corp. buses, such transits will be even safer for kids.

  • 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