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  • County to return property to its donors

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A small tract of land east of Branchville held by the county highway department for the last 65 years will soon be deeded back to the original property owners. The Guillaume family donated the acre of ground near the Leopold-Oriole Road junction to the county in 1951 and a garage, which still stands, was erected on the site.

  • Tell City’s theater to reopen this month

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – ‘Cowboy heroes, cops and robbers, glamour and strife, bigger than life! Sitting in the darkness, what a world to see! Let’s go to the movies …’ a once famous tune alludes.

    But that’s not just nostalgia. The flicker of the silver screen will soon again gleam in Tell City. New owners for the to-be-renamed Cinema 66 theater say movies will be shown by month’s end.

  • 4-H Fair kick-off
  • Port, Scenic Lincoln Way hopeful passenger train rides will grow

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Basing operations from the Tell City Depot, the future may be bright for Scenic Lincoln Way and its efforts to boost tourism through rail excursions. The nostalgia and thrill of embarking a passenger car perks the interest for many, but the present day indicates there is a long track ahead before trains leave the station on a regular timetable.

  • Board to press KKIL on parking lot issues in Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The town of Troy’s industrial park will soon see a reduction in the dust from K and K Integrated Logistics parking lot.

    About a third of the parking lot has already been paved, according to town board president Linda Crawford. “They are progressing as promised,” said Crawford.

    “I hope it makes the neighbors happy,” said Clerk-Treasurer Jane Hayden.

  • INDOT to spend $15M on county roads, bridges

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department will spend more than $15 million over the next five years in Perry County to resurface 81 lane miles of roadway and will rehabilitate or replace eight bridges under a Next Level Roads Plan announced last week.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb joined INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness last week at several locations to unveil the plan.

  • State high court won’t hear TC annexation case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to hear Tell City’s appeal of an April ruling that gave a big win to opponents of Tell City’s annexation plans.

  • City to limit heavy truck parking

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A new ordinance in Cannelton will restrict parking for heavy and large vehicles.

    The city council introduced and voted to approve Monday provisions that will limit parking between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. on residential streets for all vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds. There is also a 10,000-pound limit on trailers.

  • Elementary upgrades on schedule

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY  – “It’s been a busy summer,” Tell City Schools Superintendent John Scioldo advised during the board of trustees’ most recent meeting, alluding that school is just around the corner. “Three weeks, that’s where we’re at.”

  • County awarded $3,800 in emergency food, shelter funding

    TELL CITY – Perry County has been chosen to receive $3,800 to supplement emergency-food and shelter programs in the county.

    The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., The Salvation Army, The Jewish Federations of North America and United Way Worldwide.