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  • Police chief worried over board inaction

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Tensions between city officials in Cannelton and the police department reached a fever pitch Monday. A special session of the Cannelton Council that was supposed to address shortages in the department ended abruptly, but not before Police Chief Lee Hall aired numerous complaints aimed at the city’s board of public works.

  • Mulzer Crushed Stone possibly sold

    TELL CITY – Mulzer Crushed Stone is reportedly in talks to be acquired by a top aggregates producer, Oldcastle Materials.
    An announcement of the sale of the Tell City-based company could come as early as today.

    The Perry County News has contacted both companies about a potential sale.

  • Education and interpretation on the Hoosier National Forest

    Visitors to the Hoosier National Forest offices at Bedford and Tell City will notice more than a friendly face at the front desk; the offices also include a nature store with a variety of interpretive and educational items. First time visitors often remark, “We had no idea this was here!” said Cheri Stoops, who works at the front desk for the Bedford office.

  • New street signs to cost Tell City plenty

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The community of Tell City, like many others across the nation, will have to spend thousands of dollars on new street signs this year to comply with federal mandates. How much money the project will cost and how many signs will be replaced is still up in the air.

  • Deals at the ‘Factory Connection’
  • Three face kidnapping charges in Kansas

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. – Three people with Perry County ties face kidnapping charges in Kansas after allegedly trying to take a 17-month-old child in a custody dispute.

    According to Kansas media reports and people familiar with the case, the Junction City Police Department arrested 37-year-old Jody Sandage and her 20-year-old daughter, Letoshia Ann Mitchell. Also charged was Mitchell’s boyfriend, 22-year-old Todd David Berry. All three people have lived in Perry County.

  • Highway wage increases raise concerns

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A verbal commitment to extend pay raises to county highway workers was met with a bit of push-back from the board that previously advocated for the increases. While the county council ultimately voted in favor of the salary hikes during its Feb. 23 meeting, the decision was not without pause.

  • School-board performance
  • News in Brief; Feb. 23

    Mowing season approaches at Troy Cemetery

     

    TROY – The town of Troy would like to remind everyone that mowing season is approaching and requests that all flowers not in vases or saddles should be removed from monuments or the ground surrounding monuments. This includes items on monuments not permanently attached, such as figures.

    Items should be removed by April 1, After this date, items will be removed by cemetery personnel.

  • Rome Courthouse future discussed