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  • 82-year-old Mulzer Crushed Stone sold

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An 82-year-old company founded by three Spencer County brothers that grew into one of the largest locally owned businesses – and among the largest privately held companies in its field – has been sold.

    Tell City-based Mulzer Crushed Stone has been purchased by Oldcastle Materials, the Perry County News learned Monday. The parent company, CRH, is based in Ireland but has operations in 31 countries. Oldcastle Materials, believing to the division that is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Local author pens book of stories

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A returning Perry Countian since the 1990s, Gary L. Baur recently penned a book filled with a lifetime of stories that have stuck with him much longer.

    “It’s all real stuff,” said Baur. The true stories span from childhood to young adulthood, when Baur left Perry County at 17 and served in the Navy, and even afterward when he was in the restaurant business. “It covers a pretty good span of time,” he added.

  • Corn mash to Monkey Shine

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Running the chip-seal roads north of Fulda, that’s where you can pick up a batch of white lightning.

    In the lore of American moonshine, the sun doesn’t glimmer over these stills in St. Meinrad. But unlike that tradition, Monkey Hollow’s new distillery isn’t hidden on its backwoods hillside. No, this shine is 100-percent legit, a hint to the modernization of Indiana’s more lenient alcohol laws.

  • Obrecht House faces uncertain future

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The fate of the historic Obrecht house is a crumbling proposition, both literally and figuratively. With ongoing renovations off the property seemingly halted for quite some time, Mayor Jim Adams said this week that city officials are planning to take final and lasting action to see the eyesore remedied.

  • Cliff Cemetery recognized for historic role

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – Anyone familiar with Cliff Cemetery in Cannelton knows it is steeped in history. Many of the city’s founding figures are at rest there. Now, there’s a marker designating the cemetery’s cultural and historical significance to residents as well as visitors.

  • 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’