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  • Charlie’s Garden of Eden

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    It doesn’t take too many stops along Charlie Cunningham’s garden tour to figure out the Perry County man has a green thumb. He cares for a large garden, actually several gardens, behind his home off Old Indiana 37 southwest of Leopold. Rows of sweet corn are already waist high. They’ll mature later this summer and several families already have dibs on the roasting ears.

  • Recycling fee vote set for Thursday

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – There’s no money to be made in trash disposal, at least not at the local government level, but still, the county’s waste management district is there to take it.

    The catch is, “we want your recyclables … we want more recyclables,” said Kenneth Smith, Perry County Recycling Management District director, because that’s what foots the bill for such sanitary services.

  • Buying up the bounty
  • Cannelton prepares for a summer sprucing

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is hopeful to soon conduct a repaving project. But that is contingent on acquiring funds via the state’s Community Crossings grant program.

    The street department has been revamping its road inventory to highlight priority areas for resurfacing. In all, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said she hopes to conduct about $100,000 in repairs. That would likely include St. Louis and Lincoln Avenues and portions of Fourth Street.

  • County eligible for disaster loans due to flooding

    PERRY COUNTY – Heavy springtime rains that caused flooding in a number of low-lying areas has prompted the availability of low-interest disaster loans for residents and businesses in Perry and surrounding counties. 

    Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the availability of low-interest disaster loans this week. The designations follow spring flooding in southern Indiana.

  • Footing a path to a cancer-free tomorrow

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Dozens of walkers took to the blacktop at City Hall Park Saturday in a united front to bolster cancer research, to support those fighting the disease and to remember loved ones who lost their battles as advocates heralded in the 2017 Relay for Life.

  • School bond refinance a success at Cannelton

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools will now have a ready cash flow, following the news that its bonds have sold. The bonds were originally secured in 2009, of $2.4 million, for a renovation project and to repay other debts.

    Overall, the school system will save over $200,000 over the course of the next 13 years with the measure. The final payment will be made in July of 2030.

    For the year of 2018, the savings will net $31,000 for the school corporation’s coffers.

  • Hot Streets, Cool Rides
  • County recycling fees could increase in 2018

    PERRY COUNTY – The amount residents pay in annual fees to the County Solid Waste Management District for disposal and recycling services could soon go up. Based on a proposal from the agency’s governing board, a $13 annual increase is under consideration.
    If approved, fees would raise from the current $32 a year to $45.

  • New marshal on the job in Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL
    Feature Writer