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  • City eyes continued improvements in year to come

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The start to 2018 for the city of Cannelton was met with a year in review by Mayor Mary Snyder. During a meeting Monday, she presented the county council a list of achievements and other acknowledgments.

  • Tell City schools earn top bond rating

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Given the budget constraints many schools across the state see, the most recent credit report from Standard and Poor’s on status of financials at Tell City schools has top level administrators smiling ear to ear.

  • Myers files for sheriff on Republican ticket

    TELL CITY – A retired county sheriff’s deputy who now works for the city of Cannelton filed Wednesday for county sheriff on the Republican ticket.

    Richard Myers’ filing assures a November challenge to incumbent Sheriff Alan Malone.

    Myers worked  as a deputy under seven sheriffs for more than 30 years, he said. He also has experience working as a jailer and dispatcher.

  • Goffinet, Malone announce campaign bids

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – In back-to-back announcements before the same supportive crowd Friday, Judge Lucy Goffinet and Sheriff Alan Malone announced their intentions to seek new terms in office this year. Goffinet will seek her third, six-year term while Malone, chosen to become sheriff in 2015, is seeking his first full four-year term. Both are Democrats.

  • County leaders consider cuts to PCDC contract

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY  – A funding change is looming between the county and its contracted economic-development agency, the Perry County Development Corp. If an in-the-works contract is amended to reduce the annual payment to PCDC’s by 5 percent, it would save about $52,580, money that could then be used to cover employee health insurance premiums.

    Recent insurance changes could help slow the recent upswing in costs, but the savings amount – if any – is not yet known.

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  • Adams to retain city leadership team

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams will retain the leaders of Tell City’s departments and utilities for 2018 as he begins his third year in office. Adams announced the annual appointments during last Monday’s meeting of the city council and board of public works and safety.

    It was the two groups’ first meetings of the year.

  • Board appointment process draws fire from council’s Flynn

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to how the county council appoints members to various oversight boards, Councilman J.R. Flynn wants to see a consistent procedure. The issue at hand during Wednesday’s re-organizational meeting stemmed from who would represent the council on the redevelopment commission.

  • Fire chief files civil suit against Cannelton, county, state

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – A lawsuit filed by Cannelton’s fire chief against nine defendants ranging from two police officers to the state of Indiana could go to a trial later this year.

    Chris Herzog and his wife, Karen, filed suit Nov. 13 against the city of Cannelton, its police department, former Cannelton police officer Ryen Foertsch, Perry County and its sheriff’s department, Deputy Stephen Poehlein, Indiana State Police, ISP Trooper Jeremy Galloway and the state of Indiana. 

  • Flu prompts visitation restrictions at PCMH

    TELL CITY – In response to the increase in influenza cases nationwide and in the Tri-State area, Perry County Memorial Hospital is using the following visitation restrictions to ensure the safety of patients, visitors, family members and staff.  The restrictions include:

    • No visitors with influenza-like symptoms in the hospital.  Symptoms include fever in excess of 100.4, sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, chills, headache, body aches and fatigue.

    • No visitors under the age of 15.