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  • Cannelton Heritage Fest Saturday

    CANNELTON – The annual Cannelton Heritage Festival, sponsored by Renew Cannelton Inc., will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in  historic downtown Cannelton. 

    The Cannelton Heritage Festival is an arts and crafts festival featuring artisans selling their hand-crafted merchandise. 

  • Arnold takes DNR post; will leave legislature

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County’s voice in the Indiana House of Representatives since 2012 will leave elected office later this month for a leadership position with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Natural Resources Director Cameron Clark announced Wednesday morning that State Rep. Lloyd B. Arnold had been appointed director of law enforcement for DNR. He will begin his new job Oct. 23.

  • Cannelton workers to see 1-percent pay raises

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – With preparations for the 2018 budget all but wrapped up, the city council is making some last strides to help ring in the city’s new year, at least on the business side.

    The Cannelton Common Council conducted its second reading toward adoption of the budget during Monday’s session. In all, the city is expecting to see $878,455 in it’s general fund, pending final approval from the state.

  • TIGER crossing? Port eyes grant for bridge upgrades

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority, which oversees the local Hoosier Southern Rail, is aiming to conduct extensive rail-bridge upgrades in both Perry and Spencer County. The projects total about $6.3 million, and would be largely funded through a federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant.

  • Planning begins for Rome Bicentennial

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    All roads will lead to Rome next October as the community marks the 200th anniversary of its historic courthouse, and perhaps, of Rome itself.

  • City puts damper on fireworks use

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – An ordinance adopted last Monday by the Tell City Common Council will restrict the use of fireworks to the days before, on and after Independence Day and for half an hour on New Year’s Day.

  • Accountable learning: school letter grades released

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Department of Education has released the A-F school accountability grades for the 2016-17 school year. This marks the second year of a revamped accountability that tracks student performance and year-to-year growth via state assessment tests, graduation rates and other standards, with a new emphasis that schools incorporate methods that allow students to ‘catch up,’ ‘keep up,’ and ‘move up’ in their performance.

  • Stable to store, a ‘Bittersweet’ journey

    Story and Photos by Stuart Cassidy

     

    Looking toward the future of a distinctive undertaking, Dawn and Shelby Brown are proud of this area’s rural heritage and their own. With Shelby spending a lifetime in farming and Dawn gravitating toward the crafts and antiques scene, they are venturing into their own unique blend of country niche that will see them open their own store near Gatchel.

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  • Lilly counseling grants to promote student success

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will receive $147,050 from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the endowment’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 students. Perry Central will receive the same grant in the amount of $117,800.

    The county school districts are two of more than 50 public school corporations and five charter schools in Indiana selected to implement plans to help them meet the complex academic, college, career, and social and emotional counseling needs of their students.