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  • City checks on tax abatement compliance

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council judged the merits of several existing tax abatements at its meeting last Monday. Some passed with flying colors while others were flagged due to missing or incomplete information or a lack of compliance.

  • County, Can-Clay eye lease agreement

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The embattled Can-Clay Corp., which was stripped of its property by the county earlier this year for failure to pay property taxes, is nearing an agreement that would allow the business to remain open. On Monday, the Perry County Board of Commissioners announced a ‘good-faith’ deal in principal that would establish a lease with annual payments and set up several other covenants that the company would have to follow.

  • Roy Lee Ward execution delayed

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – An appeals court ruling that the Indiana Department of Correction can’t execute death row offenders with an untested combination of drugs has impacted the case of a former Perry County man convicted of a 2001 slaying.

    The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last week that the state failed to seek input when deciding in 2014 to use the combination of three drugs, methohexital, potassium chloride and pancuronium bromide, for lethal injections.

  • TC cleanup week begins Monday

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – It’s time for Tell City residents to clean out their garages and basements of unwanted items. Yes, spring cleanup week is back, next Monday through Thursday, June 12-15. Rules are pretty much the same as last year.

    Items will be picked up with household trash on the same schedule trash crews follow on a weekly basis. Regular trash must still be bagged with red tags. No recyclables will be picked up net week.

  • Concerned citizens unite over drug epidemic

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  One of the biggest challenges when helping someone overcome addiction is finding a firm support base toward recovery. And according to Pastor Keith McCahey, who is leading a charge to help those in need, the main obstacle is an ability to find stable environments, namely, housing.

  • Local contractor wins bid to rebuild William Tell Elementary entrance

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary will soon look a bit different as students and parents enter the front doors. The upcoming construction is part of an upgrade to the school’s security.

    Welcoming arriving guests, there will be a reception area for visitors to check in once in the first set of double doors, eliminating the need to buzz in from outside.

  • Rollover crash on I-64 injures Charlestown man

    PERRY COUNTY – A single-vehicle rollover crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 64 in Perry County sent a Charlestown man to the hospital.

    At 9 a.m., 40-year-old Richard Limback of Charlestown was attempting to turn his 2013 Kenworth tractor-trailer onto the eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 64 from State Road 37.  As Limback attempted to apply the brakes, he realized the semi had brake failure, and began taking the on-ramp too fast. 

  • Nominations open for Tell City Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is now accepting public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1971, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her community, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.

  • Delayed entry: Tell City Pool opens for summer
  • School’s out, but lunch is served

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The summer-feeding program at Tell City Junior-Senior High School is in full swing, offering nutritious and satisfying meals to Perry County kids who might otherwise have to go without. Cafeteria workers from Tell City-Troy Township schools as well as volunteers from the community are attending to a steady and growing crowd of hungry students, especially those involved in extracurricular activities during the summer months.