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  • Group to push for repairs to Obrecht home

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Exterior repairs to a landmark Tell City home will be completed this year, city officials learned this week, either by its owner or by a statewide historic preservation group that still wields power over what happens to the structure.

  • Annexation case moving slowly

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Legal proceedings in the remonstrance brought by landowners opposed to Tell City’s planned annexation of more than 1,700 acres of land are moving forward at a snail’s pace.

    The News has found no evidence that any of the approximately 400 signatures submitted last July with a petition challenging the city’s April 2014 vote to annex their properties have been verified.

  • Clerk: Only voting in primary election will be in Tell City Precincts 3, 5 will be open May 5

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – There will be a primary election in Tell City this May but the only votes cast will be those in a single city council race on the Democratic ticket.

    County Clerk Mandy Mogan said two precincts, Tell City 3 and Tell City 5, will be the only ones voting in the May 5 primary. Voters in the Tell City 3 precinct will vote at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and voters in the Tell City 5 Precinct will cast ballots at Twilight Towers.

  • ‘General Lee’ to speak at DAR meeting Saturday

    TELL CITY – Have you ever wanted to meet Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee? This Saturday, you’ll have a chance to do just that.

    The Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host guest speaker Josh Roberts, social studies teacher at Hancock County Middle School who portrays Gen. Lee as part of Kentucky’s History Alive program. Roberts will speak about Lee’s life and what it was like for him during the Civil War.

  • Heritage Hills drama ‘Camp Rock’ opens Friday

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LINCOLN CITY – Heritage Hills’ drama troupe will open their production of Disney’s “Camp Rock the Musical” this weekend. The first performances will be at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday. The harmonious assembly will continue the following week with show times at 6 p.m. March 12, 13 and 14.

    Tickets will cost $7 for students and senior citizens and $8 for adults, can be purchased from any cast member and will be available at the door.

  • Cannelton leaders prepare to award contract for utility improvements

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Common Council may vote Monday to award work on sewer-utility improvements the community has worked on for several years to complete.

    The council on Feb. 23 opened and took under advisement six bids for the project, which includes improvements to a lift station on Fourth Street and a new stretch of force main along River Road. The line will replace one that transports sewage from Cannelton to Tell City, where it is treated.

  • LHDC Individual Development Account Program taking applications for aid

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. has funds available for the Individual Development Account Program. Under this program, income eligible individuals can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $900 annually.

    The IDA Program is administered by LHDC and designed to help eligible individuals save money while learning financial skills.

    Through the program, qualified applicants are encouraged to save money, with every dollar they save matched with $3 from State and Federal programs for up to four years.

  • Waiting for the snow
  • Family working to recover from house fire

    BRANCHVILLE – A Perry County couple who lost their home in a Feb. 22 blaze in Branchville hope to rebuild in the same location, once they find temporary housing.

    Kenny and Shannon Ambrose and their two children, Erin and Garrett, lost nearly everything when their home burned.

    As the News reported Thursday, the fire was likely triggered while work was taking place under the home to thaw frozen waterlines.

    The family was staying in Tell City last week but hopes to find a home to rent in northern Perry County.

  • Kindergarten numbers may bolster Cannelton enrollment

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – While Cannelton schools saw a dip of 7.5 students in their average-daily-membership count in a Feb. 2 evaluation, promising kindergarten enrollment figures represent a potential diamond in the rough. While there is no way to be certain that kindergarten numbers will hold steady, Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt maintains a cautious optimism that these new students could help buoy the school corporation’s numbers in the future.