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  • County must develop ADA plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county’s commissioners and councilmen met in a joint special session March 7 and learned they need to comply with federal legislation signed into law 22 years ago.

    Matt Wallace of the Bernardin-Lochmueller engineering firm of Evansville said guidelines and specifications have changed several times since the Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect in 1991, and some have been met with strong resistance.

  • Volunteers to tackle tornado damage

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Several people are headed Saturday to areas ripped apart two weeks ago by tornadoes to help in the recovery effort.

    Josh Harris of Simon and Harris Construction in Derby is one of them, and has been in the area.

    “The devastation is pretty crazy,” he said Thursday.

  • Irish Eyes

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It takes just a few seconds to rub away the moss hiding the etched words over Margaret Duffy’s tomb. Still legible 139 years after the 15-year-old’s death, the two short sentences echo the cry her parents surely felt. “Behold this grave and shed a tear,” the tombstone requests of passersby. “Beauty and virtue is buried here.”

  • Traffic-enforcement push ends Sunday

    PERRY COUNTY – A two-week statewide crackdown on impaired and dangerous driving known as “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” will conclude Sunday, with local police officers out in force conducting saturation patrols and other enforcement tactics that are designed to detect and remove impaired drivers from the roads.

    The program pays officers to work outside of their normal schedules.

  • Cub Scouts learn about newspapers

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  • Modern-day treasure hunters in Tell City through Sunday

    TELL CITY – Area residents who want to gauge the value of coins, precious metals and collectibles are invited to meet one-on-one this week with Treasure Hunters Roadshow. During this free event, 1,200 residents are expected to take in their rare and unusual collectibles.

  • City plans cleanup events

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh announced Monday his department will collect limbs strewn about by recent storms beginning March 26 and conduct a city-wide cleanup April 9-13.

    Street-department workers will use a chipper to reduce the limbs to chips, which will be discarded unless city residents request them, he said. All brush piles should be placed curbside or where trash is normally picked up by March 26. The workers will not pick up limbs or brush that are not weather-related, Marsh said.

  • Chief lauds officers, civilians for accident response

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Lee Hall publicly recognized Monday law-enforcement officials and civilians who responded to a March 2 accident involving a 10-year-old girl.

    Officers from the city’s police department and county sheriff’s department responded quickly, he said, to an accident March 2 in which fourth-grader Ovie McMahan was critically injured.

  • Boat Works barge launch

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  • Tell City planning process under way

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – What do people think about living and working in Tell City? Plenty.

    Three hours of sharing suggestions on the good and not-so-good characteristics of Tell City flowed fast and furious Friday as the first of two community input sessions drew more than 100 people to the Schergens Center. The comments will help prepare a new comprehensive plan for the community.