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  • Cannelton leaders seek rate study

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's Board of Public Works and Safety approved at a regular meeting Monday a sewer-rate analysis to be performed by the London-Witte Group of Indianapolis, contingent on a $5,000 cost not increasing.

    Mayor Smokey Graves said the cost was provided in November, but the analysis had been put off until now. He thought a rate increase from Tell City, whose sewer plant accepts Cannelton sewage for treatment, will go into effect in May, he said, and "we'll look at the rate from Tell City to ensure it's reasonable."

  • Daylight saving time begins Sunday

    Don't forget to turn your clocks forward by an hour Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially arrives at 2 a.m. Sunday.

  • It's here! 2010's Discover Perry County

    The 2010 edition of The News' community guide, Discover Perry County, is included in today's edition for Perry and surrounding counties. Out-of-area subscribers can receive an issue by mail at no cost by calling (812) 547-3424 or e-mailing circulation@perrycountynews.com.

  • 'Jenny Kissed Me' on stage

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School drama students will perform a comedy titled, "Jenny Kissed Me" Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the school's auditorium.

    The niece of a priest's housekeeper moves in with them, drama-club sponsor Ronnie Robinson explained Wednesday. The priest tries, but "is no good at figuring out how to help her," he said. "I think the audience will enjoy themselves with the characters and the story line. There's a little love story all the way through."

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  • Saturday Electra service moved to community center

    With rain in the forecast, Saturday's memorial service recalling the 1960 Electra airline crash will be held in the Cannelton Community Center instead of Millstone. A schedule of events and the second installment of John Christie's account of the crash and efforts to honor its victims appear in the features area of this site.

  • Juveniles detained, face charges in vandalism

    TELL CITY - A police investigation into suspected gang-motivated vandalism in Tell City led to the arrests of five local juveniles last week.

    According to Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, lead investigator in the case, the Tell City Police Department received reports of graffiti spray-painted on the city's floodwall, as well as a park and on a local business' buildings.

    The teens belonged to what they said were gangs and allegedly affiliated themselves with The Bloods, Indisciples Gangsters Disciples, or IGD, and the Black Bandanna Click.

  • Girls join traditional bike ride to sectional

    TELL CITY - Two dozen bike riders pedaled from Tell City High School to Huntingburg Friday in a traditional show of support for basketball players headed to a sectional game at South Ridge High School.

    Not traditional - until now - were the six girls making the 37-and-a-half-mile trek.

    "I just thought it would be a cool experience," junior Andyn Rowe said, adding she wanted to help keep the tradition going. "It was really a good experience. It was really painful but I'm proud to have made it the whole way."

  • Recyclers renew press to outsource cardboard job

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors voted in a regular meeting Feb. 25 to give Paul Alvey and Kenneth Smith the go-ahead on outsourcing the collection of cardboard from local businesses.

  • INDOT sets hearing for Indiana 66 work

    PERRY COUNTY - Work to be performed on Indiana 66 in Cannelton and into Tell City will be the subject of a public hearing starting at 6 p.m. March 18 in Cannelton's community center.

    A legal notice published in The News last Thursday and today identifies planned work in two sections called Western and Cannelton projects. A sidewalk will connect the two cities once the work is completed, but that won't be until 2017 under current plans.