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  • Port traffic down in some areas, up in others

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Sand and scrap-metal movements through the Port of Tell City were higher than projected in October, offsetting those of pig iron and coke, according to a report presented to the Perry County Port Authority Board of directors Nov. 9.

  • Neighborhood Watch program under way

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A new Tell City Neighborhood Watch will offer extra sets of eyes to local police in combating vandalism, break-ins and other crimes.

    Organizers Jesse Boarman and Joe Bailey received permission from the city council and Police Chief Greg Hendershot to begin organizing the effort, which includes public education, community meetings and keeping an eye out for activity the police should be concerned with.

  • Tell City claims grant for long-term planning

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

  • Special Delivery

    William Tell Elementary School fourth-graders Victoria Thomas and Ethan Scifres carry a basket of items donated by students in Mark Wahl’s class to patients at the Dialysis Center of Tell City.

    The delivery Tuesday marked National Philanthropy Day and Do Something Good for Someone in Perry County Day. William Tell art instructor Susan Godthaab helped package the items and the two students visited with staff and patients before returning to class.
     

  • $29 million loan to deliver broadband boost

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    ST. MEINRAD – A U.S. Department of Agriculture representative announced Monday Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc., has been awarded $29,139,000 in loan funds “to start the process of designing and building FTTP broadband services across its service area.”

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  • Hydrant flushing planned in Cannelton, Troy

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing hydrants today, starting on First Street and moving to others of the city.

    Troy’s water utility will flush hydrants Thursday and Friday.

    Residents of both communities may notice discolored water and should be cautious when doing laundry during times crews are in their areas.

  • Boosters seek auction items

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters are accepting donations for their annual fundraising auction, scheduled for Feb. 18.

    They’re contacting area businesses for donated items for the auction and would welcome public donations such as gently used furniture, appliances, household items as well as large items such as a vehicle, including a recreational vehicle. Anyone who has items to donate should call auction chairwoman Selina Sims at 719-7232.

  • City group plans chili competition, Christmas event

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Beautification Committee will host its second annual chili cook-off during “A Christmas Celebration” from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 27 in City Hall Park and along the Main Street parade route. The street will be closed in preparation for the parade.

    The committee is looking for individuals and businesses that are interested in making their best pot of chili for a panel of judges and the public to vote on their favorite. Two awards will be given; one for the best chili judged by the panel and one for the people’s choice.

  • Plans in place for Cannelton parade

    CANNELTON – The 2011 Cannelton Christmas Parade is set for Friday, Nov. 25. Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, Legion Auxiliary Post 142 and Sons of The American Legion Detachment 142 are once again sponsoring the parade.

    This year’s parade entries are to begin lining up at Fourth and Herzeele streets facing Indiana 66. They will line Herzeele Street toward the flood-wall and along First Street toward Washington Street facing Herzeele.