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  • Redevelopment authority approves easement request

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority retained its slate of officers in an annual reorganization and approved a request to expand an easement.
    Louis Heitkemper will continue to serve as president, Pam Krygielka as vice president and Margaret Evrard as secretary of the three-person body.

  • Tell Street sidewalk project groundbreaking Friday

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to take part in a Friday-morning groundbreaking for Tell City’s Safe Routes to School Sidewalk and Bike Path Project. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of 31st and Tell streets.
    The sidewalk project from William Tell Elementary School to 19th Street has been in the planning stage for several years and will join a network of new bike lanes leading to parks and greenways.

  • County to test weather-warning preparations

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County commissioners have joined Gov. Mitch Daniels in proclaiming March 13-19 Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
    During the week, Perry County Emergency Management officials will emphasize safety procedures that could help protect people from tornadoes, according to the local proclamation.

  • Committee pursues delinquent payments

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Economic Development Committee voted Friday to give three delinquent borrowers 60 days to start making payments on money they borrowed from the city but haven’t been repaying.
    “We can give them any amount of time we want before a letter would go out from the city attorney,” committee member and Mayor Smokey Graves said.

  • Fourth-grader’s idea will bloom in summertime

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A fourth-grader at William Tell Elementary School wants to start a community garden, and the public is invited to a meeting to talk about it.

  • How high’s the water?

    Close to 40 feet as of last week, according to a measurement behind Tell City’s floodwall. As of 7 a.m. Wednesday the river stood at 41.5 feet, well above the local 38-foot flood stage. Minor flooding will continue along the river, keeping Indiana 66 and some county roads along the river and creeks closed. The river is expected to rise to 42.5 feet and remain there for several days.
     

  • Alleged gang members jailed

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

  • Indiana 66 closed east of Grandview

    GRANDVIEW - Indiana 66 in Spencer County was closed Wednesday to allow the Indiana Department of Transportation to remove dirt from the highway.

    INDOT said the highway was closed between Indiana 70 and U.S. 231 at the William Natcher Bridge. The exact point of closure is the 68.9 mile marker.

    INDOT’s news release did not state when the roadway might reopen.
     

  • Anderson Woods readies plans for 34th camping season

    BRISTOW – Anderson Woods Inc. has announced plans for its 34rd annual special needs summer camp for people with disabilities.

    Sessions begin June 13 and run weekly for eight weeks. Each session begins on a Monday morning and lasts until the following Thursday afternoon, when the campers return to their homes. The first four sessions will be for children with the remaining four sessions reserved for adult campers.

  • TCHS hosting Academic Bowl

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host the Pocket Athletic Conference Academic Super Bowl Tuesday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    The event begins at 5 p.m.  

    Seven schools will participate on the theme of Latin America. The contest is open to the public and no admission will be charged.