Local News

  • Cannelton’s monthly trash collection fee to increase


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Residents and small-business owners in Cannelton will soon see a $1 increase in their monthly trash disposal bills. In the first rate increase in more than a decade, residential fees will go up to $16 per month and businesses to $4.

    The uptick was a response to a recent $7-per-ton hike the landfill that accepts Cannelton’s refuse imposed on the city, which is now set at $48 per ton.

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  • TC residents could see decreases in sewer bills




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will consider adopting a rate ordinance Monday that would adjust sewage rates for Tell City residents. The ordinance, which was introduced at the council’s Feb. 5 meeting, would decrease bills for customers who use under 3,000 gallons of water each month. Those who use more than that amount would see their bills stay the same or increase slightly.

  • School districts awarded after-school funding

    PERRY COUNTY – Two local school districts have been awarded funding through the 21st Century Community Learning Center program to continue a range of activities, from after-school programs, academic enrichment and counseling services.

    Perry Central Community School District will receive $224,679 annually for four years. Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will receive $299,781 each year for four years.

  • Dunbar poems add life to Lincoln Day


    Staff Writer


    LINCOLN CITY – On Sunday. Feb 11, the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial hosted the 94th annual Lincoln Day program. Pastor Nicholas Clark of Heritage Hills Baptist Church gave the invocation and said there is no authority but God and those in authority are there by God’s design. He continued saying Lincoln Day is a time to reflect on Lincoln, an important figure, a man God placed in authority for that time in our history.

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  • Williams files candidacy for county council

    TELL CITY – A Tobinsport woman who served for more than a decade on the Perry Central Community School Board and has helped to lead several groups within the community has filed for the county council’s District 4 seat.

    Republican Earla Williams, 62, will seek the seat held by Democrat Jody French, who is not seeking a second term in 2018.

  • Cannelton seeks tax-sale properties


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Several dilapidated properties located along Cannelton’s Seventh Street could soon be transferred into city ownership. Each of the properties sought by Mayor Mary Snyder are up for commissioners’ certificate sale set for March 7.

  • Parks board’s master plan pushed back


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – Board member Rick Newton told the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s board Wednesday that the department’s new master plan won’t be ready by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ April 15 deadline for this year.

  • Perry Central, Jasper Engines earn state honors

    LEOPOLD – The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has recognized Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High School and Jasper Engines and Transmissions as the Indiana Chamber Foundation School Counseling-Business Partnership of the Year.

    The honor was presented Wednesday by Indiana INTERNnet during the 12th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon in Indianapolis. INTERNnet is a statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the state Chamber of Commerce.