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  • Junk, trash violations may have consequences (Amended)

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton city officials continue to be proactive in the appearance of their community. Most recently, a now vacant home at (815) St. Louis Ave. in Cannelton is an eyesore that city Councilman Melvin McBrayer would like to see cleaned up.

  • Nothing fowl about this fair
  • Library employees to see small pay increase

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The percentage increase is small but Perry County Public Library employees can expect to see an increase in pay on upcoming paychecks, specifically a 1-percent increase for salaried employees and 25 cents more per hour for hourly employees.

    An unexpected increase in funding led to the decision to pass on a raise to library staff.

  • Cannelton utility officials combating backwater issues

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – With several residents becoming frustrated at pooling water saturating their yards after heavy rains, Cannelton officials are looking for a solution.

    Street Commissioner David Marsh presented what he believes to be a viable fix for drainage issues in the Hamilton Smith Square of Pleasant Valley. Last month, Marsh and wastewater superintendent Jerry Ball said the area is plagued with sinkholes and standing water and they were in search of collapsed pipes.

  • German Ridge, Saddle Lake use fees could change

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest staff are interested in hearing your comments on proposals to increase fees at one campground and begin charging at another campground.

    German Ridge Campground is a 20-site campground within the historic German Ridge Recreation Area. Currently the fee to camp at this site is $4. The forest is proposing raising the fee to $8. The campground needs repairs because of age and use. The current fee of $4.00 has been in place for over 20 years.

  • Conference to promote positive girl power

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

     

     

    TELL CITY – It’s a slumber party, but one that can change lives.

    That’s one way Brandy Hopkins describes the teen girls conference she and a friend founded in 2009. Named GC3 – the acronym stands for Girls: Chosen, Called and Confident – the program will come to Tell City July 29-30 and will be held at Community Christian Church.

  • Donations sought to safeguard city lions

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

     

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s century-old Venetian lions may soon get a needed facelift.

    The pair of lions, sculpted in 1907, are in desperate need of repair, Councilman Chris Cail told city leaders Tuesday. He asked that a fund be set up to accept donations for their repair.

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  • Painting soon to begin on Cannelton bridge

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

     

     

    CANNELTON – Drivers crossing the Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail Bridge over the Ohio River between Cannelton and Hawesville may have noticed the free flowing traffic as of late. There are no traffic signals – other than those at either end of the span – barricades or road crews.

  • Council asked to revisit parking ordinance

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council expressed hesitation Tuesday at the prospect of revisiting a recreational vehicle parking ordinance a city resident says unfairly targets owners of utility trailers.

    “There has to be some way to amend this so more people with trailers aren’t unfairly penalized,” said Dennis Hanks, a resident of 21st Street who said the ordinance was passed without the knowledge of many of the people it impacted.