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  • Farewell to 2015

    Sentry Safe to close Cannelton plant

    A longtime Cannelton employer announced last summer it planned to close its doors in 2016, resulting in the loss of about 40 jobs. The closure brings to an end to a decades-old tradition of manufacturing high-quality safes in the city.

  • Taking aim on the gun-control executive orders

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – An executive decision by President Barack Obama to tighten restrictions on gun-purchasing requirements has spurred debate across the nation. Locally, like in most places, these political talks evoke emotions from both sides; those backing increased legislation for gun-control and those favoring less stringent oversight in efforts to promote Second Amendment rights.

  • Council re-organizes, approves 2016 appointments

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – In a brief re-organizational meeting Monday, the Perry County Council re-elected Steve Goodson to serve as president and Ron Crawford as vice chairman.

    That was followed by several council appointments to boards throughout the county. Among the designees are:

    • Raphael Lagrange to a one-year term on the Alcohol Beverage Board

    • Councilman Danny Bolin to a four-year term on the Community Corrections Advisory Board

  • Historic barn owners reveal lofty renovation expectations

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Drive most any road in Perry County long enough and eventually you’ll come across an old barn that harkens to the yesteryear of local farming. Many of these once-useful buildings are long-neglected, ramshackle and on the verge of collapsing. But every so often, there is a diamond in the rough, a structurally sound gem just waiting for a polish.

  • Flynn will join county council

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – James “J.R.” Flynn was chosen by Republican precinct committee members Tuesday evening to fill the county council seat formerly held by Jim Adams. Flynn will serve the nearly three years remaining on Adams’ term.

    Flynn and Tom Patrick each indicated an interest in the seat and spoke at Tuesday’s brief caucus.

    Flynn said he looked forward to adding his voice to county government issues.

  • Adams says city’s future is bright

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Amid generous applause and thank yous to those who served before him, Tell City Mayor Jim Adams took office New Year’s Day, pledging to work for the betterment of a city he said already has much going for it.

    “I truly believe we have found our window in Tell City and we are going to jump through it with both feet,”Adams said to cheers. “We are going to take Tell City and Perry County to where we know they can be.”

  • Driver hurt after vehicle clips utility pole, cutting power to some

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A driver whose vehicle clipped a utility pole and overturned on Old State Road 37 Monday evening suffered serious injuries, the county sheriff’s department said.

  • City officials sworn in on New Year’s Day
  • Farewell to 2015

    Departures, promotions shake up local law enforcement

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    A major resignation, promotions and transfers changed the look of law enforcement in Perry County in the second half of 2015. Sheriff Lee Chestnut surprised many in August when he announced he would step down to take a job with the Perry County Development Corp. Chestnut was serving his second term but said he looked forward to promoting workforce development.

  • Welcome, 2016!