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  • Hill, Sodrel battle for 9th District House seat

    PERRY COUNTY - In what has become a biannual battle, Democrat Baron Hill and Republican Mike Sodrel are each hoping to claim victory Nov. 4 in the race for Indiana's Ninth Congressional District.

    This is the fourth consecutive election in which the two men have faced off. Hill is the incumbent this year, having defeated Sodrel in 2006. The Democrat lost to Sodrel in 2004 after serving three terms.

  • Police chief says his office short of funds

    Overtime, storm hit budget hard

    CANNELTON - Thanks to some unexpected circumstances the Cannelton Police Department's funds will run low at the end of the month unless additional appropriations are made, according to Chief Kenny Kellems.

  • State board defers Cannelton Schools request

    Chapman hopeful bonds, loan will be OK'd next month

    INDIANAPOLIS - Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman's effort to pay off the school corporation's heavy debt was thwarted, at least temporarily, by concerns expressed at a state Board of Education meeting Oct. 1.

    Chapman's turn in the four-hour meeting came at about the three-hour point, and was introduced with an explanation that a 1959 school-reorganization law prohibits school corporations from incurring debt that would make consolidations undesirable.

  • Welborn grant to promote lifelong wellness

    Three-year effort at William Tell Elementary will encourage students to adopt healthy habits

    TELL CITY - A three-year wellness grant awarded to William Tell Elementary School will prod students and their teachers to lead healthier, longer lives through regular exercise, better nutrition, health education and disease prevention.

    Welborn Baptist Foundation will give the school $129,000 over three years as part of the organization's emphasis on reducing the number of young people who are overweight or obese.

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  • Drop off limbs in Troy by Sunday

    TROY - The Troy Town Council has set Sunday as the last day for Troy residents to take limbs to Burke Park.

    The council established the drop-off point after a Sept. 14 windstorm downed limbs and branches across the town. The drop-off point is for use by Troy residents only.

  • Fall cleanup days in Troy this week

    TROY - Thursday and Friday have been designated fall cleanup days in Troy and residents can dispose of large, bulky items they no longer want.

    Items must be placed out for pickup by 7 a.m. Thursday and pickup will be limited to what can be placed in a small pickup truck. No items containing Freon, such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners, will be collected.

    Also prohibited are tires, batteries, paint cans, roofing material such as asphalt shingles, scrap lumber and heavy items such as couches, chairs, daybeds and mattresses. For more information, call 547-7501.

  • City responds to sewer spill in Windy Creek

    TELL CITY - Quick action limited the impact of a sewage discharge Wednesday into Windy Creek, city officials said last week. A sanitary sewer running through a gravity stormwater line became clogged and the buildup in pressure caused a leak in the sewer line, Sewage Department Superintendent Bruce Badger said Thursday. The spill was visible along 200 feet of the creek in Hagedorn Park.

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management and Department of Natural Resources were notified and OK'd the city's plan to remove dead fish in the creek, Mayor Barbara Ewing said.

  • Downtown TC without water Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Water will be cut in several blocks of Tell City's downtown Tuesday while water-department crews replace a fire hydrant at Main and Jefferson streets.

    The Tell City Water Department will turn off water around 7:30 a.m. in the 300 to 700 blocks of Main Street.

    The closure may also affect side streets between Main and Ninth streets from Washington to Jefferson streets. Water service will be restored when the work is completed.

  • Cannelton on board with River Road project

    Citizen concerned about traffic

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city leaders voted last Monday to join Tell City and Perry County in an interlocal agreement with the Perry County Port Authority to improve River Road and an unimproved street running from it to Indiana 66.