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  • Hydroelectric project moves forward

    American Municipal Power signs contract for turbines, generators

    CANNELTON - An Ohio utility has signed a contract for a new hydroelectric project at the Cannelton Locks and Dam and is in final negotiations with contractors to begin cofferdam construction here and at two other sites. The projects could be generating electricity by 2012.

  • Marching Marksmen miss chance to advance

    Band left out of top 10 by less than half point

    JEFFERSONVILLE - Tell City's Marching Marksmen finished four-tenths of a point shy of the score needed to advance from regional to semistate in marching-band competition Saturday, according to their director.

    Only the top 10 bands at the regional at Jeffersonville High School will compete at semi-state, a new level added this year. Tell City finished 12th behind South Spencer, which was only .35 point shy of the advancing class, Director Barry Reasoner said Tuesday.

  • Commodores miss regional gold by 1 point

    Musicians preparing for future shows

    JEFFERSONVILLE - Only a point kept the Perry Central Marching Commodores from earning a gold rating in regional marching-band competition at Jeffersonville High School Saturday, according to Band Director Rob Cason.

    "We had the best show of the year, easily," he said Wednesday. "We were pleased with how the show went."

    While "there are always things that could have gone better," he added, "a lot of things went right. The show held together better overall and the closer went better."

  • 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.

  • Eagles Bluff takes flight
  • 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.