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  • TC-PC Library board discusses possible Cannelton merger

    TELL CITY - A merger between the county's two libraries could happen with or without either board's approval according to Library Director Larry Oathout.

    At a Feb. 6 Tell City-Perry County Public Library Board meeting, Oathout told members he and Sally Walker, Cannelton Public Library director, have discussed the possibility of merging and what it would mean to both districts. While the idea of merging to unite the county libraries is not new, it could be forced because of the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform report, also known as the Kernan-Shepard Report.

  • School Board OKs calendar for 2008-09 academic year

    Will feature two-week Christmas break

    TELL CITY - In a meeting where a winter break scheduled for Friday and Monday was canceled to make up for days lost this week to bad weather, the Tell City-Troy Township School Board approved a school calendar for next year that will feature a long Christmas break.

  • Cannelton officer takes helping children to heart

    CANNELTON - A desire to ensure students make it safely to school and a love of helping the community spurred one man's quest to become a reserve police officer. Since then, he's become an icon of sorts for students, staff and the citizens of Cannelton.

    Five days a week, in rain, sleet, snow and sun, Lewis Stubbs Jr. keeps a watchful eye on the students at Cannelton City Schools.

    He has been a Cannelton Police Department reserve officer since 2005 and spends his days making sure children cross the street safely. He also walks the halls to make sure the school stays safe.

  • Abe's Indiana Years

    Hoosiers prepare to celebrate their state's role in shaping nation's 16th president

    Our nation's three-year Lincoln Bicentennial kicks off this week and Indiana - Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home - has a front-row seat.

    "Indiana has such a wealth of Lincoln history and heritage, that it only makes sense for our state to have a major role in the national celebration," said Connie Nass, chairwoman of the Indiana Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.

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  • Lane restriction on Interstate 64

    VINCENNES - Temporary lane restrictions on Interstate 64 between Indiana 162 and Indiana 145 are scheduled for Friday.

    A contractor will repair pavement sensors in the roadway.

    One lane will be closed to allow workers to perform the work while one lane will be maintained for traffic. Crews anticipate beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding by noon.

  • Cannelton meetings move to Monday

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city meetings canceled Monday due to weather have been rescheduled for next week.

    Cannelton's first board of public works and safety meeting for the year will begin at 6 p.m. Monday in the lower level of the Cannelton Public Library. The common council will convene an hour later in the same location.

  • Cookie duty

    PERRY COUNTY - Girl Scouts began filling cookie orders Monday and if you didn't have the chance to order a box or two, local troops will have cookie booths stationed at the following locations starting Friday:

    Friday, Feb. 15

    9 a.m.-noon, Tell City Wal-Mart

    Noon-6 p.m., CVS Pharmacy, Tell City

    3 p.m.-6 p.m., Fifth Third Bank, Tell City

    Saturday, Feb. 16

    9 a.m.-noon, Noble's IGA, Tell City9 a.m.-noon

    9 a.m.-noon, Fifth Third Bank, Tell City

    9 a.m.-noon, CVS Pharmacy, Tell City

    Friday, Feb. 22

  • Snow, ice grip county

    Winter's first big storm keeps many roads slick and hazardous

    PERRY COUNTY - A third straight week of extreme weather blanketed Perry County with snow and ice Monday and Tuesday, canceling school and leaving many roadways slick and hazardous. Road crews worked night and day Monday and Tuesday and were continuing to tackle slick areas Wednesday afternoon.

  • Two join primary races for board of county commissioners

    PERRY COUNTY - Two candidates, one a Republican, another a Democrat, have filed for seats on the county's board of commissioners.

    Brian Steen, a Republican, filed this week for the District 1 seat held by Democrat Don Sherry. Bradley Lynch, a Democrat of rural English, filed for the District 3 seat now held by Jody Fortwendel, also a Democrat. Lynch and Fortwendel will face each other in the May 6 primary.

    Steen, who is unopposed thus far in the Republican primary, said Perry Countians need leaders with ideas to help the county grow and prosper.