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  • A dam big job




    Staff Writer


  • Nation’s state park directors meet next week in Indiana

    The guest list for celebrating the 100th anniversary of Indiana State Parks gets a little longer next week when the annual conference of the National Association of State Parks Directors takes place at French Lick Springs Hotel.

  • Plea reached in 2015 arson case




    TELL CITY – A man accused of setting a woman’s house on fire nearly a year ago and injuring two police officers who tried to stop him has agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence.

    Roger T. Alvey, 33, has been jailed since last August on charges of arson, attempted arson, burglary, strangulation, domestic battery, criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement, battery by bodily waste, residential entry and criminal mischief.

  • Challenges in near term but county’s ag economy abuzz with opportunities









    LEOPOLD – In a wide-ranging lunchtime discussion, members of Perry County’s agriculture community shared ideas and identified opportunities for strengthening the ties of Perry Countians to the land that sustains and feeds them.

    While challenges, chief among them lower commodity prices, are straining farm budgets, those present said the county is situated to leverage several important strengths.

  • Cannelton awarded INDOT matching funds
  • Cannelton awarded more housing funds




    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton has been awarded $315,000 in housing money to repair owner-occupied homes in the city. Mayor Mary Snyder said she received news of the grant award Thursday from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    “It was a good week already and this is just as great of news,” said Snyder. She was referring to an announcement from the Indiana Department of Transportation that Cannelton would receive more than $50,000 in matching money for local paving.

  • Connectivity key to revamped city website




    TELL CITY – A Tell City councilman is happy with the role he played in updating the city’s official website.

    Councilman Sean Risse said the city’s redesigned online portal, www.tellcityindiana.com, offers a wealth of information across a more user-friendly design platform. The city has had a website for years and while it was maintained, he said a revamp was needed.

  • Town of Troy to give out Indiana flags

    TROY – To help celebrate the Bicentennial event at Troy on Sept. 9, the Town of Troy is giving away hand-held sized Indiana flags to every resident of Troy.

    The flags have now arrived. Residents of Troy are asked to stop by the office, located at 330 Harrison St., also known as the utilities office or Town Hall, to pick up flags.

    There will be a flag available for each immediate member of a household for those who live in Troy.

  • Extra money to fund paving

    PERRY COUNTY – Matching funds announced Tuesday will provide more than $680,000 for paving work in Tell City, Cannelton and rural areas of Perry County. Projects include repaving of portions of Main Street in Tell City, St. Isidore Road and portions of Parks and Unison roads in the Magnet area.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that 99 Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties will receive a combined $49 million to improve local roads and bridges through the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund.

  • Area Republicans rally for 2016 campaign season

    By: Don Steen

    TROY – Around 400 area Republicans and their families gathered Thursday evening for the annual Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic at Mulzer’s Camp near Troy. A wide array of food and fair weather welcomed party faithful to the banks of the Ohio as they rallied for the much-anticipated 2016 General Election. In addition to local candidates from both counties, several big names from the statewide ballot were also on hand to pump up the crowd as the campaign season intensifies.