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  • Too much rain!
  • Special Olympians ready for Saturday field day
  • Vandals disrupt Troy water system

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – Two days of testing Troy’s water resulted in an all-clear message from Indiana Department of Environmental Management for residents and businesses to resume using the water.

    The announcement around noon on Wednesday came two days after a door to one of the two town water system reservoirs  was found open. Vandals had apparently pried open the doors.

  • Cannelton Schools tax vote fails

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A property-tax referendum for Cannelton City Schools was narrowly defeated at the polls Tuesday by a vote of 73-70.

    In effect since 2011, the original referendum allowed the school corporation to take in an additional revenue of 41 cents per $100 of assessed valuation above the limits set by tax circuit breakers. For 2017, it allowed the tax rate to grow to $2.565 per $100. With defeat, that additional levy will expire at the end of 2017, giving a slight tax break to ratepayers.

  • County will retain current insurance providers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Just weeks after announcing they would open up personal-property-liability and workman’s compensation insurance for bid, the commissioners are backtracking on that sentiment. The board voted Monday during its regular meeting to halt the bid-quote process for both insurances.

  • Coroner’s office IDs woman found in Tipsaw Lake

    PERRY COUNTY – The identity of a woman found in Tipsaw Lake Saturday has been released.

    County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said the body of Candy (Russell) Hay, 52, was identified using dental records.

    A canoeist called police Saturday afternoon after spotting what appeared to be a body in the water. Conservation officer, state police and sheriff’s deputies worked together to recover the badly decomposed remains. The body may have been in the lake for 10-14 days.

    Baumeister said foul play is not suspected in the death.

  • Fire Sunday on Lily Road

    PERRY COUNTY – The Anderson Township Fire Department responded to the report of  brush fire Sunday afternoon off of Lily Road. Upon their arrival, firefighters discovered a small outbuilding had caught fire. The department responded with five trucks and 15 members.

  • UPDATE: "DO NOT CONSUME" order for Troy water continues

    ALERT: Troy town officials are advising water customers to refrain from using water services until further notice.

    A news release informs that:

  • From the 38th Parallel to the nation’s capital

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    “The Korean War is the forgotten war. No one knew when I was gone and no one knew when I got back,” U.S. Army veteran William “Joe” Minto said of his service during the conflict. After war’s end and completion of his three-year enlistment, there was no fanfare when he arrived stateside in January 1954, not that any accolades were expected.

  • Two for the road: Cycle shop a world of its own for Youngs

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    “When the weather’s nice, you’ll find me in here wrenching,” motorcycle mechanic Josh Young said as he peered from behind a current project. “And that’s a good thing.”