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  • Contract in place for armory renovation

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – By this time next year, Perry County could have a fully operational new courthouse annex. In an expected move, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission selected Kleeman Excavating of Troy to undertake renovations at the former Tell City National Guard Armory in Tell City.

    That announcement had been delayed by about three weeks after bids for the project came in higher than anticipated and were more than what was available in funding.

  • TIF-funded road upgrades on schedule

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Future construction of Switzer Road, a new entrance for Waupaca Foundry off Squirrel Road, is on schedule to possibly begin next year. Funded largely by an expected federal highway grant that will pay up to 80 percent of the anticipated $5 million tab, engineering toward its generation has been ongoing for several months.

    That federal money could be available in the fall of 2017.

  • It’s 4-H fair time
  • City eyes water-rate increase as expenses rise

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Customers of the Tell City Water Department may be asked to pay higher rates later this year as the city’s water board comes to grips with declining cash balances and anticipated repairs and improvements.

    “Costs keep going up despite our best efforts to stretch dollars as much as we can,” Dale Poole, the water utility’s superintendent, said June 13.

  • Moving day for busy bees

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Members and partners of the Perry County Beekeepers Association came together at a home near Tell City Wednesday morning to help relocate some winged tenants to a new home. Though an unwelcome sight for human residents, bees play an important role in their local ecosystems and Perry County’s beekeepers are always willing to lend a hand to these industrious insects, in exchange for some of their delicious honey.

  • New Lincoln drama to open Aug. 4-7

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The opening curtain for a new drama about the formative years of Abraham Lincoln’s life is just a month away.

    Providential Productions is presenting  the play, “Here I Grew Up, Abraham Lincoln in Southern Indiana,” at the Tell City High School Auditorium Aug. 4-7. The series of shows will be the premier performance of an original play penned by Perry County native Chuck Poehlein.

  • Flynn files for seat on county commission

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Three Republicans added their names to this November’s ballot last week. Current County Councilman J.R. Flynn filed for the District 1 seat on the county’s board of commissioners. David Etienne and Randy Cole filed for at-large county council seats.

  • County spending freeze remains

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A decision by the Perry County Council in January to freeze unappropriated spending from the general fund is one members are continuing to abide by. The consensus does make operations a bit more difficult for agencies that have cut spending to a proclaimed bare necessity. However, it is a move Council President Steve Goodson said is one much needed.

  • Call of the wild
  • WorkOne: Much more than jobless benefits

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Bridging the needs of potential job seekers and employers, the WorkOne office for Perry County offers many services. In fact, the array of programs are further bolstered through the agencies recent move into the Ivy Tech facility in Tell City.