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  • Leopold celebrates 175 years
  • Tell City seeking applicants for patrol officers

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While there are no full-time vacancies within the city’s police department, Chief Derrick Lawalin wants to be prepared when the time comes to fill any open positions for patrol officers.

    He obtained approval from the city’s board of public works and safety to begin a hiring process this fall. The department is accepting resumes and officers will begin their review of applications later in the year.

  • Fire damages home in Cannelton
  • Cannelton Schools enrollment steady

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A graduation clock outside the offices of Cannelton High School gives precedence to the overall mission of those entrusted with educating the children who attend the city’s schools. The emphasis isn’t always about what the state says makes well-rounded students, but it’s an individual principle, one that balances modern academics to basic workplace skills.

  • State awards $1.4 million in roads funding

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana Department of Transportation Community Crossings funding totaling nearly $1.4 million will help repave county roads and streets in Tell City and Troy in the coming year.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb and  INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness, during a stop in Jasper Wednesday, announced that 396 Indiana cities, towns and counties will receive a combined $150 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.

  • Bumpy Afternoon
  • County, Can-Clay lease deal near

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Negotiations toward a lease agreement between Perry County and embattled Can-Clay Corp. are expected to conclude in the next few weeks.

    County commissioners, which have conducted the leg-work in the deal, announced Tuesday that documents would be signed once a meeting date has been set for the county redevelopment commission. A session has been slated for Oct. 10. The latter board will be responsible for the oversight of the lease and ensuring that the company agrees to terms.

  • Area could be home to state’s largest solar project

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The eastern edge of Spencer County could become home to the state’s largest solar-power project to date, if pieces fall together correctly. Justin Wolf, a project developer for Orion Renewables, approached the Spencer County Council at their Tuesday, Sept. 19 meeting to outline the proposed project, which would lie between the community of Troy and New Boston, east along Indiana 545.

  • TC marchers excited as season hits stride

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Marching Marksmen are off to an out-of-this-world start to the season. The band has placed first in each of the last two contests, at Evansville Central to open the season, and most recently, this past Saturday, at Paoli.

    Marchers, competing in Class AA, bested other bands in their class by more than 2 points, and also secured awards for Best Music, Best General Effect and Best Pit Crew at Paoli.

  • Leopold 175th Celebration

    Leopold… a community built on faith, family and hard work. Founded in 1842 by a missionary priest, it boasts a rich history and a proud citizenry which continues to honor their ancestors’ dreams of freedom and independence.