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  • Cannelton schools’ bond refunding advances

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools is two steps closer to refunding bonds, helping create a ready cash flow for the school system.

    The process of refunding these bonds began in 2015, but is just nearing closure as officials were awaiting lower interest rates, attorney Dave Umpleby told the members. “It’s a pretty reasonable time,” he said.

  • Farmers market changing days in 2017

    TELL CITY – Participants in the Perry County Farmers Market have voted to change the market days.

    Dates for 2017 will be 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays.

    Markets will continue to be held at the Tell  City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. in Tell City.

    The first day for the 2017  market will be Saturday, June 3

    The market should remain open into October depending on the growing season.

  • Bench to be dedicated in honor of Tyler Zoglman

    LEOPOLD – A bench will be dedicated Friday in memory of the late Tyler Zoglman. The bench’s components  were donated by Waupaca Foundry with Perry Central shop students helping to make the rest. Zoglman, who suffered from cancer and passed away in 2012, would have been a high-school senior this year.

    The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. outside the high school gym.

  • Perry County’s state reps to speak Saturday

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s two state legislators and staffers from some congressional and U.S. Senate representatives will be on hand Saturday morning at a chamber of commerce-sponsored legislative forum.

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce event, which is open to the public, will be held at 601 Main St. in Tell City, inside the Tell City Electric Building. 

    Doors will open to the public at 8:15 a.m. with the forum starting at 8:30. 

  • Diplomas ready for Cannelton H.S. graduates


    Feature Writer


    CANNELTON – Cannelton Junior-Senior High School will hold the graduation ceremony for its Class of 2017 Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in the Cannelton Community Center. The public is invited.

    Representing the top of the class of 10 students graduating are valedictorian Ashley Troutman and salutatorian Nicole Harris.

  • County jail may house Vanderburgh offenders


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Perry County could have an extra 10 temporary residents, though they might not always be the same 10 people, and most likely few will ever see them. Sheriff Alan Malone announced Tuesday a plan that would partner Perry County and Vanderburgh County jails.

  • Drone racing contest in Santa Claus judged a success


    Staff Writer


    SANTA CLAUS – Organizers of the first Santa Claus Drone Competition and Lincoln Land Drone Fest held Saturday at Yellig Park judge the event to be a big success.

    The festival boasted more than 230 guests and there were about 15 racers competing for the Santa Claus Cup with competitors traveling from Louisville and Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Racers guided their drones through gates around a baseball field and through the woods throughout the day vying for first place.

  • Citywide cleanup to start June 12

    TELL CITY – Members of the board of public works and safety agreed Monday to set the week of June 12 as spring cleanup week in Tell City. Postcards will be mailed to residents closer to the event, spelling out the week’s rules. The city is expecting to pay more to be able to offer the service.

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  • Tell City Water Department to flush hydrants next week

    The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, May 23. Crews will begin work on Fourth Street by the floodwall and will work eastward. Residents should be alert for discolored water and low pressure when flushing is taking place in their areas.