Local News

  • Council begins tax-abatement process for solar park

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county council took their first step Nov. 20 toward approving a tax abatement for a 1-megawatt solar generating facility to be built on a 10-acre site along Old Indiana 237 just south of the former Tell City Junior High School.

    Jack Alvey, a senior vice president for the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, provided details at the council’s regular meeting.

  • Carter wants city to ‘stand up,’ county to enact dog tax

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Carter is working to get city and county officials to “stand up,” he said, to animal problems that recently came to a head for businesses along Tell City’s Main Street.

    A letter from Kathy Finley of Finley’s Antiques and Custom Framing highlighted a problem “we noticed two-and-a-half years ago that’s going to get worse, and obviously this is one of the worst of the situations in Tell City,” said Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County.

  • Cost of Thanksgiving meal drops for 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS – The cost for a traditional Thanksgiving meal in Indiana decreased from 2013 to 2014, according to an informal survey of grocery prices from Indiana Farm Bureau. This is the second year in a row the survey total has decreased.

    The annual survey indicates that the average cost for this year’s Thanksgiving meal for 10 is $46.93, down nearly $1.19 from last year’s average of $48.12 and down more than $4 from the 2012 total of $51.05. That was an all-time high for the survey.

  • Santa plans visit to Cannelton as city gears up for Friday parade

    PERRY COUNTY – Keep an ear out for Santa’s sleigh bells. The jolly elf is on his way to Cannelton for the city’s annual Christmas parade Friday, the first of three planned in the county.

    Cannelton American Legion Post 142 and Ladies Auxiliary will host the annual Cannelton Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Friday. Line-up will begin at 4:30 p.m. along Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66. The route will follow its usual route on Indiana 66 and Washington Street. The parade will end at the floodwall.

  • Erin Houchin Sworn in as state senator for District 47

    INDIANAPOLIS – Standing in the Indiana Senate chamber surrounded by fellow legislators and her family, Senator-elect Erin Houchin took the oath of office last week, officially becoming the state senator representing District 47. Houchin was sworn in by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush.

    Houchin, one of eight new members of the Indiana Senate, will serve all of Crawford, Orange, Harrison, Perry and Washington counties, and eastern Dubois County. She fills the Senate seat previously held by State Sen. Richard Young.

  • Central Bark Dog Park a community effort

    Feature Writer

    For anyone passing by the newly named Central Bark Dog Park last Saturday, it may have appeared Tell City has gone to the dogs.

    The former ball field near 16th Street and the Windy Creek Trail in Tell City was created a couple of years ago as a test project. Over the past several months, however, a group of volunteers passionate about the park, led by residents Gary Davis and Debra Emerson, spearheaded a dog-park revitalization. Davis and Emerson met at the park awhile back while exercising their dogs.

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  • Recycling district eyes shelter for drop-off site

    Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – The county’s Cannelton recycling center may see the addition of a shelter to house salvaged electronics.

    Perry County Recycling Management District Executive Director Ken Smith announced at a Nov. 20 board-of-directors meeting that a shelter may be installed at the Cannelton collection site. According to Smith, a vendor who collects recycled electronics at the Cannelton site has expressed concern about corrosion and rust of the recyclable electronics stored there.

  • Veterans need drivers

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are greatly needed to drive a Disabled American Veterans van “one or two times per month or as available and willing,” according to Wayne Hubert.

    The county’s veterans services officer said drivers are needed to take people to appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at a New Albany clinic and a hospital in Louisville, Ky. The time for each trip normally doesn’t exceed six hours.

    No chauffeur’s license is required but volunteers must pass a Veterans Affairs physical, Hubert added.

  • Talk to an attorney Dec. 4

    EVANSVILLE – Dec. 4 is the next date for talk to a lawyer telephone clinic. The telephone clinic starts at 4:30 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m.

    During that time, volunteer lawyers will be available and ready to answer general legal questions regarding Indiana law.

    This service is free and is available to anyone with a question regarding Indiana law. To talk to a lawyer, call (888) 594-3449.