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  • TC school board opens 2017 campaign


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – In their first session of 2017, the Tell City-Troy Township School Board of Trustees worked through a laundry list of agenda items to ring in the new year. While welcoming the newest member of the board, Tony Thomas, they also said goodbyes to another.

    The group ratified a resolution of appreciation honoring the service of out-going member Randy Cole, who did not seek re-election.

  • Old guard returned to redevelopment commission


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Appointments to various county boards should come with fresh faces and new ideas, according to County Councilman JR Flynn. That was the sentiment he presented to fellow councilman during the group’s reorganization meeting Tuesday.

  • Devotion to Duty





    Like a Western lawman at the end of a movie, Richard Myers is riding into the sunset. But he’s going to keep his badge and gun – and an attitude toward positive community policing that he has --practiced for more than 30 years.

  • TC Schools earn AP excellence award


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior-Senior High have helped the school corporation earn a gleam of statewide, national and international spotlight. The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. was among 433 districts in the U.S. and Canada, and just one of 10 in Indiana, to be honored by the College Board as a member of the Annual AP District Honor Roll.

  • Can-Clay lease potential source of funds

    Staff Writer

    CANNELTON – Whatever the future may hold for the tax-embattled Can-Clay Corp., Cannelton city officials want a say in the ultimate decisions. Owing nearly a half million dollars in back taxes, with another couple hundred thousand in penalties – much of which should have gone back into Cannelton’s coffers – the business is set to forfeit its property to the county.

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  • Perry Central awarded $150,000 after-school grant

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has been awarded a $150,000 annual 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grant. The money will fund an after-school program that has already generated a long track record of success. 

    “It’s very good news for us because of the programs’ popularity and the difference it makes in the lives of families,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

  • Cannelton fire chief arrested after incident with police officer

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Fire Chief Chris Herzog was arrested Tuesday night after an alleged altercation with a city police officer at the scene of a house fire at 550 Knight St.

    According to police records, the fire was reported at 9 p.m. Cannelton Police Officer Ryen Foertsch and Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Stephen Poehlein arrived at the scene and immediately entered the burning residence to make sure nobody was inside.  After clearing two rooms of the home, smoke became too overwhelming, forcing the officers to retreat.

  • 2016 in review: Trump carries Perry County, Amos wins third term

    TELL CITY – With much of the nation glued for much of the year to the race for president by social media and television, Perry Countians cast their ballots at last in November to learn who would lead the nation and locally on the board of commissioners and county council.

    Trump won all 21 county precincts and received 4,556 votes for 56.3 percent of the total. Democrat Hillary Clinton took 3,062 votes and the county gave Libertarian Gary Johnson 407 votes.

  • 2016 in Review: The year’s top stories

    Negotiating the survival of Can-Clay


    CANNELTON – As the year came to a close, the future of Can-Clay Corp. was highly speculative as the deadline loomed for the company to pay back taxes. Under threat of a property takeover from the county, the company was on shaky ground. But, while dim, there was still a chance of survival.

    The biggest saving grace may have been the county didn’t want to force a closure on a business with a century in the community.