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  • 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.

  • Winter interest ... plants with berries

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    December has ushered in some seasonal weather with daytime temperatures hovering in the forties.  For us this is perfect winter weather to work in.  Brisk, but not too cold, it can be invigorating for animals and people alike.

    The sheep and the big dogs seem to prefer it, in fact.  The playful frolicking is proof! The clear blue sky on a chilly winter day can be even more beautiful with a little winter plant interest.

  • Fire guts home on 22nd Street
  • Building educational growth TC schools’ No.1 focus


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – With 2015-16 data recently available, local school leaders are primed to continue strides of educational success. Providing the Tell City-Troy School Board an overview of  the individual school’s letter grades and how they are reflective of achieving on ISTEP, principals from the elementary and high school hoped to give insight to future goals.

  • Two sewer projects proposed, one goal


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Creation of a wastewater disposal line and treatment plant along the northern Perry County corridor is one step closer to possibly becoming functional. The county commissioners recently received completed preliminary engineering reports on ventures for two locations along Interstate 64, one at a junction with Indiana 145 and another at Indiana 37.

  • Parks board purchases brush hog


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department has a new brush hog and grader blade.

    Perry County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot told the parks board Dec. 14, that he had been using a brush hog that he borrowed from the county garage but it was too big for the tractor he was using it on.

  • Tell City’s apple to drop Saturday night

    TELL CITY – 2016 is down to its final days and that means it’s time for the fifth annual Silvesternacht New Year’s Eve celebration this Saturday night in Tell City.

    The community celebration began in 2012 as a family-friendly way to ring in the new year and at its heart is the lowering of the illuminated apple in City Hall Park.

    Activites will be held at Tell City Junior-Senior High School and in City Hall Park.Activities at the school from 8 to 11 p.m. will include games, an open pool party, snacks and inflatables.

  • City will delay sewer rate increase along Branchville line




    TELL CITY – Less than a month after adopting a sizable rate increase for wastewater customers served by the city, the Tell City Common Council has agreed to delay the higher rates for customers outside the city served by the Branchivlle sewer line.  In the meantime, the city will pay for a new cost of service study for the line.

  • Cannelton Schools to retain board


    Feature Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City School Corp. board will hold a special meeting Jan. 5, to discuss retaining two board members, Cory Faulkenberg and William Garrett.

    The board has received conflicting advice as to how to handle a lack of candidates filing for the 2016 election. Because of a recent law change in which the election was moved from spring to fall, members said they were unsure when Faulkenberg and Garrett were up for re-election.