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  • Planting a future forest
  • Statehood Day
  • Community Foundation celebrates those who donate

    PERRY COUNTY – To celebrate their gift to the community, the Perry County Community Foundation has created a window display at their office at 817 12th St. in Tell City. The display celebrates the generosity of those who have created funds through the Foundation or have named us in their estate planning.

    These donors provide a gift that keeps giving, said Renate Warner, Perry County Community Foundation director.

  • Outgoing Cannelton reps say farewells

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – In their last meeting as members of the Cannelton City Council, longtime members Emory Yaggi and Kim Reed said their goodbyes to elected office Dec. 14.

    Yaggi, who served under five mayors in two separate stints as a councilman, reflected on his years in office. He is most proud of recent accomplishments made possible by working together with other city leaders.

  • Commissioners preparing for upcoming year

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – As the year winds down, the county commissioners reviewed several documents that will fuel efforts through 2016 and beyond.

    Among the efforts, they adopted a resolution affirming a revamped county multi-hazard mitigation plan. Coordinated in part with a grant and oversight from Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, the plan sets forth protocols for county officials in times of emergency, such as after a tornado, flood or harsh winter weather.

  • Pawing at victory
  • Silvesternacht to ring in 2016 for fourth year

    TELL CITY – Plans are in place for Tell City’s fourth annual Silvesternacht New Year’s Eve celebration. 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.

  • Hibbett Sporting Goods to open TC store

    TELL CITY  – Hibbett Sporting Goods, a national sporting goods retailer based in Birmingham, Ala., has announced plans for a new store in Tell City. Hibbett Sports plans to open their new location this spring in Lincoln Park Plaza along Indiana 66. The storefront is currently undergoing renovations in anticipation of the opening.

    The store anticipates employing eight full- and part-time team members.

  • Retirement leaves vacancy in county parks board

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Saying his “life is changing quite a bit because of retirement,” Pat Clark announced his resignation from the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s board of directors Wednesday.

    There are two years left on Clark’s term and his replacement will be appointed by the County Council. That is the council’s Democratic appointment to the five-member board.

  • Annexation ruling expected in early 2016

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A legal decision on whether opponents of Tell City’s annexation attempts met a required number of signatures in a remonstrance won’t come until January. That announcement by Special Judge William Weikert came at the end of more than two hours of legal argument and testimony Thursday afternoon.