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Today's News

  • Challenges in near term but county’s ag economy abuzz with opportunities

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LEOPOLD – In a wide-ranging lunchtime discussion, members of Perry County’s agriculture community shared ideas and identified opportunities for strengthening the ties of Perry Countians to the land that sustains and feeds them.

    While challenges, chief among them lower commodity prices, are straining farm budgets, those present said the county is situated to leverage several important strengths.

  • Plea reached in 2015 arson case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A man accused of setting a woman’s house on fire nearly a year ago and injuring two police officers who tried to stop him has agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence.

    Roger T. Alvey, 33, has been jailed since last August on charges of arson, attempted arson, burglary, strangulation, domestic battery, criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement, battery by bodily waste, residential entry and criminal mischief.

  • Cannelton awarded more housing funds

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton has been awarded $315,000 in housing money to repair owner-occupied homes in the city. Mayor Mary Snyder said she received news of the grant award Thursday from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    “It was a good week already and this is just as great of news,” said Snyder. She was referring to an announcement from the Indiana Department of Transportation that Cannelton would receive more than $50,000 in matching money for local paving.

  • Connectivity key to revamped city website

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Tell City councilman is happy with the role he played in updating the city’s official website.

    Councilman Sean Risse said the city’s redesigned online portal, www.tellcityindiana.com, offers a wealth of information across a more user-friendly design platform. The city has had a website for years and while it was maintained, he said a revamp was needed.

  • Cannelton awarded INDOT matching funds
  • Town of Troy to give out Indiana flags

    TROY – To help celebrate the Bicentennial event at Troy on Sept. 9, the Town of Troy is giving away hand-held sized Indiana flags to every resident of Troy.

    The flags have now arrived. Residents of Troy are asked to stop by the office, located at 330 Harrison St., also known as the utilities office or Town Hall, to pick up flags.

    There will be a flag available for each immediate member of a household for those who live in Troy.

  • Extra money to fund paving

    PERRY COUNTY – Matching funds announced Tuesday will provide more than $680,000 for paving work in Tell City, Cannelton and rural areas of Perry County. Projects include repaving of portions of Main Street in Tell City, St. Isidore Road and portions of Parks and Unison roads in the Magnet area.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that 99 Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties will receive a combined $49 million to improve local roads and bridges through the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund.

  • Facade fix-up money still available

    TELL CITY – A downtown development group wants to improve the appearance of more Tell City businesses, and has the money to do the work.  

    Three businesses, Finley’s Antiques and Collectibles, Ohio Valley Clockworks and Debra’s Studio, have already received funding under the façade improvement program created under the auspices of Brick by Brick On Main.

  • Hospital survey to guide service improvements

    PERRY COUNTY – What medical services are most lacking in Perry County? That is what a survey being conducted by Perry County Memorial Hospital is trying to answer. Overall, generating a healthier local population within the 1,000 square miles covered by the hospital is the goal of the community health needs assessment.

    “The community health care assessment is just that,” PCMH Chief Executive Officer Brian Herwig said. “We are reaching out to the community, so the community can tell us what are the health needs.”

  • Dam work planned on Middle Fork lakes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier National Forest will lower the level of several of the Middle Fork lakes this summer to work on the dams. Indian, Saddle and Tipsaw Lakes are all scheduled to have routine work on the dams and valves.

    Saddle Lake may begin to be draw downs this week. The other lakes should be done by the end of August.  Work on the dams may be through September, depending on rain events.

    Forest Engineer Brad Lidell explained that it takes two to three weeks to do the maintenance on each dam.