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Today's News

  • Turkey time
  • TC electric rates to increase in 2018

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The average residential customer of the Tell City Electric Department will pay, on average, an extra $12 per month in 2018 after the city council adopted  increases Monday that raise monthly customer charges and actual power rates.

  • Council, mayor questioned over police pay

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – With an announcement Nov. 13 by the Cannelton Board of Public Works, and affirmed by the council, that part-time patrolman Kyle Lutgring would move into a full-time position with the Cannelton Police Department starting Jan. 1, an old argument resurfaced.

    The move will help bring the police force up to full staff, yet there will still need to be some hours filled to ensure 24-hour protection. That time is often covered by volunteers and part-timers.

  • Cannelton Council questions costs, benefits of PCDC

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Recoupling a partnership between the City of Cannelton and the Perry County Development Corp. is in discussion but is far from a done deal. While such a move is being spearheaded by Mayor Mary Snyder, members of the city council have expressed strident hesitation at joining the economic group.

  • Books stir limitless imaginations

    The children at Perry Childcare were excited last week to receive a box of children’s books donated to the United Way by Trina Burris. Many of these children are also enrolled in The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, one of the programs that is managed by the United Way of Perry County. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until their fifth birthday, regardless of their family’s income.

  • Celebrating 25 years with the Cloak

    For a quarter century, St. Martin’s Cloak food pantry has helped make a difference in so many lives. Housed in the basement of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia, the pantry was started in 1992 as an outreach program, by then pastor, Fr. Jeremy King OSB and Judy Colby, a parishioner of St Martin of Tours and director of Anderson Woods.

    From humble origins, for each of the last several years, upward of 3,000 people from Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Crawford counties are fed by the pantry.

  • A guild of evening appeal

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Drama Club and Culinary Arts Program are teaming up to present a dinner theater on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Dinner will consist of salad, bread, lasagna and dessert.

  • Heroes honored
  • Tell City company offers to save old-growth forest

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The state of Indiana sold timber Thursday on 299 acres of the Yellowwood State Forest near Nashville, despite a Tell City company’s pledge of $150,000 to save the trees for future generations.

    In a press release issued Thursday, Bobby R. Bartlett with Tell City-based Castlewood Corp., pledged $150,000 to prevent the 1,733 old-growth trees in Brown County from being cut.

  • Christmas parade plans set

    Cannelton event to kick off holiday season Nov. 24

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and so are Perry County’s trio of Christmas parades. Cannelton, Tell City and Leopold have announced plans for this year’s events. As has been tradition for decades, Cannelton will kick off the season with its post-Thanksgiving parade on Friday, Nov. 24. Tell City’s parade is Saturday, Dec. 2 and Leopold’s Christmas parade is Sunday, Dec. 3.