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Today's News

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  • Tell City’s theater to reopen this month

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – ‘Cowboy heroes, cops and robbers, glamour and strife, bigger than life! Sitting in the darkness, what a world to see! Let’s go to the movies …’ a once famous tune alludes.

    But that’s not just nostalgia. The flicker of the silver screen will soon again gleam in Tell City. New owners for the to-be-renamed Cinema 66 theater say movies will be shown by month’s end.

  • County to return property to its donors

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A small tract of land east of Branchville held by the county highway department for the last 65 years will soon be deeded back to the original property owners. The Guillaume family donated the acre of ground near the Leopold-Oriole Road junction to the county in 1951 and a garage, which still stands, was erected on the site.

  • Plott hound fans returning this week

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Fans of a particular breed of hunting hound are hot on a trail leading them to Perry and Hancock counties this week for four days of shows, bench trials and camaraderie.

    2017 Plott Days activities are being held at the Hancock County Coon Club, located at that county’s fairgrounds at 1430 Highway 1389 in Hawesville. Past Plott Days events have been held in Perry County since the 1980s.

  • Library welcomes new assistant director

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library has hired a new assistant director from La Porte, who brings with him an appreciation for a deep sense of community.

  • 4-H Fair kick-off
  • State high court won’t hear TC annexation case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to hear Tell City’s appeal of an April ruling that gave a big win to opponents of Tell City’s annexation plans.

  • INDOT to spend $15M on county roads, bridges

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department will spend more than $15 million over the next five years in Perry County to resurface 81 lane miles of roadway and will rehabilitate or replace eight bridges under a Next Level Roads Plan announced last week.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb joined INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness last week at several locations to unveil the plan.

  • Board to press KKIL on parking lot issues in Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The town of Troy’s industrial park will soon see a reduction in the dust from K and K Integrated Logistics parking lot.

    About a third of the parking lot has already been paved, according to town board president Linda Crawford. “They are progressing as promised,” said Crawford.

    “I hope it makes the neighbors happy,” said Clerk-Treasurer Jane Hayden.

  • Port, Scenic Lincoln Way hopeful passenger train rides will grow

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Basing operations from the Tell City Depot, the future may be bright for Scenic Lincoln Way and its efforts to boost tourism through rail excursions. The nostalgia and thrill of embarking a passenger car perks the interest for many, but the present day indicates there is a long track ahead before trains leave the station on a regular timetable.