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  • Hollinden Shares Annexation Views

    Editor’s note: This report was prepared by freelance journalist Kevin Koelling from a recording Joe Meyer made of the interview he conducted with Councilman Tony Hollinden.


    Joe Meyer, one of the leaders of an effort to prevent the annexation of 1,776 acres by Tell City, invited candidates in the upcoming election to give their views on the border expansion.

    The Tell City Common Council adopted an annexation ordinance in April 2014 despite strong resistance at meetings then and a month earlier.

  • Commissioners to partner with Tell City on workforce grant


    Staff Writer


    ROCKPORT  – The Spencer County Commissioners met with Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Alvin Evans of the Perry County Development Corp. at a Sept. 18 meeting to discuss a grant being sought by Tell City that could prove to be mutually beneficial for both Perry and Spencer counties. All that was requested from the commissioners was a statement in support of Tell City’s application, and after hearing of its potential benefits to the area, the board was quick to offer its support.

  • Houchin continues efforts to
increase rural broadband access

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) is leading efforts to increase rural broadband accessibility in Indiana.

    The Salem lawmaker recently appeared before the Senate Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications to discuss ways to remove barriers to broadband access, tax issues and how to implement federal funding.

  • Indiana 145 near Bristow to close for sealing through Oct. 5

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced a road closure on Indiana 145 near Bristow as crews perform pavement sealing.

    Depending upon weather conditions, crews will close Indiana 145 between Indiana 37 and Huffman Road in Bristow beginning on or around Monday, Sept. 28. Closures will be at intermittent points while crews seal the pavement along the 10-mile stretch.

    Work will be restricted to daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

    Local residential traffic will have access at points of closure.

  • Indiana 66 bridges in Crawford County to be restricted

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced lane restrictions for two Indiana 66 bridges near Leavenworth and Sulphur.

    Restrictions begin today. Depending upon weather conditions, contractors will restrict traffic to one lane on Indiana 66 about a quarter-mile east and west of the bridge spanning Interstate 64 near Leavenworth for a bridge deck rehabilitation project.

  • Tell City School Board ratifies teacher contracts, advances 2016 budget


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – After months of negotiation, the Tell City Teachers Association collective bargaining agreement with the school corporation has been finalized. During a short special session convened Tuesday by the Tell City School Board, contracts were signed a day after teachers ratified by majority vote the proposed contract Monday.

  • Three reserve sheriff’s deputies sworn in Friday


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Three reserve deputies were sworn in late Friday morning as volunteers for Perry County Sheriff’s Department. They are Brandon Lindauer of Spencer County, Kyle Lutgring of Anderson Township and Jon Suhrheinrich of St. Croix.

    “I think they are going to be a big asset to the county,” said Sheriff Lee Chestnut.

  • Marksmen march into second place at Paoli


    Staff Writer


    PAOLI – The Tell City Marching Marksmen earned second place Saturday in Class D at the Paoli Invitational, during week 2 of Indiana State School Music Association contests. In addition to their runner-up finish, the Marksmen also took top honors for music and percussion with their high-energy showcase of “Masterminder.”

  • Workforce grant takes small step


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – Motions were approved by the Tell City Council Monday evening, at a special meeting held to highlight progress in an ongoing process of the workforce grant that Perry, along with Spencer, Crawford, and Dubois counties, are attempting to fast track to put 100 local wage-earners into training programs to strengthen the region’s workforce.

  • Toxic algal blooms limit river use


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – A strain of toxic algal blooms reported in the Ohio River could pose limitations on waterway activities for local communities. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management issued a recreational advisory for visitors to the Ohio River and tributaries, in effect from the Indiana-Ohio state line toward the Cannelton Locks and Dam.