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Today's News

  • Cannelton prepares for a summer sprucing

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is hopeful to soon conduct a repaving project. But that is contingent on acquiring funds via the state’s Community Crossings grant program.

    The street department has been revamping its road inventory to highlight priority areas for resurfacing. In all, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said she hopes to conduct about $100,000 in repairs. That would likely include St. Louis and Lincoln Avenues and portions of Fourth Street.

  • Center Floor Spotlight

    Story and Photos by Stuart Cassidy

     

    It’s as much fun as work, for not only the students at Dance Haven studios, but the instructors as well.

  • Elder retiring from PCMH after 43 years

    TELL CITY – Becky Elder, RN, vice president of clinical services, retired from Perry County Memorial Hospital on June 15 after 43 years of service. While at PCMH, Elder achieved many accomplishments and wore multiple hats. She started her healthcare career right out of school as a staff nurse.

  • County eligible for disaster loans due to flooding

    PERRY COUNTY – Heavy springtime rains that caused flooding in a number of low-lying areas has prompted the availability of low-interest disaster loans for residents and businesses in Perry and surrounding counties. 

    Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the availability of low-interest disaster loans this week. The designations follow spring flooding in southern Indiana.

  • Arts event July 8 at City Hall

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host its second annual evening of art at City Hall in Tell City on Saturday, July 8, from 5 to 9 p.m.

    Features of the evening include wine and beer tasting from Blue Heron, Winzerwald wineries and craft beer from St. Benedict’s Brew Work. Light snacks and many displays of local artists work will be available for view. There is no charge for the event but donations will be accepted to help with future events.

  • Perry County native Jack Boyce honored with Shelby Chamber award

    SHELBYVILLE – Jack Boyce, a Perry County native, who has worked in radio, emergency management and insurance, was honored this spring with the John A. Hartnett Sr. Business Person of the Year Award. The honor was presented at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce 2017 Awards Gala held March 2 at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino.

    Boyce has worked with Allstate Insurance for more than 20 years and distinguished himself as a prominent businessman in the Shelby County community for five decades.

  • Footing a path to a cancer-free tomorrow

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Dozens of walkers took to the blacktop at City Hall Park Saturday in a united front to bolster cancer research, to support those fighting the disease and to remember loved ones who lost their battles as advocates heralded in the 2017 Relay for Life.

  • The Big O Music Fest to return for ninth year July 8

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – The Big O Music Fest will return to Owensboro, Ky., for the ninth time July 8. Gates will open at noon and tickets cost $49.50 each.

    The headliner for the event is Cole Swindell. Supporting acts include Colt Ford, Moon Taxi, Craig Campbell, Tucker Beathard, Dylan Scott and Muscadine Bloodline.

    Cole Swindell

  • Grief support group to meet July 6

    TELL CITY – A grief support group will meet at the Club House at The Villas of Oakwood Thursday, July 6, at 6 p.m.

  • School bond refinance a success at Cannelton

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools will now have a ready cash flow, following the news that its bonds have sold. The bonds were originally secured in 2009, of $2.4 million, for a renovation project and to repay other debts.

    Overall, the school system will save over $200,000 over the course of the next 13 years with the measure. The final payment will be made in July of 2030.

    For the year of 2018, the savings will net $31,000 for the school corporation’s coffers.