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Today's News

  • Public invited to Campbell challenge kickoff Tuesday

    TELL CITY - Perry County will welcome 30 turkey hunters from around the nation this week as the Campbell Outdoor Challenge visits for a banquet tomorrow and three days of hunting.

    The public is invited to attend opening ceremonies and banquet for the 2008 spring turkey edition of the Campbell Outdoor Challenge at the Schergens Center. The cost of the dinner is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Venders will set up at 2 p.m. with dinner and entertainment at 6.

  • Council approves street vacation

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Council agreed to waive its usual charge to vacate unimproved streets near the county's emergency-medical-services building for a proposed apartment complex.

    Grandview Care has obtained approval of the city's advisory plan commission and board of zoning appeals for the apartments, which will be accessed through a private roadway the company will maintain. The council agreed to waive the usual charge for vacating the streets, in return for Grandview Care maintaining the roadway and widening a section of street.

  • Tell City's mayor tours fast-growing employer

    TELL CITY - With a fourth expansion of its Perry County facility nearly complete, officials of ATTC Manufacturing invited Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing to tour the facility last month. The March 19 visit offered her a firsthand view of how the company delivers nearly 1 million automotive parts each month.

    Ewing toured the plant with Chris Kinnett, executive director of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • Tell Street project fails to win support

    Company proposes storage units, office buildings

    TELL CITY - A pair of unfavorable recommendations by the Tell City Advisory Plan Commission further reduce chances a Ferdinand company will be allowed to build storage buildings on Tell Street near the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.

    The two votes came April 10 as representatives of Progressive Investment Co. sought to have five acres owned by Adam Ramsey rezoned for residential use and to vacate unimproved portions of 25th and 26th streets north of Tell Street.

  • Animal-control officer resigns

    Jackson believes he carried out duties well

    TELL CITY - Perry County's animal-control officer has stepped down from the job he held since July.

    Micah Jackson submitted a letter of resignation earlier this month, saying he was looking for other opportunities. His last day was Thursday.

    "The past 10 months have been very rewarding. I enjoyed being part of a very successful team dedicated to animal control," Jackson wrote.

    During that time, Jackson responded to nearly 300 calls and captured 100 dogs and several cats.

  • Landowner seeks help in opening roadway

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners refused in a regular meeting April 7 to help a farmer who told them access to his land via a county road has been blocked by a neighboring landowner. County officials were unsure if the road belongs to the county. The adjacent landowner said it doesn't.

    Which road the farmer intended to have opened is uncertain.

    Herb Huff of Birdseye sought the commissioners' help in getting barricades removed from Odyssey Road, which runs between Old Indiana 37 and Indiana 62 south and west of St. Croix, according to a map he provided.

  • School funds won't come until summer

    Businesses can't operate without revenues, superintendent notes

    CANNELTON - In giving his financial report during a regular school-board meeting Wednesday, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said property-tax revenue isn't normally provided until May or June each year, but he'd received word it won't arrive until July.

    "I heard we probably won't see it until August," board member Barbara Beard told him. She presided over the meeting in the absence of Board President Christal Moskos, who was out of town, Chapman said.

  • Sunlight Hotel to be demolished

    Owner hopes to replace it with similar building, 'but Louisiana style'

    CANNELTON - The historic Sunlight Hotel in Cannelton will be knocked down beginning Tuesday, and its owner hopes to replace it with something more grand to lure visitors to the city from miles around.

    Cannelton leaders' attitude toward renovation of the Sunlight Hotel seemed to have changed after the mostly-new city administration took over at the beginning of the year, but the man responsible for it expressed Wednesday optimism his project will go forward.

  • Bulldogs win 1 of 4 games

    CANNELTON - Cannelton had just two hits but made the most of them to beat Whitesville Trinity 2-1 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    The Bulldogs scored both their runs in the third inning, when they had just one hit.

    Justin Dooley drew a leadoff walk, advanced to second base on a balk, and scored on Cody Lawalin's single.

    Lawalin scored on an error by the first baseman, with the ball going into right field.

    Stephen Lane pitched a four-hitter for the win in the five-inning game. He walked none and struck out five.

  • PC falls to Rebels, Rangers

    ELIZABETH - South Central scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to hold off Perry Central 9-5 in girls softball Saturday.

    The Commodores, who had been shut out in their previous three games, had their most productive offense of the season, amassing five hits.

    Hilarie Hahus went 2 for 4 with a double to lead the Commodores. She drove in two runs.

    Abby Preher was sidelined with a wrist injury so Cassie Wilgus pitched her first varsity game for the Commodores. She struck out two and walked five.