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Today's News

  • Extra money to fund paving

    PERRY COUNTY – Matching funds announced Tuesday will provide more than $680,000 for paving work in Tell City, Cannelton and rural areas of Perry County. Projects include repaving of portions of Main Street in Tell City, St. Isidore Road and portions of Parks and Unison roads in the Magnet area.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that 99 Southern Indiana cities, towns and counties will receive a combined $49 million to improve local roads and bridges through the state’s Community Crossings matching grant fund.

  • Area Republicans rally for 2016 campaign season

    By: Don Steen

    TROY – Around 400 area Republicans and their families gathered Thursday evening for the annual Perry-Spencer Republican Picnic at Mulzer’s Camp near Troy. A wide array of food and fair weather welcomed party faithful to the banks of the Ohio as they rallied for the much-anticipated 2016 General Election. In addition to local candidates from both counties, several big names from the statewide ballot were also on hand to pump up the crowd as the campaign season intensifies.

  • Two arrested after police seize mobile meth lab

    TELL CITY – A methamphetamine lab was removed from the trunk of a car after officers followed up on two suspicious Spencer County men Aug. 19.

    While inside the CVS Pharmacy in Tell City, Tell City Officer Daymion Marsh observed a man acting suspiciously.

    Marsh contacted Master Trooper Trey Lytton and informed him that the man had been driving a white Chevrolet Cavalier. Lytton drove through the parking lot and located the vehicle, but did not get a computer return on the vehicle registration until after it had left the parking lot.

  • New Superior Ag feed mill officially on its way

    By: Don Steen

     

    ROCKPORT – The Spencer County Council received confirmation Aug. 16, Superior Ag had chosen to located its new feed mill at the previously considered site north of Dale. A public hearing was held that evening for anyone who wished to speak against finalizing granting an abatement to help the company get the new facility up and running, but only words of support were to come from the audience.

  • Sisters kick off year of events marking 150th anniversary

    FERDINAND – The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand will mark the 150th anniversary of their founding in Ferdinand on Aug. 20, 2017. A year of celebration was kicked off Saturday, Aug. 20 with a commemoration with fellow religious women and Bishop Charles Thompson.

  • A new direction for Cannelton street department

    CANNELTON – “I don’t have a street commissioner. He walked out on me,” Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder told the city’s board of public works during the Aug. 8 regular session. That was in reference to David Marsh, who had almost a decade at the utility and led efforts there for the last five years.

    According to Snyder, Marsh approached her in mid-July and told her he was quitting. She didn’t go into detail about the conversation but said, “I asked for a written resignation but never got one.”

  • Eyes in the sky

    ST. JOHNS – A Perry County family is becoming a high-flying group of entrepreneurs with a drone aircraft that has already captured bird’s-eye views of much of Perry County.

    Scott and Joy Fortwendel created Lily Road Aerial Photography a few months ago after seeing the commercial potential of their twin-engine drone.

    “It’s an amazing piece of equipment and it almost always captures fantastic videos and photos,” said Scott Fortwendel, who said the purchase originally  stemmed from an interest he had in drones.

  • Saturday at the Schweizer Fest
  • KKIL pledges to address dust issues in Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – In response to complaints from citizens living nearby, KK Integrated Logistics has taken strides to improve conditions concerning its gravel parking lot. The company has worked to minimize the dust in the air, and mud and rocks tracked by trucks into the roads around its property. The debris was a result of high traffic on the gravel parking lot that had been exacerbated by weather conditions.

  • Facade fix-up money still available

    TELL CITY – A downtown development group wants to improve the appearance of more Tell City businesses, and has the money to do the work.  

    Three businesses, Finley’s Antiques and Collectibles, Ohio Valley Clockworks and Debra’s Studio, have already received funding under the façade improvement program created under the auspices of Brick by Brick On Main.