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Today's News

  • A heart for others

    Tony Pappano, whose heart was as big as his determination to make a difference in the lives of others, died Saturday after his own heart unexpectedly gave out. The 74-year-old suffered a heart attack last week. His sudden passing left friends and a community in sorrow but many recalled with a smile the man who took life by the horns and worked hard for others all of his life.

  • Solar project near Troy gains momentum

    SPENCER COUNTY – While not set in stone, the odds of Spencer County becoming home to the state’s largest solar project are about as good as they can be following a productive meeting between the county council and representatives from Orion Renewable Energy Group held Monday evening.
    The project, operating under the name Troy Solar LLC, would see a massive investment in solar panels on 800 acres of leased farmland between the communities of Troy and New Boston along Indiana 545.

  • Marksmen to launch Orbis at semistate

    TELL CITY – Continuing a successful season, the Marching Marksmen have thrust themselves into contention for a berth at the state finals. The band will first have to prevail at next weekend’s semistate Class D contest at Franklin Community High School. And that comes with a new set of goals for the preparations.

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  • Town of Troy eyes water-system upgrades

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – Upgrading the town of Troy’s water treatment system will be neither quick nor inexpensive, members of the town council learned Wednesday as they received preliminary cost estimates on installing filters to remove manganese, installing new pumps and other needed work to Troy’s aging system.

  • Cannelton backs new EDC loan

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – An old storefront along Cannelton’s main business district could soon get a sprucing with help from the city’s economic development coffers. Past reputation and success as business owners has prompted the Cannelton City Council to consider extending a $20,000 loan to Bill and Judy Garrett from the city’s Economic Development Commission fund.

    During Monday’s session, the council authorized Mayor Mary Snyder to work out details of the deal.

  • Purdue may tabulate, analyze parks surveys

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A survey of parks throughout the county done by the Perry County Community Development Committee could help the county parks board complete its five-year master plan, with the help of Purdue University.

    Lee Chestnut, president of the Perry County Development Corp., said the Community Development Committee, which is part of the PCDC, has received over 1,200 responses to its survey asking residents about county parks, Tell City and Cannelton city parks, and parks in the town of Troy.

  • TC Schools find luster in LED projects

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Buildings at both the elementary and high school levels in Tell City could soon receive extensive overhauls in lighting. The school board is considering upgrading from the existing fluorescents in classrooms and hallways to new and more efficient light-emitting diode bulbs.

    Last year, the board advanced projects to change fixtures in parking lots at both schools and Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

  • Cannelton workers to see 1-percent pay raises

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – With preparations for the 2018 budget all but wrapped up, the city council is making some last strides to help ring in the city’s new year, at least on the business side.

    The Cannelton Common Council conducted its second reading toward adoption of the budget during Monday’s session. In all, the city is expecting to see $878,455 in it’s general fund, pending final approval from the state.

  • Arnold takes DNR post; will leave legislature

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County’s voice in the Indiana House of Representatives since 2012 will leave elected office later this month for a leadership position with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Natural Resources Director Cameron Clark announced Wednesday morning that State Rep. Lloyd B. Arnold had been appointed director of law enforcement for DNR. He will begin his new job Oct. 23.