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Today's News

  • A doozie of a job
  • Riverport backs business development agreement

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – In efforts to drive potential business endeavors in Perry and Spencer counties, The Perry County Port Authority recently announced new initiatives with a Texas-based company.

  • Foul ball: players seek softball coaching change

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Is it competitive drive or mean-spirited jabs? The latter, said several girls who previously played  Tell City High School varsity softball, is why they won’t participate in the sport this spring.

  • Cannelton students to see 6-week terms

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Changes to several policies are on the way for Cannelton School Corp., including amendments to grading periods and testing practices.

    “The longer I’ve been here, the more I think it’s in our students’ benefit to change from a nine-week grading period to a six-week grading period,” said Superintendent Alva Sibbitt.

    Sibbitt provided several reasons for proposing the switch.

  • City’s thin blue line a little too stretched

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Are there any residents wanting to make a career in law enforcement in Cannelton? Finding it difficult to get qualified applicants, that’s a question facing city leaders, as they work toward filling out their ranks.

  • Tell City schools meet with clinic provider

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Talks are continuing as the Tell City School Corp. strives to begin an employee health clinic. The overall emphasis is on improving wellness for those covered by the corporation’s insurance, and as Schools Superintendent John Scioldo stated previously, to get those least likely to visit a doctor into the clinic.

  • Facing higher rates from TC, Cannelton sewer bills to increase

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Wastewater rates in Cannelton are set to rise. The city council announced Monday that beginning next month, user rates will increase by $1.96 per 1,000 gallons of water used.

    That’s up from the $5.83 price point adopted in 2013.

    The hike was reflective of recent changes adopted at the Tell City treatment plant, which saw user rates there increase by nearly 60 percent.

  • INDOT paving the way for road upgrades to State Roads 66, 70

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    GRANDVIEW – Representatives from the Indiana Department of Transportation traveled to Grandview Thursday, Feb. 9, to share plans for impending resurfacing and other upgrades to State Roads 66 and 70 set to begin later this year. The bulk of the work will focus on SR 66 from Grandview to the intersection with SR 70, which INDOT hopes to see vastly improved and ready to withstand the test of time once the upgrades are complete.

  • Local teen bears uncanny vocal resemblance to country legend

    When people hear a man with a deep in-tone voice sing, it could easily lead them to compare him to the most famous example of such vocal talent, country singer, Johnny Cash.

    In the case of 16-year-old Trent Hoesli of Mt. Pleasant, the comparison is probably spot on, when he croons the late singer’s hits.

  • Habitat for Humanity partner families sought

    PERRY COUNTY– Perry County Indiana Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from Perry County residents to select a partner family to build a new home during 2017.

    In addition to being a resident of Perry County, applicants must meet certain income guidelines, demonstrate a need for improved housing as well as the ability to pay for a Habitat home, and have a willingness to partner with Habitat by providing personal sweat equity in the construction of the home.