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Today's News

  • Cannelton pottery experts help museum

    Local pottery collectors, Mike and Kathy Finley along with Michael Highfill, volunteered their expertise recently with the Perry County Museum. The three helped identify pottery from early makers in Cannelton and Troy from the Museum’s large collection of pottery artifacts.

  • Big year ahead in local politics

    PERRY COUNTY – A year of rough and tumble national politics has kept reporters in the nation’s capital working overtime. But it’s been far quieter in Perry County, with no election in 2017 and little more than speculation  about who will run for local office in 2018.

    However, that’s about to change with candidates able to file in early January for May’s primary election.

  • County, Can-Clay agree to lease terms

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A lease agreement between Perry County and struggling Can-Clay Corp. has been finalized. The Perry County Redevelopment Commission unanimously voted Monday to accept the lease, whose terms have been in negotiations for the last year.

  • Inspiration finds a home on the farm

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

  • Birds bound for market
  • Soup’s on!
  • Does Troy have a cat problem?

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – While stray dogs may have drawn more attention from the town council in recent years, feral cats also pose a problem, those concerned with animal rights said Wednesday during the council’s November meeting. 

    Chris Van Note, now the president of the Perry County Humane Society, said there are resources to help get unwanted cats spayed or neutered. She said the society has more than 200 members, many of whom are willing to help transport animals to get them sterilized.

  • TC Schools’ teacher negotiations conclude, 2018 contracts approved

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Negotiations toward teacher contract renewals at Tell City Schools are complete for 2018, Superintendent John Scioldo made that announcement Tuesday during the school board’s regular session.

    The new agreement provides modest wage increases for teachers who will earn $36,000 on the lower pay scale and $64,500 on the highest end.

  • Aleris rolls out new $400 million automotive-sheet mill

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEWISPORT – All was quiet in the plant, but there was an ebullient undertone, as top level Aleris officials, customers, suppliers and workers gathered at the company’s Lewisport facility to celebrate the opening of the new aluminum automotive body sheet production facility.

  • Offices closed Thursday, Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many Perry County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    City offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy will be closed both days. In Tell City, trash pickup will proceed on a normal schedule Monday and Tuesday with crews collecting both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s routes on Wednesday. Perry County offices, including the courthouse and annex buildings, will be closed both days.