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Today's News

  • Legislative breakfast Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the chamber office, 601 Main Street, Suite A, Tell City, in the Tell City Electric Department building.

    Sen. Richard Young and Rep. Lloyd Arnold have committed to be in attendance. Legislators will give a summary of the session thus far, give thoughts on the continuing session and will open the floor to questions.

  • Tractor Supply Co. offers new scholarship for FFA members

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – As an extension of its sponsorship with the National FFA Foundation, Tractor Supply Co. recently announced a new scholarship program to assist FFA members in their pursuit of college degrees.

  • Commissioners make appointments

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners made a number of appointments at their regular meeting Feb. 4.

    Former Commissioner Jody Fortwendel no longer wished to serve on the county’s emergency management advisory council, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said. Commissioner Randy Kleaving will fill that role.

  • Cannelton sets cleanup dates

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh announced last Monday his department will conduct a city-wide cleanup the week of April 8.

    For the annual cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, Marsh said.

    No construction waste or materials, refrigerators, tanks, paint, chemicals or tires will be picked up.

    A limit of one truckload per stop will be enforced, he said.

  • Parks board discusses apparent crack in restroom tank

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department just had its truck repaired and is now wondering what to do about a crack in a restroom tank at its Wilkerson Park.

    Don Litherland of Greenwood Auto Repair installed new upper and lower ball joints on the department’s truck for $465.

    His bid was the cheapest of four that County Recreation Director Adam Tempel solicited.

  • School board may add work sessions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – One of the main issues discussed at last Monday’s meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board was whether to add new meetings during the year. The extra sessions wouldn’t be held to take action but to discuss issues and gather public input.

    Randy Cole, who joined the board at the first of the year, made the suggestion to hold occasional board workshops or work sessions that would be held in addition to monthly formal meetings.

  • Carter changes tack to seek federal money

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Carter updated the county commissioners at their regular meeting Feb. 4 on efforts he has been making to bring more money into the county.

    As the News has reported previously, the president of the Humane Society of Perry County visited or called officials in most of Indiana’s counties in efforts to rally support for a plan to tap part of a $2 billion state-budget surplus. The money would go to infrastructure improvements, freeing up funding in other areas.

  • Woman accused of sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman remained in the Perry County Jail Friday after being charged with sexual misconduct with a teenager.

    Erin L. Conner, 31, of 434 17th St., was arrested Wednesday on a Class B felony charge, Tell City Lt. Alan Malone said. School officials notified police about possible sexual contact between Conner and a 14-year-old male, Malone said. The alleged contact did not happen at school.

    The investigation is continuing.

  • Lunch with Friends

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  • Cannelton revitalization begins

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – City leaders in Cannelton want ideas from the public as they begin contributing to a plan to revitalize the downtown area.