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Today's News

  • Council pays fill-in director, retains lawyer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members voted at their first meeting of 2011 to pay an interim recreation director for working to the end of last year, keep their attorney and assign a new member to the county’s recycling-management district.

  • Mayor to look into funeral-escort ‘miscue’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety members discussed at a regular meeting Monday a lack of police escort for the funerals of two residents, one a former common-council member.

    G. “Snooks” Scarboro died Jan. 3 at the age of 84, and was buried in Tell City’s Greenwood Cemetery Jan. 6.

  • Sold!

    The former Dat’s Kajun on Main Street changed hands Tuesday, turning a first page on a new chapter for the historic building.

  • County set for 2nd year of on-time tax bills

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Local Government Finance certified Perry County’s 2011 budget order and tax rates last week, paving the way for on-time property tax bills for the second year in a row.

  • $2 million high-school plan progresses

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Building Corp. Board of Directors voted Tuesday morning to adopt a resolution supporting further renovations at the high school.

    John Werner, who serves as attorney for the building and school corporations, explained the former body’s approval would extend a lease of the building to Dec. 31, 2030 and increase its annual rent by more than $253,000.

  • COLUMN: Think drug-testing policy through

    By JIM ALEXANDER, Guest Columnist

    I am writing in response to the article (“School officials eye drug-testing program,” Dec. 20 issue) announcing that the school board may be considering a program to conduct drug testing on students who wish to drive to school or participate in extracurricular activities.

    The opinions expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of Abbott Laboratories, or any other company, group or individual.

  • COLUMN: Simple goals for 2011

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    A new year has arrived and while 2011 is just days old, many of us are already struggling with what resolutions are worth keeping and which ones aren’t perhaps your resolutions are holding firm or maybe they have fallen apart already. A couple of mine certainly have.

    Here are a few goals I have for the new year. I certainly don’t hold them out as examples for everyone but, hey, if they offer a bit of inspiration, you’re welcome to them. Perhaps they will generate goals of your own.

  • EDITORIAL: Recent news boosts odds for downtown revitalization

    Two announcements from City Hall over the past week give us hope that Tell City’s downtown has a bright future.

    A story in last Thursday’s issue reported on the likely sale of the former Dat’s Kajun restaurant to Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving buildings with significant history or architectural value. Many of us remember the building at the corner of Main and Pestalozzi streets as the Glow Room Tavern and we’ve all seen the imposing structure’s gradual decline over the past few years.

  • Roberson named mini-grant recipient

    PERRY COUNTY – Mary Roberson has been named as the recipient of a mini-grant from Alpha Epsilon State of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Delta Kappa Gamma is a part of the International Society of Key Women Educators.
    Roberson is the superintendent of Perry Central schools in Leopold. She is an active member of the Alpha Phi Chapter.
    She said she will use her $500 mini-grant to purchase an iPad that she will use in classroom walk-throughs and follow-up communication with teachers.

  • Clarification