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Today's News

  • An old-fashioned Labor Day

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  • Towboat carries name of Perry County native

    JEFFERSONVILLE – A Perry County native who has worked at Jeffboat Shipyard for more than 40 years was honored this summer by having a towboat named after him.

    Leo Lutgring, son of the late Leo and Virginia Lutgring, began his career with Jeffboat as a learning welder in 1972. Within a few months, he was promoted to training supervisor.

  • Dragging Main returns Saturday

    TELL CITY – Dragging Main will return to Tell City for a third year Saturday evening, with hundreds of cruisers of all ages sure to converge on Tell City’s Main Street with classic vehicles and plenty of memories.

    Activities will begin around 6 p.m. in City Hall Park with participants cruising Main, Tell and other streets in the city.

    Organizer Joe Morton, whose grassroots social-media work two years ago created the first Dragging Main, said Ralph Terry and his Cannelcade of music will entertain in City Hall Park.

  • City leaders discuss next rounds of sidewalk work

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The first phase of a new round of Safe Routes to School Grants has “pretty well been approved” and the work it will fund must begin by the spring, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said during a regular common-council meeting Aug. 12.

    “They’ve pretty well guaranteed that the first phase should start with the next school year,” she told its members.

  • Direction sought for teacher negotiations

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Board members were asked during a special meeting Aug. 27 to meet in executive session soon to discuss parameters to use in the corporation’s ongoing negotiations with teachers.

  • Driver flown after truck hits tree
  • Ohio River bridge inspection Friday

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation advises motorists to be aware of temporary lane restrictions Friday on Indiana 237.

    Bridge inspections will be conducted on the Cannelton-Hawesville bridge over the Ohio River. The restrictions will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time and it is estimated the inspections will be complete by 4 p.m. that day, weather permitting.

    Flaggers will be used to control traffic on the bridge and motorists should anticipate minor delays.

  • School officials adopt anti-bullying policy

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – State law requires school systems to have anti-bullying policies in place, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said at a regular school-board meeting Aug. 15 before securing approval on one drawn from the Indiana School Boards Association.

  • Developers eye large housing complex for Tell City’s 7th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – If the story of Tell City’s downtown were a book, Monday would have marked the turning of a page on what could be an important new chapter.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing announced plans by an Indiana developer to construct a multimillion-dollar housing complex along Seventh Street. The four-story complex, if built, will offer 38 affordable living apartments for senior citizens and another 10 condominiums that would be offered for rent or sale privately.

  • Social briefs, Sept. 2

    ­THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their monthly carry in dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the center. The weekly dance will follow at 7 p.m. Crosswinds band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.