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Today's News

  • Cannelton School Board endorses special tax levy

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman proposed a resolution to the board during its regular meeting July 13 that would help defer budget cuts the corporation would see in the future.

    He asked members to vote to seek a referendum on the November ballot that would ask taxpayers to pay an increase on their property taxes each year, with the accumulated funds going to help schools fill part of a $217,000 gap in funds.

    "We are very concerned for the survival of our school system and the survival of our town," Chapman told board members.

  • Breaking News Wall collapses at former William Tell Hotel

    TELL CITY - A large section of wall at the former William Tell Hotel in Tell City collapsed Friday morning, sending a mountain of century-old bricks into the street and worsening fears that more of the building could be about to fall.

    Bricks began falling after 6 a.m. and within an hour all three stories of the wall had collapsed onto the sidewalk and street. Cracks were visible in other sections of the wall.

    The building is owned by Carolyn Barr, who purchased it from Lincoln Hills Development Corp. and was developing plans to preserve the structure.

  • Hill action may help cities with floodwalls

    PERRY COUNTY – Difficulties in getting funding for the accreditation of flood-protection systems in Tell City and Cannelton may be alleviated through an amendment Rep. Baron Hill attached to legislation extending the National Flood Insurance Program.

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  • Two people jailed on sex charges

    PERRY COUNTY – Separate investigations by the Tell City Police Department have led to the arrests of two men on sex charges.

    David W. Holman, 43, of 709 10th St., was arrested July 14 on two counts of child molesting, both Class C felonies.

    Lt. Alan Malone said the department worked with the Department of Child Services in the investigation.

    According to a probable-cause affidavit , Holman allegedly fondled a girl several years ago.

    Holman was lodged in the Perry County Jail but was released on $4,005 bail.

  • Counties may have to return $991,000 grant

    TELL CITY – Perry County's commissioners opted July 7 to wait and see what Spencer County officials will do before making any decisions about improving the Huffman Mill Bridge.

    County-council members approved a $12,900 appropriation from the county's covered-bridge-maintenance fund at their regular meeting June 24.

    Several years ago, officials from Perry and Spencer counties met to talk about the latter seeking money to refurbish the historic county-line covered bridge, Highway Superintendent Ed Feix said.

  • Riders welcomed to Perry County's 'French' territory

    It wasn't that long ago when Augustin Blanchard and Marcus von Pelier would have heard French spoken in the Bandon and Apalona areas they road through July 9. Natives of France, the two men left a horse farm near Lexington, Ky., in late June bound, they hope, for Portland, Ore. They log 20 to 30 miles a day, making friends along the way.

    The two riders are following portions of the American Discovery and Lewis and Clark Trails that will take them into Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana and finally, Oregon.

  • Thriftway Lumber closes its doors in Tell City

    TELL CITY – Signs on the front doors of Tell City's Thriftway, a lumber and building-supplies store on Indiana 66, announced the business' closure Friday. The Owensboro, Ky.,-based company mailed letters to customers about the closure. In it Thriftway President Ken Lawson said the decision was based on the local economy.

    "This very tough decision comes after several months of analyzing and exploring every option available, but due to economic situations and a continued stagnant economy, we are left with no alterative options," he wrote.

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  • Museum preserves local school history

    Editor's Note: This is part of an occasional series of features profiling collections at the Tell City Historical Society Museum.