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Today's News

  • Cannelton sets cleanup dates for week of April 8

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

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

  • United Way opens 2013 grant cycle

    PERRY COUNTY – Health-and-human-service organizations are invited to apply for funding from the United Way of Perry County through March 8.

    Grant applications are available on United Way of Perry County’s Web site at http://www.unitedwayperryco.org/Grantmaking.aspx.

    Last year the United Way of Perry County distributed more than $71,500 to area health-and-human-service organizations to fund projects focused on education, health and financial stability.

  • Planners, residents to meet today

    CANNELTON – The public is invited to a meeting to discuss ideas for a downtown revitalization, scheduled by the Cannelton Community Foundation for 6 p.m. today at City Hall.

    “It’s open to anybody and everybody,” Mayor Mary Snyder said.

    Triad Associates Inc., an engineering and architecture firm in Indianapolis, is working under a grant-funded $30,000 contract to develop a plan by October.

  • Officials certify bridge, OK agreement for fall tax sale

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting Feb. 4 a covered-bridge certification and a tax-sale contract.

    “Perry County does share the Huffman Mill Bridge with Spencer County,” County Auditor Connie Berger reminded them as she explained the requirement to certify each year that the bridge exists. “By doing the certification, we receive $925 annually” from the state.

  • Hypothermia suspected in death

    NEWTONVILLE – Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Newtonville man whose body was discovered Tuesday morning.

    The body of 30-year-old Josh Peters was found at about 6:30 that morning near a residence at 4496 E. County Road 900 N. in Newtonville.
    Spencer County Coroner Robert Fuller reported that Peters died earlier in the morning, at approximately 2 a.m.

    The death was likely accidental. Initial coroner’s findings revealed that Peters’ death was caused by environmental hypothermia, but is still under investigation.

  • Bucshon seeks local input on federal jobs programs

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “We are going to have some spending cuts,” Rep. Larry Bucshon told an audience in Tell City Thursday, “but they’re going to be restructured over the next few months to be targeted so that we don’t have these across-the-board spending cuts that do hit programs that are effective and programs that don’t need their budgets cut.”

  • City schools’ debt load shrinking

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools has been able to trim a shortfall in its general fund by more than $200,000 in the past year and could be in the black by the end of 2014.

    That was the financially positive message presented Thursday by Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt during the board of school trustees’ monthly meeting.

    Sibbitt said the deficit had fallen below $200,000 for the first time in several years as he and the school board work to control costs and become more efficient.

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  • Cannelton faces cash pinch

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The city’s finances hadn’t worsened, but hadn’t improved, either, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said at a special meeting of the city council Jan. 28 before announcing, “we are going to have to borrow from the trash department to help the general fund.”

  • Tell City's game with Pike Central postponed

    PETERSBURG -- Tell City's PAC boys basketball game with Pike Central, scheduled for tonight (Thursday, Feb. 21), was called off due to freezing rain and ice expected to hit that area this evening.

    This is the second time the game has been postponed due to inclement weather, and it will not be made up, as both teams will open sectional play Tuesday.

    Tell City Athletic Director Ryan George said the Marksmen are willing to play Saturday but Pike Central did not want to.