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  • Summer festivals coming to Rome, Derby

    PERRY COUNTY – The riverside communities of Rome and Derby will host big community celebrations, respectively, in June and July, showcasing their history, heritage and civic spirit.

  • City seeking proposals for Seventh Street property

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Requests for proposals seeking development ideas for city-owned property along Seventh Street in Tell City are being mailed to nearly 20 developers this month. The city hopes one of the proposals will be chosen, providing a blueprint for future housing in the city’s center.

  • Illinois recycler eyes Troy site

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – A Danville, Ill.-based company hopes to locate a recycling business in the Troy Industrial Park, bringing with it new jobs and increased utility revenue for the town’s electric utility.

  • Agreement reached on power provider for hospital

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department has paid Southern Indiana Power $500,000 for the permanent right to provide power to Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The agreement, which was negotiated before the Tell City Common Council voted May 7 to end its efforts to annex more than 1,700 acres, comes after the city utility constructed infrastructure to serve the hospital, which was built and opened during the period of time that annexation was being disputed in court.

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  • State reverses course; no bobcat hunting season

    INDIANAPOLIS – There won’t be a hunting or trapping season for bobcats … at least for now.

    The Indiana Natural Resources Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw a rule proposal that would have authorized a bobcat hunting and trapping season, and another proposal that would have required nuisance wild animal control permit holders to euthanize raccoons, opossums and coyotes.

    Proposed changes to other rules that involved the possession or sale of bobcats were also withdrawn from the DNR’s biennial wildlife rules package.

  • May 29 meeting to share parks data

    TELL CITY – The public will have a first chance to view results of a 2017 parks survey that will help guide development for at least the next five years.

    The review will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Tell City Depot. Results of the 2017 Community Parks Survey will be review.

    As the News has reported, the  survey of parks throughout the county done by the Perry County Community Development Corp. was designed to help the county parks board complete its five-year master plan, with the help of Purdue University.

  • Diplomas ready for Cannelton seniors

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Graduating students will have traditional caps and gowns with tassels at the ready on Saturday, May 10. Commencement ceremonies at the Cannelton Community Center, 100 S. Fourth St., for the senior class of 2018 will get underway at 10 a.m.

    Representing the top of their graduating class are valedictorian Ethan Michael Melton and co-salutatorians Tehya Mae Daugherty and Lily Marie Masterson.

  • Will Cannelton go it alone on sewers?

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Leaders in Cannelton are preparing for major infrastructure repairs throughout the city.

    The council, during its regular session Monday, entered into a contract with Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission for administration of a sizable grant which will be used to upgrade stormwater sewers. Last month the city learned it had been awarded $519,000 through Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ Community Block Development Grant program.

  • Why we need Relay for Life

    LENA JOYAL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

     My name is Lena Joyal, and I am the event lead of the Perry County Relay for Life. I have been a member of the Army of Purple for nine years now. When I first joined Relay, there was a moderate level of participation and I would be told, “Oh you should have seen how many teams we used to have.”

    Last year was the worst public showing at Relay I have ever witnessed. I am telling you this because, I do not want that to be the case this year.