.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • 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.

  • Together in Child Advocacy

    TROY – The Southwest Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition and Crisis Connection recently unveiled Monday their new joint forensic interview offices. With home offices in Jasper, the new location for these abuse-intervention services arose through a partnership from several groups in both communities, including Spencer and Spencer counties’ prosecutor’s offices and SIRS, the latter which donated space for the offices.

  • 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.

  • Referendum to be on Cannelton ballot in fall

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Residents in the city of Cannelton will decide a referendum on the upcoming fall ballot. Alva Sibbitt, Cannelton City Schools superintendent, reported that on April 29, Perry County Clerk Amanda Morgan certified the signatures of 87 petitions delivered to her office on March 29.

  • Tell City trash fee to climb by 75 cents

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Residents of Tell City will begin paying 75 cents more each month for trash services this summer after a vote Monday by the Tell City Common Council. Households and businesses currently pay a flat rate of $5.50 each month for trash and recycling and purchase $1 tags that have to be affixed to bags set out for curbside pickup. The new monthly rate will be $6.25

  • A Sweet Donation
  • Auctioneer selected for former refinery property

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The Spencer County Commissioners took another step toward returning the former refinery property near Troy to productive use. Sale of the property, which has been in county hands pending cleanup and other preparations, could open the area to commercial development.

  • TC schools to offer biomed course

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Broadening the reach of science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives, Tell City Junior-Senior High will offer a course in biomedical studies when classes resume this fall. With an already successful health occupations curriculum, the biomed offering is expected to help expand the participating students’ understanding of illnesses and preventive measures.

  • County seeks a shot in the arm in fight against opioid addiction

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Perry County could soon join a number of other communities initiating a nationwide class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that manufacture opioid-based prescription medications. Commissioners discussed the topic at it’s regular session of the board Monday.

  • Special Olympics 2018

    Special Olympics 2018 was underway early Saturday at Legion Field despite a light drizzle threatening to rain out events. A flag presentation, torch bearers, a prayer and the pledge of allegiance started the ceremonies, then everyone broke off into their respective events.

    Organizers, coaches, judges and volunteers directed participants to their stations and the games began. Events included Nerf styled javelin tossing, shot put, softball toss, bocce roll and various distances of walks and runs.