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  • 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.

  • School community mourns loss of educator

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Heavy hearts filled the high school library Monday as members of the Perry Central School Board, principals, directors and teachers opened the meeting with a moment of silence, acknowledging the loss of Seth Clark, Perry Central technologies director, who died over the weekend.

    A 1997 graduate from Perry Central, Clark returned to teach at his alma mater and had been a fixture at the school for more than a decade. An obituary appears on Page 2A.

  • Tell City ends annexation fight

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

     

    TELL CITY – After four years of legal wrangling, shifting laws and spiraling expenses that have topped $312,000, the Tell City Common Council voted Monday to end its efforts to annex more than 1,700 acres of land into the city.

    The move, made with little fanfare and before a mostly empty city council chambers, put a quiet end to a long legal drama that began in 2014.

  • Voters give Malone, Etienne big wins

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Alan Malone easily won the Democratic nomination for the office of sheriff in Tuesday’s primary election, holding off a challenge by Marty Haughee in the only locally contested race on their party’s ticket. Malone, who is seeking his first full term as sheriff after being appointed to the position in the fall of 2015, received 64 percent of votes cast in the race. The final margin was 1,738 votes for Malone to Haughee’s 976 votes.