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  • Insurance study will trim TC premium costs

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Council’s decision to seek quotes on insurance coverage will save it more than $130,000 in its full first year alone. The council voted in special session Monday to award its insurance business to Franzman Insurance Co. of Tell City.

    It was about a year ago that the city employed the services of John Kissling to study the city’s insurance coverage and to prepare requests for quotes from area agencies interested in bidding.

  • A day 50 years in the making
  • Cannelton kids can eat for free every day this fall

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Students in Cannelton City Schools won’t have to worry about remembering to take money for school lunches this coming school year, thanks to a federal provision in the school meal program.

  • Thomas to seek District 3 county council seat

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Republicans have placed the names of two people on November’s general election ballot. Precinct committee members can caucus each summer to fill vacancies after May’s primary election. In some instances, precinct committee members can designate the county’s party chairperson to fill vacancies.

    Luke Thomas, 21, will seek the District 3 seat on the county council. He will run against John Taylor, the Democrat incumbent who is finishing his first term on the council.

  • TCPD plans to build new firing range

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A new firing range for the Tell City Police Department to conduct targeting practice is in the planning stages.

  • Shades of Summer
  • Agape Thrift Store marks 25 years

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

               

    CANNELTON – Festive decorations, streamers and large smiley faces adorned the interior of the Agape Thrift store in Cannelton to celebrate its 25th anniversary last week. Connected with the Agape Community Christian Church near the riverfront wall, the store has been offering thrift items to the community for over two decades.

  • Biz awards honor years of hard work, innovation

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce honored business enterprises of varying sizes and longevity as well as entrepreneurs and civic ventures Thursday evening during its annual awards dinner. The event recognizes businesses who stand out in their service to customers and the community.

  • Troy may have marshal by next month

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – The town of Troy may have a new marshal this summer, but the new law enforcement officer’s priorities will extend beyond watching for speeders.

    “We need someone to enforce the ordinances and help us address the problems we know are out there,” town council member Adam Hoffman said at June’s regular meeting. Two applicants have been received for the marshal’s position, which has been vacant since the resignation of Tanner Hazelton last year.

  • Four face meth dealing, related charges

    TELL CITY – A Tell City couple and two others were arrested June 13 for allegedly dealing methamphetamine.

    According to Tell City Police, Nathan S. Frashure, 35, and his wife, Connie R. Frashure, 40, were taken into custody after a search of their home at 624 15th St. allegedly uncovered 4.5 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana and other items police said are consistent with dealing illicit drugs. Drug activities had been reported at the home in the weeks prior to the arrests and police were able to acquire enough probable cause to secure a search warrant.