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  • Summer grooves
  • Fun in Faith
  • School board OKs language for fall referendum

    By ERIC WHITTAKER           

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of School Trustees has approved language for a referendum that will be on November election ballots.

  • Library preparing for larger Wi-Fi demand

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Time limits for computer usage may be lifted at the Tell City branch of Perry County Public Library. Currently, patrons working on computers have a limited time allotment, originally put in place when the computer center was frequently full of people and patrons were on a waiting list to use one.

  • Remembering Jago

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A German shepherd born half a world away who took a bite out of crime and the hearts of those who worked alongside him died last week at the age of 13. Jago, pronounced “Ya Go,” served on the Tell City police force from 2006 to 2015 and had been in declining health for several months, said Police Chief Derrick Lawalin, who was the dog’s on-duty partner for all nine years. After his retirement, he remained with the Lawalin family.

  • Port authority jump-starts bridge repair

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Upgrades on a rail crossing near Evanston are being fast-tracked by the Perry County Port Authority. The bridge allows for rail-traffic only.

    According to agency board president Bill Goffinet, a recent inspection of Bridge 11.7 showed deficiencies severe enough that “it’s an emergency that work begin.”

  • City of Cannelton rejoins PCDC

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Development Corp. will once again be representing the business-expansion interests of Cannelton. The council voted at its June 6 meeting to enter into a contract with the agency.

  • Career development retreat planned for TC educators

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The calendar hasn’t even officially changed over to summer yet, but the Tell City School Board is preparing for the upcoming school year. At the front of this off session, staff are preparing for a skills-building retreat June 25-26 in Bloomington.

    Funding for the trip will come from the school district’s Rural Schools grant.

  • Farmers market offers midsummer bonanza of fresh fruits, veggies
  • Annual River Sweep Saturday

    TELL CITY – The annual Ohio River Sweep begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Park in Tell City. Cleanup efforts along the river bank will continue until noon. In past years there has been enough debris to keep all volunteers busy for the full three hours. “The more people we get, the more we get cleaned up,” Perry County Recycling Management District Director Ken Smith commented.

    Volunteers are encouraged to sign-up ahead of time, though sign-up isn’t a requirement, and anyone can show up to help on the day. Groups are welcome as well.