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  • Officials object to claim city deficit was no one’s fault

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Councilman Melvin McBrayer hesitated at first, but then decided at a regular meeting March 12 to voice concerns he said he’d been hearing for a month.

    “People have been asking me constantly,” he started, “about an article that was in the paper, and when I read about what the ex-mayor of Tell City had said, (that) it wasn’t anybody’s fault about what happened to the $113,000 – I would really like to know whose fault it is.”

  • Crimes of the Past

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Half-hidden inside a courthouse storage room, piles of neglected books lie stacked waist high. Most recount dull histories of long-ago real-estate transfers or civil squabbles. But not all. In some tomes, underneath the dust, hard-to-read longhand script and faded type rests the county’s criminal history: dark tales of murder, rape, thievery and infidelity.

  • Ray Niehaus takes class members to White House

    WASHINGTON, D.C – Perry Central graduate and former high-school basketball standout Ray Niehaus received national recognition recently when he and members of his class at Pike Central High School traveled to Washington, D.C. Niehaus and the three students showed President Barack Obama an emergency shelter they designed as part of a Project Lead the Way engineering class.

    The students were among about 100 students who attended the second annual White House Science Fair.

  • Power of Youth Council is accepting applications for upcoming school year

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Power of Youth, a program sponsored by the Perry County Community Foundation in partnership with Purdue Extension of Perry County, is accepting applications for its 2012-13 council.

  • Conservation district’s Earth Day sale reducing cost of rain barrels

    CANNELTON – To celebrate Earth Day the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District has announced it will offer rain barrels at half of the original price.

    The 60-gallon rain barrel will help conserve water, which can save money on water bills during hot summer months, keeping lawn, garden and flower beds full of life. It provides a free supply of soft water containing no chlorine, lime or calcium, making it ideal for plants.

  • Lincoln Hills receives funds for housing counseling services

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. officials learned recently its application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was approved for funding to continue its housing-counseling efforts in Perry, Spencer and Crawford counties.

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  • Cannelton residents can sign up for medical flights

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A representative of Air Evac Lifeteam made a sales pitch at the Cannelton Common Council’s regular meeting March 12, telling them city residents can avoid huge costs of medical flights if they purchase memberships with the company.

  • City acts to prevent school-crossing accidents

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of Cannelton’s Board of Public Works and Safety voted at a regular meeting March 12 to reduce a speed limit and post four-way-stop signs in an effort to improve safety for children trying to get to or from school.

  • New patrolman brings Tell City experience

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A sheriff’s deputy will exchange his brown county uniform for the dark-blue one of the Tell City Police Department after his hiring Monday by the city’s board of public works and safety.