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  • 2012: The year in review

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Annexation tops TC comprehensive plan recommendations

    TELL CITY – Studying the best way to annex areas into the city, constructing a fire department substation, developing the Seventh Street corridor and hiring a city planner led the recommendations made in a new Tell City comprehensive plan approved by the city council in 2012.

  • Cannelton leaders express discontent on Indiana 66 work

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The status of Cannelton’s Seventh Street, undergoing improvement by the Indiana Department of Transportation since late spring, inspired spirited discussion at the city leaders’ December meetings.

  • Apple to drop tonight

    The city of Tell City is kicking off its first-ever New Year’s Eve celebration with a myriad of activities followed by the dropping of a large apple.  

    In honor of the community’s Swiss heritage, an 8-foot diameter illuminated apple will be lowered on its 40-foot pole at midnight in City Hall Park. Fireworks will follow the apple drop along with the traditional singing of “Auld Lang Syne.”

  • A look back at 2012: School superintendent convicted of felonies

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – A man hired late in 2011 first as a fiscal consultant, then interim, then permanent superintendent for Cannelton City Schools was convicted last year of two felony and two misdemeanor charges. Relying on the writing of Roger Moon of the Bedford-based Times-Mail, the News reported Oct. 4 a Crawford County jury found Alva Sibbitt Jr. guilty of felony and misdemeanor counts of resisting law enforcement, intimidation, a Class D felony; and criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor.

  • A look back at 2012: Perry Central wins first cross country regional

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor
    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s boys cross country team made history in 2012 by claiming its first regional title and winning the Jasper sectional for the seventh year in a row.

    The Commodores’ sectional-winning streak breaks the previous record of six in a row set by Tell City 1973-78. Their regional title was the school’s first ever in a sport other than football.

  • New TV program to air local turkey hunts

    PERRY COUNTY – A new television program titled Top Outdoor Producer, formerly the Campbell’s Outdoor Challenge, will air on the Sportsmans Channel in January.
    The first shows will be aired the first three weeks of January, every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30 and 11:30 p.m.
    The first three shows will feature footage of turkey hunting in Perry County.
    The shows new format has won praise. To view trailers for the program, visit www.topoutdoorproducer.com.

  • Offices closing for New Year’s holiday

    PERRY COUNTY – Governmental offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of the New Year’s holiday.
    City and county offices will be closed Tuesday, as will state and federal government offices.
    In Tell City, trash will be picked up today but there will be a one-delay for the rest of the week.
    There will also be recycling pickup next week.
    In Cannelton,  there will be no pickup today and Tuesday. Monday’s trash route will be run Wednesday and Tuesdays trash route Thursday.

  • A look back at 2012: County replacing aging 1960s-era jail

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – A September groundbreaking behind the county courthouse marked the culmination of years of wishing, discussing and planning toward the construction of a new county jail.

    The county jail’s age, size and condition make it a lightning rod for lawsuits, officials have known and feared for years. Efforts to begin real progress toward improving it included legislation authorizing an additional half-percent income tax.
    The county jail opened in 1965.

  • A look back at 2012: School audit alleges misuse of funds

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    CANNELTON – A Cannelton City Schools audit released in August painted a damning picture of the actions of former Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman, who allegedly showered himself with more than $200,000 in extra pay while the school district was cutting positions and struggling to pay its everyday bills.

  • Watching his students

    Tates Locke (right), former men’s basketball coach at Clemson and Indiana State universities and former Indiana University assistant coach, came to Tecumseh High School Thursday to watch Cannelton play in Tecumseh’s boys basketball invitational.