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  • Recycling district eyes household hazardous-waste plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The executive director and advisory board of the Perry County Recycling Management District are continuing to work toward launching a household-hazardous-waste collection program and have put a proposed office-paper shredding effort on hold to focus on it.

    The director, Ken Smith, said at a board-of-directors meeting March 22 he was awaiting a quote for a concrete containment unit to go under a building that will house the materials.

  • Board OKs school calendar for 2012-13

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The only difference between two school calendars proposed by Interim Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt at a regular Cannelton School Board meeting March 15 was whether or not schools would be open the Monday following Easter.

  • Hopping Toward Easter

    (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • 7th Street project on evening agenda

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will be asked tonight to consider a resolution of support for a $1.2 million Seventh Street event and visitors center.

    A favorable vote won’t commit the city to the project but would allow the next formal steps of preparing designs and preparing the project for bids.

  • Property-tax bills hitting mailboxes soon

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – As if leaves bursting onto trees and the hum of lawnmowers weren’t proof enough, Perry Countians will soon experience another sure sign of spring: property-tax bills.

    The first installment of property taxes will be due on the traditional date of May 10 with bills scheduled to be mailed today, County Treasurer Judy Pund said. It could be a few days, however, before they begin hitting mailboxes.

  • Saving a Tell City Treasure

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – An 11-panel mural depicting the richness of Tell City’s history and deep ties to the Ohio River will return to their original brilliance this year – provided enough money can be raised to complete a restoration project that began this week.

  • Meetings with Ellspermann canceled

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Two public meetings with District 74 State Rep. Sue Ellspermann scheduled for April 4 and April 11 have been canceled.

    The sessions were promoted as nonpartisan meet-your-state-representative events, based on the understanding that the effective date for redistricting was March 1.

    United Way of Crawford County learned March 23 and confirmed March 26 with State Election Board officials that House districts remain in effect until the end of the year, after the fall election.

  • Cannelton students, soldiers exchange greetings

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students in Joan Goble’s fifth-grade class have received a note of thanks from soldiers serving in Afghanistan for care packages they sent.

    Eight soldiers posed for a photo in front of a bulletin board at their Kandahar Airfield duty station.

    “Dear Mrs. Goble and Students,” their message to the Cannelton youngsters reads, “thank you from the soldiers of HHC, 45th Sustainment Brigade.”

  • Wilzbacher is new port-rail chief executive

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Officials with the Perry County Port Authority have announced the hiring of a new executive vice president and chief executive officer.

  • Cannelton leaders to conduct 2 hearings, 2 meetings Monday

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall for two public hearings, one of which the city’s mayor would like “everybody to turn out for.”

    As the News reported March 22, Mayor Mary Snyder said she was working on a grant application through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fund radios, a police car and equipment for it. Grant requests can be strengthened by shows of support from the citizens who will benefit from them.