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  • Lugar Meets with Municipal Power Association

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 1, U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar met with Indiana mayors, council members and other Hoosiers on their visit to Washington, D.C. with the Indiana Municipal Power Association.

    Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Marlow Smethurst, superintendent of the Tell City Electric Department, were among the attendees.

  • Yackle seeks new term on TC Council

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Gerald Yackle says city leaders will be forced to watch spending and protect taxpayers in years ahead as cities and towns cope with reduced state funding.
    Yackle, a Democrat, is seeking re-election to his Ward 3 seat on the Tell City Common Council.
    “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished with grants, the city pool, our wastewater-treatment plant and fire department,” he said.
    Firefighters recently obtained a new ladder truck to bolster protection in the city and county.

  • Yaggi seeks Cannelton Council seat

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – James Emory Yaggi, 9 Pleasant Valley Dr., is attempting to return to the Cannelton Common Council on which he previously served.
    Now a member of the city’s board of public works and safety, Yaggi previously served several terms as councilman. He has lived his entire life in Cannelton except for a 22-month stint in the Army that included 13 months in Korea. The combat engineer attained the rank of sergeant first class.

  • Nugent: City has moved forward despite economy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “Cannelton has moved steadily forward despite the economy’s decline,” Cannelton Common Councilwoman Kimberly S. Nugent said in written comments she provided to The News.

    She filed paperwork in the county clerk’s office Feb. 16 signifying her intent to seek reelection.

  • Redevelopment authority approves easement request

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority retained its slate of officers in an annual reorganization and approved a request to expand an easement.
    Louis Heitkemper will continue to serve as president, Pam Krygielka as vice president and Margaret Evrard as secretary of the three-person body.

  • Tell Street sidewalk project groundbreaking Friday

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to take part in a Friday-morning groundbreaking for Tell City’s Safe Routes to School Sidewalk and Bike Path Project. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of 31st and Tell streets.
    The sidewalk project from William Tell Elementary School to 19th Street has been in the planning stage for several years and will join a network of new bike lanes leading to parks and greenways.

  • County to test weather-warning preparations

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County commissioners have joined Gov. Mitch Daniels in proclaiming March 13-19 Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
    During the week, Perry County Emergency Management officials will emphasize safety procedures that could help protect people from tornadoes, according to the local proclamation.

  • Committee pursues delinquent payments

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s Economic Development Committee voted Friday to give three delinquent borrowers 60 days to start making payments on money they borrowed from the city but haven’t been repaying.
    “We can give them any amount of time we want before a letter would go out from the city attorney,” committee member and Mayor Smokey Graves said.

  • Fourth-grader’s idea will bloom in summertime

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A fourth-grader at William Tell Elementary School wants to start a community garden, and the public is invited to a meeting to talk about it.

  • How high’s the water?

    Close to 40 feet as of last week, according to a measurement behind Tell City’s floodwall. As of 7 a.m. Wednesday the river stood at 41.5 feet, well above the local 38-foot flood stage. Minor flooding will continue along the river, keeping Indiana 66 and some county roads along the river and creeks closed. The river is expected to rise to 42.5 feet and remain there for several days.