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Today's News

  • Parade Spirit
  • Concerns raised over vagrancy and public drug use

    CANNELTON – If you’ve seen more people than usual walking around Cannelton’s streets with backpacks, you are not alone. And some residents are asking the city council to take action to ensure public safety.

    The issue becomes multifold for homeowners who say derelict activity threatens both security and home values.

  • Upgrades and new technologies coming to the library

    TELL CITY – Technology upgrades are set to get underway at the two Perry County Libraries and bookmobile, starting in the new year and will continue through 2021. What patrons use and cost-effective decisions were the driving forces for changes in the plan for the years ahead.

  • Aders sworn in as county’s newest deputy

    TELL CITY – In a brief courthouse ceremony Nov. 30, Jesse Aders was sworn in as a full-time Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy. He officially began his duties last Friday and will begin the 17-week Southwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in February.

    “We had a lot of good applicants but his passion was what separated him from others,” Sheriff Alan Malone said.

  • Allen marks 25 years at TCPD
  • General Electric hosts open house on TCE issues

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Dozens of citizens attended an informal session last Wednesday to discuss updates on how General Electric is dealing with groundwater contamination that extends several blocks from the former plant. GE had environmental consultants from its investigations team, Arcadis, at the session, along with representatives from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the state Health Department.

  • Nothing spared in Tell City Bowling Center upgrade

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The newly stylized interior of the Tell City Bowling Center is fresh and full service is underway.

    “The first thing I did was get rid of the old yellow paint,” said manager Lisa Cole. On a busy Thursday night at the Bowling Center, she highlighted numerous improvements to the facility. “The building had been decorated with a 70s style and it had to change,” she said.

  • City council eyes Washington Street upgrade

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Having already achieved success in partnering with the Indiana Department of Transportation on improvements to Main Street, the city of Tell City will pledge more than $270,000 over the next six years in hopes of leveraging money for upgrades to Washington Street.

  • Supporters, opponents pack IDEM hearing

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    LINCOLN CITY – It was standing room only for many at Wednesday’s hearing at Heritage Hills High School on a proposed air permit for Riverview Energy’s coal-to-diesel project in Dale. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management, which will determine whether to approve an air permit for the proposed facility, hosted the hearing and gave both proponents and opponents a chance to voice their views on the subject.

  • County accepts bids for annual provisions, contract services

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With the turn of the calendar set to begin on the new year in just a few weeks, the board of commissioners accepted bids Wednesday for many of the provisions the county will use in 2019. That includes fuels used by the highway and sheriff’s departments, and culvert and pipe supplies, stone and gravel and asphalt and sealant that will be used for road repairs.

    The quoted prices were also reviewed by the highway superintendent and county attorney.