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Today's News

  • The science of keeping dry
  • Hill slides cause water line breaks in Troy

    TROY – A 90-foot hill slide along Troy Ridge Road caused a utilities booster station to shift off its foundation, knocking out water to Troy residents in that area.

    Leading up to the outage, residents along Troy Ridge Road had experienced intermittent water flow on and off over the last few months in the area due to breaks in the lines caused by the shifting earth. “Altogether, it’s been about 12 interruptions,” utility head Tom Utley said.

  • Continuity factor in school board coaching hire

    TELL CITY – In a bit of a controversial move, the Tell City School Board of Trustees has hired Phil Flamion to head the cross country team. Flamion was hired in a split vote by the board May 14.

    The lone holdout, board member Larry Goffinet, argued that Flamion had no coaching experience at any level in the sport and questioned why they didn’t seek a more qualified candidate. Flamion currently serves as a Tell City Police Officer and is the school corporation’s safety resource officer, patrolling grounds at William Tell Elementary and the high school.

  • Council mulls tax rate changes

    TELL CITY – The county council is looking into ways to increase revenue to cover local programs while giving taxpayers a bit of a break. Last month, Councilman Luke Thomas presented plans that could do both. But just how that could happen is still yet to be determined.

  • The taste of spring
  • ‘Most Endangered’ designation a key step in revitalization

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

  • Tell City man killed in crash near Troy

    EVANSTON – A Tell City man lost his life in a one-vehicle crash west of Troy Saturday.

    The Spencer County Coroner’s Office responded to a fatal vehicle accident on Indiana 66 approximately half a mile west of County Road 1290 E.

    Preliminary investigation efforts by the Spencer County Sheriff’s Department found that the vehicle had been eastbound but left the side of the road for an unknown reason before coming to a rest in a ravine.

  • Overdue: Cannelton mayor to seek lease agreement from library

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – With the prospect of the city of Cannelton taking over the former Can-Clay office building at 402 Washington St., Mayor Mary Snyder is working out a plan that could see municipal offices move into that location. While the city has not yet accepted the old Can-Clay offices and a decision on any move may be some time off, Snyder said it’s an important discussion to have since the city shares space with the public library.

  • Beyond the 4-H barn
  • Perry County bowhunter earns two national awards

    Hoosier author/archer M.R. James received special recognition at the Pope and Young Club’s 31st Biennial Convention held in Omaha, Neb., April 10-13. James, a 2003 inductee into the national Archery Hall of Fame, was presented with the Archery Hall of Fame’s Dave Staples Golden Arrow Award for his lifetime contribution to the sport of archery at a noon membership luncheon on April 12.