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Today's News

  • Farmers market offers midsummer bonanza of fresh fruits, veggies
  • Airing on the side of caution:

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – General Electric and its environmental research agency, Arcadis Design, have begun installing air mitigation systems to alleviate ground contamination in homes near the former factory. Work on those systems in homes along the 1400 Block of 13th Street started on Monday by Radon Environmental of Indianapolis. The company was expected to complete two homes that day and continue efforts throughout the week on at least three others.

  • Career development retreat planned for TC educators

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The calendar hasn’t even officially changed over to summer yet, but the Tell City School Board is preparing for the upcoming school year. At the front of this off session, staff are preparing for a skills-building retreat June 25-26 in Bloomington.

    Funding for the trip will come from the school district’s Rural Schools grant.

  • Annual River Sweep Saturday

    TELL CITY – The annual Ohio River Sweep begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Park in Tell City. Cleanup efforts along the river bank will continue until noon. In past years there has been enough debris to keep all volunteers busy for the full three hours. “The more people we get, the more we get cleaned up,” Perry County Recycling Management District Director Ken Smith commented.

    Volunteers are encouraged to sign-up ahead of time, though sign-up isn’t a requirement, and anyone can show up to help on the day. Groups are welcome as well.

  • Cheers to the Rome Courthouse

    Despite the heat and afternoon rain, Rome’s beer, wine and music fest was a hit Saturday.

    Part of a year-long celebration of the town courthouse’s bicentennial, the day included food, music, craft beer and locally made wine. Proceeds will support courthouse maintenance.

  • New garden club forms at Twilight Towers

    Gardening is a hobby everyone can enjoy, including seniors. Planting a garden and seeing it grow is rewarding within itself, but the activity of gardening also has many other benefits.

    Raised bed gardens allow residents to come together and do something they enjoy. This not only allows seniors to reap the health benefits of gardening, but also gives them the opportunity to make new friendships and stay connected to those around them.

  • Meal Plan

    PERRY COUNTY – Despite the summer vacation, the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and Cannelton City Schools are keeping their cafeterias running with the Summer Food Service Program. So far Tell City School has been receiving a good turn-out, serving approximately 150 people daily for lunch in Tell City.

  • ‘Main Street’ designation sought in Cannelton

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton and the historic preservation group, Renew Cannelton, are moving forward with an application to become a state recognized Indiana Main Street community. The designation would help the city and individual owners of historic properties qualify for funding to help revitalize the old structures in Cannelton.

  • School cuts costs, purchases buses

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

  • Walking among the tombstones

     

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer