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Today's News

  • In the Name of Love
  • Board of zoning appeals to decide cell tower issue

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The months-long battle to build a new cellular communications tower along Brushy Fork Road is now in the hands of the Tell City Board of Zoning Appeals after the city’s advisory plan commission approved a site development plan at its meeting Thursday, but issued an unfavorable recommendation for a conditional-use permit.

  • Hearing on gym renovations tonight

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Interested in the fate of the old gym in Cannelton? A public hearing will convene in Cannelton City Hall at 6 p.m. this evening to allow citizens an opportunity to learn more about proposed renovations at the old city gym.

    City officials plan to apply for a planning grant through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Development.

  • Tell City students to see more e-learning days

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – E-learning has had a positive enough response from teachers, parents and students that Superintendent John Scioldo and the Troy-Township School administration are in discussions to have at least one virtual day each semester. The plan will ensure all students have the opportunity to familiarize with the system in case of inclement weather shutdowns.

  • Little to vie for Cannelton mayor

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Democrat Kent Little has thrown his hat in the ring to become Cannelton’s next mayor. Uncontested in the May primary, he will square off against Republican Ralph Terry in November.

    Incumbent Mary Snyder is not seeking re-election.

  • Perry Central hires school resource officer

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – A former conservation officer who has served most recently as an educator and campus resource officer for Vincennes University will begin work in coming weeks at Perry Central Community School District.

    Levi Clark, who lives in northern Perry County, was named Perry Central’s full-time school resource officer Monday evening by the district’s board of trustees. He will earn $55,000 per year and will work 182 days.

  • Trash collection fees to increase in Cannelton

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON –  Trash rates in Cannelton are set to go up about 10 percent in the coming weeks. Residents in Cannelton will likely see a $1.50 per month increase on trash bills. Currently, homeowners and tenants pay $16 a month for their weekly service, and after the change, bills will go up to $17.50.

    The move is reportedly a pass-through measure, as the company that accepts the city’s refuse, the Lewisport, Ky.-based Waste Corporate of America,  had increased its rates.

  • Applications open Friday for citizens police academy

    PERRY COUNTY – The application period begins Friday for a third annual citizens police academy that offers a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement.

    The 10-week program is hosted by the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Department and is sponsored by Home Mutual Insurance Co. A class of 15 to 20 people will meet each week for three hours to discuss a range of police-related issues.

  • Beard touts revitalization initiatives in council bid

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A former city school board trustee is hoping to use that experience to help guide the Cannelton City Council. Barbara Beard filed her candidacy as a Democrat for the District 3 seat.

    The spot is currently held by Ralph Dixon who is not seeking re-election.

    Unopposed in the May primary, Beard will face off against Mark Northener in November.

  • Kellems seeks District 4 seat

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Democrat Mark Kellems is seeking the Cannelton District 4 Council seat. Unopposed in the primary, he will square off against incumbent Vince Gagliardi in November.

    A lifelong Cannelton native, Kellems said his bid at office comes with a sincere drive to help move the city in the right direction.