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Today's News

  • Supply Depot
  • Helping hands from afar
  • Safe Swimming: city says JFK Pool water clean

    TELL CITY – There’s little reason for alarm at JFK municipal swimming pool. That was the word last week from city officials who said water samples have tested clear all season.

    “The water, right now, is better than it has been in years,” Mayor Jim Adams assures the public. “I’m very pleased with the (sampling) numbers. We’ve taken great pains to ensure the pool was in top shape before it opened.”

  • Wet weather delays TC street dept. efforts

    TELL CITY – “Mother Nature has put us behind, and we’re doing all we can,” commented street commissioner Jeff Everly at the Tell City Public Works and Safety meeting last Monday.

    Mayor Jim Adams wanted to send a message to the public that if anyone has a problem for the street department, they can call in, but said they should be aware “it may take time to respond.” He explained he understands the street department is currently understaffed, which, besides weather, also decreases response time.

  • Cost estimates sought for waterline replacements

    TELL CITY – Recent water mainline breaks on Main Street have prompted the Tell City water department to plan a replacement of the water line across two blocks.

    The department is working on proposals for equipment and materials for the entire line on the 1500 and 1600 blocks.

  • Efforts ongoing to improve pollinator habitat at Cannelton Locks and Dam

    CANNELTON – Personnel at Cannelton Locks and Dam have been working toward improving habitat for monarch butterflies, honey bees and other pollinators for the past several years. To enhance current efforts, the project staff planted 50 common milkweed plugs within an existing native wildflower area. These milkweed plugs were donated by Pollinator Partnership, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and the ecosystem, through conservation, education and research.

  • Chamber business awards dinner Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced nominations for the 2019 Awards Dinner.

    Candidates are: Large Business –Regency Properties and Glenn’s Cleaning Service; Medium Business – Ettensohn & Co. LLC; Small Business – Walsh Plumbing; Entrepreneur of the Year – Derby Market and Budd Terry and Associates; Applause (nonprofit) – United Way and Ivy Tech Tell City Career and Technology Center.

  • Lt. Gov., other state officials visit Branchville Correctional

    BRANCHVILLE – Warden Kathy Alvey and Branchville Correctional Facility welcomed Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, State Sen. Erin Houchin, State Rep. Stephen Bartels and members of the Indiana Executive Offices on July 12.

    The group was treated to a late lunch and a brief history of the facility by Alvey, before going on a tour of the facility grounds, building and residential dorms.

  • The price of progress

    You might’ve noticed you’re paying a bit more at the pump than you did in June.

    That’s because state taxes on gasoline went up half a cent July 1 and diesel fuel, a penny per gallon. Overall, the Indiana gas tax rose to 30 cents per gallon just.

    A 2017 tax hike, along with global market forces, has contributed to a 68 cent increase in the cost of gasoline in two years. Recently, the average price in Indiana for a gallon of regular gas was $2.486, GasBuddy reported. In 2017, it was $2.169 a gallon.

  • Gordmans partners with No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger

    HOUSTON – Across America, 13 million kids live with hunger, and 22 million rely on free or reduced-priced school lunches. Gordmans, part of the Stage family of stores, is partnering with

    No Kid Hungry to ensure children have access to the nutrition they need through meal programs in their schools and communities.