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Today's News

  • Ride with Pride partnership begins in TC

    A program promoting life skills and making positive choices is underway at Tell City-Troy Township Schools through a partnership with the Tell City Police Department and School Resource Officer Phillip Flamion.  

  • Cell tower issue will require another meeting

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor           

     

    TELL CITY – A Florida company’s request to erect a cellular phone tower off of Brushy Fork Road will go to a third consecutive plan commission meeting next month after members Thursday tied in two votes over the project’s development plan and a zoning request for a conditional use.

  • Berger to seek TC clerk’s office

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A long-time fixture in the county auditor’s office is throwing her hat in the ring to become the next clerk-treasurer of Tell City. Democratic contender Connie Berger filed last week for election to the city position.

    Current incumbent Clerk-Treasurer Jenny Richter told the News Friday that she is not planning to seek re-election. A Democrat, she has held the office since 2007.

  • Cannelton receives Main Street designation

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton’s designation as a state recognized Main Street organization was announced by Christmas Hudgens, rural affairs manager of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, during a special presentation with Renew Cannelton Inc. Thursday. 

  • Library salaries increasing for 2019

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Officer elections were the opening focus at the board meeting for the Perry County Public Library last Wednesday.

    Board president Sarah Miller carried over her title for 2019 with a unanimous decision from her fellow board members. Vice president changed to Jayne Land, with Regina Parker as new treasurer and new secretary, Colleen Smith.

  • Goodson to seek mayor’s office

    TELL CITY – Lifelong Perry County resident and county councilman Steve Goodson made it official Wednesday. He will seek the Democratic nomination for the office of Tell City mayor in 2019. Goodson filed paperwork in the county clerk’s office declaring his candidacy.

    Goodson is self-employed as a flooring technician and is in his sixth term as a county councilman. He currently serves as an at-large council member.

  • Fatal house fire began near space heater

    TELL CITY – The deadliest fire in recent Tell City history likely began near a space heater that was in use that night in the home’s first-floor living room, state investigators determined. Several other electrical appliances were in the area but no specific origin of the blaze has been determined. The fire was ruled as accidental.

  • In split vote, school board raises its compensation for 2019

    TELL CITY – Board members with the Tell City School Corp. will see a bit higher compensation for 2019.

    In the group’s first session after the new year, and with two new members, a round-table discussion on annual pay, resulted in a vote for $1,500 per elected representative.

  • Tell City department heads reappointed

    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams will retain the leaders of Tell City’s departments and utilities for 2019 as he begins the final year of his first term in office. Adams announced the annual appointments during Monday’s meeting of the city council and board of public works and safety. It was the two groups’ first meetings of the year.

  • Alvey Cleaners closes its doors

    TELL CITY – A hand-written notice on the front door of Alvey Cleaners at 606 Main St. alerted customers that the business had closed. Those needing to pick up items are being asked to call (812) 619-6262. In operation since 1932, the dry-clean laundry business had most recently been owned by Paul and Elaine Seibert.