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Today's News

  • Tracking the Scent

    Over 400 dogs competed in the 56th Annual UKC Licensed  American Redbone Days, hosted by the Perry County Coon Club, filling the grounds and surrounding woods with their deep, resonating baying.

    The three-day event brought in people from dozens of states, to show their dogs, run field trials and swap stories.

  • County moving forward with Can-Clay redevelopment plans, starting with pipe sales

    TELL CITY – Big changes are in store for the now shuttered Can-Clay site in Cannelton. The property is in the hands of the county redevelopment commission, the agency now in charge of getting the land back on the tax rolls.

    Comprising more than 30 acres, the company announced its closure in April. That came nearly two years after Can-Clay was stripped of its land for failing to pay property taxes.

    The county now has a large project ahead of it. Much of the inventory at the factory is still there and a wide-scale cleanup of the grounds is needed.

  • Water main, line relocation on city’s radar

    By MARK EISENLOHR

    Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department is moving ahead on several projects, including a water main replacement on Main Street north of Payne St. and a water line relocation under Windy Creek.

    Water Utility Superintendent Dale Poole told the Tell City Water Board Monday night that he’s in the process of gathering proposals for the water main replacement on Main St. from the intersection of 37 north for two blocks.

  • Dragging Main Saturday

    TELL CITY – The popular Dragging Main series has added an additional event this year when the Summer Bash Tractor Cruise-in and Retro Cruise get underway Saturday, June 22.

    Events get underway at 9 a.m. with the Tractor Cruise-In at City Hall Park. Area vintage and working tractors will be on display. Anyone is invited to show at the Cruise-In.

    Participants are asked to park in the grassy lots on Seventh St. and use Mozart Street to cross Main St. to City Hall.

  • Troy board chipping away at town issues

    TROY – A place for people to dump their tree limbs was an issue brought up at the Troy town council meeting last week. The council discussed tree limb services for town residents. The council will begin to look for a place or places for citizens to dump their limbs to be taken and chipped by the new chipper. More information will be forthcoming.

    In addition, the trash department will be moving chipping day to the second Monday of every month, which is a non-recycling day.

  • City’s spring cleanup rules need some sprucing

    By MARK EISENLOHR

    Editor

    TELL CITY – The annual Tell City spring clean-up may get a little clean up of it's own following this year's event.

    While all areas in the city were serviced, additional trash this year pushed cleanup crews behind and stretched their resources.

  • TC Schools shift casualty insurance to statewide funding trust

    TELL CITY – Tell City Schools is set to save several thousand dollars in its upcoming property/liability insurance contract. The school district is, however, shifting away from its contractual partnership with German American Bank in favor of Educational Service Centers Risk Funding Trust.

    Under a three-year commitment, the annual premium is set at $106,420.

  • Groups requesting Riverview Energy information intensify efforts

    DALE – The Dubois County Democratic Party and Hoosiers for Justice announced June 12 that they filed five complaints against two state legislators and three state agencies with the Public Counselor’s Office in Indianapolis. The complainants allege that there has been a failure or refusal to cooperate and produce public records relating to a proposed coal-to-diesel plant to be built in Dale.

  • Fight for redemption sets an unyielding friendship

    TELL CITY – “Just to be transparent, I went to prison for four years,” acknowledges Rameil Pitamber, a 23-year-old Indianapolis man who is striving everyday to become a better person. Aiding in that journey is Avon Police Officer Brian Nugent, who actually investigated the armed robbery that landed the then 17-year-old Pitamber behind bars in 2013.

  • Troy’s water filtration plant underway

    TROY – A water system project is underway east of Troy on Indiana 66 for a treatment plant that will filter out unwanted minerals.

    Midwestern Engineers consultant John Wetzel addressed the Troy council on Wednesday to give an update to the project. “While it doesn’t look like much is happening right now, a lot of the underground work is completed,” said Wetzel.