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  • 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.

  • Gagliardi seeks new term on council

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Incumbent first-term District 4 Councilman Vince Gagliardi will seek a second term. Filing last week as a Republican, he is unopposed in the May primary but will see a challenge in November from Democratic hopeful Mark Kellems.

    In seeking the seat, Gagliardi said he’s proud to have worked with other council members toward improving storm and wastewater systems. He also cites their collective efforts to oversee a number of facets within city government.

  • Northener hopeful for Cannelton Council seat

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Political newcomer Mark Northener will vie for a position on the Cannelton Council. He filed his candidacy last week for the District 3 seat as a Republican.

    The seat is currently held by Ralph Dixon, who, as of Friday’s filing deadline, had not submitted paperwork for re-election.

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  • Lincoln Day marks 95th ceremony

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    LINCOLN CITY – Though hampered by steady rain and cold weather, the 95th annual Lincoln Day Ceremony still drew a sizable crowd to the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Sunday afternoon. The traditional pilgrimage to the pioneer cemetery marking the resting place of Nancy Hanks Lincoln had to be canceled due to the waterlogged state of the trails, but a small wreath presentation was still held inside the Abraham Lincoln Hall where the rest of the event took place.