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Today's News

  • May 29 meeting to share parks data

    TELL CITY – The public will have a first chance to view results of a 2017 parks survey that will help guide development for at least the next five years.

    The review will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Tell City Depot. Results of the 2017 Community Parks Survey will be review.

    As the News has reported, the  survey of parks throughout the county done by the Perry County Community Development Corp. was designed to help the county parks board complete its five-year master plan, with the help of Purdue University.

  • Will Cannelton go it alone on sewers?

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Leaders in Cannelton are preparing for major infrastructure repairs throughout the city.

    The council, during its regular session Monday, entered into a contract with Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission for administration of a sizable grant which will be used to upgrade stormwater sewers. Last month the city learned it had been awarded $519,000 through Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ Community Block Development Grant program.

  • Diplomas ready for Cannelton seniors

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Graduating students will have traditional caps and gowns with tassels at the ready on Saturday, May 10. Commencement ceremonies at the Cannelton Community Center, 100 S. Fourth St., for the senior class of 2018 will get underway at 10 a.m.

    Representing the top of their graduating class are valedictorian Ethan Michael Melton and co-salutatorians Tehya Mae Daugherty and Lily Marie Masterson.

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  • What in the world? Learning with sensational science

    TELL CITY – Science can be further understood outside the classroom, commented Purdue Extension 4-H youth development educator Cathy Boerste, during this week’s Science Sensation program attended by area middle schoolers.

    Inviting students to the 4-H fair grounds for classes on science allows the students and teachers to witness and gain first-hand experience with applied science. Perry County’s seventh-grade, and some eighth-grade students, participated in the lessons.

  • State reverses course; no bobcat hunting season

    INDIANAPOLIS – There won’t be a hunting or trapping season for bobcats … at least for now.

    The Indiana Natural Resources Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw a rule proposal that would have authorized a bobcat hunting and trapping season, and another proposal that would have required nuisance wild animal control permit holders to euthanize raccoons, opossums and coyotes.

    Proposed changes to other rules that involved the possession or sale of bobcats were also withdrawn from the DNR’s biennial wildlife rules package.

  • TC schools to offer biomed course

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Broadening the reach of science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiatives, Tell City Junior-Senior High will offer a course in biomedical studies when classes resume this fall. With an already successful health occupations curriculum, the biomed offering is expected to help expand the participating students’ understanding of illnesses and preventive measures.

  • Tell City trash fee to climb by 75 cents

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Residents of Tell City will begin paying 75 cents more each month for trash services this summer after a vote Monday by the Tell City Common Council. Households and businesses currently pay a flat rate of $5.50 each month for trash and recycling and purchase $1 tags that have to be affixed to bags set out for curbside pickup. The new monthly rate will be $6.25

  • Referendum to be on Cannelton ballot in fall

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Residents in the city of Cannelton will decide a referendum on the upcoming fall ballot. Alva Sibbitt, Cannelton City Schools superintendent, reported that on April 29, Perry County Clerk Amanda Morgan certified the signatures of 87 petitions delivered to her office on March 29.

  • Crowning achievements in pageant winner’s success

    TELL CITY – Miss Schweizer Fest pre-teen 2017 winner Graci Senn has developed a love for and competitive drive to exhibit her skills in local and upcoming national pageants. The outgoing and energetic 12-year-old from Tell City has already generated an impressive run of crowning achievements at pageantry contests.