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Today's News

  • Dragging Main returns Saturday

    TELL CITY – Dragging Main will return to Tell City for a third year Saturday evening, with hundreds of cruisers of all ages sure to converge on Tell City’s Main Street with classic vehicles and plenty of memories.

    Activities will begin around 6 p.m. in City Hall Park with participants cruising Main, Tell and other streets in the city.

    Organizer Joe Morton, whose grassroots social-media work two years ago created the first Dragging Main, said Ralph Terry and his Cannelcade of music will entertain in City Hall Park.

  • City leaders discuss next rounds of sidewalk work

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The first phase of a new round of Safe Routes to School Grants has “pretty well been approved” and the work it will fund must begin by the spring, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said during a regular common-council meeting Aug. 12.

    “They’ve pretty well guaranteed that the first phase should start with the next school year,” she told its members.

  • Direction sought for teacher negotiations

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township School Board members were asked during a special meeting Aug. 27 to meet in executive session soon to discuss parameters to use in the corporation’s ongoing negotiations with teachers.

  • Driver flown after truck hits tree
  • Ohio River bridge inspection Friday

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation advises motorists to be aware of temporary lane restrictions Friday on Indiana 237.

    Bridge inspections will be conducted on the Cannelton-Hawesville bridge over the Ohio River. The restrictions will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time and it is estimated the inspections will be complete by 4 p.m. that day, weather permitting.

    Flaggers will be used to control traffic on the bridge and motorists should anticipate minor delays.

  • School officials adopt anti-bullying policy

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – State law requires school systems to have anti-bullying policies in place, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said at a regular school-board meeting Aug. 15 before securing approval on one drawn from the Indiana School Boards Association.

  • Developers eye large housing complex for Tell City’s 7th Street

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – If the story of Tell City’s downtown were a book, Monday would have marked the turning of a page on what could be an important new chapter.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing announced plans by an Indiana developer to construct a multimillion-dollar housing complex along Seventh Street. The four-story complex, if built, will offer 38 affordable living apartments for senior citizens and another 10 condominiums that would be offered for rent or sale privately.

  • Dale High School 1947

    Members of the Dale High School Class of 1947 gathered for a reunion Aug. 21 at the Chateau Restaurant in Mariah Hill. Pictured in the front from the left are Leoma Welsh, Helena Medcalf, Eugene Minor, Doris Hess and Winnie Emmons. Back row: Joan Trinkel, Byford Reed, Ralph Spayd, Wilda Snyder, Hilda Bertke, Mary Jane Brittingham, Roberta Jochim and Joe Wagner.

  • Social briefs, Sept. 2

    ­THE WILLIAM TELL Center will have their monthly carry in dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the center. The weekly dance will follow at 7 p.m. Crosswinds band will perform.

    TWILIGHT TOWERS offers bingo and euchre games in its dining room. Bingo games are held every Wednesday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and card games are held at 6 p.m. Thursdays and the first Monday of each month. The public is invited.

  • Hagan seeking donations for Down Syndrome Awareness walk

    PERRY COUNTY – Ashley Hagan is collecting donations for the Down Syndrome Awareness walk scheduled for Sept. 14 at Smothers Park on the riverfront in Owensboro, Ky.

    The collected donations will help fund education activities, social events and new parent outreach, hospital outreach and workshops. Donations may be dropped off at the William Tell Center, 1307 11th St., Tell City, or at the home of Ed and Dorothy Hoffman, 1239 13th St., Tell City. Donations are tax deductible.