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Today's News

  • Scheduling of city’s spring cleanup, Cannelcades set

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s street commissioner announced this year’s city-wide “spring clean-up” the week when the street department collects items not allowed in regular weekly trash pickups, will be April 7-11.

    The rules regarding what can be left out for collection will remain the same this year, David Marsh said during regular meetings of the city’s board of public works and council March 10.

  • Tell City annexation and situational politics

    JACK JOYCE
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    What we have here is “situational politics,” a belief that the end justifies the means. For two or perhaps three decades, Tell City politicians have discussed the imperative of annexation but the dominant political party has never gained the political courage to actually vote for an annexation ordinance.

    There is basically one reason. The local rural electrification cooperative, currently known as Southern Indiana Power.

  • 4-H to serve dinner, auction donated items April 5 at fairgrounds

    TELL CITY – 4-H has a long, rich history in Perry County. For the past 100 years, 4-H youth have been learning life skills. In its beginning, 4-H’ers learned basic techniques of everyday life. Sewing, gardening, canning and all aspects of farm life were the main projects offered.

    Today, those basic life skills are still taught, but the projects offered are much broader. Members can now also choose projects such as aerospace, crafts, scrapbooking, genealogy and photography. Currently, Perry County 4-H has 314 members working on 1,138 projects.

  • St. Joseph’s Table set for March 30

    TELL CITY – Catholic Charities will host its third annual St. Joseph’s Table Sunday, March 30, at the St. Paul parish hall at 824 Jefferson Street in Tell City.

    The St. Joseph’s Table is held around the feast day of St. Joseph and is a celebration of the family. This year’s St. Joseph’s Table will include a buffet consisting of turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans, cranberry salad, dessert and a drink.

  • Senator’s staff to listen to preserve, veterans’ stories

    TELL CITY – U.S. Sen Joe Donnelly, who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced last week that his staff will host a Veterans History Project event Wednesday, March 26, at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Area veterans are encouraged to attend in order to have their stories recorded.

    The Veterans History Project is an effort by the Library of Congress to preserve the historic experiences of those who served in the military by recording their personal narratives.

  • A sea of Commodore green

    Although it may have looked like an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Friday’s pep rally at Perry Central was for the Commodores basketball team, not Monday’s holiday. Players, parents and other family members were joined by hundreds from the community ahead of Saturday’s regional game in Huntingburg. Players, including Austin LeClere, address the crowd.

  • Troy leaders encourage residents to attend hearing

    By TRINA SEVERSON
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The town of Troy will hold a public hearing ahead of submitting an application for a stormwater improvement grant.

    The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, before a 6 p.m. council meeting at the Town Hall.

    Council members encourage Troy residents to attend the hearing and voice their support and concerns regarding sinkholes and stormwater issues in Troy. “The more people here, the better,” said Council President Gary Palmer.

  • New water tower in Tell City’s future

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City will have to construct  a new elevated water tower in the near future, regardless of how its leaders vote next month on annexation.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing talked about the community’s need for a tower during Monday’s water-board meeting.

    “It’s not a matter of if we need a water tower or don’t need a water tower,” she said. “We need a water tower.”

  • Trash pickup in Troy delayed by one day this week

    TROY - The town of Troy has announced that trash pickup this week will be delayed by one day. Trash will be picked up today instead of the regular Wednesday pickup.

    For more information, contact Troy Utilities at 547-7501.

  • Severe-weather drills set for Thursday statewide

    PERRY COUNTY - This week has been designated Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana. The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education, American Red Cross, amateur radio operators and media across the state, will conduct a statewide test of communication systems Thursday, March 20. Two tests are planned, between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 and 6:45 p.m.

    If severe weather threatens during those times, the drill will be conducted the following day.