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  • Electric board meeting Monday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department Board of Directors will meet a day earlier than normal next week due to scheduling conflicts. The board will meet at 6 p.m. Mo y, Nov. 20, in the electric department building at 601 Main St.

    On the agenda is an update from Monday’s city council special meeting during which the council voted to approve a rate increase. See Page 1A for a story on it. A closed executive session meeting is also planned.

  • U of E to Hold 40th anniversary commemoration of 1977 Plane Crash

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville will hold a 40th anniversary commemoration of the 1977 plane crash on wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Memorial Plaza on the UE campus.

    The Air Indiana Flight 216 crashed at 7:22 p.m. on the evening of December 13, 1977, carrying the University of Evansville basketball team along with coaches, administrators, and fans. Those gathered will observe a moment of silence at that time during the candlelight vigil.

  • Offices closed Thursday, Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many Perry County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    City offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy will be closed both days. In Tell City, trash pickup will proceed on a normal schedule Monday and Tuesday with crews collecting both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s routes on Wednesday. Perry County offices, including the courthouse and annex buildings, will be closed both days. 

  • Aleris rolls out new $400 million automotive-sheet mill

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEWISPORT – All was quiet in the plant, but there was an ebullient undertone, as top level Aleris officials, customers, suppliers and workers gathered at the company’s Lewisport facility to celebrate the opening of the new aluminum automotive body sheet production facility.

  • TC Schools’ teacher negotiations conclude, 2018 contracts approved

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Negotiations toward teacher contract renewals at Tell City Schools are complete for 2018, Superintendent John Scioldo made that announcement Tuesday during the school board’s regular session.

    The new agreement provides modest wage increases for teachers who will earn $36,000 on the lower pay scale and $64,500 on the highest end.

  • Soup’s on!
  • Does Troy have a cat problem?

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – While stray dogs may have drawn more attention from the town council in recent years, feral cats also pose a problem, those concerned with animal rights said Wednesday during the council’s November meeting. 

    Chris Van Note, now the president of the Perry County Humane Society, said there are resources to help get unwanted cats spayed or neutered. She said the society has more than 200 members, many of whom are willing to help transport animals to get them sterilized.

  • Turkey time
  • A guild of evening appeal

    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Drama Club and Culinary Arts Program are teaming up to present a dinner theater on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Dinner will consist of salad, bread, lasagna and dessert.

  • Cannelton Council questions costs, benefits of PCDC

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Recoupling a partnership between the City of Cannelton and the Perry County Development Corp. is in discussion but is far from a done deal. While such a move is being spearheaded by Mayor Mary Snyder, members of the city council have expressed strident hesitation at joining the economic group.