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  • Cannelton anticipates minor general fund cuts in 2016

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The 2016 Cannelton general-fund budget will be largely unchanged from this year, with some slight decreases in several departmental line items. According to city Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth, the reductions, which largely affected appropriations used to pay temporary employees, were achieved because of money available in other accounts could be used to cover such costs.

  • Town of Troy conducts utility-rate studies, considers increase

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – During an Aug. 12 regular meeting of the Troy Town Council, Ted Sommer of the London Witte Group was present to discuss water and sewer rate studies his company recently conducted for the town.

  • Chestnut will leave sheriff’s post for development role

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut will trade his gun and badge for a Main Street office this fall after announcing Monday he had accepted a position with the Perry County Development Corp. Instead of chasing criminals, Chestnut will help Perry Countians pursue the training they need to fill jobs in the community.

    Chestnut, 40, said he will formally resign as sheriff  in coming days and work with the successor county Democrats will choose to run the department and detention center. 

  • Remembering lives lost on the Argosy
  • Century Aluminum says it will close Hawesville smelter

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Century Aluminum gave notice today that it plans to shutter its Hawesville, Ky., smelter in the coming weeks, eliminating the jobs of more than 550 employees and delivering a major hit to the local economy.

  • Chestnut to resign as county sheriff

    TELL CITY – Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut will resign his elected office after accepting a position with the Perry County Development Corp.

    Serving his second term in office, Chestnut announced his decision Monday afternoon.

  • Motorcycle crash in Tell City injuries two

    TELL CITY – A husband and wife were seriously injured Sunday when their motorcycle crashed on Indiana 66 in Tell City.

    Michael Litherland, 57, and his wife, Carla, 51, were flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Information on their conditions was not immediately available Monday morning. 

  • City dispatching center recovering from lightning strike

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Police Department is slowly recovering from a July 20 lightning strike that damaged dispatching and other equipment in the station’s communications center.

    While dispatchers were able to use backup systems to restore basic communication systems, allowing them to reach police officers, firefighters and paramedics, after the evening storm, the radio console system damaged by the lightning strike was beyond repair.

  • SIRS honors memory of Ralph, Rose Reed with building dedication

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    TELL CITY – Ralph and Rose Reed believed everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. Over the course of nearly 50 years, they led by example, supporting the mission of Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, an organization committed to ensuring full opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

    On Thursday, at one of the largest ribbon-cuttings in recent Tell City history, SIRS rededicated its Tell City operations center at 1012 31st St. as the Reed Building.

  • Cannelton board to refinance school debt

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    CANNELTON – It was a meeting focused on  financials for Cannelton City Schools as the school board Thursday heard a proposal to refinance a bond issue. The board also reviewed and approved several documents needed for the upcoming year’s budget.