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  • Derby residents back co-op community store

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    DERBY – If the crowd on hand for this week’s community meeting is any indication of support for a proposed cooperative-style market, a community-owned store in Derby has a bright future.

    About 100 people attending Mondays meeting were unanimously in favor of pursuing development of a store that would sell groceries, fuel and other essentials. Residents of Derby and other nearby towns filled the Smackwater Cove restaurant’s family room to hear ideas about how to return a store to the community.

  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union ribbon cutting set for Sept. 18

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Hoosier Hills Credit Union on Friday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. to mark the grand opening of the financial institution’s new branch at 923 Payne St. The building is located on Indiana 37 across from Noble’s IGA in Tell City. 

  • Tractor association fall tour
  • Kentucky woman faces prison after conviction

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A Hawesville, Ky., woman was found guilty Tuesday by a jury in a Hancock County courtroom on two counts of theft and knowingly exploiting an adult.
    Betty Hanks, 53, who for many years operated Liberty Laboratory in Tell City, now faces up to five years in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled to convene Oct. 27.

  • Accused arsonist behind bars; two officers injured

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A man who allegedly set a woman’s house on fire Sunday and fought with police officers, pulled so hard on a patrolman’s gun the officer feared it would break the holster.

    That allegation is included in a probable cause affidavit filed in the case against Roger T. Alvey. The 32-year-old faces charges of arson, attempted arson, burglary, strangulation, domestic battery, criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement, battery by bodily waste, residential entry and criminal mischief.

  • Dragging Main returning Sept. 12

    TELL CITY – Dragging Main 2015 is around the corner. This year’s evening of cruising, music and reminiscing is set for the afternoon and evening of Saturday, Sept. 12, in downtown Tell City. Dragging Main has been a hit since its inception in 2011.

    It was Joe Morton who inspired nostalgia in hundreds people that year with a Facebook invitation to again cruise Tell City, a rite of passage for generations of folks. There were two Dragging Mains in 2011 and the event has been held annually since.

  • County council eyes savings in 2016 court budget

    PERRY COUNTY – Though departmental budget sessions with the county council aren’t scheduled to take place until next month, Judge Lucy Goffinet presented her proposed 2016 spending information Thursday. During that regular session of the council, the judge explained that because of a mandatory state judicial conference scheduled to take place when the board will conduct budget reviews, she was providing hers early.

  • Argosy disaster remembered

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

  • Charges possible after school lockdown

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said he will ask prosecutors to file criminal charges against a woman who allegedly posted threatening comments on social media. Her words prompted a brief lockdown of schools Wednesday morning.

    The woman, whose name was not released by police, allegedly made references to burning schools and threatening principals.

  • Century to idle Hancock smelter

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Unless the price the company gets for its product improves in coming weeks, Century Aluminum will halt production at its Hawesville, Ky., smelter. The decision will likely force the layoffs of more than 500 people by the end of October, delivering a powerful punch to the local economy.