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  • School repairs back on schedule

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Upgrades to the heating and cooling system at William Tell Elementary will likely go on as planned this summer, as will a scaled-back version of a secured entryway.  Energy Systems Group of Evansville was selected to oversee engineering designs and project management.

    That work is contingent on ESG finishing its engineering in time to get contractors on site.

  • School seeks a ‘yes’ vote on referendum

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A referendum question seeking a renewal of a special property tax levy approved seven years ago to help Cannelton City Schools will be on the May 2 ballot in that city only.

  • Man sought in police chase, car crash arrested

    PERRY COUNTY – Police have arrested a man who they said fled officers and crashed his car on Atlanta Road last week.

    Mark Ransom, 37, of 12291 St. Augustine St., Leopold, was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant and was charged with resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, driving while suspended, unlawful use of a police radio and reckless driving. He was released within an hour after posting a $4,105 bond.

  • Cannelton Schools eye potential Can-Clay funds

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – If the county decides to lease the Can-Clay grounds back to the manufacturer, Cannelton City Schools wants a piece of whatever finances come down the pipe. Schools Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt met with county commissioners Tuesday during the board’s regular session at the high school to plead that case.

  • Field Trip
  • Cinema owner faces civil suits

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man whose Tell City Cinemas has faced picketing after his second arrest on sex charges is now facing two civil complaints and could soon be evicted from the business.

    William J. Lillpop and Tell City Cinemas Inc. is being sued by the city of Tell City through its revolving loan fund. Lillpop borrowed $150,000 in early 2014 to purchase digital projection equipment. Lillpop, who still owes about $135,000 on the note, is about three months behind on repaying the loan.

  • Commissioners to review insurance policies

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Eying any potential savings, the commissioners voted to open up the county’s liability and workers’ compensation insurance for bid. While the date is nearing for renewal with the existing firm, the board voted to solicit proposals since it has been many years since costs have been reviewed in a competitive nature.

    Workers’ comp coverage is set for renewal in June and liability in August.

  • City to appeal annexation loss

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City will ask the Indiana Supreme Court to review an Indiana Court of Appeals decision that gave a victory to landowners opposed to the city’s annexation’s plans.

    The council voted 3-2 Monday to appeal the decision, asking the state high court to reverse last month’s decision that said property owners had obtained sufficient signatures to formally challenge the case in court.

  • A salute to emergency 911 dispatchers
  • Community Events; April 17

    CCC prayer vigil April 30

     

    TELL CITY – Community Christian Church will hold a service of prayer and praise with a candlelight vigil Sunday, April 30, at 6 p.m. The event is meant to honor the country and grieve all pain and sorrow. The public is invited.

     

    CCC to serve dinners May 6