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  • Cinema owner faces civil suits




    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


    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




    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


  • Sale of Troy refinery site nears

    By Don Steen

    Staff Writer


  • TC Schools to ask for construction proposals


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – After months of preparation toward securing requests for qualifications from engineering firms to guide the school corporation through planned repairs at William Tell Elementary, it’s back to the drawing board. The Tell City School Board voted down proposals that would have allowed for hiring of a project manager to oversee construction on a new secure front entryway and HVAC upgrades, both which were hoped to begin this summer.

  • Derby Association takes possession of Mulzer Park

    TELL CITY – The Derby Community Association is now the official owner of that community’s Mulzer Park.

    Brad Franzman, president of the Perry County Parks and Recreation’s board of directors, announced at Wednesday’s meeting that the park formerly owned by the county parks department was deeded to the DCA March 22. DCA President Mike Simon accepted the deed.

    One of the stipulations with the deed was that if the DCA were ever unable to maintain the park, ownership of it would revert to the county parks department.

  • Dogwood Tour kicks off this weekend


    PERRY COUNTY – The 55th Annual Dogwood Tour is set for April 22-23, with events and special promotions planned at a few participating Perry County businesses several days before the official weekend.