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  • Drug roundup nets 200+ pounds

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – This year’s roundup of outdated or otherwise unneeded medications was another success, Ken Smith reported at a regular meeting May 22 of the board of directors for the Perry County Recycling Management District.

  • Owensboro man to serve 65 years for 2012 slaying

    By STUART CASSIDY
    Staff Writer

    SPENCER COUNTY – An Owensboro, Ky., man was ordered to serve the maximum sentence for killing a Hancock County man and dumping his body in Spencer County in 2012.

    Randall Lee Riley, 39, pleaded guilty Feb. 28 to the May 2012 murder of Brian L. Cain, 36, of Lewisport, Ky. Spencer County Judge Jon Dartt accepted the agreement June 6.

    According to investigators, Riley disposed of Cain’s body in a collapsed barn along Indiana 66 between Troy and Grandview.

  • Riding the Rails

    County Commissioners Tom Hauser, left, and Randy Kleaving chat as they take a ride Tuesday in a caboose operated by the Hoosier Southern Railroad.

    They and other local officials were invited to take a trip from Tell City to Lincoln City to review work completed along the short line in recent years.

    It included an upgrade of rail to accommodate 286,000-pound rail cars and replacement of aging bridges with modern concrete structures.

    (Click on photo to enlarge and right arrow to see more.)

  • Board bids farewell to retiring superintendent

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board hired staff members and showered fond retirement wishes on the district’s outgoing superintendent during a meeting Tuesday.

    The board extended its thanks to Lynn Blinzinger for his work over the past three years in office. Blinzinger is retiring this month  and will be succeeded by John Scioldo.

    Tuesday’s meeting was his last before his retirement is effective.

  • Council gives first nod to ATTC’s latest abatement

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council gave preliminary approval at a regular meeting May 22 to the latest in a series of tax abatements for Aisin Takaoka Tell City Manufacturing.

    Jeff Jones, accounting manager for the automotive-parts manufacturer known locally as ATTC, said the company intended to buy new differential-case production equipment worth $5.5 million to produce parts for Honda Civic and Fit vehicles. Two new employees would be needed, increasing payroll by $50,000.

  • Photos sought of Perry County veterans killed in Vietnam

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution are serving as a commemorative partner for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. One of the projects the group is working on is helping to find pictures of the soldiers whose names are on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrate

    On May 15, Big Brothers Big Sisters held an end-of-school year celebration for the 14 matches between the Tell City Junior-Senior High juniors and William Tell Elementary students. The students spent the lunch hour together, enjoying a pizza party with the Littles' guardians at William Tell Elementary. Once the guardians left, the Bigs and Littles walked to Castle Park and played the rest of the afternoon. Coordinator Sam Ramsey said Thursday's party was the first time the matches spent time together outside of the classroom.

  • Sons of the American Legion scholarship

    Perry Central High School graduate MacKenzie Binkley receives a $250 scholarship from Brent Badger, representing American Legion Post 213’s Sons of the American Legion Detachment. The presentation was made Saturday at the Legion home. With them, from the left, are MacKenzie’s sisters, Emily and Samantha Binkley, and their parents Jenny and Jerry Binkley.

  • Troy School Homecoming set for June 21

    TROY – A Troy School homecoming has been scheduled for Saturday, June 21, in the St. Pius Parish Hall, which is the former St. Pius Grade School, in Troy. The event will begin with registration at 1 p.m. The program will begin at 2.

    There will be a table for those attending to display memorabilia from their school days. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome, especially anyone who gradated from St. Pius Grade School, Troy Grade School or Troy High School.

    For more information on the reunion, contact Marietta Dauby at 843-5044.

  • Town of Troy to flush fire hydrants next week

    TROY - Troy Water Utilities will flush hydrants Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20. Customers may notice low water pressure and discolored water during this time.