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  • $350 million expansion planned at Aleris

    LEWISPORT, Ky. – An area employer announced Wednesday it will invest $350 million to upgrade its aluminum rolling mill as it works to meet growing demand for the metal in new automobiles and trucks.  

    Aleris announced Wednesday that it will upgrade capabilities at its aluminum rolling mill in Lewisport, Ky. Company officials said the investment will allow Aleris to take advantage of growth in North American automotive demand as the industry pursues broader aluminum use for the production of lighter, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

  • Cooperative’s efforts help correctional facility achieve top ranking in energy-efficiency standards

    BRANCHVILLE – With assistance from Southern Indiana Power and Hoosier Energy, the Branchville Correctional Facility has elevated its energy-efficiency ranking from one of the least energy efficient correctional facilities in the nation to one of the best.

    A long list of initiatives was completed this year, incorporating numerous upgrades in lighting and different types of power to improve overall efficiency in the 32-year-old facility that houses about 1,500 men.

  • No plans to close Ohio River bridge


    CANNELTON –  Rumors that the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge might close soon for maintenance or painting are unfounded. That was the word this week from a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation.

    The News received several calls in the past couple of weeks over speculation that the bridge would close for several weeks or months in 2015.

  • Council trims $300k+ from projected 2015 budget

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The task the county council faced when they gathered Wednesday for the first of a planned two days of budget cutting wasn’t as tough this year as it was last year.

    They had to cut only about one-third of a million dollars from projected 2015 spending to align it with expected revenues. Last year they had to remove a half-million-dollar mountain of money from hopes expressed by different departments.

  • Cannelton to give up drug-sniffing police dog

    Managing Editor

    Editor's note: This story was published in the News' Sept. 15, 2014 edition. When posted to this site, it appeared under another story's headline.

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s board of public works, then the common council, voted at regular meetings Monday to give up the city’s police dog.

  • Port traffic slows in late summer

    Managing Editor

    Editor's note: This story appeared in the News' Sept. 15 print edition. While its headline was posted on this site, it appeared over another story.

    TELL CITY – A slower-than-expected startup after a July 4 shutdown and “clumping” of cars on Class 1 rail lines contributed to a lower-than-planned number of rail cars moving through the Port of Tell City in July, according to Kevin Teague.

  • Town of Troy plans trash pickup for Oct. 23-24

    TROY – The fall cleanup for the Town of Troy residents will take place Thursday and Friday, Oct. 23 and 24. All items must be at curbside by 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.

    The regular trash route will be followed and there will be no back-tracking to pick items up.

    No computers, TVs, carpet, tires or items with Freon will be accepted. Paint cans must be drained. There will be no pick up on vacant lots.

    A $10 charge for each large item must be paid at the utility office prior to pickup and the receipt must be attached to the item to be picked up.

  • Halloween campout planned at Indian-Celina

    TELL CITY – A Halloween campout is planned for Saturday, Oct. 4, at Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area campground in the Hoosier National Forest.

    Guests are invited to decorate their campsites for a chance to win a prize.

    Kids can trick or treat at participating campsites beginning around 6 p.m. Day passes are also available for those who would like to participate but are not camping overnight.

    For more information, call (812) 843-4880.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters open house Tuesday

    TELL CITY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley, serving Perry and Spencer counties, will host an open house from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the new BBBS office inside Old National Bank, 529 Main Street in Tell City.

    Those planning to attend may RSVP by sending email to mrsweatherholt@yahoo.com.

    The community is invited to stop by the new office for a tour, enjoy some light snacks and learn more about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

  • Cannelton Heritage Festival set for Oct. 11

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival is just a few weeks away.

    Historic St. Michael Catholic Church, in conjunction with the festival Saturday, Oct. 11, will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The parish looks forward to sharing the beautiful 155-year-old church with friends, neighbors and visitors.