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  • TC police will see sizable pay raises in 2018

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City police officers will earn longevity bonuses to their base pay sooner and more often under a salary ordinance adopted Monday by the Tell City Common Council.

    The salary changes, Police Chief Derrick Lawalin said, follow summertime budget discussions on how the city can better retain skilled officers and shrink the pay gap between what the city pays its police officers and what they might earn from comparably sized communities.

  • Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour ramps up with weekend events

    PERRY COUNTY – Even with temperatures dipping into the 90s last week, and warmer days expected in the coming days, fall is here. But as the leaves just begin to show their changing hues, if you need more proof of autumn’s arrival, look to the seasonal upcoming festivities.

    There’s no shortage of things to do this autumn in Perry County. The county’s convention and visitors bureau has released details of upcoming events, including the Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour in October.

  • Lt. Gov. visits River Pointe
  • Few surprises in Perry Central’s 2018 budget

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The annual budget process for most public schools doesn’t generate a lot of excitement. Such is the case with Perry Central School Corp.’s 2018 budget projections, which Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson called basically unchanged from this year’s.

    “It’s important work and we have to go through the process but there aren’t a lot of surprises, which is usually a good thing,” she said during the formal hearing for the budget held last month.

  • Lillpop not guilty on all counts

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A jury from Crawford County deliberated less than an hour Friday evening before acquitting William Lillpop on all eight of the sex crimes he was charged with. The former owner of Tell City Cinemas had faced years in prison if convicted.

    Lillpop, 41, was charged with three counts of child molesting, one count of attempted child molesting and two counts each of rape and sexual misconduct with a minor.

  • Shooting match Sunday at St. Marks
  • LETTER: Humane Society will continue in existence

    Thanks to the response of the public, the directors of the Humane Society of Perry County have voted to continue the operation of the society. Due to retirements, except for one director, all other positions will be eligible to be filled at the November elections. Anyone interested in voting or running for office must become a member by Oct. 1.

    For more information, call Jim Carter at (812) 836-4842. Or send membership dues of $5 with name and address to P.O. Box 21, Tell City, IN 47586 with a postmark by Oct. 1.

     

  • TC band’s sizzling season continues

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Saturday, at Floyd Central, marked the highest scores For the Tell City Marching Marksmen on the young season. Finishing just over 4 points behind the pace set by division leader, Paoli, the Marksmen are feeling good about how their show, Orbis Lunar, is progressing.

    Having placed first in each of the previous two marching contests, Tell City added a third movement to the routine for the Paoli showcase.

  • Cannelton paving plans curbed

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The announcement mid-last week that several communities in Perry County, including the county itself, had been awarded sizable road-paving grants was wonderful news for many – not only as it applies to local finances but for those who travel these roads. A story in Monday’s edition of the News provides insight to how some of the money may be used.

  • Judge vows to keep control as Lillpop trial begins

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – William Lillpop’s trial on charges of child molesting, rape and sexual misconduct with a minor began Tuesday afternoon. A jury of nine men and three women heard Special Judge Jon Dartt list the charges Lillpop is facing three counts of child molesting, one count of attempted child molesting and two counts each of rape and sexual misconduct with  a minor.