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  • 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.

  • Leopold celebrates 175 years
  • Tell City seeking applicants for patrol officers

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – While there are no full-time vacancies within the city’s police department, Chief Derrick Lawalin wants to be prepared when the time comes to fill any open positions for patrol officers.

    He obtained approval from the city’s board of public works and safety to begin a hiring process this fall. The department is accepting resumes and officers will begin their review of applications later in the year.

  • Fire damages home in Cannelton
  • Cannelton Schools enrollment steady

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A graduation clock outside the offices of Cannelton High School gives precedence to the overall mission of those entrusted with educating the children who attend the city’s schools. The emphasis isn’t always about what the state says makes well-rounded students, but it’s an individual principle, one that balances modern academics to basic workplace skills.