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Today's News

  • Lasher, Brumfield head Tell City’s Class of 2017

    TELL CITY – The 101 members of the Tell City High School 2017 graduating class will gather to earn diplomas Friday during a 7 p.m. ceremony.

    Included among the processions of Pomp and Circumstance will be addresses from Valedictorian Shane Lasher and Salutatorian Blaze Brumfield.

    A Lilly Endowment Scholarship winner, Lasher will sue his valedictory send-off to highlight the importance of appreciating the failures that inherently accompany strives for success.

  • Perry Central’s Class of 2017 to receive diplomas Sunday

    LEOPOLD – Ninety-eight Perry Central High School seniors will receive their diplomas during a 2 p.m. commencement ceremony Sunday in the high school auditorium.

    The Commodore band will perform “Pomp and Circumstance” and Tylar Williams will sing the national anthem. Hannah Hubert, student council president, and Trey Novak will welcome fellow graduates, faculty, family and friends.

  • Spencer County inching closer to sale of Troy refinery

    By: Don Steen

    TROY – The former United Energy refinery site near Troy is not yet for sale, but Spencer County officials are working hard to change that. After years of clean-up work and legal wrangling, the county is tantalizingly close to making the property available to potential developers. One last hang-up still needs to be resolved before they reach that bridge, however.

  • Hospital to lay off employees

    TELL CITY – Declining reimbursements and a shift to outpatient care has prompted Perry County Memorial Hospital to lay off seven employees. The hospital said the reductions in force, announced Thursday, were in response to declining healthcare reimbursements, increasing operating costs and a shift in patient treatment from inpatient care to outpatient and ambulatory care.

  • Cannelton schools’ bond refunding advances

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools is two steps closer to refunding bonds, helping create a ready cash flow for the school system.

    The process of refunding these bonds began in 2015, but is just nearing closure as officials were awaiting lower interest rates, attorney Dave Umpleby told the members. “It’s a pretty reasonable time,” he said.

  • Footing a stronghold on social markets

    With every rung of success that its clients achieve, so too rises the fortunes of the Two Ladders Consultant marketing company, say the young leaders of the company. That’s evidenced by a distinct venture intellect that finds common ground in two brothers, four friends in their 20s and a soon-to-graduate high schooler who pair conventional means of advertising with innovative tech channels to reach target audiences.

  • TC to flush hydrants

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, May 23. Crews will begin work on Fourth Street by the floodwall and will work eastward. Residents should be alert for discolored water and low pressure when flushing is taking place in their areas.

  • Farmers market changing days in 2017

    TELL CITY – Participants in the Perry County Farmers Market have voted to change the market days.

    Dates for 2017 will be 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays.

    Markets will continue to be held at the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. in Tell City.

    The first day for the 2017 market will be Saturday, June 3

    The market should remain open into October depending on the growing season.

  • Heave-ho
  • Diplomas ready for Cannelton H.S. graduates

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Junior-Senior High School will hold the graduation ceremony for its Class of 2017 Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. in the Cannelton Community Center. The public is invited.

    Representing the top of the class of 10 students graduating are valedictorian Ashley Troutman and salutatorian Nicole Harris.