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Today's News

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  • Does Troy have a cat problem?

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – While stray dogs may have drawn more attention from the town council in recent years, feral cats also pose a problem, those concerned with animal rights said Wednesday during the council’s November meeting. 

    Chris Van Note, now the president of the Perry County Humane Society, said there are resources to help get unwanted cats spayed or neutered. She said the society has more than 200 members, many of whom are willing to help transport animals to get them sterilized.

  • TC Schools’ teacher negotiations conclude, 2018 contracts approved

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Negotiations toward teacher contract renewals at Tell City Schools are complete for 2018, Superintendent John Scioldo made that announcement Tuesday during the school board’s regular session.

    The new agreement provides modest wage increases for teachers who will earn $36,000 on the lower pay scale and $64,500 on the highest end.

  • Aleris rolls out new $400 million automotive-sheet mill

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEWISPORT – All was quiet in the plant, but there was an ebullient undertone, as top level Aleris officials, customers, suppliers and workers gathered at the company’s Lewisport facility to celebrate the opening of the new aluminum automotive body sheet production facility.

  • Offices closed Thursday, Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many Perry County offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

    City offices in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy will be closed both days. In Tell City, trash pickup will proceed on a normal schedule Monday and Tuesday with crews collecting both Wednesday’s and Thursday’s routes on Wednesday. Perry County offices, including the courthouse and annex buildings, will be closed both days. 

  • U of E to Hold 40th anniversary commemoration of 1977 Plane Crash

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville will hold a 40th anniversary commemoration of the 1977 plane crash on wednesday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Memorial Plaza on the UE campus.

    The Air Indiana Flight 216 crashed at 7:22 p.m. on the evening of December 13, 1977, carrying the University of Evansville basketball team along with coaches, administrators, and fans. Those gathered will observe a moment of silence at that time during the candlelight vigil.

  • Catholic Charities launches Adoption Awareness Campaign

    TELL CITY – November is Adoption Awareness Month and Catholic Charities is launching an awareness campaign to bring awareness to the option of adoption.

    The goal is to educate the community about adoption and the process, to remove negative stigma and myths associated with adoption and bring a more open and positive attitude of understanding to those considering placing their unborn child. The goal is to make adoption a positive option in the community.

  • Tell City Jr.-Sr. High Students of the month
  • New State Rep. Bartels sworn in

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep.-elect Steve Bartels (R-Eckerty) took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 74.

    Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Slaughter administered the oath in the House Chamber of the Statehouse during a formal swearing-in ceremony.

  • Multi-county drug investigation nabs TC man on distribution charges

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was among 14 arrested in a multi-city drug distribution ring. Derricus Gilbert, 34, was taken into custody Thursday morning.

    Involving numerous agencies, the case, which began in October 2016,  was headed by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, the United States Marshal Service, and the Evansville Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force, with assistance from the Tell City, Owensboro Police Department and Henderson police departments and the Kentucky State Police.