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Today's News

  • Crossroad of Caution
  • Armory remodel relying on EDIT funds

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – It was far from a war room discussion, but plans to finance renovations at the former National Guard armory in Tell City received some much-needed support from the county commissioners. The board unanimously voted Tuesday to earmark up to $110,000 from the county’s economic-development income-tax fund for the project.

  • Moose picnic opens today

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual summer picnic kicks off today (Thursday) with three days of rides, games, food and a big fireworks show set for  Saturday night.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners Thursday, Friday and Saturday with help from Ladies of the Moose. Serving will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Meals will be ready Saturday around 11 a.m. and serving will continue until supplies are exhausted that evening.

  • Cannelton man booked for sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY – A Tell City business owner was arrested last week on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor.

    On June 17, patrol officers with the Tell City Police Department arrested 39-year- old William J. Lillpop of 527 Saint Louis Ave., Cannelton.  Lillpop was charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, both level 5 felonies. 

  • Highway department seeks state grant

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A recent disbursement of $413,000 into the county highway department’s accounts for road repairs could be doubled. Highway Superintendent Steve Howell, who is in the process of evaluating road conditions in order to apply for a state grant, said that grant application is nearly ready to be submitted.

  • Derby River Fest
  • Leadership team expands at Perry Central

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central students will see several familiar faces in new and expanded roles this fall after the school district’s board voted last Monday to fill the last of several openings in leadership roles created by retirements or promotions.

    Teacher Jennifer Mitchell was appointed by the board to the position of elementary assistant principal, a position whose duties have been filled in recent years by several people.

  • One-to-one with youth technology

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When students in Tell City schools arrive back to classrooms in August, it will be with a wealth of technology at their fingertips. In a move months in the making

    The Tell City-Troy Township School Board authorized financing that will allow them purchase new laptops.

    In a competitive round of bidding from local lending institutions, the board selected a 1.74-percent interest rate offered by Hoosier Hills Credit Union.

  • FOP to lead Camp with a Cop efforts

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Members of Perry County’s Fraternal Order of Police are the new directors of an annual summer camp that delivers three days of self-esteem and leadership skills while presenting law enforcement in a positive light. 

    The July 19-22 Camp with a Cop held near Derby will be the 10th year for the event, which was developed by the Cannelton Police Department. For many years, it has been named after the city’s late police chief, Kenny Kellems.

  • Troy faces issue with dust from industry parking lot

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The gravel parking lot at KK Integrated Logistics, a company that recently moved operations into Troy along Indiana 545 has residents living close by worried about the dust getting kicked up from it and into the air.

    Robert Thiery, who lives across the highway from the company said he isn’t so much worried about the outside of his car and house being covered in particulate matter as he is the inside of his lungs.