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Today's News

  • Chestnut will leave sheriff’s post for development role

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut will trade his gun and badge for a Main Street office this fall after announcing Monday he had accepted a position with the Perry County Development Corp. Instead of chasing criminals, Chestnut will help Perry Countians pursue the training they need to fill jobs in the community.

    Chestnut, 40, said he will formally resign as sheriff  in coming days and work with the successor county Democrats will choose to run the department and detention center. 

  • Century to idle Hancock smelter

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Unless the price the company gets for its product improves in coming weeks, Century Aluminum will halt production at its Hawesville, Ky., smelter. The decision will likely force the layoffs of more than 500 people by the end of October, delivering a powerful punch to the local economy. 

  • Town of Troy conducts utility-rate studies, considers increase

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – During an Aug. 12 regular meeting of the Troy Town Council, Ted Sommer of the London Witte Group was present to discuss water and sewer rate studies his company recently conducted for the town.

  • Cannelton anticipates minor general fund cuts in 2016

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The 2016 Cannelton general-fund budget will be largely unchanged from this year, with some slight decreases in several departmental line items. According to city Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth, the reductions, which largely affected appropriations used to pay temporary employees, were achieved because of money available in other accounts could be used to cover such costs.

  • Remembering lives lost on the Argosy
  • Chestnut to resign as county sheriff

    TELL CITY – Perry County Sheriff Lee Chestnut will resign his elected office after accepting a position with the Perry County Development Corp.

    Serving his second term in office, Chestnut announced his decision Monday afternoon.

  • SIRS honors memory of Ralph, Rose Reed with building dedication

    By VINCE LUECKE

     

    TELL CITY – Ralph and Rose Reed believed everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. Over the course of nearly 50 years, they led by example, supporting the mission of Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, an organization committed to ensuring full opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.

    On Thursday, at one of the largest ribbon-cuttings in recent Tell City history, SIRS rededicated its Tell City operations center at 1012 31st St. as the Reed Building.

  • Motorcycle crash in Tell City injuries two

    TELL CITY – A husband and wife were seriously injured Sunday when their motorcycle crashed on Indiana 66 in Tell City.

    Michael Litherland, 57, and his wife, Carla, 51, were flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. Information on their conditions was not immediately available Monday morning. 

  • Smooth start to new year for Tell City schools

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    TELL CITY – With students returning back to class, “what an incredible start to the school year,” William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble hailed during an Aug. 11 session of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. The toughest part of the return, she said, was dismissal.

    Noble said the theme of the opening week was transportation because “we’ve got to get the kids home safely.”

  • Cannelton board to refinance school debt

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

    CANNELTON – It was a meeting focused on  financials for Cannelton City Schools as the school board Thursday heard a proposal to refinance a bond issue. The board also reviewed and approved several documents needed for the upcoming year’s budget.