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Today's News

  • Field Trip
  • City to appeal annexation loss

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City will ask the Indiana Supreme Court to review an Indiana Court of Appeals decision that gave a victory to landowners opposed to the city’s annexation’s plans.

    The council voted 3-2 Monday to appeal the decision, asking the state high court to reverse last month’s decision that said property owners had obtained sufficient signatures to formally challenge the case in court.

  • Cinema owner faces civil suits

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Perry County man whose Tell City Cinemas has faced picketing after his second arrest on sex charges is now facing two civil complaints and could soon be evicted from the business.

    William J. Lillpop and Tell City Cinemas Inc. is being sued by the city of Tell City through its revolving loan fund. Lillpop borrowed $150,000 in early 2014 to purchase digital projection equipment. Lillpop, who still owes about $135,000 on the note, is about three months behind on repaying the loan.

  • Cannelton Schools eye potential Can-Clay funds

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – If the county decides to lease the Can-Clay grounds back to the manufacturer, Cannelton City Schools wants a piece of whatever finances come down the pipe. Schools Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt met with county commissioners Tuesday during the board’s regular session at the high school to plead that case.

  • Commissioners to review insurance policies

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Eying any potential savings, the commissioners voted to open up the county’s liability and workers’ compensation insurance for bid. While the date is nearing for renewal with the existing firm, the board voted to solicit proposals since it has been many years since costs have been reviewed in a competitive nature.

    Workers’ comp coverage is set for renewal in June and liability in August.

  • A salute to emergency 911 dispatchers
  • TC Schools to ask for construction proposals

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – After months of preparation toward securing requests for qualifications from engineering firms to guide the school corporation through planned repairs at William Tell Elementary, it’s back to the drawing board. The Tell City School Board voted down proposals that would have allowed for hiring of a project manager to oversee construction on a new secure front entryway and HVAC upgrades, both which were hoped to begin this summer.

  • Dogwood Tour kicks off this weekend

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The 55th Annual Dogwood Tour is set for April 22-23, with events and special promotions planned at a few participating Perry County businesses several days before the official weekend. 

  • State education emphasis on full-inclusion instruction

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – Students with learning disabilities may find future installments of state assessments more difficult. And as such teachers are amending their techniques to ensure all are prepared when it comes to standards-based testing.

    According to William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble, changes in special education laws will require all students to take tests based on their current grade level, regardless of actual capabilities.

  • Sale of Troy refinery site nears

    By Don Steen

    Staff Writer