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Today's News

  • Call center to close, 200 jobs likely lost

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Startek call center at 211 U.S. Highway 66 E. in Tell City will close its doors this summer, taking more than 200 jobs with it, company officials announced this week. A federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act  notice of the planned job loss was submitted to the state Monday.

  • Citizens police academy begins

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    While they won’t carry a firearm or climb behind the wheels of police cruisers, 20 people enrolled in a new citizens police academy will get a big dose of first-hand knowledge about police work, as well as the duties of dispatchers and jailers.

  • Weekend power switch set for Troy

    TROY – Having finalized plans with Indiana Municipal Power Agency, Troy Utilities Superintendent Bernard “Pudder” Linne said the switchover from Hoosier Energy will officially take place Sunday, April 30.

    The switchover will include an outage across all of Troy, for businesses and residences. It will take place in the morning, between 8 and 11 a.m., according to Linne. The outage is expected to last about an hour and a half, but could be as long as three hours if crews face unforeseen circumstances.

  • Lillpop faces rape charges; held without bond

    TELL CITY – Already facing multiple charges of having illegal sexual contact with minors, William Lillpop was arrested last week in Kentucky on new charges of rape and sexual misconduct.

    Lillpop, owner of Tell City Cinemas, had been free on bond but was ordered held without bond. He was first held in the Hardin County, Ky., Detention Center but was booked into the Perry County Detention Center on Monday.

    He was formally charged last week with two counts each of rape and sexual misconduct with a minor. 

  • Hoosier National Forest recognizes volunteers’ accomplishments

    TELL CITY – April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week. The Hoosier National Forest would like to take the opportunity afforded by this week to recognize and thank the volunteers who use their time and talents to make the Hoosier National Forest a better place. The commitment volunteers have to the forest demonstrates how much they care about their community and the world around them, Hoosier National Forest officials said.

  • Knights of Columbus Soup preparation
  • School seeks a ‘yes’ vote on referendum

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – A referendum question seeking a renewal of a special property tax levy approved seven years ago to help Cannelton City Schools will be on the May 2 ballot in that city only.

  • School repairs back on schedule

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Upgrades to the heating and cooling system at William Tell Elementary will likely go on as planned this summer, as will a scaled-back version of a secured entryway.  Energy Systems Group of Evansville was selected to oversee engineering designs and project management.

    That work is contingent on ESG finishing its engineering in time to get contractors on site.

  • Three cheers to the Perry County Storm
  • Perry County Special Olympics to return for 50th year May 6

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey/Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host its 50th annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. on May 6 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, Special Olympics Perry County, County Coordinator. “Please come out and meet some of our outstanding areas Special Olympians!”