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  • Century to terminate power contract with Big Rivers

    By RALPH DICKERSON

    Hancock (County, Ky.) Clarion

    HAWESVILLE – Century Aluminum Co., owner of the aluminum smelter outside of Hawesville, announced early Monday morning it had notified Big Rivers Electric Cooperative that it intends to terminate its power contract with the utility. 

    Century gave Big Rivers the legally required 12-month notice that it planned to shut down the plant.

  • Author presents anti-bullying messages

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    TELL CITY – A child who is being bullied can feel broken down, all alone and hopeless.

    Those feelings can become so strong that suicide becomes an option.

    Author and comedian Brad Tassell told fourth-graders at William Tell Elementary School last Thursday about some things they can do to prevent that alternative from becoming attractive to them or others around them. Titled “Bullying Fun,” his noon presentation was one of four at the school geared to different age groups.

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  • Murder suspect found in county

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    GRANDVIEW – The body of a man found June 1 in a Spencer County barn finally has a name. So does his alleged killer. 

    Police arrested 37-year-old Randall Lee Riley of Owensboro, Ky., last Thursday and charged him with murder in the shooting death of Brian L. Cain. Spencer County Sheriff’s Department Detective Chris King said Cain, who lived in Lewisport, Ky., has been positively matched with the remains of a male discovered June 1. 

  • Ex-Cannelton superintendent accused of raiding school funds

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton City Schools audit released last week paints a damning picture of the actions of former Schools Superintendent Marion “Al” Chapman, who allegedly showered himself with more than $200,000 in extra pay while the school district was cutting positions and struggling to pay its everyday bills 

  • Hit-and-run crash kills Boonville man

    KITTERMAN CORNER – A hit-and-run crash on Interstate 64 in Perry County Wednesday evening killed a Boonville man. According to state police, the Tell City Dispatch Center received a call at 7:51 p.m. reporting a crash at the 73.5-mile marker.

  • Grief support a priceless service

    Grieving is a process that everyone goes through at some point in their life. Betty and Jeff Jones experienced the tragic loss of their daughter, Jennifer, Jan. 16, 2003, just 12 days before her 21st birthday. A car accident took her life and the Jones’ lives have never been the same.

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  • Mary Busam, former News reporter, will be missed

    In 34 years at The News I have worked with many reporters, editors and publishers. Some have stayed a few years and some less than six months. There have been only two that I worked with more than 15 years, and one of them died recently.

    Mary Busam was with the News when I came here in 1978 and she stayed until retiring in 1994.

    Having worked near her that long – for a while our desks faced each other with no wall and virtually no space between them — I have a lot of memories of her.

  • Ryan knows spending has to be reined in

    Like him or not, the choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate will sharpen the presidential debate about the role of government and the need to control runaway federal spending.

    As a congressman and head of the House of Representatives Budget Committee, Ryan knows our nation cannot continue digging itself and its future generations into more debt. Tough decisions lie ahead and Ryan as a vice presidential candidate will sharpen the fiscal differences between President Obama and Romney.