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  • Seven valedictorians on Perry Central stage

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – Diplomas for 89 graduates of Perry Central High School will be stacked in neat rows on the stage Sunday as the school holds its commencement exercises.

    The ceremony in the high school gymnasium will begin at 2 p.m. Student council representative John Bashor will welcome fellow graduates, faculty, administrators, family and friends.

  • Contamination found in General Electric soil tests

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The long-vacant General Electric factory along the 1400 Block of 13th Street of Tell City could be the source of groundwater contamination. According to the company, the compound trichloroethylene has been discovered in soil samples taken from the grounds and adjacent areas. While the compound is present in soils reaching several feet underground, researchers say the city’s drinking water, supplied by a deep-well aquifer, much deeper than the actual water table, has not been impacted.

  • Gulf War sacrifice comes full circle

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    Little mementos can sometimes make the biggest impact. That’s especially true for Jane Varner of Cannelton. The memories are all she has of her son, Mark Miller, and that’s why she cherishes his now-returned 1988 class ring.

  • TCHS to graduate 88 Friday

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Among the accolades of “Pomp and Circumstance,” Tell City High School Seniors in the Class of 2018 will cross the podium and earn diplomas this Friday. Commencement ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. in Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. 

    Twelve years in the making, in all, 88 seniors will graduate into futures unknown. Some will head off to college this fall, while others will delve straight into the workforce, and some will serve in one of the military branches.

  • City Hall approves school resource officer

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Troy Township Schools, working with the Tell City Police Department, will be bringing in a school resource officer starting this fall when school resumes. The move will add a continuous police presence at the schools going forward.

    Tell City Chief of Police Derrick Lawalin cited an increase in school violence around the nation, with 22 mass shootings have been reported in just this first part of the year.

  • Veterans groups plan weekend services

    PERRY COUNTY –  On Monday, May 28, the nation will observe Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

  • Big Rome festival Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The small community of Rome plans a big showcase of its history, heritage and civic spirit Saturday as the first beer, wine and music festival takes place from noon to 10 p.m.

    The day will include live music, beer and wine tasting and food.

    Musical acts will include the Gibson Family, Ralph Terry and his Cannelcade of Music and the regional band Insulated Music.

  • City seeking proposals for Seventh Street property

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Requests for proposals seeking development ideas for city-owned property along Seventh Street in Tell City are being mailed to nearly 20 developers this month. The city hopes one of the proposals will be chosen, providing a blueprint for future housing in the city’s center.

  • Illinois recycler eyes Troy site

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – A Danville, Ill.-based company hopes to locate a recycling business in the Troy Industrial Park, bringing with it new jobs and increased utility revenue for the town’s electric utility.

  • Agreement reached on power provider for hospital

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department has paid Southern Indiana Power $500,000 for the permanent right to provide power to Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The agreement, which was negotiated before the Tell City Common Council voted May 7 to end its efforts to annex more than 1,700 acres, comes after the city utility constructed infrastructure to serve the hospital, which was built and opened during the period of time that annexation was being disputed in court.