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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.

  • Community foundation accepting grant applications

    PERRY COUNTY – Jane Efinger-Hayden, chairwoman of the grants committee of the Perry County Community Foundation, has announced that the foundation is accepting applications for grants to community organizations.

    Proposals are sought for charitable projects and activities that address needs and opportunities in the county in health, human services, arts and culture, education, community development and other areas that would improve Perry County.

  • Attorney agrees to resign law license

    TELL CITY – Former Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins has submitted the resignation of his law license to the Indiana Supreme Court, a decision that will likely end disciplinary action against the Tell City attorney.

    Collins tendered his resignation ahead of a hearing last month on allegations he made unwanted sexual advances to a former employee – and for allegedly editing a statement by a witness in the disciplinary case while Collins was running for re-election.

  • Cannelton Schools Audit: Fired superintendent helped himself to more than $200,000 in excess pay

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton City Schools audit released Tuesday paints a damning picture of the actions of former Schools Superintendent Al Chapman, who allegedly showered himself with more than $200,000 in extra pay while the school district was cutting positions and struggling to keep its lights on.

    According to the State Board of Accounts audit, Chapman will be asked to pay back more than $200,000 in money in salary and fees he paid himself. The amount includes travel allowances for which no receipts were submitted and grant-management fees.

  • Photographs can be picked up at The News

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News has many photographs on file that belong to readers and while we don’t want to throw them away, we cannot keep them forever.

    If you brought in a photo for an engagement, wedding, obituary, memorial, birthday, congratulations or club news, please come by and pick them up. 

    Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

    Ask the receptionist for your photo.