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  • The Bix Fix
  • Century to invest $116M in smelter

    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin announced last week that Century Aluminum Co. will invest $116.5 million for improvements at its operation in Hawesville that will create over 250 full-time jobs.

  • Cannelton infrastructure gets grant boost

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton was awarded $519,600 last week through Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ Community Block Development Grant program. The money will help fund stormwater system improvements throughout the city.

    The soon-to-begin project will address drainage in three areas throughout the city that regularly flood. New drainage tiles will be installed and collapsed drainage tiles will be replaced.

  • Partners in Pride awards return next month

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council and Mayor Jim Adams will continue to recognize residents and businesses this summer with Partners in Pride Awards.

  • President signs Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump has signed into law the Kennedy-King National Commemorative Site Act of 2018 (H.R.4851), legislation led by Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in the Senate, and Reps. André Carson (D-Ind.-07) and Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.-05) in the House.

    The News advocated for the designation in a recent editorial.

  • Visitors bureau lays out plans for autumn arts fest

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau plans to host an arts festival this fall, adding a new angle on Tell City’s  Dragging Main.

    Plans are still taking shape for the Sept. 8 event but Betty Cash approached the city’s board of public works and safety Monday with a preliminary schedule.

  • Statewide teacher shortage won’t be solved quickly or easily

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY– Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick addressed tough issues on teacher pay and state funding of schools during a luncheon Monday sponsored by the chambers of commerce in Perry and Spencer counties.

    For several years, Indiana school districts have faced challenges in teacher recruitment and retention and statewide studies anticipate fewer people will enter the teaching profession in the years ahead while demand continues to grow.

  • Commissioners review starting pay policies for workers

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Diverting slightly from employee policies, the county commissioners voted Monday to allow county treasurer Judy Pund to fully pay a new deputy in her office. Actually, the deputy had put more than 15 years with the county, is “very qualified,” according to the treasurer, and stepped away from the courthouse on good terms.

  • Templin a write-in candidate for sheriff

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A Tell City man has filed as a write-in candidate for county sheriff.

    David Templin, 31, of 429 12th St., filed this week. His name will not appear on either May or November’s ballot but voters in November’s general election who choose to do so, can enter his name for sheriff.

    Templin filed as an independent candidate with no particular party affiliation. He described himself as holding conservative values.

  • Doolittle Mills 2017 cemetery report

    DOOLITTLE MILLS – The 2017 Doolittle Mills Cemetery fund report has been released for 2017.

    People contributing to the cemetery fund during 2017 were: Roger and Sherry Ball, $100; Roy and Shirley Mitchell, $50; the McKim Family, $150; Norma Thompson, $200; Frances Wells, $75; Lee and Nova Sturgeon, $100; Les and Mary Kauffman, $100; Norma Sturgeon, $50; Russell Johnson, $50; Margie Underhill family, $50; Terry Wright, $150; Estil and Wanda Hensley, $50; Loren and Lucille Goldman, $60; and Dink and Rainey Brown, $20.