Local News

  • Daughters of 1812 discuss Boston, American flag

    CORYDON – The Jonathan Jennings Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812 met at Corydon on June 4, with president Donna Mason presiding.

  • Sullivan man dies of heart attack in Derby

    DERBY – A Sullivan man found dead in Derby June 8 died of natural causes. Robert T. Allen, 60, suffered a massive heart  attack, County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said.

    A 911 call was placed from Derby at 12:48 p.m. reporting a man had passed out in restrooms near Mulzer Park and the new community center. Baumeister said Allen was an employee of the state health department.

    The coroner’s office also investigated a death Saturday night at the Ramada in Tell City.

    That death was due to a pulmonary embolism.

  • Growing fresh: Farmers market a sell-out event


    Staff Writer



    TELL CITY – Often shaded from the afternoon sun by canopies, vendors at the farmers market at The Depot in Tell City typically do pretty well for themselves. Crowds of shoppers generally swoop in quick to gobble up the array of fresh produce available from local growers, and the other handcrafted items also seem to be a hit.

  • Perry County Bicentennial torchbearers announced





    PERRY COUNTY – Twenty-six people will carry Indiana’s Bicentennial Torch as it makes its way across Perry County Sept. 9.

    Betty Linne, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, released the list of torchbearers Friday. They were nominated as part of a statewide process to select Hoosiers who will carry the torch across the state leading up to its arrival in Indianapolis Oct. 15.

  • Victims allege unwanted sexual advances, verbal abuse by TC Cinema owner




    TELL CITY – The owner of Tell Cinema is accused in court documents of touching teenage employees and barraging them with unwanted sexual advances and derogatory comments.  

    William J.  Lillpop, 39, was arrested June 17 on two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and two separate counts of battery. He is free on bond and faces an early July  hearing.

  • United in a yarn of tradition


    Staff Writer


    Rolls of yet-to-be-used yarn fill a table in a gathering room at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City. Stacks of handmade scarves and hats of all different colors are mingled in. A perusal of a nearby closet reveals hundreds more similar finished knitting projects.

  • Oakwood Health Campus hosts dog show
  • White cushaw squash goes from ‘few to brew’


    Staff Writer



    The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial has undertaken a unique, botanical project aimed at resurrecting the white cushaw cultivated by the Lincoln family upon their arrival in Indiana 200 years ago.

  • Derby River Fest
  • Cannelton man booked for sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY – A Tell City business owner was arrested last week on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor.

    On June 17, patrol officers with the Tell City Police Department arrested 39-year- old William J. Lillpop of 527 Saint Louis Ave., Cannelton.  Lillpop was charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, both level 5 felonies.