Local News

  • Daughters of 1812 meeting

    CLARKSVILLE – Daughters of 1812, Johnathan Jennings Chapter of Harrison County met March 11, 2017, at the Golden Coral in Clarksville.

    There were 10 members, three prospective members and four guests present. Currently there are 32 members in the chapter.

    The meeting was opened by Carolyn Lynn, president of the chapter. She lead The Pledge of Allegiance, Salute to the Flag of 1812 and The American Creed.

  • Three cheers to the Perry County Storm
  • Knights of Columbus Soup preparation
  • School repairs back on schedule


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Upgrades to the heating and cooling system at William Tell Elementary will likely go on as planned this summer, as will a scaled-back version of a secured entryway.  Energy Systems Group of Evansville was selected to oversee engineering designs and project management.

    That work is contingent on ESG finishing its engineering in time to get contractors on site.

  • School seeks a ‘yes’ vote on referendum


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – A referendum question seeking a renewal of a special property tax levy approved seven years ago to help Cannelton City Schools will be on the May 2 ballot in that city only.

  • Man sought in police chase, car crash arrested

    PERRY COUNTY – Police have arrested a man who they said fled officers and crashed his car on Atlanta Road last week.

    Mark Ransom, 37, of 12291 St. Augustine St., Leopold, was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant and was charged with resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, driving while suspended, unlawful use of a police radio and reckless driving. He was released within an hour after posting a $4,105 bond.

  • Cannelton Schools eye potential Can-Clay funds


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – If the county decides to lease the Can-Clay grounds back to the manufacturer, Cannelton City Schools wants a piece of whatever finances come down the pipe. Schools Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt met with county commissioners Tuesday during the board’s regular session at the high school to plead that case.

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  • Cinema owner faces civil suits




    TELL CITY – A Perry County man whose Tell City Cinemas has faced picketing after his second arrest on sex charges is now facing two civil complaints and could soon be evicted from the business.

    William J. Lillpop and Tell City Cinemas Inc. is being sued by the city of Tell City through its revolving loan fund. Lillpop borrowed $150,000 in early 2014 to purchase digital projection equipment. Lillpop, who still owes about $135,000 on the note, is about three months behind on repaying the loan.

  • Commissioners to review insurance policies


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Eying any potential savings, the commissioners voted to open up the county’s liability and workers’ compensation insurance for bid. While the date is nearing for renewal with the existing firm, the board voted to solicit proposals since it has been many years since costs have been reviewed in a competitive nature.

    Workers’ comp coverage is set for renewal in June and liability in August.