Local News

  • Airport authority to construct new hangar


    Staff Writer


    ST. MARKS – A recently announced project to add a T-hangar to the Perry County Municipal Airport will allow for increased air traffic. The soon-to-begin project will model an existing hangar and allow for the storage of an additional 8 planes.

    The county council, at their Sept. 30 session, approved an appropriation of $400,000 from the airport authority’s budget to fund the construction.

  • Dennison named Lincoln Hills executive director

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. board president Clayton N. Jefford announced this week that Randy Dennison has been hired to succeed the community action agency’s executive director and chief executive officer, Larry K. Kleeman. 

    A months-long effort by a candidate search committee, comprised of board members, staff, and community members, culminated in Dennison’s unanimous selection at a special meeting of the board Sept. 21. 

  • Saturday schedule packed for Cannelton Heritage Festival

    The community of Cannelton will celebrate its annual fall Heritage Festival Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street in the city’s historic downtown. There will be plenty to do and see.

  • Commissioners back economic development projects led by PCDC


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Resolutions determining economic-development projects throughout Perry County are in line with county goals got an affirmative nod Monday from county commissioners. The move was the latest in a series needed to ensure the projects coordinated with tax-increment-financing dollars are spent in accordance with the county’s comprehensive development plan.

  • Mayor picks Lawalin for police chief




    TELL CITY – It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Derrick Lawalin. The Tell City Police Department Patrolman was honored with a lifesaving award, took part in a celebration of the years of work of  his canine partner and was promoted to detective.

    But the biggest news came this week. Lawalin was named the city’s next chief of police and will succeed Greg Hendershot when he retires Nov. 2.

  • Lawalin named Tell City Police Chief

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing announced Tuesday afternoon she had named Derrick Lawalin the next chief of police for Tell City. He will take office Nov. 2 and will follow Greg Hendershot, who is retiring.

    Lawalin has been a patrolman for the city since 2003 and served for many years as a canine officer. 

    His canine partner, Jago, retired this fall.

    Lawalin was appointed detective last month after Lt. Alan Malone was named county sheriff.

  • Birdseye man killed in crash

    KITTERMAN CORNER – A Birdseye man died after crashing his motorcycle on Interstate 64 Tuesday evening.

    According to dispatch reports, sheriff’s deputies and rescue squad members were notified just after 8:30 p.m. that the operator of a motorcycle had crashed at the 71 mile-maker. A Fed-Ex driver witnessed the accident and dialed 911.

    The operator of the motorcycle, Brentley A. Workman, 27, was found in the median. He was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he died later that night.

  • Council adopts budget; no raises for employees


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – County Council President Steve Goodson offered a thanks to fellow council members for a smooth process during two days of budget negotiations that took place earlier this month. 

    “Everybody did a great job. It was a major cut … It did turn out like we hoped … but we were not able to give raises,” he said during the council’s Sept. 30 session.

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  • Century will keep 2 smelter lines open

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Job losses at Century Aluminum may not be as steep as originally thought. The company announced last week it would keep two potlines at the Hancock County smelter open, reducing plant wide production but avoiding a complete shutdown of operations. 

    Century expects to continue to operate the smelter at approximately 40 percent of capacity with the two potlines after Oct. 24. Century previously said it intended to curtain all production by that date.