Local News

  • 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.

  • Marksmen Power
  • 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. 

  • City’s police chief to retire




    TELL CITY – Throughout his nearly 29 years as a police officer, Greg Hendershot always looked forward to coming to work, as a patrolman, detective, assistant chief and for the past seven years as chief of police.

    “I climbed out of bed every day looking forward to my job. That’s probably why I stuck with it as long as I did,” Hendershot said Thursday.

    He is sticking with his job for another month.

  • A new sheriff in town
  • GREAT donation
  • Marching Marksmen’s on-field production evolving


    Staff Writer


    EVANSVILLE – The Tell City Marching Marksmen finished fifth at a contest Saturday at Evansville North. The band was 10.25 points off the pace set by Mater Dei.

    After a very strong showing the previous week, Tell City faced what band director Natasha Edmondson considered very tough competition, as “most of the bands in our group are the same bands we will be up against at Regional contest.” 

  • Police seize synthetic drug; four arrested




    TELL CITY – The seizure of more than 2 pounds of bath salts landed four people in hot water last week. Four people, two from Tell City and two from Spencer County, face charges of dealing or possessing a synthetic drug.