Local News

  • Three area state troopers honored

    JASPER – Three state-police troopers from the Jasper District were honored recently at an awards ceremony at the Indiana Government Center.

    Master Trooper Thomas Campbell, Trooper Robert Lambert and Trooper Jeremy Galloway were presented awards for their service to the State of Indiana.

  • Port traffic slows in late summer

    Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s board of public works, then the common council, voted at regular meetings Monday to give up the city’s police dog.

    Then-Sgt. Lee Hall was to undergo dog-handler training, the News reported in November 2010 after the drug dog, Erik, was introduced at similar meetings. At meetings earlier in the year, then-Chief Eric Dickenson explained training and other costs would be paid through a $9,883 grant from the Perry County Substance Abuse Committee.

  • Parks board to take over EMS building

    Sports Editor
    TELL CITY – Last fall the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department set getting a storage building for its equipment as its top priority. Wednesday that goal became a reality, and it won’t cost the department any money.

    The current Emergency Medical Services building next to the hospital will be turned over to the Parks Board when the new Perry County Memorial Hospital opens and EMS moves to that site.

  • Derby Association to build community center

    Sports Editor
    TELL CITY – The Derby Community Association’s plans to build a community center moved forward Wednesday as the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board agreed to donate about an acre of Derby’s Mulzer Park to the association for the project.

    Any legal fees involved in the transfer is all the Derby Community Association will have to pay for the property.

  • Draggin’ Main

    Draggin’ Main returned to Tell City Sept. 6 with a cruise-in that drew hundreds of people to the city’s downtown. There was music in City Hall Park, classic autos spanning the automotive age and fun for all.

  • William Tell kicks off school year with bullying prevention program

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School kicked off its Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Friday, Aug. 22, with a day of presentations and activities aimed at bullying prevention awareness and friendship building.

    Anti-bullying expert, speaker and author Jim Jordan of Report Bullying.com, a Canada-based organization offering programs and assemblies throughout the U.S. and Canada, gave two presentations, one for students in kindergarten through second grade and another program for students in third through six grades.

  • Brescia plans awareness activities for National Suicide Prevention Week

    OWENSBORO - Brescia University has planned activities for National Suicide Prevention Week.

    A press release announcing the events states, "Stigma about mental health and receiving help keeps far too many people away from the resources that could assist them."

    Brescia officials stated mental health is just as important as physical health.

    While many students go to the gym, watch their weight and eat healthy, the vast majority does not always pay the same attention to their mental health.

  • Perry Central educators selected for competitive technology program

    TELL CITY - Kris and Stephanie Walsh, educators at Perry Central Community School Corp., were two of 24 For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge teachers and mentors nationwide who attended the Air Force Recruiting Service's third-annual FIRST Leadership Program Aug. 3 through 6 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • VFW and ladies's auxiliary to sponsor Patriot's Pen essay-writing contest

    TELL CITY - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and its ladies auxiliary announce this year's Patriot's Pen Essay-Writing Contest.

    This year's topic is "Why I Appreciate America's Veterans."

    Students in sixth through eighth grades are eligible for the contest. Home-schooled students are encouraged to enter as well.

    Sponsors say the contest gives students an opportunity to write essays giving their views on democracy.

  • Voice of Democracy contest opens, VFW accepts audio essays

    TELL CITY - The theme for this year's Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is "Why Veterans Are Important to Our Nation's History and Future."

    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school, or home study program in the United States. Foreign-exchange students, students 20 years old or older and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible.