Local News

  • Stepping Stones Preschool accepting students for 2014-15

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the lower level of St. Augustine Catholic Church Parish Hall, is now accepting registrations for the 2014-15 school year.

    The preschool seeks to provide a positive educational experience for 3- and 4-year-old children to prepare them for elementary school.

    Stepping Stones uses a thematic-unit and project-type approach to learning that allows children to explore their interests and develop creativity by providing practical, hands-on experiences.

  • Autopsy finds man died of natural causes

    PERRY COUNTY – A man found dead on Forest Service property June 21 died of natural causes, Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister said.

    Rick Howell, 56, was found by searchers who had been dispatched earlier in the day. Baumeister said Howell had been missing since the previous day.

    An autopsy determined he died of natural causes.

  • Firefighters respond to grill fire at Julie’s

    TELL CITY – A June 21 fire caused minor damage at Julie’s Tell Street Café. Firefighters were called at 4:28 p.m. and Fire Chief Greg Linne said the blaze was contained to a grill in the kitchen. According to an ad in today’s issue, the restaurant is closed for the coming week due to remodeling.

  • Cannelton council OKs relief-well pact

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Common Council approved during a regular meeting June 9 a contract with Cole Engineering Solutions of Cold Spring, Ky., for $63,000 worth of work on the city’s relief wells.

  • Firefighters fight dryer blaze

    TELL CITY – A fire Thursday evening filled a 12th Street home with smoke but was extinguished quickly by the Tell City Fire Department.

    A resident at 927 12th St., called 911 at 5:56 p.m. Firefighters were on the scene about half an hour. 

    Fire Chief Greg Linne said the fire was contained to the appliance.

  • Photos sought of Perry County veterans killed in Vietnam

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution are serving as a commemorative partner for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

    One of the projects the group is working on is helping to find pictures of the soldiers whose names are listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

    A “Wall of Faces” has been set up by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial fund. Presently 882 veterans from the state of Indiana have pictures for the “Wall of Faces” but 648 veterans do not.

  • Scam artists still trying to cheat, steal


    TELL CITY – Just when he thinks he’s seen every possible type of scam attempt, Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone says something new crops up.  

    “It’s a constant effort, whether by phone or mail or text message, to get someone else’s money,” he said.

  • Court dismisses school-board members from civil suit against Chapman

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – An order filed June 3 in Perry Circuit Court made it official: the individual members of the Cannelton School Board have been dismissed from a civil lawsuit related to misuse of funds by former Schools Superintendent Al Chapman.

    Current Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr. announced the dismissal at a regular school-board meeting June 19.

  • ‘American Pickers’ stars coming this way


    PERRY COUNTY – The television show, “American Pickers” is coming to town and producers want to talk to people with large collections who might want to receive a visit from the show’s bargain-hunting stars.

    Thomas Giglio contacted the News Thursday and said producers will film an upcoming episode in the area and hope to get the word out in hopes of making contact with collectors.

  • County issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

    The Perry County News

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has joined a growing number of states attaining marriage equality following a decision Wednesday by Federal District Judge Richard Young. He ruled that defining a marriage as between one man and one woman violates the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

    The ruling involved lawsuits from several couples who joined the state in requesting a summary judgment on the case.