Local News

  • Restaurant owner ready for next step in life’s journey

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – After 13 years of providing good food for life’s journey, as her Main Street Tell City sign touts, Vivien Pereira is ready to travel herself. The proprietor of Vivien’s Place on Tell City’s Main Street, Vivien marked her final day Dec. 12 with an appreciation dinner that drew dozens of customers.

    The meal was bittersweet for many, who will miss the small woman with a big smile and arms built for hugging.

  • Cannelton leadership changes for 2011

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A shuffling of members was announced at the outset of a regular Cannelton Common Council meeting Dec. 13.

    The city’s Democratic party leaders held a caucus, Mayor Smokey Graves said, and opted to assign Bruce Myers to the council’s at-large position. Adam Goffinet was shifted from it to the District 2 chair formerly held by Louis “Snooks” Scarboro, who resigned in October.

  • Jail search nets knives, cell phones, tobacco

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – A shakedown of the Perry County Jail turned up a dangerous mix of contraband Tuesday, including a filet and pocket knives, cell phones and loose tobacco.

    Chief Deputy Lee Chestnut, who will take office as sheriff Jan.1, said he wants to take steps to reduce the chances of banned items coming into the jail, especially those that could pose a danger to jail staff and other offenders.

  • Couple takes Joy to Oakwood

    Dr. Eric and Sara Kleeman talk with each other and Oakwood Health Campus resident Cecil Pekinpaugh during a visit Thursday afternoon.

  • Century Aluminum to restart idled line

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Century Aluminum has announced that it will restart an idled potline at its Hawesville aluminum smelter, creating up to 100 new jobs.

    The company said the process of restarting the line will be completed in the first three months of 2011. The line was idled in March 2009 after a sharp drop in aluminum prices caused by the national economic recession.

  • School officials eye drug-testing program

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A moment of silence was observed at the opening of a Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting Tuesday in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Barry  Jarvis and his family. He was killed Nov. 29 in Afghanistan and buried Dec. 9 in the Deer Creek Church Cemetery.

  • New Hoosier National Forest maps available

    BEDFORD – Updated Hoosier National Forest visitor maps have arrived and are now on sale at the Bedford and Tell City offices.

    These new half-inch to one mile maps have updated ownership and forest recreation sites.

    They are also printed on plasticized water-resistant paper so they are more durable.

  • Festival of Lights Saturday

    SANTA CLAUS – The neighbors of Christmas Lake Village in Santa Claus will celebrate the 26th annual Festival of Lights from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

    The public is invited to celebrate Christmas at the festival. Admission is free but cash or canned-food donations for local charitable organizations will be accepted. There will be more than eight tour miles, thousands of lights and decorations, animated displays and a live nativity.

  • Santa visits annual Sweets and Treats event

    The Perry County Junior Women hosted the annual Sweets, Treats and Santa holiday event Dec. 4, at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Perfect for Christmas: The Frances Brune Christmas Fruitcake

    1 1/2 cups butter or shortening
    2 cups sugar
    6 eggs
    4 cups flour
    1 cup pecans, chopped
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 cup molasses
    1 pound currants
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 pound apricots, dried, sliced
    1 teaspoon nutmeg
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 teaspoon cloves
    Brandy or wine
    1/2 pound dates, chopped
    1 cup almonds or English walnuts, chopped
    1/2 cup cold black coffee
    1 pound dark raisins
    1 pound mixed fruit
    1 pound pears, dried, sliced