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Local News

  • Noble’s expands produce section

    TELL CITY – Noble’s IGA recently expanded its produce section and now offers a larger variety of items.

  • Weekend food backpacks serve kids at risk of hunger

    Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Louann Oberhausen, chairwoman of a weekend backpack program serving local students.
    PERRY COUNTY – A recent news article reported that nearly one in four children lives in poverty. Even mild undernutrition experienced by young children may lead to reductions in physical growth and affect brain development.
    A local Weekend Food Back Pack Program helps fill the gaps for children who rely on free lunches during the school week.

  • Shubael Little Pioneer Village hosts candlelight tour

    Supporters of the Shubael Little Pioneer Village gathered Dec. 17 for a candlelight tour of the village. Traditional refreshments were served in each of the cabins as an Old-time Santa and strolling carolers regaled visitors.

    The event serves as a thank-you to members of the Friends of the Village group. To join the group, or to learn more about how it helps support the mission of the village, write to 7590 E. State Road 66, Cannelton or call Chuck Poehlein at 719-1401.

  • Police plan beefed-up New Year’s enforcement

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana law enforcement agencies are working to keep motorists safe this holiday season as police step up impaired driving patrols on Hoosier roadways this week.
    Members of Indiana’s 35 DUI Task Forces will conduct high-visibility enforcement activities such as saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints across the state through New Year’s Day.

  • 2011: A look at some of the year’s headlines - First of a two-part series

    School board fires superintendent in Cannelton: One of the year’s top issues – the suspension and firing of Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman – was initiated in November and concluded three days before Christmas.

  • Car flips near Millstone

    Four occupants of a car that overturned Wednesday night on Indiana 66 near Millstone escaped serious injury, police said. The names of the driver and occupants weren’t available Friday but the driver apparently lost control while traveling south. The car left the east side of the road and overturned, crumpling its top. Two people were briefly trapped inside. Perry County Emergency Medical Services transported two people. No other details were available.

  • Officer of the year

    Shawn Perryman, right, was honored Dec. 7 as reserve patrolman of the year. Patrolman Roger Smith, commander of the city’s reserve force, said Perryman is active in activities such as sporting events that reserves provide security for, as well as community events such as Schweizer Fest.

  • Boosting God’s Army

    Webb Wheels customer-service representative Danielle Corley, left, and shipping-and-traffic specialist Karmen Peter present a check Thursday to Salvation Army representative Randy Roccia.

  • Local homebuilder nominated for international award

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County contracting firm Simon and Harris has been nominated for an international award presented by ICF Building Magazine. The Derby home Simon & Harris built for Wayne and Diana Graves is one of three finalists for residential projects constructed with insulating concrete forms.

  • Outgoing council members honored in Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    TELL CITY – It was an evening of farewells and year-end business for the city’s board of public works last Monday. Council and works board members John Little and Dr. Dianne Rudolph cast votes at what were their last meetings and were thanked by the city’s mayor and department heads.