Local News

  • Parades to ring in holiday season

    PERRY COUNTY  – Santa Claus has Friday and Sunday circled on his calendar as he prepares to serve as the guest of honor at two post-Thanksgiving Christmas parades. The city of Cannelton will kick off the yuletide season with its  6 p.m. parade Friday.

    Tell City’s parade is Sunday at 4 p.m. with activities in City Hall Park and Main street from 2 to 4.

    Cannelton’s annual Christmas parade is sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 with support of its auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion.

  • Cannelton officer, new canine ready for beat

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson introduced a new police dog, coincidentally also named Eric, at city meetings Nov. 8.

    Sgt. Lee Hall was to undergo three weeks of training in Kokomo to become the animal’s handler, he explained, with costs covered by grant funding that helped secure the canine.

    “The dog knows what he’s doing. It’s Lee that needs the training,” Dickenson said with a smile.

  • Saturday benefit will offer fun, auction as it helps cancer victim

    TELL CITY – A benefit for Diana James of Derby at the Tell City American Legion hall will offer food, euchre, cornhole, music and dancing Saturday.

    The wife of Jeff James and daughter of Linda Amos Ball and the late Frank Sabelhaus, Diana has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma cancer.

    Chicken dinners will be served for $7 each beginning at 11 a.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, pulled pork and beef stew will also be available.

    To order dinners call 547-8965 or 619-0155.  

  • Thanksgiving gospel concert Saturday

    TELL CITY – Continuing a tradition already several years old, First Christian Church in Troy will offer a gospel concert, “A Gospel Thanksgiving in Song,” from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Tell City High School.

    Doors to the auditorium will open at 1:30. The concert is offered by the church at no cost, though a freewill offering will be collected.

  • Man crashes while fleeing police

    TELL CITY – A man allegedly driving drunk fled police early Sunday before crashing his truck into a utility pole on Tell Street near Tell City High School.

  • Foundation Alliance announces grant opportunity

    PERRY COUNTY – The Community Foundation Alliance Education and Literacy Fund is designated to support programs and initiatives in the fields of education and literacy throughout southwestern Indiana.

    Initially, the Alliance will focus the fund’s proceeds on the advancement of early childhood literacy.

  • Bell-ringers needed for ‘God’s Army’

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart entrances in Tell City between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, said bell-ringers are needed for two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Nov. 26 to Dec. 24.

  • Deer hunters find meth-lab items on Bear Creek Road

    TOBIN TOWNSHIP – Two hunters uncovered an active methamphetamine lab on Bear Creek Road Friday, triggering a search of the area for a man police said was seen running from the area.

    Police recovered a handgun at the lab site and  a search of the area by Tell City Patrolman Derrick Lawalin and his canine, Jago, was unable to locate the man. Police said it is possible he was picked up. A state police lab team removed the lab.

  • Dogs shot, missing

    PERRY COUNTY – Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County, said Wednesday he has been getting reports of dogs being shot or going missing.

    “Deer season has started, so people should keep their dogs on their own property,” he said. Irresponsible hunters may shoot “at anything that moves,” he said, and some shoot dogs that chase deer.

  • Lawyer provides updates on city buildings

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing asked the city attorney for updates Monday on lawsuits filed  in efforts to get half-demolished and dangerous buildings razed.