Local News

  • Parks board: Eagles Bluff park will soon reopen on weekends

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Eagles Bluff Park will reopen on weekends this spring, thanks to the Perry County Council’s restoring $3,500 in pay for the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s part-time assistant.

  • Troy turned down for OCRA wastewater funding

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TROY – Gathered Wednesday for their first meeting of 2012, members of the Troy Town Council discussed moving forward with a fiscal study ahead of a hoped-for annexation effort this year to incorporate areas north of the town.

  • Mayor: Look again at new rental ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In her first council meeting of 2012, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder questioned how a rental ordinance adopted last year will be implemented.

  • Praising God, serving others

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Courtney Berger’s fingers are tickling the church organ’s keys half an hour before Sunday morning Mass at St. Mark Catholic Church.

    Glancing at the sheet music from a bench near the front of the sanctuary, the 11-year-old concentrates on the chords of “Gather Us In,” the entrance song that will begin the morning service.

  • Price tag of proposed new jail reduced by $3 million

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part report about revisions made to a proposal to build a new county jail.

    TELL CITY – A revised plan for a new jail that may be built in Perry County features a $3 million price reduction from the initial proposal, county leaders learned Jan. 4.

  • Crash claims life of USI student

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    ST. MARKS – A 20-year-old University of Southern Indiana student died Monday in a two-vehicle accident between St. Marks and Bristow.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Samuel J. Deom, 20, of 14928 Indiana 145, was pulling out of his driveway when his truck was hit by a northbound pickup truck driven by Aaron Meyer, 34, of Bristow.

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  • Ewing returns four to CVB

    TELL CITY – Mayor Barbara Ewing has reappointed four people to the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Ewing announced Jan. 3 that she had reappointed Danny Bolin, Linda Mattingly, Joan Hess and Jim Meek to two-year terms. County commissioners recently named Joe Hermann, Betty Cash and Pat Cooper.

  • Hunters need to retrieve deer stands from public lands

    BEDFORD – Deer season is over and we no longer see hunters wearing orange in tree stands in the Hoosier National Forest. But in many areas, tree stands have been left behind. These deer stands need to be removed.

    Donald Kidd, a law enforcement officer for the Hoosier, explained that storing private property on federal lands is a legal violation and the property can be confiscated.

  • Boats need to be removed from Deer Lake

    CARTER VALLEY – Deer Creek Lake is a public lake and anglers have left their fishing boats behind who need to pick these boats up. Hoosier National Forest law-enforcement officer Donald Kidd said all private property needs to be removed from national forest lands.

    “People have left their boats on this lake year-round in the past, but it was outside the regulations, and we need to change this pattern,” Kidd said.