Local News

  • Cannelton students earn awards for Web site

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The three media-club members who were active through last year in Cannelton earned several payoffs for their efforts.

    A research-based Web site they produced on the Iditarod sled-dog race earned an Excellence in Media Award at the latest International Student Media Festival, as did two single photos and a photo essay submitted by members.

  • County seeks ban on marijuana substitute

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners agreed unanimously Monday to ban products that the county attorney said “folks, and particularly children, are using as a substitute for marijuana.”

  • Elementary principal suspended

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY - William Tell Elementary School Principal Sara Maas “is on administrative leave at this time,” according to Laura Noble,  assistant to the superintendent for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

    As The News reported in May, Maas replaced Noble as principal as the current school year began.

    Noble said the duration of Maas’ leave is unknown, but is “pending further investigation and review.”

  • PCMH to hold annual holiday bazaar raffle

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual Holiday Bazaar Raffle.

    A handcrafted solid walnut blanket chest will be raffled off during a Nov. 4 drawing at the end of the bazaar at the hospital.

    Tickets will be sold for $1 each or six for $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Perry County Memorial Hospital Gift Shop, or from any auxiliary member.

  • Memory Walk walkers needed

    PERRY COUNTY – The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is approaching fast and more walkers are needed to support the cause.

    The Alzheimer’s Association invites the public to join the annual Tri-County Memory Walk, Saturday at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 9.

  • Heritage Fest competitions set

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Alumni Men’s Basketball game is set for Saturday during the Cannelton Heritage Festival.

    The first game starts at 11 a.m., and the second game will be at noon at the community center.

    Registration includes a T-shirt. For more information, visit www.cannelton.org or contact Brandi Hess at 836-4329 or brandihess@gmail.com

    The Cannelton Heritage Festival will also host a cornhole tournament Saturday. The event will be located near the food booths on Washington Street. Registration and sign-in is from 1:3 to 2:30 p.m.

  • Art festival returns to Cannelton Saturday

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will celebrate its annual fall Heritage Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street in the city’s downtown.

    Perry County’s premiere art festival will host dozens of artisans and craftsmen from the region. Demonstrations by Jeff Reinhardt, blacksmith artist from Floyd Knobs, will be demonstrating his metal work with his forge. Nita Claise, local artist, will be demonstrating her talent with her pottery wheel. Other demonstrations by weavers, carvers, and painters will also be available throughout the day.

  • Glenn honored

    Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn, left, receives a Hometown Heroes Award from Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson during an event last month at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

  • County council hears 2011 budget requests

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Chet Mathena took issue Sept. 23 with the executive director of the Perry County Recycling Management District suggesting its workers are not county employees, so the council should have no say in whether they’ll get raises in 2011.

  • Cannelton board mulls building permit

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of Cannelton’s Board of Public Works and Safety needed more information before approving a construction permit needed by Steve Billow to improve property at 317 Eighth St.

    Billow wants to replace an existing house there that he said Friday is not reparable with a 28-by-48-foot home. He told the works board at their Sept. 13 meeting excavation at the site before he bought it and a natural creek caused mud to flow during rain storms.