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Local News

  • Serious chit-chat

    Local youngsters eager to share their Christmas-morning wishes with Santa got their chance Sunday as St. Nick sat down under the gazebo in City Hall Park.

  • Perry County native dies from injuries after collision with semi

    Gentryville – A Perry County native died Thanksgiving Day from injuries he sustained that morning in a collision with a tractor-trailer near Gentryville.

    The Indiana State Police Post in Jasper received a report of a two-vehicle crash with injury at Indiana 162 east of U.S. 231 in Spencer County.

  • St. Nick plans return visit for Leopold parade

    LEOPOLD – The annual Christmas parade in Leopold is set for 1 p.m. Sunday with Santa Claus making a return visit for the event. Lineup gets under way at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas. Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and Perry Central’s Marching Commodores will gather on the edge of town.

  • Cannelton school finances improve despite state cuts

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Al Chapman isn’t hearing as much negative news about state funding for schools as he had a year before, he said Nov. 18, but he added, “I won’t be comfortable until I see the budget come out.”

    He has heard funding will be returned to a previous level, but “I haven’t heard anybody say if that’s the original number before … or after (recent) cuts,” he told school-board members at a regular meeting.

  • Parade characters

    German American Bank, whose float took on a Scooby Doo theme, won top awards in weekend Christmas parades in Cannelton and Tell City. 

  • Thieves target unlocked cars

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TROY – Several unlocked vehicles were entered in Troy last week in a series of overnight break-ins that netted thieves compact discs, MP3 players and satellite radios.

  • UPDATE, 4:20 P.M. FRIDAY - Tentative arrangements announced for soldier's service

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    UPDATE, 4:20 P.M. FRIDAY - Tentative funeral arrangements for Barry Edward Jarvis were announced Friday afternoon. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Huber Funeral Home in Tell City.

    A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at Deer Creek Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the cemetery there.

    Army officials conducted a news briefing Thursday at Fort Campbell. Details will appear in Monday's edition of The News.

  • Leopold Parade Sunday

    LEOPOLD – The annual Christmas parade in Leopold is set for 1 p.m. Sunday. Lineup gets under way at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas. Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and Perry Central’s Marching Commodores will gather on the edge of town.

  • Educators doing better than many think

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman read some statistics at a school-board meeting Nov. 18 that might change how people view education in Indiana.

  • County’s jobless rate declines

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s jobless rate dropped during October and remained below the statewide average, the latest figures released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show.
    An estimated 788 men and women, 8.2 percent of the county’s work force of 9,576 people, were looking for jobs in October, down from 830 people, or 8.8 percent of the work force, in September.