Local News

  • Cannelton mayoral candidates:

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Mary Freeman-Snyder believes her work history and education show successful financial and leadership abilities that make her the best choice for Cannelton mayor.

    “I believe I am a better candidate because I care and want to make a difference,” she said in response to a News questionnaire.

  • County to get $19,506 from state timber sales

    INDIANAPOLIS – Sixteen counties are sharing more than $280,000 that the Department of Natural Resources is distributing from revenues generated by state forest timber sales.

    The revenue sharing is established in Indiana law, which bases each county’s share on 15 percent of net revenue from state forest timber sales in each county during the 2010-11 fiscal year.

    Perry County is receiving $19,506.33, while neighboring Crawford and Dubois counties will get $24,173.46 and $39,618.09, respectively.

  • JA launches Destined to Travel contest

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Junior Achievement USA is offering high-school students an opportunity to win a three-day adventure for four people to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.

    To enter the Destined to Travel with JA contest, students need to review an interactive Destination Build lesson, a teaching tool that allows students to explore the tourism industry, complete a quick quiz and submit their answers.

  • Super Bowl fans to receive greetings from William Tell Elementary

    TELL CITY – A warm welcome can go a long way on a cold day, which is why the Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee has asked elementary students across the state to make welcome cards that will be placed in the 18,000 hotel rooms in the Indianapolis area to welcome Super Bowl guests as well as showcase Indiana.

    William Tell Elementary fifth- and sixth-graders are doing their part. More than 100 cards were recently completed and mailed.

    Examples of the messages inside:

  • Moskos wins News landmarks contest

    CANNELTON – Christal Moskos was among several people who correctly identified photos of 16 Cannelton landmarks as part of a News scavenger hunt. She wins a year’s subscription. Others who entered the contest were Jason and Angel Gaynor, Jim and Mary Snyder, Brian Huebschman and Tammy Carter, Kena Bolin and Doris Hess.

  • Commissioner to face more testing while on probation

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel won’t serve any additional months of probation for a drunk-driving conviction but a special judge ordered him Friday to undergo more frequent testing for alcohol use.

    Fortwendel appeared before Judge Edward Campbell Friday and admitted he violated his probation by consuming alcohol. A random test issued Aug. 1 allegedly determined Fortwendel had consumed alcohol. As part of his probation, Fortwendel is prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol.

  • Democrats honor long-time workers

    TELL CITY – Perry County   honored three long-time party workers, Walter Hagedorn, Mary Kay Elder and Bill Goffinet, Oct. 1 at a Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

    Hagedorn was a precinct committeeman for Precinct 1 from the early 1960s until 1976. He served four years on the city council, from 1959 to 1963, and was the city’s mayor from 1964 through 1987.

    Hagedorn received the Outstanding Mayor Award from the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.

  • New bookmobile expected in nine months

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Perry County Library Board kicked off their monthly meeting Oct. 5 by adopting the library’s 2012 budget.

    There were no changes to the budget members had been looking at “for some time now” and which was approved by the county council, Library Director Larry Oathout stated.

  • Science is Super

    Fourth-graders from Cannelton, Perry Central and William Tell elementary schools had fun and learned about the range of science-related jobs this month at a Super Science Day coordinated by Purdue Extension-Perry County.

    Extension Educators Renate Warner, Brenda Hagedorn and Margie Zoglmann organized the event with help from teachers and area businesses.

  • Budget cuts may mean closing park on weekends

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – A proposed 19-percent budget cut for the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department may mean it will have to close Eagles Bluff Park on weekends.

    The proposed county budget for 2012 approved by the Perry County Council at budget meetings Oct. 4-6 and being submitted to the state for approval cuts $16,255, or 19.165 percent, from the parks department’s 2011 budget.