Local News

  • Water group eyes two areas of expansion; sets public meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – The Troy Township Water Association Inc. is looking into the prospect of extending waterlines in two areas.

    Areas proposed for expansion are along Indiana 66 to River Forest and along Indiana 66 to Goosetown Road. Anyone living in the two areas interested in city water need to send a letter of intent to the Troy Township Water Association, P.O. Box 125, Cannelton, IN 47520.

  • Site shows who’s on ballot

    INDIANAPOLIS – An online tool provides information for the November general election.

    “Who’s On Your Ballot,” found at www.IndianaVoters.com, allows voters to view a complete list of candidates and questions to appear on their ballots.  

    The feature was first available to voters for the May 2010 primary election, and Hoosiers made 33,633 visits to the site.

  • Nominations open for 2010 Evelyn R. Adams Philanthropist Award

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2010 Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award.

    A committee formed from the Perry County Power of Youth Council will select choose the recipient from the nominations. The 2010 Evelyn R. Adams Lifetime Philanthropist Award will be presented to the recipient at the December 3rd Grant Award Luncheon. You can submit your nominations online at www. perrycommunityfoundation.org/lifetime-philanthropist-award or by mail at PCCF, PO Box 13, Tell City, IN 47586.

  • Bands eye district contest

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City-Troy Township and Perry Central marching bands finished in fourth and fifth places, respectively, in Class A competition Saturday at the Evansville North Invitational, and are readying their shows for district-level competition.

  • Arrests made in ATV thefts

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    ROCKY POINT – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department has solved a rash of recent ATV thefts and deputies working the investigation said the pending charges against three men might also clear up cases going back several months.

    Barry B. Nugent II, 22, of 39 Ridgewood Drive, Tell City and Rickey L. Lindauer, 27, of 217 N. Fifth St., Cannelton were arrested Sept. 24 and face multiple counts of theft and criminal trespass.

  • Hoping to bag a ham

    Cooler temperatures and gray skies that occasionally spit raindrops meant jackets and long sleeves for some shooters hoping to win hams and beef during Sunday’s shooting match at St. Marks Catholic Church.

  • VIBE’s Debut

    Today’s print and online editions contain the premiere issue of VIBE, a new section geared toward high-school students and young  adults.

    It contains features and timely news for students about financial aid, choosing a college and other topics.

    To read it here, click on "Special Sections" near the top of this page.

  • Chapman objects to contacts suggesting merger

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Two Cannelton City Schools administrators said recently any consolidation with Tell City-Troy Township schools would impose huge costs on the smaller city and harm its students.

  • Deputies close in on thefts of ATVs

    CANNELTON – As this issue of The News was being prepared Friday, Perry County Sheriff’s Deputies were preparing to arrest people allegedly involved in a string of thefts of ATVs and other recreational vehicles from the area around Rocky Point.

    Details were not available Friday afternoon, but Chief Deputy Lee Chestnut said other deputies had worked through the night on the case.

  • Hometown Heroes

    Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith received one of several individual awards Wednesday as Oakwood Health Campus hosted its Hometown Heroes Program to honor the men and women who care for and help protect the community. Smith, who received the award from Rebecca Fenn, was recognized for his service as a police officer, rescue-squad member, part-time emergency-medical technician and deputy coroner.