Local News

  • Board begins process to fire school superintendent

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman was suspended with pay and benefits Tuesday pending a final decision on the termination of his contract, to be made just before Christmas.

    A motion read by school-board member Barbara Beard and approved unanimously schedules a vote on Chapman’s termination for 6 p.m. Dec. 22. If approved, his employment will end that day.

  • Barge worker dies at Cannelton dam

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Indiana Conservation officers and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the death of a Kentucky man who fell from a barge late Monday near the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, James T. Gamblin, 43, of Paducah fell into the Ohio River after the barge he was aboard made contact with a lock wall near Cannelton.

  • Police investigate Golden Years burglary

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department investigated a burglary that occurred Thursday night at an apartment in the Golden Years Apartment Complex in Cannelton.

    Police say forced entry was used to gain entry into the apartment. Police say that items are missing and the apartment was ransacked.

    Anyone with information about the burglary can contact the Cannelton Police Department at 547-2111.

  • Lincoln Hills Community Chorus concert Dec. 4

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Community Chorus will host a Christmas concert Dec. 4 at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. The chorus’ presentation will begin at 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

    Chorus director John Hayes, pianist Jane Upmeyer and all chorus members extend an invitation to the public to attend.

  • Community Thanksgiving service Wednesday

    CANNELTON – A community Thanksgiving Eve service is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Cannelton. The public is invited to take part. The Lincoln Hills Community Chorus under the direction of John Hays will provide the music and the guest speaker will be Leo Gronguist. For more information, call Jim Adams at 547-5185.

  • Traffic stop in Cannelton leads to criminal charge

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Reserve Officer Micah Jackson conducted a traffic stop Oct. 27 on a truck that was being driven by Brian W. Nugent of Cannelton. Jackson said that he pulled the truck over after it was discovered the license plate on the truck belonged to another vehicle.

    Nugent was also allegedly operating the vehicle without proof of financial responsibility.

  • Holiday Helpers ready for busy season

    TELL CITY – Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and needs the community’s help, too.

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  • Board asked to re-examine student drug-testing rules

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A drug-testing policy for Tell City-Troy Township students adopted earlier this year may be re-examined at the request of a parent who told school board members last week that special-needs students shouldn’t be subject to drug screens that would likely create anxiety.

  • Teamwork brings happy ending to canine rescue

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    DERBY – A pair of Great Pyrenees dogs trapped on a cliff near Derby were rescued Thursday morning, courtesy of the Perry County Rescue Squad and sheriff’s department. Brenda Peter said she noticed the two dogs, owned by Chris Coyle, while walking in the area that was quarried many years ago. Both had fallen or jumped onto a ledge about 20 feet below the face of the steep cliff, which isn’t far from Coyle’s home.