Local News

  • Cannelton’s new ‘young pup’ increases drug busts

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – More drug-possession arrests are being made in Cannelton, but Police Chief Eric Dickenson said it’s because “our use of a canine is paying off.”

    The dog, also named Eric, “is doing a good job,” he said at a regular common-council meeting Feb. 14.

  • Bozarth enjoys being available for citizens, files to retain seat

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth likes her job well enough to make another bid for it in this year’s election and boasted that doing the part-time job nearly full time is helpful to city residents.

    “I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve done,” said Bozarth, a Democrat. She filed for re-election Wednesday.

    Bozarth earned the position by defeating incumbent Mary Snyder in the 2007 election. She left a job at Radio Shack to devote her time to the city position.

  • Incumbent Democrats file to retain top Cannelton slots

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – As cliché as it is, Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves said Monday, a need “to complete and follow up on projects we’ve already begun” in the city is his reason for seeking to retain his office.

  • Noble explains state, federal school ratings

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Laura Noble provided information about standardized testing during a school-board meeting Feb. 8.

    Public Law 221 outlines the state’s accountability requirements, she explained, and Adequate Yearly Progress is a federal measure with which schools have to comply.

    “I’m just going to give an overview,” the assistant to the superintendent said, “and talk about where we should be celebrating and where we should be focusing our attention.”

  • Financial Freedom classes start March 7

    TELL CITY – Crisis Connection Inc. will offer free financial classes starting March 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Main office, 302 Main St. in Tell City. The program will run for 10 weeks and provide topics on budgeting, ways to save money, tips for managing bank accounts and credit issues.

    The classes are designed for individuals and couples to learn about healthy money habits, budgeting and basic financial fundamentals. Refreshments will be served at each class.

  • County planning, zoning office recaps 2010 permits

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Planning and Zoning office has released information on the number and types of permits issued in 2010, which does not include the communities of Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

    A total of 84 permits were issued during the year which includes 24 new homes, two mobile homes, seven cabins, 26 pole barns, six garages, one new subdivision, 10 building additions and eight miscellaneous projects

  • Woman faces felony charges of possessing controlled substances

    TELL CITY – An Owensboro, Ky., woman stopped for an alleged traffic violation faces two felony charges of possessing a controlled substance.

    Sarah K. Sweat, 30, was stopped for operating a vehicle with a faulty headlight by Patrolman Derrick Lawalin in the 900 block of Washington Street Feb. 14. Lawalin said Sweat had a controlled substance in her possession.

    She was processed at the Tell City Police Department and issued a criminal summons to appear in Perry Circuit Court.

  • 2011 Primary Candidates

    Tell City

    Barbara Ewing, (D)
    Jenny Richter, (D)
    Council District 1
    Chris Cail, (D)
    Council District 2
    Joe Daum, (D)
    Council District 3
    Gerald Yackle, (D)
    Jim Adkins, (R)
    Council District 4
    Gary Morton, (D)
    Council, At-Large
    Tony Hollinden, (D)

    Morris “Smokey” Graves, (D)

  • TC performers head to solo, ensemble contests

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School performers earned 16 gold and six silver ratings in solo musical competition at Southridge High School Jan. 29. Twelve ensembles competed and earned 11 gold ratings and 1 silver rating.

    From among them, seven soloists and two ensembles qualified to attend the state contests in Indianapolis Saturday. Two of the soloists, sophomore Loren Braunecker and senior Ariel Etienne, both French horn players, won’t be able to attend.

  • Board to consider drug-testing policy in March

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – In a telephone poll of parents of students at elementary and junior- and senior-high-school students, 703 were in support of drug testing and 175 were against, Laura Noble reported at a school-board meeting Feb. 8.