Local News

  • March for Babies set for Oct. 2

    This year’s March for Babies supporting the March of Dimes will take place Oct. 2 at Old National Bank’s Main Street branch in Tell City and begins with sign-ups at 2 p.m.

    A brief ceremony at 2:30 will share information about the March of Dimes and its efforts at preventing premature births. The walk will begin at 3.

    There is still time to take part in the event. For more information, call Tammy Hatfield at 547-2746.

  • Family blessed with unexpected miracle

    Story by Trista Lutgring

    Life was busy for Tabitha and Tim Jones in 2006. The couple had a little 3-year-old daughter, were in the process of building their new home out in the country and Tabitha had just received a promotion at work. When they received news in May 2006 that Tabitha was pregnant with their second child, it was just another piece of great news for their growing family.

  • Clerk informs voters of registration deadline and absentee voting guidelines

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that Oct. 11 is the last day to register to vote for the general election being conducted Nov. 8. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.

    Voter registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • In custody

    Assistant Reserve Commander Micah Jackson said a Rockport man was arrested Tuesday evening after allegedly trying to flee from police.

    While on patrol in Cannelton, Jackson said he observed Rodney A. Dukes operating a motor vehicle on Herzeele Street. Jackson believed Dukes’ drivers status was suspended and tried stopping Dukes’ car.

    Instead, Dukes sped away, eventually traveling east on Boyd Road and then north on Aster Road.

  • Port officials award bids

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority Board of Directors awarded work Sept. 6 to two companies whose bids they’d preliminarily approved Aug. 29. Also doing business as the Hoosier Southern Railroad, the agency has been working toward upgrading its rail line to accommodate 286,000-pound cars.

    As The News reported Sept. 1, the low bid received for track work came from Balfour-Beatty Rail of Atlanta, Ga., which offered to do the work for $339,827.50. Other bids ranged up to $389,982.

  • Road work scheduled for Hoosier recreation areas

    TELL CITY - Hoosier National Forest officials announced that starting Monday, the Forest Service road accessing the Indian Lake boat ramp would be closed to all traffic.

    The road will be closed during weekdays for approximately two weeks while drainage problems are corrected. The road should reopen by Oct. 7.

  • Coroner: Man found dead in car was from England

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    ST. CROIX – Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister has released the name of a man found dead Monday morning along an access road leading to Celina and Indian Lakes.

    Baumeister said 24-year-old Christopher Hare lived in London, England, and was found inside a rental car parked near a trailhead. Baumeister said the man died of asphyxiation and has ruled the death a suicide.

    Baumeister said the man’s parents have been notified.

  • Marksmen march past first rough performance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Marching Marksmen finished fourth among four bands at their first competition this season, but improved their score by more than 23 points to finish second at their second one.

    “It didn’t go very well at all,” Music Director Natasha Edmondson said Monday about the first outing Sept. 3 at F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville, where they competed in Class A. “We made some very large mistakes right away, before we even started marching.”

  • Perry Central performers earn fourth, third places (UPDATE: 46 pictures added)

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central Marching Commodores earned fourth among nine marching bands competing in Class A at the Evansville Central Invitational Sept. 10, then moved up one place at their second contest Saturday at North Posey High School.

  • Council plans to raise police pay

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton police officers will get a healthy pay raise if a salary ordinance common-council members voted Sept. 12 to amend receives their final approval next month.

    Police Chief Eric Dickenson asked the council at a regular meeting to consider raising officers’ pay, noting that an officer’s pay in the 1980s was $8 per hour, and it has increased only 50 cents.

    “That’s what they paid me when I went to the (law-enforcement) academy,” the chief said.