Local News

  • City gearing up for selling first of new homes

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The first new homes intended for public sale under a Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant awarded to Tell City will soon have “For Sale” signs in front of them. A public meeting Tuesday will give prospective buyers a chance to learn about the sale process.

    “We’re just about there,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said last Monday as she and members of the city council toured three homes, including ones on Main and Mozart streets that are nearly complete and will be the first to be sold.

  • County parks recovering from flood damage

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – With the help of volunteers and possibly some federal aid, Perry County parks are recovering from this spring’s flood damage.

    County recreation director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday that Derby resident Mike Franchville donated labor and used his own tractor and dump truck to haul 21 truck loads of sand off Mulzer Park in Derby.

    He also brought some rock back from an old quarry.

    The parks board voted to give him a $150 fuel gift card as a thank you for his efforts.

  • C’mon in, the water’s fine

    Participants in a free summer recreation program play water volleyball and basketball at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School pool Thursday. (Click photo to enlarge and to advance to the second one.)

  • Cannelton police say four people missing

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Officers don’t suspect foul play, but the the Cannelton Police Department is looking for four people, including three teenagers, who were last seen a week ago.

    All of the missing people are from Cannelton and were last seen June 6, Patrolman Micah Jackson said. “It is unknown if they are in danger or where they might be heading but it is believed at this time that no abductions have occurred,” he said.

  • School system lays off teacher, other cuts eyed

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman announced at a regular school-board meeting May 26 he had to lay off a teacher, calling it “one of those parts of the job I can’t stand.”

    The duties of third-grade teacher Jamie Powers will be taken on by someone else on the staff, he said, and she will be rehired if a position opens for which she is qualified.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Cannelton police say four people missing

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is looking for four people, including three teenagers, last seen June 6.

    Each of the four, all from Cannelton, has been listed as missing, Patrolman Michah Jackson said.

    “It is unknown if they are  in danger or where they might be heading but it is believed at this time that no abductions have occurred,” he said.

    The four are Katherine Mae Koonce, 16; Kimberley (Kimmy) A. Seibert, 15; Tyler Wayne Harrison, 16 and Nicholas M. Ice, 21.

  • Monday accident critically injures man on scooter

    TELL CITY – A car struck a scooter at the intersection of Hospital Road and Indiana 66 Monday afternoon, critically injuring the operator of the scooter.

    According to police records, Jessie R. Huff, 81, was the driver of the car that struck a red scooter driven by Charles Masterson, 55.

    Masterson suffered a head injury and was taken first to Perry County Memorial Hospital and then air lifted.

    No further information on his condition was available Wednesday afternoon.

  • Applications still available for Camp with a Cop

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Reserve Officer Micah Jackson said applications for this month’s Camp with a Cop remain available. The three-day camp begins June 22 at Victory Valley Church Camp on Girl Scout Road.

    Supported by a coalition of representatives local law-enforcement agencies, the camp is designed to help youngsters “gain respect for themselves and others through programs that demonstrate the rewards of hard work and dedication,” according to information included with the application.

  • Meeting Tuesday to explain sales process for grant-built homes

    TELL CITY – Local residents who have watched with interest as new homes funded by a Neighborhood Stabilization Program Grant have taken shape are invited to attend a Tuesday evening meeting to learn about the process by which the homes will be offered for sale.

    The first two homes, located on Main and Mozart streets, are all but complete and Mayor Barbara Ewing said Monday a management team formed more than a year ago is working on a process for their sale.

  • St. Meinrad Sesquicentennial Schedule

    MS - Main Stage  
    CC - Community Center
    FS - Fire Station

    Thursday, June 9
    Girls Softball Tourney
    5 p.m. Booths & Beer Garden Open
    5:30 p.m. Justin Forshey - MS
    6 p.m. Brothers of the Brush Contest - CC    
    6:30 p.m. Fashions of Old Contest - CC
    7 p.m. Dubois County Cloggers - CC
    7:30 p.m. Casey Williams - MS

    Friday, June 10
    Girls Softball Tourney
    4 p.m. Abbey Tours - Guest House