Local News

  • Art festival returns to Cannelton Saturday

    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will celebrate its annual fall Heritage Festival Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street in the city’s downtown.

    Perry County’s premiere art festival will host dozens of artisans and craftsmen from the region. Demonstrations by Jeff Reinhardt, blacksmith artist from Floyd Knobs, will be demonstrating his metal work with his forge. Nita Claise, local artist, will be demonstrating her talent with her pottery wheel. Other demonstrations by weavers, carvers, and painters will also be available throughout the day.

  • Glenn honored

    Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn, left, receives a Hometown Heroes Award from Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson during an event last month at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

  • County council hears 2011 budget requests

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Chet Mathena took issue Sept. 23 with the executive director of the Perry County Recycling Management District suggesting its workers are not county employees, so the council should have no say in whether they’ll get raises in 2011.

  • Cannelton board mulls building permit

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of Cannelton’s Board of Public Works and Safety needed more information before approving a construction permit needed by Steve Billow to improve property at 317 Eighth St.

    Billow wants to replace an existing house there that he said Friday is not reparable with a 28-by-48-foot home. He told the works board at their Sept. 13 meeting excavation at the site before he bought it and a natural creek caused mud to flow during rain storms.

  • Want to vote? Register by today

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that today is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 2 general election.

    Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by 4 p.m. today.

    Voter-registration forms and instructions for submitting them are available at the clerk’s office or on the secretary of state’s Web site at www.sos.in.gov. Voters may also register at any office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles or online at www.indianavoters.com.

  • Ban on open burning continues

    PERRY COUNTY – A county-commissioners-enacted ban on open burning continues.

    Drought conditions worsened last week, heightening the risk of wildfires.

    The ban was issued Sept. 24 and continues until further notice.

  • Police officer claims national honor

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Tell City Police Department Patrolman Derrick Lawalin and his canine partner of the past four years were honored Thursday with a national award of valor.

    Lawalin, a city officer since 2002, was recognized by the American Police Canine Association during an Owensboro banquet that capped a weeklong training conference. More than 50 handlers from several states attended, including officers from Indiana, Kentucky and North Carolina.

  • Voters asked to donate food items when casting ballots

    PERRY COUNTY – This year, when you head out to the courthouse to vote early, remember to take a canned food donation to help restock local pantry shelves.  

    The Perry County Food Coalition Food Drive is conducting its annual food drive during the month of October at the Perry County Courthouse and at all the local polling locations on Election Day.  

  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters partnering with Chicago’s Pizza

    TELL CITY – Chicago’s Pizza in Tell City has partnered with Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley for a fundraiser Oct. 4-10.

    The store will make a donation to the organization for large pizzas sold during that time.

    Coupons are required and can be picked up at The News or Chicago’s Pizza.

  • 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.