Local News

  • BREAKING NEWS UPDATE - Chief says girl lied about kidnapping

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems said Monday evening a kidnapping that reportedly occurred Friday afternoon never happened.

    A 14-year-old girl who claimed to have been abducted while walking in the area of Fourth and Washington streets at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday lied to avoid getting in trouble, Kellems said as he and others entered a county-commissioners meeting Monday.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Power-restoration efforts continue

    1,200 Southern Indiana Power customers still in the dark Tuesday morning

    PERRY COUNTY - Southern Indiana Power continues to make progress restoring service to residents and businesses impacted by Sunday's windstorm. Of the approximately 4,000 members who lost power Sunday, 1,200 were still without electricity as of 8 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Vigil honors all those touched by Sept. 11

    Veterans, community members gather for Patriot Day event

    TELL CITY - Current and veteran military members, the families of those now serving and an assortment of community members gathered in Tell City's Sunset Park on Patriot Day to pay tribute to all who, according to one of the speakers, embody the Biblical concept that "there is no greater love than another man lay down his life for a fellow man."

  • BREAKING NEWS - Early-morning pursuit ends in fiery crash

    CANNELTON - A Kentucky man nearly burned to death early Sunday before being pulled to safety by the very police officers he tried to outrun during a pursuit that crossed portions of Perry and Spencer counties and ended only when he crashed his truck west of Troy.

  • Volunteer drivers needed

    TELL CITY - Volunteer drivers are needed to transport veterans to medical facilities in cities such as Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, according to the county's veterans-services officer. Wayne Hubert said drivers don't need to be veterans themselves, but must pass a physical at a Veterans Affairs hospital. No commitment will be necessary, he added.

    "There are quite a few veterans who use the service, and many can't drive," he explained. Anyone who can volunteer weekdays is asked to call Hubert at 547-2506.

  • VNA health fair Thursday

    TELL CITY - Visiting Nurse Association will offer free or low-cost health screenings at its annual health fair from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the VNA office on Indiana 37 in Tell City. Health-care agencies from the area will provide screenings, educational materials and information about their services during the event.

    Plan to attend this free community fair to take advantage of the health screenings, enjoy refreshments and win door prizes. For more information call 547-7967 or visit www.vnahc.org.

  • Memory Walk Saturday at TCHS

    TELL CITY - The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk for Perry, Spencer and Dubois counties will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Tell City High School.

  • Bridge-to-Bridge Bicycle Tour coming Sept. 27

    ROCKY POINT - Perry County Parks and Recreation, Blue Heron Vineyard and the River Valley Bicycle Club are sponsoring the third annual Bridge-to-Bridge Bicycle Tour Saturday, Sept. 27. The tour includes routes of 100 and 80 miles that travel across the Ohio River at Cannelton and Hawesville, Ky., and at Maceo, Ky., and Rockport.

    These longer rides pass through Kentucky and Indiana towns and rural areas. The lesser rides of 40, 20 and 12 miles tour the hills of Perry County and at times travel through the Hoosier National Forest. The 12-mile ride is well-suited to young families.

  • Spotting animal abuse

    Demonstrating on a healthy animal owned and held by Tiffany Adams, Jodi Lovejoy of the Indiana Horse Council explains to law-enforcement officers and others Thursday how to determine that a horse has been abused. In the event sponsored by the Humane Society of Perry County and a recently formed large-animals committee, participants were also taught skills such as how to approach a horse they need to investigate. Two horses being fostered by members of the committee are recovering from abuse and were used to demonstrate signs investigators should look for.

  • Meth forum Wednesday at PCHS

    LEOPOLD - The Leadership Perry County Class of 2008 will hold the first of three methamphetamine forums called "Every Child ... Every Chance ... Every Day" Wednesday.

    The forums will focus on how drugs affect children, more specifically a lack of foster parents in Perry County to take care of children after their caregivers have been jailed because of drugs. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. a light meal will be served in the Perry Central cafetorium with speakers to follow.