Local News

  • Etienne earns award

    TELL CITY – Don Etienne of Southern Indiana Power has earned the 2010 C. Tom Taylor Award for a commitment to educating members about energy efficiency and electric safety, as well as playing an active role in his community.

  • Cities set plans for annual Christmas parades

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton and Tell City have set plans for their 2010 Christmas parades. Cannelton’s parade is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 26. Tell City’s parade is Nov. 28.

    The Cannelton Christmas parade is sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, Auxiliary 142, and Sons of the American Legion Detachment 142. This year parade entries are to begin lining up on Old Indiana 237 across from Canary Power Equipment at 5 p.m.

  • Increased seat belt, impaired driving patrols coming to Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – With the holidays fast approaching, more motorists will be hitting the road. As the number of vehicles increase, so does the potential for traffic collisions on Indiana roadways.

    To help ensure everyone arrives at their destination safely, Perry County Law Enforcement agencies will join hundreds of state and local law-enforcement agencies to participate in Indiana’s Safe Family Travel enforcement effort.

  • TC man jailed after traffic stop
  • County’s ban on open burning remains

    PERRY COUNTY – A ban on open burning issued in late September by local fire chiefs remains in effect. All burning of debris, including the burning of trash in barrels, remains banned.

  • As deer season opens, hunters reminded of fire ban

    PERRY COUNTY – Deer firearm gun season opens Saturday and as hunters hit the woods in south central Indiana, Hoosier National Forest managers are concerned about the increased risk of fire.  

    “Hunters are traditionally some of the most conscientious people who come to our Forest,” said Mike Davis, fire program manager on the forest. “They understand the importance of caring for the land and being responsible for forest resources. We just want to make sure they get the word and know the seriousness of our fire danger.”  

  • County parks board approves purchases

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department met Nov. 3 and named Edd Ransom as an interim director. A story in this edition reports the board’s decision.

    In other business from the meeting:

    • Ransom reported that the restroom building at Rome’s Wilkerson Park is finished and Mike Simon has poured the concrete pad for the shelter house there.

    Simon charged $2,200 for the shelter house pad, $100 less than he had bid for the project.

  • Three jailed Friday night on drug charges

    TELL CITY – A Cloverport, Ky., man pulled over for speeding Friday night on Indiana 37 found himself with bigger worries after police said they found him in possession of cocaine and marijuana.

    According to Trooper Charles Johnson, John Brockway, 45, was traveling south at an excessive speed. Upon pulling the vehicle over, Johnson said he detected an odor of alcohol and saw open containers of alcohol in plain view.

    Johnson said Brockway’s passengers, Sean R. Blandford, 20, of Hawesville, and Sarah C. Domes 19, of Cloverport had also been drinking.

  • German Ridge area road and trail still closed

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest officials regretfully want to remind visitors that the southern loops of the German Ridge Trail are still closed at the campground and the two southern trailheads.

    Earlier announcements had projected work would be completed by the end of October. However the long drought brought road work on the Tree Farm Road, located about one mile north of the entrance to the German Ridge Campground, to a stop since moisture is required to pack soil.

  • Bristow man not alone in fight against cancer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BRISTOW – A Saturday benefit in St. Meinrad will help raise money for a Perry County man battling a rare form of cancer.

    David Lee VanHoosier, 59, said he would not have made it this far without his family, including his wife of 41 years, Darlene, a Dale native he met while working at Farbest Foods in Huntingburg. Also supporting him are his children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.