Local News

  • ISP trooper singled out for bravery

    INDIANA – An Indiana State Police trooper’s bravery displayed during a hostage sitiation last year has earned him a Combat Action Award from the ISP’s superintendent.

    State police hosted an awards and recognition ceremony in Indianapolis Oct. 26 that honored individuals from around the state for their dedication to service, bravery and devotion to the department and concern for the citizens of Indiana. Twenty active employees of the Indiana State Police, eight civilians and three Indiana State Police retirees were honored.

  • Chapman: State eyes school administration changes

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman told school-board members Thursday a state plan could have under-achieving schools taken over by individuals or companies that could put profit ahead of concern for students.

    The state Department of Education scheduled a meeting for the following day, he said at a regular board meeting, to discuss schools that fall short of state performance criteria.

    “We’re not one of them,” he emphasized.

  • Tips can help trick-or-treaters stay safe

    PERRY COUNTY – To help parents and children have a safe and enjoyable Halloween, the Indiana State Police offers the following safety tips.

    The Costume

    Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.

    Try makeup instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child’s vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.

    Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.


  • Nov. 20 benefit will offer fun, auction as it helps cancer victim

    TELL CITY – A Nov. 20 benefit for Diana James of Derby at the Tell City American Legion hall will offer food, euchre, cornhole, music and dancing.

    The wife of Jeff James and daughter of Linda Amos Ball and the late Frank Sabelhaus, Diana has been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma cancer.

    Chicken dinners will be served for $7 each beginning at 11 a.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, soups, pulled pork and beef stew will also be available.

    To order dinners call 547-8965 or 619-0155.  

  • Pedestrian injured in Troy

    TROY – An 8-year-old girl was injured Oct. 16 in Troy after being struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Indiana 545 and Indiana 66.

    Assistant Town Marshal Jason Hess investigated the accident. Details of the child’s injuries were not available. A witness said the child might have been following a dog that ran into the roadway.

  • Fall property-tax bills due Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Nov. 10.

    Property owners have several payment options. Old National and First State banks in Tell City and Rockport and Fifth Third Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer’s office at the county courthouse.

    Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586.

  • Absentee voting continues through noon Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that absentee voting continues weekdays through noon Nov. 1.

    Voting at the courthouse will be offered 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office will also be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    Schulthise encourages anyone with questions regarding voting or voter registration to stop by the clerk’s office or to call 547-3741.

  • Reminder to voters of photo ID rules

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters in all Perry County Precincts that several changes to the election process in 2006 as a result of both federal and state election reform legislation are still applicable in 2010.

    Voters are required to present photo ID at the polls on Election Day, Nov. 2, before casting a ballot. The ID must meet the following criteria:

    1. Display the voter’s name, and the name must conform to the name on the voter registration record.

    2. Display the voter’s photo.

  • Pund seeks treasurer job

    TELL CITY – Judy Pund of Tell City is unopposed for the office of county treasurer. Pund, a Democrat who is making her first try at elected political office, was employed by Citizens National Bank, now Old National Bank, from July 1967 to February 2010. That experience, she said, will allow her to be an effective treasurer.

  • Chestnut a shoo-in for sheriff’s office

    PERRY COUNTY – Lee Chestnut is running unopposed for the office of county sheriff in Tuesday’s election.

    He has worked for the sheriff’s department for more than nine years and was named chief deputy earlier this year by current Chief Bob Glenn. A 1993 Tell City High School graduate, he joined the sheriff’s department in 1998 and completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield.