Local News

  • Doors to new Christmas store will open Friday in Kringle Place Center

    SANTA CLAUS - A new attraction in Santa Claus is opening at 10 a.m. in the Kringle Place Shopping Center. The Santa Claus Christmas Store features more than 6,500 square feet of retail space including gifts, indoor and outdoor Christmas lights, wreaths, tree trimmings, nativities, Christmas yard art, home décor and collectibles.

    Commercial decorations and lighting will also be offered along with an online store currently under development. The store opens daily at 10 a.m.

  • Soldiers' lawsuit against KBR progresses

    TELL CITY - "I understand and accept there's danger with my line of service," said a lieutenant colonel who served at the Qarmat Ali water-treatment facility in Iraq. "What's very difficult for me to accept is if I'm working for KBR and they have knowledge of hazardous chemicals on the ground that can cause cancer and not share that knowledge, then that is putting my men at risk that is unnecessary. I'm very upset over that. Today I'm very, very upset. I feel like they should be ashamed that they did that."

  • Couple accused of defrauding Wal-Mart

    TELL CITY - A husband-and-wife team successfully defrauded Wal-Mart of electronics and other items before their arrest Aug. 21, Tell City police said.

    According to probable-cause affidavits filed in the case by Patrolman Greg Linne, Emilie A. Bostic allowed her husband, Daniel A. Bostic, to walk out of the store with DVD players, telephones and GPS units while she worked at the retailer.

  • Seventh Street demolition
  • No school tax hike expected

    CANNELTON - After the dust of several major changes clears, residents of the Cannelton school district may see a tax decrease or no change, Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said at a regular school-board meeting Aug. 20.

  • New ambulance atop 2010 EMS wish list

    TELL CITY - County-council members heard an appeal for new emergency equipment Aug. 20 as they consider budget needs for next year.

    An annual meeting with department heads brought several people to the commissioners room in the county courthouse hoping to convince the fiscal body not to inflict too much damage when they work Sept. 15 and 16 to make projected revenues and expected expenses match.

  • Wednesday program at PC to share Internet, cell-phone safety tips with parents

    LEOPOLD - An Indiana State Police trooper will offer advice this week to parents that will help them protect their children from being exploited by two popular modes of communication used by young people, the Internet and cell phones.

    Sgt. Chad Dick will speak at two 45-minute workshops Wednesday at Perry Central High School. Sessions begin at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. and participants can attend either session. A free supper will be offered between sessions at 6:15.

  • News will begin charging for obituaries

    TELL CITY - Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Perry County News, is transitioning its publications to paid obituaries. The change, which takes effect at The News Sept. 1, will allow families to include more information about their loved ones.

  • Bear Hollow event features chain-saw carving

    ST. CROIX — Chain-saw carvers from around the country will come to southern Indiana Sept. 18-20 to show their skills carving intricate designs from blocks of woods using only a chain saw. The competition and demonstration is the highlight of the annual Bear Hollow Fall Fest, which is expected to attract 15,000 people.

  • Safe Kids offering car-seat inspections

    TELL CITY — Safe Kids Perry County provides free car-seat inspections monthly for children in Perry County.

    The clinics are held the first Thursday of each month from 3 to 5 p.m. in the lower parking lot of Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills, 402 19th St., Tell City.

    Certified National Highway Traffic Safety Administration car-seat technicians will be on hand to personally check for proper fit, outdated seats and installation of the car seat or booster for each child. They will provide education on installation and answer questions you might have.