Local News

  • Breaking NewsCollision in Tell City kills one, critically injures two

    UPDATE, 4:02 P.M. TUESDAY: John Crawford, 68, of Tell City, who was injured in Monday's four-vehicle crash near the intersection of Indiana 66 and Washington Street in Tell City, died at University Hospital in Louisville.

    UPDATE, 8:20 A.M. TUESDAY: Police are investigating the possibility that Crawford suffered a medical episode that caused him to lose control of the vehicle. He was involved in an accident on 12th Street several years ago that was attributed to a medical reason.

  • Cousins indicted in Cioe murder

    TELL CITY - A day relatives and friends of Deborah Mills Cioe had prayed to see for more than 12 years arrived Wednesday afternoon on a few sheets of paper signed by a Perry County grand jury.

    The documents indicted two people in the 1997 death of the 21-year-old Tell City woman, whose body was found along Highwater Road.

    Arrested were Thomas Eugene Lane, 36, of 7076 Alamo Road, Tell City, and his cousin, Thomas Daniel Lane, 37, of 303 Washington St., Gentryville. Both face charges of murder, felony murder and attempted rape.

  • Purple traps monitoring ash-tree pest

    PERRY COUNTY - Travelers motoring along Perry County roadways may have noticed what look like purple box kites hanging in trees.

    The contraptions are actually traps set to catch an insect pest that threatens ash trees.

    The emerald ash borer has had a devastating affect on Hoosier ash tree populations and state and federal agencies are using the purple panel traps as part of a detection survey throughout the state.

    The traps are baited with manuka and phoebe oils and lined with glue, which attract and trap nearby emerald ash borers.

  • Sliding hill threatens Clifton Heights house

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety will convene a public meeting in the council room at City Hall at 9 a.m. Tuesday to discuss a landslide threatening a house and street in the Clifton Heights subdivision.

    Members of the city's board of public works and safety and common council discussed the issue at regular meetings April 13, when Street Commissioner Charlie Davis said a shifting hill forced him to shut down parts of the loop composed of Upper and Lower Clifton Heights roads.

  • Cannelton hires two part-time officers

    CANNELTON - Cannelton works-board and council members approved April 13 the hiring of two part-time officers to fill gaps in protection provided by the city's police department.

    Sgt. Eric Dickenson has been temporarily placed in the chief's position, left vacant by the March 3 death of Kenny Kellems, Mayor Smokey Graves said during the regular meeting of the board of public works and safety.

  • FOP hosting visit by Kelly Miller circus Saturday

    TELL CITY - Everyone loves a circus and for the second time in three years, the Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Tell City.

    Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 is sponsoring Saturday's circus. Two shows are planned, at 2 and 5:30 p.m., on city-owned lots near the intersection of Seventh and Humboldt streets.

    The public is invited to watch animals being unloaded and fed Saturday morning, with activities beginning at 7:30 a.m. Elephants will raise the big top around 9. Guides will be furnished for anyone who wants to watch.

  • Troy's 2-day spring cleanup this week

    TROY - Several items of interest to residents were discussed at Wednesday's meeting of the Troy Town Council, including spring cleanup Thursday and Friday.

    No chemicals, appliances or air conditioners with Freon or very large items will be accepted and residents should have things they want to dispose of set out by 7 a.m. Thursday.

    Troy's planning and zoning board will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 6 in the town hall.

  • Rite of spring ready to bloom for 47th time

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's Dogwood Tour returns Saturday and Sunday, extending a local spring tradition into a 47th year.

    The Dogwood Tour originated in 1962 as a way to invite residents to visit other areas of the county, and to view white dogwoods so noticeable in the greening landscape of early spring.

    This year's festival returns to many of the towns on the 1962 tour as well as attractions in other communities.


  • Fleet-footed officers catch escapee

    TELL CITY - Two Tell City police officers, acting on a tip Wednesday night, arrested a man who allegedly failed to return to a Daviess County, Ky. jail.

    Patrolmen Bryce Hammack and Philip Flamion arrested Jason Carman near the Days Inn. Patrons inside the adjacent Borderline Cantina recognized Carman from a television news program and called police. Carman ran when he saw officers, but was quickly captured.

    News accounts said Carman was allowed to leave the Daviess County Detention Center April 10 to attend his grandfather's funeral, but never returned.

  • Drug-case prison sentence stayed

    TELL CITY - A man arrested by police at a methamphetamine lab on Sandstone Lane in 2007 will avoid prison if he successfully completes the county's drug-court program, but faces up to six years of electronic monitoring.