Local News

  • Goble claims global honor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton fifth-grade teacher Joan Goble routinely helps bring credit to her school by leading media-club members to earn awards for the research-based Web sites they produce. An award presented Nov. 9 was all about her.

    "I'm very proud of the fact I've got to know her," Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said in presenting the John and Marilyn Connelly Award to Goble. "She has done an outstanding job and we're blessed to have her."

  • Fewer charges filed against Cannelton dentist

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton dentist arrested Nov. 6 after allegedly pointing a handgun at several children who pounded on his door and then fled was released from jail last week and faces only two of the 18 charges originally leveled against him.

    Formal criminal charges were filed Thursday against Dr. Joseph P. Walker, 55, of 8 Pleasant Valley. He faces a Class D felony charge of pointing a firearm and a Class A misdemeanor count of carrying a handgun without a license.

  • Library Board discusses catalogue systems

    TELL CITY - Members of the Perry County Library Board gathered Nov. 4 for their monthly meeting at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Among the items addressed, the board discussed a need to update the library's circulation system.

    Library Director Larry Oathout explained to members that the library's current system has some limitations and the company "has pretty much stop updating it."

  • Controlled HNF burns planned

    TELL CITY – According to Mike Davis, fire-program manager for the Hoosier National Forest, three controlled burns are planned for the forest in mid- to late November.  

    One of the burns, about 100 acres in size, is planned in the German Ridge area of Perry County.

    For more  information, contact Davis at 547-9247 or Franklin Lograsso, public affairs officer for the forest, at (812) 276-4758.

  • Council of Agencies relocates

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council of Agencies office has moved locations. The center is now located at the corner of Ninth and Blum streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

  • German American unites offices under common name

    JASPER — German American Bancorp announced this week that it is uniting all banking, insurance and investment offices under the common name German American. Under this change, First State Bank and First State Insurance – acquired by German American in 1994 and 2009, respectively – will be adopting the German American brand.

  • Salvation Army needs more bell ringers

    TELL CITY – The local chapter of the Salvation Army still has time slots between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. each day until Dec. 26 for which it needs volunteer bell ringers.

  • News helping Santa Claus with letters

    TELL CITY — Now that Halloween has passed, The News staff has again been asked to gather letters to Santa Claus. Boys and girls can send their letters for publication in our annual Holiday Greetings section, published this year Dec. 24.

    Letters can be addressed in care of The News and mailed to P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Letters can also be dropped off at The News' office at 537 Main St. or sent via e-mail to editor@perrycountynews.com. Students in area schools will be asked to write letters. Letters must be in by Nov. 28.


  • Breaking News State representative hospitalized

    JASPER - Indiana State Rep. Dennie Oxley Sr., whose District 73 seat covers much of Perry County, is in Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, The News learned Thursday afternoon.

    A message left for a hospital spokeswoman seeking information on the lawmaker’s condition wasn’t immediately returned Thursday afternoon. However, a story on the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Web site was reporting Thursday that Oxley was listed in critical condition.

    Oxley, 59, was elected in 2008 and is serving his first term.


  • Works board tables action on building repairs

    CANNELTON - Members of the Cannelton Public Works Board decided to table the issue of possible renovations for the former Heck building at the regular meeting held Nov. 9 so that the board could discuss the project with the city attorney.

    Carolyn Barr, owner of the Heck Building located at Sixth and Taylor streets, is seeking permission from the board to continue renovations on the building to bring it up to city building codes.