Local News

  • Oxley to be Long Thompson's running mate

    Democrat could be state's next lieutenant governor

    INDIANAPOLIS - Dennie Oxley, who has represented portions of Perry County in the Indiana House of Representatives for close to a decade, is Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jill Long Thompson's choice for a running mate.

  • 2008 Medical Guide available on this site

    The Perry County News' 2008 Medical Guide is now available in the special-sections area of this Web site.

    Simply click on "Special Sections" under our nameplate above and look for the "2008 Medical Guide" headline. Click on it to open the publication, and you'll find a description for each page. Click on each of those to open the pages you'd like to read.

    A print version of the 2008 Medical Guide is included in newspapers mailed to addresses in Perry and surrounding counties and on sale in various local locations.

  • UPDATE - Cannelton fireman injured in Friday house fire

    BOYD ROAD - A Cannelton volunteer firefighter suffered first- and second-degree burns to his arms and legs Friday evening while fighting a blaze on Boyd Road. James Robert Lawson was transported to University Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Friday night and was listed in fair condition Monday in the hospital's burn unit.

    Cannelton Fire Chief Jerry Harris said Lawson, who was helping carry hoses because he was not wearing protective turnout gear, was hit by a ball of fire that erupted without warning from the home's garage.

  • Bike-athon raises $2,850 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital

    The Cannelton Schools' 31st bike-athon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital raised $2,850 May 3.

    This event, sponsored by the Cannelton Teachers Association, has raised thousands upon thousands of dollars over the years to help save lives of children who suffer from catastrophic diseases such as cancer. This year's ride proved to be a continuation of that success.

    Top riders were rewarded in an award ceremony at Myers Grade School May 16.

  • Nominations sought for citizen award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society membership has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during each Schweizer Fest for their contribution to the betterment of the city.

    The following requirements are considered in determining a Distinguished Citizen:

    1. An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption and has benefited our community.

  • Poole in charge of TC water supply

    TELL CITY - A 16-year veteran of the Tell City Water Department who worked under three previous superintendents took the helm of the utility himself this month.

    Dale Poole was appointed water-utility superintendent by Mayor Barbara Ewing. He fills the vacancy created when Terry Rogers resigned in January.

  • Authorities ID body found in river

    Hanover man fell from boat dock June 5

    ROME - A body pulled from the Ohio River June 8 near Rome has been identified as that of a Hanover man who fell from a boat dock three days earlier.

    Boaters on the Ohio River near Stephensport discovered the body that afternoon and contacted Breckinridge County authorities, including the county's rescue team.

    According to a story in the June 11 issue of the Breckinridge County Herald-News, the body was recovered and taken ashore near Addison and turned over to County Coroner Tim Bandy.

  • Roof work to begin at TCHS

    TELL CITY - Work scheduled to begin this week will replace a roof on the 1928 portion of Tell City High School that has suffered "some penetrations" maintenance director Kenny Kleeman attributed to the ventilation system.

    Insulated Roofing Contractors of Louisville, Ky., will replace the 13- to 14-year-old roof for $37,897, said Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne. "We'll have a good roof with a 10-year warranty."

    The money was available in the corporation's capital-improvement budget, he said.

  • Council questions chief on fuel costs

    Kellems says officers cut driving in half

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems fielded questions about his department's gas consumption at a June 9 common-council meeting.

    "Fuel (costs are) near and dear to me," he said. "I'm on my guys all the time."

    He added the price of a gallon of gas is projected to hit $4.50 by July.

  • Sesquicentennial Celebration

    Boat, trolley, train rides join balloon race, parade, bands for Tell City's 150-year festivities

    Saturday, August 2

    ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Day

    8 a.m. - Barbecue contest

    (noon judging)

    11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Self-guided walking tour of historical sites; tour starts at the Tell City Historical Society Museum located at 9th and Franklin streets. Maps are available at the museum. Sponsored by the Tell City Historical Society

    Noon - Flood movie presented by the Tell City Historical Society at the museum, 9th and Franklin streets