Local News

  • UPDATE 2 - Police identify woman's body

    UPDATE 2: A body found on a farm near Rockport Tuesday has been identified as that of Shelia Renee Denson, 42, of Philpot, Ky., according to the Indiana State Police. Also, "we have changed our focus from a death investigation to a murder investigation," said ISP 1st Sgt. Robert Priest.

    Investigators believe they know the cause of death, but aren't releasing that information "due to the sensitive nature of the investigation," according to a news release from Chad Dick in the ISP Public Information Office in Jasper.

  • Greenway already a big hit

    City hopes to tie walking trail with future projects

    TELL CITY - Meeting in the dining room of Twilight Towers Tuesday, the Tell City Common Council heaped praise on a greenway project that has already developed a strong base of fans even before its formal dedication.

    Paved this summer, the three-fourths-of-a-mile-long trail begins at Indiana 37 and Windy Creek, near the former General Electric plant, extends through Hagedorn Park and concludes at 19th Street.

    The trail is open to walkers, joggers and bicyclists. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.

  • Abandon ship!
  • Plant opponents offer copies of presentations

    SPENCER COUNTY - Videos of presentations discussing economic and pollution issues related to a coal-to-gas plant being proposed for location in Spencer County are available by request or can be viewed at libraries in Spencer County.

  • Candlelight vigil will honor military

    TELL CITY - "Everyone, of any age, 2 to 102, is welcome to attend" a candlelight vigil set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in Tell City's Sunset Park, according to one of its organizers.

    "We Have Not Forgotten" is the title and theme for the program, which will honor everyone who has ever served or is serving in the military, said Lesa Baughman, co-chairwoman for the family-readiness group supporting Tell City-based National Guard soldiers. The majority of the unit deployed to the Middle East early this year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Scammers target News, readers

    Here are alleged scams either received by The News directly or provided by readers over the past week.

    I hope my e-mail fine (sic) you well. I am in need of your assistance. My name is Sgt. Jarvis Reeves.

    I am an American soldier serving in the First Armored Division in Iraq. We have just been posted out of Iraq and will return in a short while. My colleague and I need your help to transfer out the sum of $25 million.

  • New faces at county schools

    Ten educators join Cannelton, Tell City, Perry Central staffs

    PERRY COUNTY - The students and staffs at Cannelton City Schools, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Schools and Perry Central Community School are welcoming new teachers and administrators. Here is a short bio for Perry County's newest educators.


    Eric Harris

    A 2007 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor's degree in secondary education, Eric Harris isn't new to Cannelton High School.

  • Obama supporters rally

    Democrats applaud their presidential nominee; Boerste says Biden VP choice will excite Hoosiers

    PERRY COUNTY - Local Democrats rallied around their presidential nominee last week, cheering Sen. Barack Obama Thursday night as he accepted his party's nomination and beginning a two-month countdown to the Nov. 4 election.

  • Library computer lab will close Wednesday, Thursday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Perry County Public Library computer lab will be closed Wednesday and Thursday so PC Cop, a computer-access software, can be installed. Starting Friday all residents in the TC-PC library district must have a library card and less than $3 in fines in order to use the computers and are limited to two hours per day.

  • Pioneer village earns grant

    ROCKY POINT - The Guy Neil and LaVerne Ramsey Endowment Fund has awarded a $1,500 grant to the Shubael Little Pioneer Village.

    The money will be used for general support of the village, which includes cabins and other buildings and attractions that give visitors insight into the lives of early Perry County families.

    The Guy Neil and LaVerne Ramsey Endowment Fund is invested with the Perry County Community Foundation, which is a member of the Community Foundation Alliance.