Local News

  • Cannelton Council split on proposed budget

    Two members object to closed-door meetings

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's mayor had to cast a vote to break a deadlock Monday in approval of the city's projected 2009 budget after two council members voted against it.

  • Wonders of wood
  • Correction

    A Sept. 18 News report incorrectly stated a bid for ammunition from E&E Guns and Sporting Goods of Tell City was approximately 2 cents per round higher than that of a Hawesville, Ky., store. The E&E bid was actually lower, owner Gary Esarey pointed out.

    Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems, who was making the purchase from a county law-enforcement fund not supported by taxes, said Monday he'd already made the purchase from Hawesville's Ace's Sporting Goods based on a determination by county attorney Chris Goffinet that the Ace's bid was lower.

  • Children the innocent victims of drug abuse

    Foster families offer safety, security to children impacted by parents' addictions

    LEOPOLD - As an Indiana State Trooper assigned to drug investigations for much of his career, Sgt. Paul Andry is no stranger to the impacts of drug abuse on the men and women he's found tending methamphetamine labs, trafficking cocaine or selling marijuana.

    But Andry's also seen the innocent faces of addiction, children who suffer, often silently, while their parents or other family members devote their time, money and attention to drugs instead of their kids.

  • Breast-cancer prevention efforts to paint towns pink

    Candlelight ceremony Tuesday in Tell City

    Autumn's usual colors of orange, yellow and red will mix with pink next month in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Activities include a candlelight ceremony Tuesday in City Hall Park to kick off a month-long effort to promote breast-cancer education and the importance of yearly mammograms.

  • Marksmen earn second place at Paoli

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School's Marching Marksmen earned second place in band competition at Paoli High School Saturday, in what Music Director Barry Reasoner called "quite a leap" in improvement from the previous week.

    The improvement came after a week in which the students added a third component to their show in which "horn-line members had to learn some choreography the same way the color guard does," he explained. That component dominated their practice time, he added, meaning they had no time to practice the first two parts of their show.

  • Commodores take first

    POSEYVILLE - In their third invitational of the season Saturday, the Marching Commodores took first place in the Class A North Posey Invitational.

    In addition to their first-place title, the judges also awarded the band with best-color-guard and best- percussion awards out of the six bands in their class.

    "We did really well," Band Director Rob Cason said, adding that this was the first week the band performed on a tarp. The judges said they liked what they saw, he said.

  • Radiology equipment en route to PCMH

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees approved purchases of laboratory, radiology and data-storage equipment at their meeting Monday, including a new ultrasound machine for the hospital's Leopold clinic.

    A new Vitros 350 chemistry analyzer will replace a 12-year-old machine and decrease turnaround times for the 40,000 tests performed each year, the board learned. The unit carries a $66,500 price tag with funds appropriated in the hospital's 2008 capital budget.

  • Jury acquits TC man on two of three charges

    TELL CITY - A jury acquitted a Tell City man on two misdemeanor battery charges last week, but returned a guilty verdict on one count of public intoxication.

    Bradley J. Robbins was charged last summer with two Class A misdemeanor counts of battery for allegedly hitting people after last year's Schweizer Fest. Police allege he was drunk at the time.

    Robbins testified at his Sept. 17-18 trial that he struck a man in self-defense but did not intend to hit a woman who police said was also battered.

  • Booming youth