Local News

  • Meeting set on sewer proposal

    CANNELTON – Cannelton residents will have an opportunity to hear about and comment on a proposed long-term control plan for the city's waste-water collection system at a public hearing scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday in the City Hall council room.

    Discussion will include proposed infrastructure improvements to eliminate or minimize impacts of combined sewer overflows on water quality.

    The hearing will follow a regularly scheduled 6 p.m. meeting of the city's board of public works and safety and precede a 7 p.m. regular common-council meeting.

  • Breaking News Gaynor convicted on five of eight charges

    Jurors convicted Adam Gaynor Thursday of five of the eight charges filed against him, including a Class A felony count of dealing in methamphetamine. He was also convicted of two other felonies, possessing methamphetamine and maintaining a common nuisance, and misdemeanor counts of possessing marijuana and paraphernalia. He was acquitted on charges of possessing anhydrous ammonia, possession of ammonia with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of chemical reagents.

  • Commissioners eye road-management system

    TELL CITY — An Evansville company wants to develop a comprehensive road-maintenance system for Perry County. If approved by commissioners and funded by the county council, the initiative would focus more money on maintaining roads with high traffic counts while emphasizing preventive maintenance to extend life expectancies of roadways.

  • Two teens nabbed in church burglary

    TELL CITY – Two juveniles face charges of theft and burglary for allegedly twice breaking into St. Paul Catholic Church. They were detained Thursday night after a priest found them in the church's rectory.

    Police said the teens admitted entering the church Dec. 26 and taking a computer, knife, camera, candles and wine.

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said the two males, ages 14 and 17, fled on foot after being discovered Thursday but were spotted by Perry County Sheriff's Department Deputies Richard Kratzer and Daymion Marsh.

  • New and returning officials sworn in

    TELL CITY – County officials swept into office in November's election were sworn in Wednesday.

    Deputy County Clerk Jean Schulthise oversaw the brief courthouse ceremony. Accepting their oaths of office were Jane James, who begins a second four-year term as county recorder.

    Also sworn in was Glenn Etienne, who will serve four years as county surveyor, replacing longtime surveyor Harold Lynch.

  • Dinner guests to don their detective hats Jan. 24

    TELL CITY – The Pink Lace Diamond. It's a classic murder mystery that will play out before the eyes of guests Jan. 24 as the Tell City Regional Arts Association sponsors a murder-mystery theater.

    "The guests become detectives and try to figure out who did it," said Cheri Taylor, executive director of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and member of the arts association.

    The mystery involves the discovery of a dead body at a plush resort and a large pink diamond.  

  • Leibering, co-worker graduate from inspector-training program

    CANNELTON – Two employees of a local lumber company, including a Cannelton man, recently completed training at a worldwide recognized inspector training school.

    Brandon Leibering of Cannelton and Kyle Hughes of Lamar, both employees of Leibering Lumber & Logging, graduated Dec. 12 from the National Hardwood Lumber Association Inspector Training School.

  • Electric utility offers college scholarships

    TELL CITY — The Operation Round Up board of trustees is accepting applications for $500 scholarships Jan. 1 through Feb. 15, with disbursement for the fall semester of 2009.  

    Eligible students must be scheduled to attend their sophomore or higher year in the fall of 2009 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The student or parents must also be a member of Southern Indiana Power and participate in the Operation Round Up program.  

  • Hoosier National Forest offers Christmas tree recycling program

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest invites Perry Countians and others to turn their old Christmas trees into fish habitat in area lakes and ponds.

    When submerged, recycled live Christmas trees offer habitat to enhance feeding and cover for a variety of fish species, including largemouth bass, bluegill and other sunfish species.

    Once submerged, the trees serve as foundation for the growth of algae. This attracts insects and other invertebrates, which provide food for small fish.

  • Scholarship opportunities offered

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is accepting applications through the foundation's Community Scholarship Program and the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program.

    The Community Scholarship Program is made up of 25 scholarship funds, each with individual selection criteria and eligibility requirements, created by donors to provide Perry County students with opportunities for advanced education.

    The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, fully funded by Lilly Endowment, is administered locally by the foundation.