Local News

  • Honoring Cannelton's police chief
  • HNF plans spring Mogan Ridge burn

    LEOPOLD - Hoosier National Forest employees will burn approximately 750 acres in the Mogan Ridge area of Perry County this spring.

    The exact dates of the burn hinge on weather and conditions in the forest.  Fire Management Officer Mike Davis said forest officials will work to let the public know when the burn will take place.

    "Once we know the date that we'll start the burn, we'll let the public know," he said.

    The News will post information on its Web site, www. perrycountynews.com, and local fire departments and schools will be alerted.

  • Health fair at TCHS Thursday

    TELL CITY - More than 200 members of the Wellness 2009 program will converge at Tell City High School's Bryan Taylor Sports Arena Thursday for a health fair.

    This health fair, sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital, begins at 6 p.m. and features a short speech and an opportunity to experience walking, running, fitness classes and yoga. A dietitian will also provide information about healthy eating.

  • Cannelton board plans meeting

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's Board of Public Works and Safety will convene a special meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday in the council room.

    The board will open consider bids from prospective administrators for a neighborhood-stabilization program. Advertised in the Feb. 26 News, the program could provide grant funds for the city to buy and redevelop abandoned or foreclosed homes to prevent their becoming a blight within the city.

    The meeting will begin as the deadline for bids expires.

  • City schedules clean-up week

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's free trash cleanup week, when city workers will pick up items not normally accepted, is planned for April 6-9.

    Residents are asked to place their items out for pickup on their regular trash-collection day.

    Tires or hazardous materials, including paint, won't be accepted. For more information, contact Street Commissioner Charlie Davis at 548-2287.

  • TC workers still chipping limbs

    TELL CITY - City street-department workers in Tell City are still chipping limbs residents stack near street curbs and alleys.

    Workers have made two passes through the city and will continue to remove limb and branches downed by ice and wind.

  • Library fundraiser set

    TELL CITY - Chicago's Pizza has joined efforts with the Perry County Junior Women and the United Way of Perry County to help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

    Chicago's Pizza will donate a portion of all sales  March 17 to support the library.

  • Grant could put more officers on streets

    TELL CITY - A federal program supporters hope will put thousands of new police officers on American streets could help Tell City add one or two officers to its force, the city's police chief said Monday.

    Greg Hendershot asked the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety for permission to apply for the Cops Hiring Recovery Program. Up to $1 billion will be made available for the hiring and rehiring of law-enforcement officers. Grants will pay officers' salaries and benefits for three years. In return, the city would pledge to retain the officers when the grant period ends.

  • Time to Spring Forward

    Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.

  • Century idles line at Hawesville smelter

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Century Aluminum is closing one of five potlines at its Hawesville smelter, idling 120 workers amid a dramatic decline in aluminum prices.

    The production halt was to begin immediately, the company said Tuesday, and will be completed over several days. The move will reduce production by up to 4,370 tons of aluminum a month. The Hawesville smelter has produced up to 250,000 tons each year.

    Company officials said the production cuts are needed to reduce losses and conserve cash.