Local News

  • Ohio River bridge scheduled for inspection

    VINCENNES - The Indiana Department of Transportation is advising motorists to be aware of upcoming lane restrictions on bridges exiting into other states.

    Each year INDOT joins forces with the transportation departments of the states of Illinois and Kentucky to review the structures.

    These inspections are conducted for long range planning strategies for maintenance of the bridges. Routine and in-depth inspections are conducted at other times in the year, on a bi-annual basis to check the structural integrity of bridges.

  • Cannelton enrollment rises ahead of official count day

    Board rescinds rule because 'flip-flop' definition unclear

    CANNELTON - Cannelton School Board members voted at a regular meeting Aug. 21 to rescind a portion of the high-school handbook outlawing flip-flops.

    In recommending the change, Schools Superintendent Al Chapman stressed his concern for safety hasn't wavered, but said "I can't define a flip-flop."

  • Magnet man killed in ATV rollover

    Williams died of blunt-force trauma to his head, chest

    MAGNET - A Magnet man found dead along Unison Road in eastern Perry County Sunday died from blunt-force trauma to his head and chest when his all-terrain vehicle rolled over, Indiana conservation officers investigating the accident said.

    A son-in-law of the property owner checking on what appeared to be markings leading off the roadway into a cornfield found 40-year-old Eric Williams lying next to his Honda 250. The ATV was lying on its side.

  • 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.