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  • Perry County included in disaster declaration
  • Honor Flight of Southern Indiana seeks veterans

    EVANSVILLE – Honor Flight of Southern Indiana needs help in several different areas. These include assistance finding veterans, monetary funding and volunteers to support all of our events. HFSI strives to continue to find our veterans in Southern Indiana and honor them by taking them to Washington, D.C., to visit their memorial.

  • Slide at McDonald’s
  • Backflowing sewers drive up residents’ angst

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

               

    CANNELTON –  Several days after, the cause behind a flooded home in the 500 Block of Knight Street in Cannelton has the owners asking a lot of questions, namely from the city’s leaders.

  • Weekend accidents in county claim two lives

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Sheriff’s Department said a 22-year-old Bristow man died Saturday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Indiana 145 north of St. Marks.

    Central Dispatch received a 911 call at 4:38 a.m. that a car had traveled off of Indiana 145 and struck a tree.  A sheriff’s deputy, along with Perry County EMS and the Perry County Rescue Squad, was dispatched to the scene. 

  • River crests; disaster declared

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Ohio River reached its highest point in 21 years early this week, surrounding homes, businesses and even entire communities in an inland sea of murky, debris-filled water.

    Perry County was among the first counties in a disaster declaration signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb. News could come in the following week whether the county will be declared a federal disaster area, which would clear the way for financial help to local governments and, perhaps, property owners who suffered losses,

  • Anderson Township FD annual meeting Monday

    BRISTOW – The 69th annual meeting of the Anderson Township Fire Department Inc. will be Monday, March 5, at the Bristow Community Center. 

    A business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will include election of directors 2, 3, 4 and 5. 

    Programs for the evening will include presentations by Derek Lawalin, Tell City Chief of Police, and Alan Malone, Perry County Sheriff. 

    The annual $40 membership dues can be paid at the meeting.

  • Tell City’s floodwall does its job ... again

    Where would Tell City have been this week without its floodwall, a couple of feet under water most likely. Often overlooked and under-appreciated, the concrete wall kept most of the city dry during what has been the most major Ohio River flood since 1997. These photos of the wall and earthen berm’s construction came from Mack and Chris Cail, who assembled a collection for the Tell City Historical Society. 

  • River at highest level since 1997

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – An overabundance of rainfall across Perry County and states upstream is sending the Ohio River to heights not seen since the last major flood in 1997. As of late Friday, the river at the Cannelton Locks and Dam stood at 47.9 feet, well above the 42-foot flood stage. Forecasts called for the river to climb steadily over the weekend and early this week, reaching a possible crest of nearly 50 feet Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • Diggin’ in against the flood