Local News

  • Hoosier Hills Credit Union ribbon cutting set for Sept. 18

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon cutting for Hoosier Hills Credit Union on Friday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. to mark the grand opening of the financial institution’s new branch at 923 Payne St. The building is located on Indiana 37 across from Noble’s IGA in Tell City. 

  • Tractor association fall tour
  • Kentucky woman faces prison after conviction

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A Hawesville, Ky., woman was found guilty Tuesday by a jury in a Hancock County courtroom on two counts of theft and knowingly exploiting an adult.
    Betty Hanks, 53, who for many years operated Liberty Laboratory in Tell City, now faces up to five years in prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled to convene Oct. 27.

  • Accused arsonist behind bars; two officers injured




    TELL CITY – A man who allegedly set a woman’s house on fire Sunday and fought with police officers, pulled so hard on a patrolman’s gun the officer feared it would break the holster.

    That allegation is included in a probable cause affidavit filed in the case against Roger T. Alvey. The 32-year-old faces charges of arson, attempted arson, burglary, strangulation, domestic battery, criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement, battery by bodily waste, residential entry and criminal mischief.

  • Dragging Main ... A trip down memory lane

    TELL CITY – Dragging Main 2015 is around the corner. This year’s evening of cruising, music and reminiscing is set for the afternoon and evening of Saturday, Sept. 12, in downtown Tell City. Dragging Main has been a hit since its inception in 2011.

    It was Joe Morton who inspired nostalgia in hundreds people that year with a Facebook invitation to again cruise Tell City, a rite of passage for generations of folks. There were two Dragging Mains in 2011 and the event has been held annually since.

  • County council eyes savings in 2016 court budget

    PERRY COUNTY – Though departmental budget sessions with the county council aren’t scheduled to take place until next month, Judge Lucy Goffinet presented her proposed 2016 spending information Thursday. During that regular session of the council, the judge explained that because of a mandatory state judicial conference scheduled to take place when the board will conduct budget reviews, she was providing hers early.

  • Argosy disaster remembered




  • Charges possible after school lockdown




    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said he will ask prosecutors to file criminal charges against a woman who allegedly posted threatening comments on social media. Her words prompted a brief lockdown of schools Wednesday morning.

    The woman, whose name was not released by police, allegedly made references to burning schools and threatening principals.

  • Tipsaw Lake reopens to swimming

    Tipsaw Lake beach has reopened for swimming, two weeks after high levels of coliform bacteria prompted its closure. Water tests show the lake is now safe for public use, the Hoosier National Forest reported in a press release. Personnel regularly test the water for harmful bacteria in swimming areas.  High coliform counts could have come from a number of sources, including animals such as waterfowl. Tipsaw beach will be open through Labor Day weekend.

  • Cemetery restoration project planned for Saturday in Tobinsport

    TOBINSPORT – The Tobinsport Cemetery Restoration Project will hold a work session this Saturday, Aug. 29, beginning at 9 a.m.

    This session will be held at the Simons Cemetery, located next to the Methodist Church, in Tobinsport.

    During the session, participants will clean the old tombstones and reset fallen ones.