Local News

  • Citizens police academy begins




    While they won’t carry a firearm or climb behind the wheels of police cruisers, 20 people enrolled in a new citizens police academy will get a big dose of first-hand knowledge about police work, as well as the duties of dispatchers and jailers.

  • Weekend power switch set for Troy

    TROY – Having finalized plans with Indiana Municipal Power Agency, Troy Utilities Superintendent Bernard “Pudder” Linne said the switchover from Hoosier Energy will officially take place Sunday, April 30.

    The switchover will include an outage across all of Troy, for businesses and residences. It will take place in the morning, between 8 and 11 a.m., according to Linne. The outage is expected to last about an hour and a half, but could be as long as three hours if crews face unforeseen circumstances.

  • Call center to close, 200 jobs likely lost


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The Startek call center at 211 U.S. Highway 66 E. in Tell City will close its doors this summer, taking more than 200 jobs with it, company officials announced this week. A federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act  notice of the planned job loss was submitted to the state Monday.

  • Hoosier National Forest recognizes volunteers’ accomplishments

    TELL CITY – April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week. The Hoosier National Forest would like to take the opportunity afforded by this week to recognize and thank the volunteers who use their time and talents to make the Hoosier National Forest a better place. The commitment volunteers have to the forest demonstrates how much they care about their community and the world around them, Hoosier National Forest officials said.

  • Three cheers to the Perry County Storm
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  • School repairs back on schedule


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Upgrades to the heating and cooling system at William Tell Elementary will likely go on as planned this summer, as will a scaled-back version of a secured entryway.  Energy Systems Group of Evansville was selected to oversee engineering designs and project management.

    That work is contingent on ESG finishing its engineering in time to get contractors on site.

  • School seeks a ‘yes’ vote on referendum


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – A referendum question seeking a renewal of a special property tax levy approved seven years ago to help Cannelton City Schools will be on the May 2 ballot in that city only.

  • Man sought in police chase, car crash arrested

    PERRY COUNTY – Police have arrested a man who they said fled officers and crashed his car on Atlanta Road last week.

    Mark Ransom, 37, of 12291 St. Augustine St., Leopold, was arrested Wednesday night on a warrant and was charged with resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, driving while suspended, unlawful use of a police radio and reckless driving. He was released within an hour after posting a $4,105 bond.

  • Cannelton Schools eye potential Can-Clay funds


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – If the county decides to lease the Can-Clay grounds back to the manufacturer, Cannelton City Schools wants a piece of whatever finances come down the pipe. Schools Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt met with county commissioners Tuesday during the board’s regular session at the high school to plead that case.