Today's News

  • Copper theft launches hunt for fleeing man

    TELL CITY — A man suspected of stealing copper from ThyssenKrupp Waupaca triggered a brief manhunt June 11.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Jason Shadwick received a call that evening that Jeremy B. Kirkman, an employee of WGS working at the local foundry, reported for work when he was not scheduled and was confronted by a supervisor.

    A short time later, Shadwick was told that copper was hidden in a bag in Kirkman’s possession. Kirkman fled into nearby woods when confronted by Shadwick.

  • Bridge jumpers may land in hot water

    PERRY COUNTY — Jumping from local bridges will soon land summertime thrill-seekers in hot water.

    Sheriff Lee Chestnut said last week he and department deputies will begin writing citations to people caught jumping from bridges on state and county roads. The practice has been common for decades, especially at embayments near  Rocky Point. Deer Creek and other tributaries of the Ohio River offer relief from heat but it’s also illegal, Chestnut said.

  • Water-quality reports go out

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department is sending out its annual consumer-confidence reports this week, said Dale Poole, superintendent for the department.

    The report, which informs customers of the quality and status of city water, is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent to water customers each year. Any customer who doesn’t receive a copy of the report can get it at the Water Department office in City Hall.

  • Mother pleads for information about daughter missing 2 weeks

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The mother of one of several people declared missing two weeks ago is “begging people to come up and admit they’ve seen her,” she said in a call to the News Friday morning.

  • Few attend meeting on proposed jail construction

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Only a handful of people attended a meeting Wednesday intended to provide the public information about a proposed new county jail.

  • Free food, fun

    Samantha and Melanie White wash down a meal Thursday at the Evangelical United Church of Christ. (Click picture to enlarge.)

  • City leaders consider rental ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members are considering an ordinance that will require owners of rental properties to have their buildings inspected before they can be occupied.

  • Perry Central alum Huber named All-American in decathlon

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Nick Huber set school records in six different track events for Perry Central. Now that versatility has helped get him named an NCAA Division I All-American in the decathlon.

    Huber finished 13th in the decathlon but the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association also selects the top eight Americans as All-Americans. He was seventh among Americans at the NCAA championships.

  • Hair Razors takes over 1st place

    TELL CITY – Hair Razors didn’t play in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Tuesday but still took over first place.

    Cash Waggner was 3-0 going into Tuesday, a half game ahead of 3-1 Hair Razors. But Cash Waggner lost both its games to fall into a second-place tie with Ohio Valley Gas.

    Carriage Inn beat Cash Waggner 16-7 as Allison Parker went 3 for 3 and Alex Morrow hit a three-run inside-the-park homer.

    Sydney Goffinet added a double and a single for Carriage Inn.

  • Marksmen square off in summer ball

    By CHRIS JOHANNES, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    LINCOLN CITY – The Hoosier Express scored all its runs in the last three innings to beat Rockport Post 254 10-9 at Heritage Hills in American Legion baseball Friday.

    The Hoosier Express, a team comprised of players from Heritage Hills, Forest Park, Southridge and Tell City, is in its inaugural season.

    Jenkins Post’s Kyle Schwinghamer swatted a three-run homer in the fifth inning over the right-center fence that scored Trent Benningfield and Logan Brown.