Today's News

  • Correction

    The News erred in reporting last Monday Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt may violate the law in withholding bonuses from teachers who have left the school district.

  • Council signs contract for oversight of sewer project

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members voted at a regular meeting Nov. 10 to sign a $91,000 contract with Commonwealth Engineers of Indianapolis for work to be performed on waste-water lines and a Fourth Street lift station.

    Company spokesman Eric Parsley said services will include a preliminary design, review with city officials, “then once that’s approved we’ll move into final design. At that point, we’ll have plans and specs ready to go to bid.”

  • Carter takes animal-control funding request to council

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – He wasn’t asking the county council for any immediate action when he went before them Nov. 20, Jim Carter told them.

    The president of the Humane Society of Perry County said representatives of animal-welfare organizations in the county met a week earlier. They included the Perry County Animal Welfare, Control and Education Board, which needs money to operate, he said, and Horse Rescue South and the Perry County Animal Shelter Inc., which are having problems.

  • Yackle won’t seek re-election to Tell City Council seat


    TELL CITY – Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing isn’t the only veteran city office-holder who has decided not to seek re-election in 2015.

    Ward 3 Councilman Gerald Yackle said last week he will not seek a seventh term. He is in the third year of his sixth term and said it’s time for someone new to fill the city-council seat he has held under three mayors, Bill Goffinet, Gayle Strassell and Ewing. He followed the late John DuPont on the council.

  • Young Commodores in action


  • Charity is the heart and soul of communities

    Staff Writer

    CHRISNEY – At a time when he should have been looking toward a better future for his children, Don Villwock was content in his own successes as a farmer. “The biggest mistake I ever made,” said the Indiana Farm Bureau president,“ not building a community where my children would want to live or where their future employers might want to locate.”

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  • Grand jury request withdrawn


    TELL CITY – A court motion seeking a grand jury to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in the Perry County Jail was withdrawn last week by the person who first sought it, Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo.

  • Castle sweeps meet with Tell City

    TELL CITY—Castle won all 12 events in a 140-34 boys swimming win over Tell City Thursday.
    Luke Thomas and Stephen Houle each earned one second place for Tell City.
    Thomas placed second in the 50-yard freestyle in 26.76 seconds, just 1.43 seconds behind the winner.
    Thomas took third in the 100 butterfly in 1:10.21.
    Houle placed second in the 200 free in 2:12.24 and fourth in the 500 free in 6:06.23.
    Aaron Vincent placed third in the 200 individual medley in 2:39.63 and in the 100 backstroke in 1:07.96.

  • No. 6 Castle swims past Tell City

    NEWBURGH—Castle lived up to its No. 6 state ranking as it won all 12 events to beat Tell City 143-27 in girls swimming Thursday.
    Sydney Brown was sick and Tell City diver Alesa Roark was still learning the sixth dive that was required for competitors last week, so the Marksmen had only 10 girls competing.
    Sydney Burton had their highest finish, placing second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:28.02. Teammate Madison Schuetter was third in 1:29.27.
    Alex Lawalin placed third in the 100 freestyle in 1:18.45 and Madilyn Hoskinson was fourth in 1:22.15.