Today's News

  • Divisions widen after fire chief’s arrest


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Public-safety officials are often known for their inter-agency collaboration and working well together. But in a clash of the badges, a line has been drawn in the sand, and two part-time Cannelton police officers could be out of a job if the board of public works follows through on its most recent sentiments.

  • Lawful sentry in command
  • Perry Central pre-school and kindergarten roundup set to begin February

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary is accepting enrollment for Preschool and Kindergarten 2017-18 school year. There are two opportunities to enroll, the first will be Feb. 16-17 and the second enrollment date will be in April. Information will be sent out again prior to second enrollment.

    Children who will be 4 by Aug. 1, are eligible to attend preschool and children who will be 5 by Aug. 1, are eligible for kindergarten.

    Preschool round-up will be Friday, Feb. 17, and kindergarten round-up will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16. 

  • New Year’s crash
  • Specialty seed catalogs deliver quality

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I have learned to be discerning when it comes to catalog shopping. I steer clear of outrageous or cheap deals.  I prefer the specialty catalog where expertise reigns, providing us with both a good product and the information to grow it well. 

  • Hospital welcomes first baby of 2017
  • Waylon Scott Franchville

    Ariel and Ryan Franchville of Derby announce the birth of their son, Waylon Scott Franchville, Nov. 22, 2016, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.

    Waylon weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Kim and Scott Franchville of Derby. Maternal grandparents are Michele and Ivan Bland III of Branchville.

    Great-grandparents include Bob and Geraldine Cronin of Tell City, Peggy Franchville of Bristow, Paul and Sally Harpenau of Branchville, Evelyn Harpenau of Branchville and Nancy Bland of Rome.

  • Ralph and LaVerne Zuelly

    Ralph and LaVerne Zuelly of Tell City will celebrate their 70th anniversary Jan. 14, 2017.

    They were married Jan. 14, 1947, in St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Tell City.

    Their attendants were LaVerne’s sister, Geraldine (Jerry) George, and Charles (Chuck) Burst.

  • Library rings in the new year with new board member, salary increase

    TELL CITY – Julie Harris joined the Library Board of Trustees for her first official meeting Wednesday, and was inducted into the Library’s Board of Finance.

    The board member she replaced, Frank Maffia, was also in attendance. Library Director John Mundy presented a plaque to the longtime member for his 18 years of service to Perry County’s libraries.

    Maffia started his service at Cannelton Library in 1998.

  • Cannelton School Board reappoints two members


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton School Board convened a special meeting Thursday to reappoint members Cory Faulkenberg and Bill Garrett.

    Unslated on the November 2016 election ballot, there was some confusion among board members as to when their terms were up. However, the races were uncontested, allowing both members to retain their positions. The terms ended Dec. 31, 2016.