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Today's News

  • Derby residents back co-op community store

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    DERBY – If the crowd on hand for this week’s community meeting is any indication of support for a proposed cooperative-style market, a community-owned store in Derby has a bright future.

    About 100 people attending Mondays meeting were unanimously in favor of pursuing development of a store that would sell groceries, fuel and other essentials. Residents of Derby and other nearby towns filled the Smackwater Cove restaurant’s family room to hear ideas about how to return a store to the community.

  • Accused arsonist behind bars; two officers injured

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    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.

  • 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.

  • Commissioners green light ambulance purchase

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The county’s emergency medical services expects to be in possession of it’s new ambulance before the new year. During a brief special session convened Aug. 3, the county commissioners voted to move forward on purchase via a loan through Old National Bank.

    Financial terms include a three-year note at 2.32-percent interest toward the $158,000 vehicle.

  • Evansville firm expected to do floodwall work in Cannelton

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – What is expected to be the final round repairs in Cannelton to bring the floodwall up to standards were given a nod by the city council Monday. The board issued a notice to proceed to project engineer Ken Simpson and contracts are expected to be signed with Deig Brothers Construction of Evansville this week.

  • Couple who toured nation by mule share experiences in new book

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    SPENCER COUNTY – Some Spencer and Perry County residents may recall an unusual visit from a pair of middle-aged newlyweds and a hearty mule as they passed through southern Indiana 14 years ago on what would become a two-and-a-half-year trek across America. Bud and Patricia Kenny began their journey in June, leaving Hot Springs, Ark., on their way to Maine’s Atlantic coast. The couple and their faithful mule, Della, met thousands of people in the small towns where they set up camp to rest.

  • Costs of battling blazes elsewhere will affect local HNF work

    TELL CITY – Recent budget adjustments are resulting in impacts to programs and management locally on the Hoosier National Forest.  Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced Aug. 26 fire transfer authority is being used to move funds from non-fire activities to continue to pay for fire suppression on western fires. 

  • Bridge work will restrict State Road 245 near Lamar to one lane

    LAMAR – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces lane restrictions for a bridge on Indiana 245 near Lamar beginning on or around Sept. 8.

    Contractors will perform an pavement overlay on the bridge spanning Crooked Creek on Indiana 245 about three miles north of Indiana 70. Crews will patch areas of failing surface and then overlay new pavement on the bridge.

  • Dragging Main returning Sept. 12

    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.

  • Operation Round Up accepting grant applications

     

    SPENCER COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a very viable way to provide funds to local community programs and projects.     

    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications until Tuesday, Sept. 15. Disbursements will take place in October.

    Those eligible to apply for funds include groups or organizations located within the Southern Indiana Power service territory, which covers the counties of Perry and Spencer and areas in Dubois and Warrick.