Today's News

  • Century Aluminum locks out 560 workers


    Hancock County Clarion


    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Approximately 560 Century Aluminum workers have been barred from entering their workplace after the company initiated a lockout Tuesday morning.

    The workers of United Steelworkers Local 9423, who are now picketing outside the company’s gates, say they want to continue negotiations while working under their old contract, but the company is trying to force their hand with the lockout.

  • Kids free fishing derby Saturday at German Ridge

    GERMAN RIDGE – The Hoosier National Forest invites everyone to take a child fishing Saturday and is offering a free fishing derby to kids ages 15 and younger.

    The 20th annual Kids Fishing Derby will be held at German Ridge Pond and will begin with registration at 8 a.m. The fishing contest will begin at 9 and will last until 11. During the two-hour time period, there will be a talk by a fisheries biologist.

  • 10-acre solar generating station taking shape
  • Owner of dog that bit 4-year-old cited



    TELL CITY – A 4-year-old Tell City boy suffered a severe dog bite to the face Friday and underwent surgery at a Louisville, Ky., hospital. 

    According to Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone, Ayden Niblett was with his father, Richard Niblett, at the home of Joseph E. Troutman at 1833 Ninth St. 

    While there, Troutman’s Alaskan malamute allegedly bit the boy in the face. Due to the extent of injuries, Ayden was flown to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

  • Naked man gives drivers eyeful




    BANDON – A man darting in and out of traffic in nothing but his birthday suit Monday afternoon is  not expected to face criminal charges, despite physically resisting sheriff’s deputies.

    Police have released little information on the man, including his name. The 21-year-old man, believed to be from Owensboro, Ky., was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital and Sheriff Lee Chestnut said the incident is being treated as a “medical issue.”

  • Rural News; May 14: GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Enid Kessner, who died May 2, 2015. We were acquainted with Enid years ago when she and her husband, Jennings Kessner, belonged to the Bristow square-dance club. She was a fun, loving person who liked to dance at the William Tell Center and play cards and bingo at Twilight Towers. May she rest in peace. We will miss her.

  • Rural News; May 14: ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — A nice crowd of people attended the Mother’s Day breakfast prepared by the men Sunday morning at Bethel Christian Church in Doolittle Mills.

    Following breakfast, a program was held during the morning worship services, with some special singing and poems.

  • Rural News; May 14: DOOLITTLE MILLS

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — A graduation party was held this past Saturday at the home of Joel and Rosa Schwartz for their son, Michael, and also for Marie Schwartz, daughter of Neal and Mary Schwartz, all of Doolittle Mills.

    Several friends and family members were present to extend their best wishes to the two seniors, who will be among the graduating Class of 2015 of Perry Central High School Sunday, May 22. Congratulations to Marie and Michael. Many blessings are wished for your future.

  • First Communion at St. Paul
  • Girl Scout units offering half-price for early registrations through May 25

    TELL CITY – Girl Scout officials say the best time to sign up or renew membership for Girl Scouts is now.

    Membership forms are available through Girl Scout leaders. All returning Girl Scouts who sign up by Monday, May 25, will only need to pay half of the $7.50 registration fee. The service unit will pay the other half.

    This discount is in place to allow troops to get their activities started earlier in the fall.