Today's News

  • Turkey Day

    Before setting off on their Thanksgiving vacation, Perry Central Elementary School students crafted their own gobbling versions of turkeys, using their hands as guides. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Cannelton police officers to get Humvee

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department will get a Humvee military vehicle at no cost, Chief Eric Dickenson reported at a regular meeting of the city’s common council Nov. 14.

    Coming through an agency that provides surplus equipment to law-enforcement agencies, the vehicle will replace a Durango that has high mileage, the chief said. His department has equipment for outfitting the Humvee, so those costs will be avoided, as well, he said.

  • Board begins process to fire school superintendent

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman was suspended with pay and benefits Tuesday pending a final decision on the termination of his contract, to be made just before Christmas.

    A motion read by school-board member Barbara Beard and approved unanimously schedules a vote on Chapman’s termination for 6 p.m. Dec. 22. If approved, his employment will end that day.

  • Barge worker dies at Cannelton dam

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Indiana Conservation officers and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the death of a Kentucky man who fell from a barge late Monday near the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, James T. Gamblin, 43, of Paducah fell into the Ohio River after the barge he was aboard made contact with a lock wall near Cannelton.

  • COLUMN: Listening to a saint and his deer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I’m not that religious of a person but I have an attraction to the lives of saints. I guess that’s a Catholic practice but for me reading about the lives of courageous people who fought and struggled for their faith goes beyond denomination.

    There’s plenty the saints can teach us – about overcoming hardships, holding fast to faith in trying times and refusing to sacrifice what we judge most dear, even when it’s hard.

  • EDITORIAL: Input will shape Tell City’s new comprehensive plan

    A headline Thursday announcing that Tell City will receive a $49,500 planning grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs brought welcomed news. The opportunity to chart the community’s future direction for the coming decade is one not every city, town or county is afforded and will benefit not only Tell City residents but everyone in Perry County as well as those who work or frequently visit Tell City.

  • Police investigate Golden Years burglary

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department investigated a burglary that occurred Thursday night at an apartment in the Golden Years Apartment Complex in Cannelton.

    Police say forced entry was used to gain entry into the apartment. Police say that items are missing and the apartment was ransacked.

    Anyone with information about the burglary can contact the Cannelton Police Department at 547-2111.

  • Lincoln Hills Community Chorus concert Dec. 4

    TELL CITY – Lincoln Hills Community Chorus will host a Christmas concert Dec. 4 at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. The chorus’ presentation will begin at 4 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.

    Chorus director John Hayes, pianist Jane Upmeyer and all chorus members extend an invitation to the public to attend.

  • Community Thanksgiving service Wednesday

    CANNELTON – A community Thanksgiving Eve service is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Cannelton. The public is invited to take part. The Lincoln Hills Community Chorus under the direction of John Hays will provide the music and the guest speaker will be Leo Gronguist. For more information, call Jim Adams at 547-5185.

  • Traffic stop in Cannelton leads to criminal charge

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Reserve Officer Micah Jackson conducted a traffic stop Oct. 27 on a truck that was being driven by Brian W. Nugent of Cannelton. Jackson said that he pulled the truck over after it was discovered the license plate on the truck belonged to another vehicle.

    Nugent was also allegedly operating the vehicle without proof of financial responsibility.