Today's News

  • Anderson Woods celebrates campers’ lives

    The second week of July marked the sixth of eight 4-day, 3-night summer sessions at Anderson Woods Camp, a camp for children and adults with special needs, in its 36th summer of operation.
    That week, the staff and campers welcomed guest Janice Rodriguez, who has been visiting camp for a number of years now. Her first visit to camp was as part of a volunteer service group assisting with Anderson Woods’ spring cleaning to prepare for the summer.

  • No shortcuts to a stronger state economy

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    Earlier this month, Indiana closed the books on fiscal year 2013. The state continues to operate well within its means, banking a structural surplus of $493 million in the fiscal year and maintaining a reserve of nearly $2 billion. While the state’s finances offer encouragement, they don’t tell the whole story.
    The state’s strong fiscal position is seemingly at odds with the status of working Hoosier families.

  • Main Street cleanup
  • Santa’s Splash Down WaterPark Now Open at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa’s Splash Down WaterPark at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Santa Claus opened last week. The new water park features a total of five water slides including two that were previously owned by nearby Holiday World Theme Park & Splashin’ Safari.

  • State changes school funding equation

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A change in the way the state provides funding to schools became effective July 1, not with the beginning of a new school year, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said July 18.
    He had just learned earlier in the week of the change in a state funding formula, he said during a regular school-board meeting.

  • Bluegrass concert will be followed by Western flick

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host a free bluegrass concert with King’s Highway from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Planned as a pre-Schweizer Fest event, the concert will be followed by a free movie.
    King’s Highway is a traditional bluegrass band from Owensboro, Ky., inspired by Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and Red Allen and known for having fun on stage. Band members are Josh Johnston on guitar, Kevin Bowlds on fiddle, Mark Hargis on mandolin, Mike Fulkerson on banjo and Richard Clark on bass.

  • Schools chief makes more progress against deficit

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – He continues to make progress reducing deficits in the Cannelton City Schools budget, Superintendent Alva Sibbitt reported at a regular school-board meeting July 18.
    The school corporation’s general fund showed a negative balance of $192,920 at the beginning of June, he reported. As of June 30, the deficit was $178,694, down from the $204,864 reflected at the beginning of the year.

  • Jury convicts man on all charges

    TELL CITY – A Perry County jury delivered four guilty verdicts last month in the trial of a man charged with dealing in methamphetamine and three other drug offenses.
    Robert L. McFall, 68, who had an address of 105 Fifth St., Cannelton, when he was arrested in 2007 was convicted July 23 after a two-day trial in Perry Circuit Court. Court records later indicated he was living in Lewisport, Ky.

  • River Monster

    CANNELTON – Up to his shins in water, Perry County catfish angler Tom Dycus said he knew the fish he hooked Monday evening near the Cannelton Locks and Dam was something special. In fact, it was the fish he had been waiting many long years for.
    “I knew when I first pulled back hard (on the rod) it was a really big fish,” he told a crowd of onlookers Monday at the Cannelton boat ramp in Hafele Park.

  • COLUMN: It’s hard to walk on water


    Wishes do come true, at least on occasion and even when your request is for a bad driver to get pulled over by a cop.

    I was driving to Rockport for a meeting a few days ago when I noticed a sports car on my tail. All of a sudden, the driver smashed the gas, smoking his tires and passed me, but not before fishtailing in his lane of travel.