Today's News

  • Former Scout exec sentenced for child porn

    ROCKPORT – An Ireland man who pleaded guilty in March to charges of possessing child pornography was sentenced last week to six and a half years in federal prison.

    Ryan C. Bieler, 33, a former executive with a local district of the Boy Scouts of America, was arrested in November for allegedly receiving and possessing sexually explicit material depicting minor children.

    In the plea agreement, Bieler pleaded guilty to one count of possessing sexually explicit materials involving minors and four counts of receiving similar content.

  • Entrances, HVAC upgrades progress


    LEOPOLD – Two major renovation projects at Perry Central Community School are moving toward completion as August nears and school officials, while keeping wary eyes on the calendar, are happy with the results.

    Building and grounds employees Paul Hagman and Jeremy Edwards led a board tour last Monday of work on the school’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning system that began in late May.

  • Chiseled features

    Edgar Whitcomb helps sculptor Greg Harris chisel off a final piece of stone in a ceremony Thursday marking the completion of a bust of the former governor that will be unveiled soon at the Statehouse. (After clicking into story, click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Schweizer Fest Scavenger Hunt

    The News’ Schweizer Fest scavenger hunt is back. These photos were taken in Tell City and are visible from city streets, alleys, parking lots and other accessible locations. All are west of 12th Street. Some locations might only be visible on foot, but still in public places. 

  • Nighttime drive ends in trip to jail
  • Season’s first human case of West Nile reported

    INDIANAPOLIS – The first human case of West Nile virus in Indiana has been reported in Ripley County, State health officials announced Wednesday.

  • DNR law-enforcement director to retire

    INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s top conservation officer, Col. Scotty Wilson, has announced he will retire after 28 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Indiana and the Department of Natural Resources. 

  • Rocky Point hosting major weekend bass tourney

    ROCKY POINT – The 2013 Wal-Mart BFL Hoosier Division continues Saturday as angerlers fish the Ohio River at Rocky Point. Up to 400 boaters and co-anglers will be competing in each event for a top award of up to $8,000.

  • Back-to-school cookouts planned

    PERRY COUNTY – School will start at all three county school corporations in a few weeks and the annual back-to-school cookouts to kick off the new school year have been planned. 

  • ‘Stuff the Bus’ returns for seventh year of help

    TELL CITY – Are you ready to help Stuff the Bus to help families in need? United Way of Perry County is once again sponsoring, for the seventh year, its annual Stuff the Bus school-supply drive for this area’s students Friday and Saturday. United Way, Wal-Mart and area volunteers will join together to solicit donations of much-needed school supplies for all Perry County school corporations, Head Start and North Spencer School Corp.