Today's News

  • Cannelton connects to national alert system

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is now connected with the national A Child is Missing Alert Program that can launch potentially thousands of calls when children or others are reported missing.

  • Tell City parade on tap for Saturday

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Postponed by rain last weekend, Tell City’s annual Christmas parade is rescheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday. Santa is returning for the event and the jolly old elf will be in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m. to meet with children under the gazebo.

    “We’re hoping Saturday is a better day,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said when announcing the postponement. Rain fell nearly all day Sunday, making not only the parade unfeasible, but a chili cook-off along Main Street.

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  • 4-H honor members, leaders at recent celebration

    PERRY COUNTY – Numerous Perry County 4-H members were given awards and a 55-year veteran volunteer of the 4-H program was honored during the Perry County 4-H Celebration held Nov. 13 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    Members applied for awards and were selected based on their applications. Leaders were also honored according to their tenure, said Extension 4-H Youth Development Educator Renate Warner.

  • Generations . . .

    The family of Paul Pfeiffer of Cannelton gathered at St. Michael’s Catholic Church Father Meriate Hall Aug. 28 for a five-generation picture.

    Pictured are three-week-old RyLan Wayne Sandage held by his great-great-grandfather, Paul Pfeiffer, and next to them is RyLan’s great-grandmother, Mary Jo Schullenberg of Cannelton. Behind them are the baby’s grandfather, Tony Sandage of Cannelton and the baby’s father, Tyler Allen Sandage of Tell City.

  • Santa Claus United Methodist announces Christmas schedule

    SANTA CLAUS – Santa Claus United Methodist Church, located on Indiana 245 in Santa Claus, has announced its schedule of Christmas-season services.
    The first event will be “The Mystery of the Manger,” a special Christmas children and youth choir program set for 3 p.m. Sunday. The church’s Cherub and Next Generation choirs will share the evidence surrounding Jesus’ birth as it is described in scripture.

  • Buffalo Run open house Saturday

    SANTA CLAUS – Buffalo Run will hold a holiday open house from 10 to 2 p.m., Saturday at Buffalo Run Farm.
    The open house will include a feeding of the buffalo herd at 11 a.m. Visitors may also visit a Native American tepee with various animal hides on display.
    The legendary Lincoln Cabin will be open with a fire and candle-lit interior. Children are invited to play with pioneer toys and try their hands at tomahawk throwing.
    Menu items for the day will include low fat and low calorie buffalo burgers, elk burgers and grass-fed beef hamburgers.

  • Southern Indiana Power distributes Operation RoundUp funds

    PERRY COUNTY – Members of Southern Indiana Power make possible, by rounding up their bill each month, a program that assists organizations and individuals with funds for a wide range of needs and projects in the Southern Indiana Power service territory.

    Local recipients of awards that were recently distributed to the community organizations pictured below.
    Operation RoundUp is a voluntary program, allowing cooperative members to pool resources to better help those in need by rounding up their electric bills to the nearest dollar.

  • Koch faces battery charge

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    BOONVILLE – Prominent Spencer County businessman Philip J. Koch, 46, was arrested on a charge of domestic battery last week in Warrick County after sheriff’s deputies responded to an alleged altercation between him and a longtime girlfriend.

    Koch faces a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, although the responding deputy initially jailed him on several additional counts, including misdemeanor and felony confinement, felony strangulation and resisting law enforcement.

  • Council OKs purchase of animal-control vehicle

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Council members approved at a regular meeting Nov. 22 a $21,000 reduction in funding earmarked for an animal-control officer for this year to pay for an animal-control vehicle for the sheriff’s department.