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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: War shows we abandon values too easily

    A Lee Greenwood song, “Proud to be an American,” inspired a swell of patriotism 10 years ago. Because its 10th anniversary is being observed this month, some media outlets are looking back on this nation’s war in Iraq.

    They don’t inspire much pride.

    Retrospectives are useful for lessons-learned purposes. We’d like to highlight several lessons we hope the nation has learned.

  • Statewide severe-weather drill set for Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Homeland Security, Indiana Department of Education, local broadcast media, Red Cross and amateur radio operators, will conduct a statewide test of local communications systems Wednesday.

    A test of the Emergency Alert System will be conducted between 9 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and again between 6:30 and 7 p.m. The alerts will be broadcast across radio and television stations as well as weather radios.

  • Children of military to be honored

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder read a proclamation at a common-council meeting March 11 declaring April the Month of the Military Child.

  • Cannelton planning efforts make progress

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A survey that will help Cannelton leaders plan for downtown changes is ready for city residents to complete either online or on paper.

  • City leaders to reach deep to pay for well

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Officials in Cannelton continue to grapple with a relief-wells problem they fear will be expensive to resolve.

    Mayor Mary Snyder and Sewer Department Superintendent Jerry Ball told council members at a regular meeting March 11 some of the wells failed testing and they were working to effect repairs needed for certification. The News did not attend the meeting but obtained its minutes and some comments from the mayor.

  • Fish in the Fryer

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  • Police: Thursday shooting was self-inflicted

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    GERALD – Perry County sheriff’s deputies and state-police troopers responded to a shooting Thursday that was later determined to be self-inflicted.

    Police did not release the name of the female victim, who apparently shot herself with a .22-caliber handgun while in the home of Francis Kellems, located at 12965 Tiger Road.

    Kellems, who told police the woman was his caregiver, called a family member shortly after 12:30 p.m. after discovering the woman had shot herself multiple times in the chest and arm.

  • Time can make a big difference for ‘little’ friends

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Twelve boys and girls are looking for an adult to become their friend and mentor. Could you be the person they’re waiting for?

    That’s the question Samantha Ramsey asks often in her job as Big brothers-Big Sisters case manager for Perry and Spencer counties.

  • Nationals’ Johnson will go out a winner

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    Since Major League Baseball expanded its playoffs by adding a wild-card team in each league to the playoffs in 1994, there have been several years when the American League East’s New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox both made the playoffs.

    You could count on at least one of them being there.

    The last time neither made the playoffs was 1993 (OK, technically no one made the playoffs in 1994 because the season was not completed due to a players’ strike).

  • Three Perry County players receive all-state honorable mention

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central’s Tanner Cassidy and Derek Thomas and Cannelton’s Brandon Cook were among 135 players receiving honorable mention on the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s senior boys all-state team released Thursday.
    Cassidy averaged 15.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game to lead the Commodores in all three categories.
    Thomas averaged 12.4 points and 2.2 steals per game and hit 47.0 percent from three-point range.
    Cook averaged 25.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.2 steals per game.