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Today's News

  • Auditions set for Holiday World’s 2013 Halloween show

    SANTA CLAUS – Auditions for the cast of Holiday World’s “Graveyard Smash” show are scheduled for later this month.

    “Graveyard Smash” will be a featured show during Holiday World’s “Happy Halloween Weekends” event this fall. Performed in the park’s Hoosier Celebration Theater, this Halloween-themed show will include high-energy singing and dancing by ghouls, vampires and witches.

  • St. Croix man, 69, among 15 charged in Crawford County drug bust

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – Members of the Indiana State Police, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Milltown Town Marshal’s Office and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division arrested 15 people Friday on Class A and B felony arrest warrants for drug violations.

    Carl Hines, 69, of 12228 Indiana 62, St. Croix, was among the arrested. He faces charges of dealing in a Schedule IV controlled substance, a Class C felony.

  • Family-friendly events set last Saturday each month

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The next of a series of Cannelcade of Music family-friendly summer events in Cannelton is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. July 27 in the city’s Gazebo Park.

    The city’s board of public works and safety voted at a regular meeting June 27 to close the street for that event and others scheduled the last Saturday of each month through September.

    “We had a nice turnout,” Mayor Mary Snyder said of the last one June 28.

  • Officials lock former animal-shelter site

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – An area formerly used as an animal shelter but now a limb-disposal site for Cannelton residents is closed most days of the week after becoming a dumping ground for all kinds of trash. The city’s board of public works and safety voted at a regular meeting July 8 to lock the site along Boundary Lane and open it only from 6 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thursdays.

  • Committee members needed

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said at a recent commissioners meeting the county is in need of volunteers for the Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan Committee.

    As the News reported July 8, a local, licensed health-care professional, an individual with disabilities and two residents who are involved with organizations that are directly involved with people with disabilities are needed.

  • United Way announces $83,000 in grants

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County has announced grants totaling more than $83,000 that will help 15 health and human-service organizations accomplish their missions.

    Donations to the United Way during the 2012 annual fundraising campaign make possible the distributions, which will be made next year.

  • Troy keeps its eyes on Christ of the Ohio

    By DONALD STEEN
    Staff Writer

    TROY – At a regular meeting of the Troy Town Council, members of the board set about to address a number of issues facing the community, including the preservation of the Christ of the Ohio statue on Fulton Hill.

    The concrete likeness of Jesus of Nazareth has kept a long vigil over commercial and recreational traffic on the river below, but the effects of weathering, erosion and time are taking their toll on the historic landmark.

  • Troy keeps its eyes on Christ of the Ohio

    By DONALD STEEN
    Staff Writer

    TROY – At a regular meeting of the Troy Town Council, members of the board set about to address a number of issues facing the community, including the preservation of the Christ of the Ohio statue on Fulton Hill.

    The concrete likeness of Jesus of Nazareth has kept a long vigil over commercial and recreational traffic on the river below, but the effects of weathering, erosion and time are taking their toll on the historic landmark.

  • Fair days
  • Local man jailed on rape charge

    CANNELTON – A 42-year-old Perry County man remains in jail on charges of rape, criminal deviate conduct, sexual battery and criminal confinement.

    William E. Oliva, who gave police an address of 710 Harrison St., Troy, was arrested July 7 after police received a call that he had sexually assaulted and raped a woman in Cannelton.

    Cannelton Patrolman Ryan Smith completed probable-cause affidavits and lodged Oliva into the county jail. He was being held last week on a $23,005 bond.