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Today's News

  • Land of Lights opens Thursday

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure in Santa Claus opens for the 2011 season Thanksgiving night.

    Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, this custom outdoor light show tells the “Shining Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in bright, energy-efficient lights. The Santa Claus Land of Lights is the only light show in North America that tells a story in lights and storyboards.

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  • County pays Internet bill from LE fund

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted at a regular meeting Nov. 16 to approve a request from County Sheriff Lee Chestnut to pay a $1,004 Internet-service bill from the county’s law-enforcement fund.

    “I failed to notify the court to put this in their budget,” Chestnut explained. “This is a one-time request.”

  • Traffic stop leads to crystal-meth find

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – An Owensboro, Ky., man caught speeding Sunday was jailed after Tell City police officers and the city’s canine allegedly located crystal methamphetamine and more than $3,000 in cash.

    James E. Canary, 57, was lodged in the Perry County Jail on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine. A female passenger was detained but later released.

  • Turkey Day

    Before setting off on their Thanksgiving vacation, Perry Central Elementary School students crafted their own gobbling versions of turkeys, using their hands as guides. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Cannelton police officers to get Humvee

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department will get a Humvee military vehicle at no cost, Chief Eric Dickenson reported at a regular meeting of the city’s common council Nov. 14.

    Coming through an agency that provides surplus equipment to law-enforcement agencies, the vehicle will replace a Durango that has high mileage, the chief said. His department has equipment for outfitting the Humvee, so those costs will be avoided, as well, he said.

  • Board begins process to fire school superintendent

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman was suspended with pay and benefits Tuesday pending a final decision on the termination of his contract, to be made just before Christmas.

    A motion read by school-board member Barbara Beard and approved unanimously schedules a vote on Chapman’s termination for 6 p.m. Dec. 22. If approved, his employment will end that day.

  • Barge worker dies at Cannelton dam

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Indiana Conservation officers and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the death of a Kentucky man who fell from a barge late Monday near the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, James T. Gamblin, 43, of Paducah fell into the Ohio River after the barge he was aboard made contact with a lock wall near Cannelton.

  • COLUMN: Listening to a saint and his deer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I’m not that religious of a person but I have an attraction to the lives of saints. I guess that’s a Catholic practice but for me reading about the lives of courageous people who fought and struggled for their faith goes beyond denomination.

    There’s plenty the saints can teach us – about overcoming hardships, holding fast to faith in trying times and refusing to sacrifice what we judge most dear, even when it’s hard.

  • EDITORIAL: Input will shape Tell City’s new comprehensive plan

    A headline Thursday announcing that Tell City will receive a $49,500 planning grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs brought welcomed news. The opportunity to chart the community’s future direction for the coming decade is one not every city, town or county is afforded and will benefit not only Tell City residents but everyone in Perry County as well as those who work or frequently visit Tell City.