Today's News

  • DAR essay winners honored at ceremony

    TELL CITY – The Lafayette Springs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual awards tea March 10 at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Each year, thousands of children across the United States participate in the American history, Christopher Columbus and good citizens essays sponsored by the DAR.

    With the encouragement from local teachers, parents and school systems, Perry County had more than 100 children participate in these essays this year.

  • COLUMN: Family farmers power Indiana’s agriculture economy

    District 74 State Representative

    March is Agricultural Appreciation Month in Indiana, celebrating the prominent role that agriculture plays in our state. The cornerstone of Indiana’s economy and spirit resides in our great agricultural community.

    According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, there are 62,000 farms in Indiana with more than 14 million acres of farm land. The Hoosier state brings in around $26 billion every year to the state’s economy.

  • COLUMN: Holy week memories


    Editor’s Note: This Easter column was first published in March 2005.

    For a young altar boy worn out by a two-hour service in a packed parish church, the woman’s words were as refreshing as the nighttime air flowing around his black cassock.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

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  • Police: Thursday shooting was self-inflicted


    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.