Today's News

  • COLUMN: Giving thanks where it’s due

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The News is sometimes accused of trumpeting the arrests of people on drug charges while overlooking the times when those men and women get their lives back on track and beat their addictions. A recent courthouse reception honored four people who have done that.

    Patrick and Whitney Keown, Randy Leinenbach Jr. and Matthew Scott Fortwendel completed the requirements of the county’s drug-court program, overseen by Perry Circuit Court, court staff and community volunteers.

  • EDITORIAL: Donations of time, talent, property will improve county parks

    With budget crunches hitting most entities that try to accomplish positive things for their communities, it’s nice to know that there are public-spirited citizens willing to donate their time, talent and occasionally property.

    The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department has been blessed with contributions from such citizens lately.

    Michelle Deom told the parks board at Wednesday’s meeting that she wants to donate to it approximately a half acre of land that has been in her family for more than 50 years.

  • As summer nears, swimming pools and power lines need to keep their distance

    TELL CITY – Summertime is near, as is the time to install pools. The Tell City Electric Department encourages those planning on setting up pools to look up before deciding on a location. If there are wires above where the pool will be, think again.

    These pool-safety guidelines follow the National Electric Code and the National Electric Safety Code.

    • Do not place the pool under utility service lines.

    • Do not install your pool over any utility lines. Future access is compromised and may be impossible in an emergency.

  • Officers commended for saving life, drug arrests

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Three Cannelton police officers were recognized at a board of public works meeting May 9 for life-saving and drug-busting efforts.

  • Council discusses child-support-collection funds

    TELL CITY – County Councilman Stan Goffinet asked at a regular meeting April 28 to have some information added to the minutes of the council’s March 31 meeting.

    Charles Malinowski said if the county doesn’t use its share of 4-D funding, “the federal and state government may require us to give it back,” he reminded the other members. “I questioned him on that and asked him how long we have to use it, and he said 10 years.”

  • Teen balances stage, screen, ‘real world’

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Alexa Gengelbach has turned a childhood love of dance into a budding modeling and acting career that has the New Boston student doing things most teens her age only dream of. Yet through it all she’s kept her feet firmly in reality.

  • Bicycle Rodeo

    An after-school bicycle rodeo Friday at William Tell Elementary drew nearly 100 students. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Deom wants to donate land to parks board

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Michelle Allen Deom told the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board Wednesday that she wants to donate approximately a half acre of land to the parks department.

    The land, between Lafayette Springs and Rocky Point on Indiana 66, could possibly be used “for a bicycle stop-off place,” said Parks Board President Dan Peter.
    That seemed to be the most popular idea that the board kicked around, and it met with Deom’s approval.

  • Perry Central suing former health insurer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central School Board members gave the go-ahead May 4 for the corporation to seek money it believes it is owed from a former health-care insurer.

  • Hook Wilson – Litherland

    Carrie Hook of Tell City announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Darlene Hook Wilson of Tell City to Phillip Litherland of Tell City.

    The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late William “Bill” Hook. She is a 1981 graduate of Tell City High School and works at Southern Hills Counseling in Tell City.
    Mr. Litherland is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Litherland. He is a 1985 graduate of Tell City High School and works at Parker Hannifin in Tell City.