Today's News

  • Department earns award from state council

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s police department was named a “best small agency” by the Governor’s Council on Impaired and Dangerous Driving.

    Police Chief Eric Dickenson announced receipt of the award at a special meeting Wednesday of the city’s board of public works and safety.

  • Lewis and Glenna Garrett

    The church family and friends of the Rev. Lewis and Glenna Garrett helped celebrate the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Cannelton Freewill Baptist Church.

    The Garretts were married Nov. 17, 1951, in Jamestown, Tenn., by the late Rev. Willie F. Wright.
    They are the parents of two children, Kendall Garrett of Hawesville, Ky., and Bonita (Garrett) Epley of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. They also have eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.

  • Cannelton School Board begins process to fire 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.

  • Tell City Christmas parade postponed until Saturday

    Due to rain forecast for Sunday afternoon, Tell City's Christmas Parade has been postponed until Saturday. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. with a chili cook-off and Christmas in the Park activities in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m.

  • Cannelton schools raise new flags

    Members from Cannelton American Legion’s Post 142 are shown, along with members of Cannelton Elementary’s student council, raising a new American and Indiana flag donated annually by the Post. A brief ceremony was held and Legion members then presented the William Bennett Early Learning Center building with their flags as well.

  • Cannelton students celebrate Veterans Day

    Lena Joyal, curator of the Perry County Museum, delivers her speech about the history of early settlers and veterans in Perry County to a captive audience of students, staff and veterans during Cannelton city schools annual Veterans’ Day program.

  • WTE first grade class organizes local food drive

    TELL CITY – Kara Braunecker’s first grade class at William Tell Elementary organized a school-wide food drive Nov. 15 through Nov. 18.

    The class encouraged other students and staff to donate nonperishable food items to the local Council of Agencies here in Tell City. The students collected and sorted 1,472 items.
    The items were delivered to the agency on Friday afternoon.

  • Generations . . .

    Five generations of the Lemaire family gathered recently for a picture. Baby Carson X. Kirk is held by his great-great-grandmother, Rose Lamaire. Sitting next to them is Carson’s great-grandmother, Elaine Kirk. Standing are Caron’s mother, Katie Kirk and grandfather, Frank Kirk.

  • Arts commission presents grants

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Arts Commission presented state funding for organizations in a public ceremony Oct. 20 at the Jasper Arts Center to honor 10 regional organizations that were granted funding through the Indiana Art Commission’s Regional Initiative Grant program for the FY2012 funding year. Funding for this program is directed to the six-county region that includes Perry, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin and Orange counties.

  • Defense propels Perry Central to tourney title

    LEOPOLD—Strong defense carried Perry Central to the championship of its own eighth grade girls basketball tourney Saturday.