Today's News

  • Menus Week of May 18 - May 22

    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.


    Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be offered as third choice. Salads on Monday, Wednesday; subs on Tuesday, Thursday.

    Monday: BREAKFAST - Sausage bagel LUNCH - Country-fried steak sandwich, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and pears.

    Tuesday: BREAKFAST - Blueberry muffin LUNCH - Chicken patty on a bun, french fries and peaches.

  • As summer nears, some plants savor the shade

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    It is strange, but true ... people often refer to shade as a problem.  How many times have you heard of people desperately searching for that one magic thing they can do to get grass to grow underneath a pin oak?

    Why can’t we just accept the fact that it just isn’t possible and move on to better things?

  • Corn producers invited to join testing program

    PERRY COUNTY – Soil and water conservation districts in Spencer and Perry counties have announced they will partner to form INfield Advantage group in 2015. INfield Advantage was previously known as On-Farm Network. Any producer planting corn is eligible for the program.

    INFA is funded through the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance with checkoff funds and is being offered free of charge to producers.

  • Court and Police Records; May 14



    • Vincent L. Voyles, 26, of 424 15th St., Tell City, May 7, on warrants for battery and trespassing.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center but was released later the same day after posting $605 bail.

    • William T. Masterson, 55, of 101 S. First St., Cannelton, May 8, on preliminary charges of driving with a suspended license and resisting law enforcement by using a vehicle to flee.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center. Bail was set at $2,105.

  • Century Aluminum locks out 560 workers


    Hancock County Clarion


    HANCOCK COUNTY, Ky. – Approximately 560 Century Aluminum workers have been barred from entering their workplace after the company initiated a lockout Tuesday morning.

    The workers of United Steelworkers Local 9423, who are now picketing outside the company’s gates, say they want to continue negotiations while working under their old contract, but the company is trying to force their hand with the lockout.

  • Kids free fishing derby Saturday at German Ridge

    GERMAN RIDGE – The Hoosier National Forest invites everyone to take a child fishing Saturday and is offering a free fishing derby to kids ages 15 and younger.

    The 20th annual Kids Fishing Derby will be held at German Ridge Pond and will begin with registration at 8 a.m. The fishing contest will begin at 9 and will last until 11. During the two-hour time period, there will be a talk by a fisheries biologist.

  • 10-acre solar generating station taking shape
  • Owner of dog that bit 4-year-old cited



    TELL CITY – A 4-year-old Tell City boy suffered a severe dog bite to the face Friday and underwent surgery at a Louisville, Ky., hospital. 

    According to Tell City Police Department Lt. Alan Malone, Ayden Niblett was with his father, Richard Niblett, at the home of Joseph E. Troutman at 1833 Ninth St. 

    While there, Troutman’s Alaskan malamute allegedly bit the boy in the face. Due to the extent of injuries, Ayden was flown to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

  • Naked man gives drivers eyeful




    BANDON – A man darting in and out of traffic in nothing but his birthday suit Monday afternoon is  not expected to face criminal charges, despite physically resisting sheriff’s deputies.

    Police have released little information on the man, including his name. The 21-year-old man, believed to be from Owensboro, Ky., was taken to Perry County Memorial Hospital and Sheriff Lee Chestnut said the incident is being treated as a “medical issue.”

  • Rural News; May 14: GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Enid Kessner, who died May 2, 2015. We were acquainted with Enid years ago when she and her husband, Jennings Kessner, belonged to the Bristow square-dance club. She was a fun, loving person who liked to dance at the William Tell Center and play cards and bingo at Twilight Towers. May she rest in peace. We will miss her.