Today's News

  • Don’t restrict marriage to a narrow definition

    By Vicki Rogier-Sprinkle

    I would like to better understand the argument presented in your editorial titled “Don’t Belittle the Opponents of Gay Marriage” but unfortunately your logic has failed to convince me. 

    Past civil-rights battles have been won when insisting upon the equal rights ultimately sped legislation and acceptance of these rights. Contrary to your argument, many would argue that by not having the legal right to same-sex marriage that their love and commitment to their partner is the victim being belittled.

  • Folk Mountain Gospel in concert Saturday

    Folk Mountain Gospel will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tell City. Don and Donna Mohl have been traveling and sharing the love of Jesus through song since 1988. The group sings old hymns of faith, more recently gospel tunes and some songs that they have written related to family, values and love of God. 

  • Success at Shoot for the Stars

    Kira Maddle and Rebecca Shearn advanced to the September finale for the Tell City Regional Arts Association’s Shoot for the Stars singing contest held in May in City Hall Park. The other contestants were urged to return for the June 8 event. More contestants are expected. Activities will begin at 6 p.m. Food items will be available for purchase. 

  • Cannelton School Board member arrested

    CANNELTON – According to Cannelton police, James R. Lawson Jr., of 21 Lafayette Street in Cannelton was arrested May 19. 

    Lawson allegedly flagged down police then reportedly stated to them that he was intoxicated. According to police, Lawson accelerated quickly, causing his tires to squeal. 

    After he was transported to the Perry County Jail, Lawson allegedly intimidated a jail officer by threatening to batter her. Lawson is preliminarily charged with operating while intoxicated and intimidation on a jail officer.

  • Cannelton man jailed on charges of burglary, trespass

    CANNELTON – An early-morning complaint about suspicious noises coming from the city’s street department led to to the arrest of a Cannelton man. 

    According to Patrolman Micah Jackson, officers were summoned to the Cannelton Street Department around 1 a.m. Officers located an open door and said forced entry had been made into an office. Inside the building, officers allegedly found Brian A. Self, 19. He was jailed on charges of burglary, attempted theft and criminal trespass. 

  • Commissioners will consider monofill request at June 20 meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners will consider a land-rezoning request from Waupaca officials at their June 20 meeting. 

    As the News reported May 24, the Perry County Plan Commission voted to recommend the county commissioners approve the rezoning, which would support the foundry’s plans to develop a 200-acre area at the end of Albany Road for a monofill that would accept “nonhazardous solid residual materials” now going into one near Troy, a company spokesman said.

  • Fully certified canine handler

  • Mayors’ Roundtable
  • Cannelton School board tightens dress code


    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members adopted in a regular meeting May 24 changes to the school corporation’s student handbook regarding appearance and use of electronic devices. 

  • Memorial Day tribute

     Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 member Jim Underhill, above, takes part in a noon memorial service Sunday in City Hall Park in Tell City. VFW and local American Legion post members traveled the county conducting Memorial Day tributes at cemeteries Sunday before converging at City Hall for an annual service. Cannelton American Legion Post members held services Monday. At left, American Legion Post 213 members ended their day with a service at the Legion home, followed by lunch. More photos from Memorial Day tributes across the county can be found on this website.