Today's News

  • COLUMN: A year of good and bad

    So long, 2011. Almost, at least. It’s been an up-and-down year at best for this columnist and part of me is more than eager to turn the calendar and celebrate 2012.

  • EDITORIAL: Council, others should adopt clear expectations

    Rules are wonderful to have in many situations. They define expectations. When expectations are clear and agreed upon, things go more smoothly than if they aren’t.

    Councilman Ron Crawford expected to have a chance to nominate a new member to the county’s redevelopment commission when appointments were made Dec. 15. He asserted that Robert’s Rules of Order require a call for “any other nominations” before voting occurs on any that have been put forth.

  • Car flips near Millstone

    Four occupants of a car that overturned Wednesday night on Indiana 66 near Millstone escaped serious injury, police said. The names of the driver and occupants weren’t available Friday but the driver apparently lost control while traveling south. The car left the east side of the road and overturned, crumpling its top. Two people were briefly trapped inside. Perry County Emergency Medical Services transported two people. No other details were available.

  • Officer of the year

    Shawn Perryman, right, was honored Dec. 7 as reserve patrolman of the year. Patrolman Roger Smith, commander of the city’s reserve force, said Perryman is active in activities such as sporting events that reserves provide security for, as well as community events such as Schweizer Fest.

  • Boosting God’s Army

    Webb Wheels customer-service representative Danielle Corley, left, and shipping-and-traffic specialist Karmen Peter present a check Thursday to Salvation Army representative Randy Roccia.

  • Local homebuilder nominated for international award

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County contracting firm Simon and Harris has been nominated for an international award presented by ICF Building Magazine. The Derby home Simon & Harris built for Wayne and Diana Graves is one of three finalists for residential projects constructed with insulating concrete forms.

  • Outgoing council members honored in Tell City

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    TELL CITY – It was an evening of farewells and year-end business for the city’s board of public works last Monday. Council and works board members John Little and Dr. Dianne Rudolph cast votes at what were their last meetings and were thanked by the city’s mayor and department heads.

  • Voices of Christmas

    Students of Community Christian Church’s preschool program put on a Christmas program Dec. 19-Dec. 20 filled with Bible verses, Christmas songs and rhymes children had learned.

    On Monday night, the sanctuary of the church was filled to the brim with at least 300 people, preschool director Karen Lawalin said. Tuesday night wasn’t as packed, but students regaled family and friends.

    PHOTOS: Trista Lutgring

  • Class A felony charges filed in mobile meth lab

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    TELL CITY – Two Perry County men could spend decades in prison if convicted on charges of dealing in methamphetamine and other drug-related allegations that stem from a drug lab police said was found inside a stolen truck.

    Daniel Cash, 30, of 7870 Indiana 237, Tell City, and John Applegate, 31, of 20601 Main St., Bristow, each face a Class A felony charge of dealing in meth, as well as possessing the drug and ingredients in its manufacture and maintaining a common nuisance.

  • Chapman fired in Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – School-board members made it official at a meeting Thursday – they fired Al Chapman as schools superintendent, high-school principal and teacher.

    Chapman did not appeal a suspension the board imposed Nov. 22 pending the terminations of his contracts and duties, board member Barbara Beard said Thursday before offering a motion to finalize the action. The vote was unanimous and no discussion was offered.