Today's News

  • Library fundraiser set

    TELL CITY - Chicago's Pizza has joined efforts with the Perry County Junior Women and the United Way of Perry County to help support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

    Chicago's Pizza will donate a portion of all sales  March 17 to support the library.

  • Our nation has survived worse economic situations

    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Or so many media reports about our nation's current economic condition seem to indicate.

    One of the latest stories to scare people was an Associated Press report last Monday by Tom Raum and Daniel Wagner, who said we may now be in a depression, not just a recession.

    Stocks tumbled most of the week - reaching 12-year lows Thursday - probably partially due to Raum and Wagner's report, as investors were selling and taking their losses, fearful that a depression like that of the 1930s was about to grip the United States.

  • Time more valuable than gold

    Life teaches us hard, but valuable lessons. One of the most valuable comes as a warning: don't take what we value for granted, especially people. Of all the commodities people put value in, the scarcest, and perhaps most valuable, is time.

    There's no futures market on extra days, months and years. We're only allotted so much of it and when our meter expires, so to speak, we're gone.

  • Join the adventure that is 4-H

    What is 4-H? I get that question a lot. I have two different answers. 4-H is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. But I can also give another answer - 4-H is fun.

    4-H is a chance to help others in your community - whether it is collecting money to purchase items for those less fortunate, going to a nursing home to play bingo just to keep the residents company for one evening or sending cards to troops or veterans. These are all community-service projects Perry County 4-H'ers have accomplished.

  • Grant could put more officers on streets

    TELL CITY - A federal program supporters hope will put thousands of new police officers on American streets could help Tell City add one or two officers to its force, the city's police chief said Monday.

    Greg Hendershot asked the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety for permission to apply for the Cops Hiring Recovery Program. Up to $1 billion will be made available for the hiring and rehiring of law-enforcement officers. Grants will pay officers' salaries and benefits for three years. In return, the city would pledge to retain the officers when the grant period ends.

  • Time to Spring Forward

    Don't forget to turn your clocks forward an hour before going to bed Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.

  • Century idles line at Hawesville smelter

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. - Century Aluminum is closing one of five potlines at its Hawesville smelter, idling 120 workers amid a dramatic decline in aluminum prices.

    The production halt was to begin immediately, the company said Tuesday, and will be completed over several days. The move will reduce production by up to 4,370 tons of aluminum a month. The Hawesville smelter has produced up to 250,000 tons each year.

    Company officials said the production cuts are needed to reduce losses and conserve cash.

  • Learning about the forest
  • Co-workers, community mourn loss of friend

    CANNELTON - Kenny Kellems, Cannelton's chief of police for the past two years and a former sheriff's deputy, was remembered this week as a public servant dedicated to his job, his community and the officers who loved him.

    Kellems, 56, died from an aneurism Tuesday morning at University Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

    He fell ill earlier that morning and was taken to Owensboro Medical Health System. He was later flown to Louisville.

    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cannelton Community Center. An obituary appears on Page 2A.

  • Prosecution presents case in Cronin methamphetamine trial

    TELL CITY - Opening statements Tuesday outlined the arguments and evidence Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins and defense attorney Michael McDaniel plan to present to jurors seated in the trial of Kenneth Cronin. (The News erroneously reported the defense attorney's name in its print edition.)

    The Perry County man faces 20 charges stemming from April 2008 raids of two homes he owned. Collins told jurors they would hear evidence proving Cronin's homes at 9749 Highwater Road near Tobinsport and at 9050 Aster Road, were hubs of meth dealing and making.