Today's News

  • Longtime Cannelton employer closing its doors

    By Stuart Cassidy and Vince Luecke


    CANNELTON – A longtime Cannelton employer will close its doors in the next year, resulting in the loss of about 40 jobs. It will also bring an end to a decades-old tradition of manufacturing high-quality safes in the city.

    The Master Lock Co. announced this week that it will close its Sentry Safe manufacturing facilities in Cannelton and in Rochester, N.Y. The Cannelton plant was owned for decades by Schwab Corp. and is still known by that name to many in the local community.  

  • March of Dimes baby contest July 11

    TELL CITY – The March of Dimes baby contest will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds in Tell City. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The contest is open to boys and girls birth to 59 months (those who have not yet reached their fifth birthday). There will be no admission charge at the gate the day of the contest. The theme this year is “Down On The Farm” but children can dress in any style. Trophies will be awarded to the top three contestants in each boy and girl age group.

  • Addison Peter awarded Richardson Family Scholarship
  • Woman seriously hurt in crash in Tell City
  • Court and Police Records; June 25



    Car collides with tree

    Spencer County Sheriff’s Deputy Jim Taggart investigated an accident June 20 on Indiana 66 near the intersection with County Road 550 E.

    Robert W. Foster, 54, of Tell City was westbound on Indiana 66 in a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix when his car collided with a downed tree in the road. No injuries were reported.


    Driver hurt in Huffman

     Mill Road rollover

  • Although devious, poison ivy can be controlled

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I’ve noticed more poison ivy this year then I recall in previous years.  Maybe I am more observant or maybe the farm is just weedier.  Either way, it makes people nervous.  I am not particularly allergic to this devious vine but Andy, my husband, will blister like being burned by fire whenever he comes into contact with it. 

  • How a donor’s gift gives back ... forever!

    PERRY COUNTY – Naomi Mulzer wanted to give back to her community. After all, her late husband’s family business, Mulzer Crushed Stone, had been supported by the Perry County community for decades.

  • Southern Indiana Power’s annual meeting rides out stormy weather

    CHRISNEY – While severe thunderstorms and even tornados dotted the landscape of stormy southern Indiana Friday, the skies above Chrisney were calm enough to accommodate Southern Indiana Power’s first annual meeting at the new Spencer County 4-H Youth and Community Center.

  • Power fishing reel enables disabled anglers

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Although numerous anglers with disabilities have learned to fish with one arm and hand, most are limited to the types of fishing they can enjoy.

    There are several aids available to enable them, and now there is a new device that may further expand their opportunities to catch a variety of fish.

  • Another camping season begins, more lives touched at Anderson Woods

    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of columns about activities taking place at Anderson Woods, a camp for children and adults with special needs east of Adyeville.


    ADYEVILLE – Another summer camping season has begun at Anderson Woods, a summer camp for those with special needs. Nestled in the hills and forests of rural Perry County, campers from all over travel to spend four days out in the wilderness and learn life skills from each other and the staff.