Local News

  • Cannelton schools caught inflating enrollment again

    CANNELTON - A 2005 audit of Cannelton City Schools records revealed an overcounting of students for the 2003-04 academic year, Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a regular school-board meeting Wednesday.

  • County people can join million-dollar fight against hunger

    Money, food collected here stays here; officials eye increased goal

    PERRY COUNTY - For the 11th straight year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger-fighting agencies nationwide, using it to help them raise funds during March and April.

    The money will be divided proportionately among all agencies meeting requirements set forth by the Feinstein Foundation.

    Feinstein's past $1 million challenges to fight hunger have raised a record $760 million for agencies nationwide.

  • City taking aim at those who don't tag trash bags

    TELL CITY - Warning letters addressed to Tell City residents who set untagged bags of trash out for pickup - or who leave trash lying about on properties they own or rent - will soon be in the mail and those who don't clean up their acts face stiff fines.

  • Hill visits county on re-election swing

    TELL CITY - Ninth District Congressman Baron Hill visited Perry County Wednesday as part of a trip across the district's 20 counties to announce his plans to seek re-election.

    During a brief stopover at the county courthouse, he filed papers confirming his plans to seek another term. As legally required, Hill filed his candidacy in Indianapolis last Monday before departing for Fort Stewart, Ga., to visit with soldiers of Indiana's 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

    Hill began his visits to Ninth District counties Tuesday.

  • Police: Meth lab located in Fennhaven

    Details were scarce as late as Friday afternoon on an alleged methamphetamine lab busted Wednesday evening by state police and Tell City officers at a home on Park Avenue in the Fennhaven area of Tell City. The News was told that the home contained a sizable quantity of supplies used to make the drug. William Wolf, 29, of 144 N. 14th St., Tell City, was taken into custody at the scene on a parole warrant but formal charges had not been filed as of Friday.

  • Council seeks letters from residents

    CANNELTON - Cannelton residents are being asked to write letters of support, and provide pictures, if available, in support of upgrades to the city's storm and sanitary sewers.

    Mayor Smokey Graves asked council members at a regular meeting Feb. 18 to seek letters to be included with a new application for grant money to fund the work.

    Jeff Pruitt, of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, reported in December a previous grant application was unsuccessful.

  • Cannelton leaders pursue remedy for leaking gym roof

    Attorney notifies contractor of warranty claim

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city officials are pursuing repairs to the city's old gymnasium under a warranty enacted when roof repairs were made.

    "There is a warranty and the installer has insurance," city attorney Chris Goffinet said at a regular meeting of the city's common council Feb. 18. The roof "may not have been installed correctly," he added.

  • Council retains exclusive towing contract with Cannelton firm

    Shur Way wants in on business given to Young's

    CANNELTON - "We'd like to do business with your city," Gary Huffines, co-owner of Shur Way Pro Towing in Tell City told members of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety at a regular meeting Feb. 18. He and owner Jeremy Flener were there in an attempt to grow a business they launched nearly a year-and-a-half ago.

  • TC patrolman nominated for All-Star award

    TELL CITY - Patrolman John Allen said he was "surprised but honored" last week to be nominated by America's Most Wanted, the long-running crime-fighting TV program, as one of its All Stars.


    Votes for John Allen can be cast at http://www.amw.com/allstar/2008 and typing the police officer's name into a search tool. Separate votes can be cast by the same person once each day.


  • Influenza outbreak surpasses 190 cases

    Health professionals urge those sick to stay home

    TROY - As Lisa Miller gets ready for her day at the Troy Medical Clinic, she arms herself with a mask to protect not only herself, but her family, from a common winter malady: influenza.