Local News

  • Opening day of deer season keeps hunters, conservation officers moving

    ORIOLE - The opening day of the 2007 gun season for deer had the expansive forested north of Perry County abuzz with activity Saturday. That was fine for Robert Brewington, Perry County's newest conservation officer. He spent the day visiting with hunters, checking licenses and keeping a lookout for violations. He gave out far more more warnings than citations, most for failing to place temporary tags on deer.

    Like most of the hunters he encountered, the young officer enjoyed the day.

  • Board approves personnel actions

    Wednesday meeting called to correct erroneous vote

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members approved a number of personnel actions at their regular meeting Nov. 13.

    They accepted the resignation of bus driver Tammy Patrick, who accepted another job but will continue to be available as a substitute. Driver Nichole Brumfield's contract was amended to include morning and afternoon runs at a rate of $54.15 per day. She has been serving as a substitute driver.

  • Provisional votes favor Fulkerson, Young

    Republicans hold on to narrow wins in CanneltonTELL CITY - Members of the county election board counted four provisional ballots Friday. Cast during the Nov. 6 election by voters who did not have the state-required photo identification and counted by the election board, the votes didn't change the outcomes of two close races for Cannelton City Council.

  • Kings of Kraut

    Friends and neighbors spin turnips and the occasional tall tale in rite of autumn

    Tubs of turnips lie on Kenny Taylor's garage floor, pulled from the soft autumn earth and ready to be cut and brined into turnip kraut. Outside it's cool but the kraut workers inside are already warmed up by the wood stove in a far corner, the effort of hand-turning kraut cutters and cups of homemade wine.

  • Santa's sleigh on its way to weekend parades in Cannelton, Tell City

    Christmas in the Park events planned for Sunday evening

    PERRY COUNTY - Santa Claus will take time out of his busy schedule to join parades in Cannelton and Tell City this holiday weekend. He'll also return for Leopold's parade Dec. 2.

    Cannelton's Christmas Parade Friday, sponsored by Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142, the Legion Post's auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion Detachment 142, begins at 7 p.m. Lineup of entries starts at 6 p.m. along Old Indiana 237, across from Aubrey Automotive.

  • School officials continue progress toward bonds

    Cannelton board adopts appropriation resolution

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's school board took the next steps at a regular meeting Nov. 13 toward issuing bonds to cover a $544,375 debt the corporation owes to Fifth Third Bank.

    The board adopted a preliminary resolution outlining the financial move Oct. 17, school-corporation attorney John Hargis reminded the board. Notices announcing the public was invited to offer comments about it at the Nov. 13 meeting were published Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, he added.

  • New magistrate

    Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet, left in top photo, welcomes Karen Werner as magistrate after swearing her in to the new job Monday morning in the Perry County Courthouse. Goffinet invited Werner's father, John Werner, to perform a "robing ceremony" (bottom photo), noting the elder Werner had served a stint as Perry Circuit Judge. He served as Perry Circuit Judge beginning in 1980, completing a term vacated by J. David Huber when he resigned to seek a Congressional office.

  • PC hospital trustees approve purchases

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's board of trustees approved the purchase of computer data-storage equipment and a satellite-television system at their last meeting.

    They also elected officers for the coming year and set their compensation.

  • TC firehouse to feel a little more like home

    Donation will add kitchen, meeting room to station

    TELL CITY - Volunteer firemen in Tell City accustomed to putting out fires in kitchens will soon be able to gather around a food-preparation area of their own in their 12th and Mozart streets fire station.

  • INDOT wants to amend agreement with parks board

    CANNELTON - Bids for construction of a restroom building at Eagle's Bluff Park are still scheduled to be opened Nov. 28, but last-minute changes requested by the Indiana Department of Transportation could delay that bid opening at least a month.

    The project was originally bid in January 2005 as a full-fledged visitors center overlooking the Cannelton Locks and Dam, but all bids came in more than $400,000 over budget. So the project has since been scaled down.