Local News

  • Parks board wants to turn on Eagles Bluff lights

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department had no trouble turning the lights off at Eagles Bluff Park. It’s turning them back on that’s a problem.

    The lights were originally put on a timer. Then they were turned off “when we found out no one was there (a lot of times when they were on),” Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel said Wednesday. Now “we still haven’t figured out how to turn them back on.”

  • Robert Bray to speak at Sunday’s Lincoln Day

    LINCOLN CITY – Robert Bray, author of the book, “Reading With Lincoln,” will be the featured speaker at the annual Lincoln Day program Sunday. The program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Abraham Lincoln Hall of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.

    The 2012 Lincoln Day program will include presentation of the flag by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, special music and other ceremonial activities to honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln and his family.

  • Moved by the Spirit

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    A 132-year-old church has a new home. After nearly two weeks of preparation to shore up the 1880 structure, it took a moving company just over two hours Feb. 8 to transport the Deutsch Evangelish St. Paul’s Kirche.

  • Community to ‘Box Out Bullying’

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – A community-wide effort to “Box Out Bullying” will kick off with a gathering for which free food and child care will be offered, according to Sally Wolfe, counselor at William Tell Elementary School.

    Parents from Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township school districts are invited to a presentation beginning at 6 p.m. March 1 at William Tell, she said.

    The child care will be available beginning at 5 p.m.

  • Musical students earn gold, other awards at Southridge

    TELL CITY – Musicians from Tell City-Troy Township Junior-Senior High School earned 17 gold, eight silver and one bronze rating at solo-and-ensemble competition at Southridge High School Saturday.

    Music Director Natasha Edmondson said 18 soloists and eight ensembles participated in the event in Huntingburg.

  • Infrastructure, housing key to quality-of-life issues

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Presenting her annual State of the City Address, Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing recapped a busy 2011 filled with infrastructure projects, new-home construction and major municipal improvements.

  • City seeks full-time police officer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department is seeking a full-time first-class patrolman.

    The city’s board of public works and common council voted Monday to advertise the position. Police Chief Lee Hall said interested officers can pick up applications at City Hall and should return them by 4 p.m. March 2. Further information may be obtained by calling 547-2111.

  • Eager board members get first peek at new bookmobile

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Public Library were able to see the beginnings of a new bookmobile being built for the library.

    Library Director Larry Oathout shared with board members present at the board’s February meeting Feb.1 a report and pictures of the new vehicle. Oathout and bookmobile librarian Brandi Sanders traveled to Canton, Ohio, Jan. 25 and 26, where the bookmobile is being built to see how the process is coming along and to make final interior design decisions.

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  • Cannelton facing cash pinch in 2012

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “The last administration overran the budget,” Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder said near the conclusion of a two-hour common-council meeting Monday. “Therefore, November’s ending balance for the general fund was in the red at $113,530.”

    The city’s motor-vehicle-highway fund contained only $728.71, she continued. “At the start of this new year, the general fund was $69,000 and the MVH was $692.”