Local News

  • Cannelton Police Department’s Camp with a Cop a big success

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  • Oakwood donates more than 17,500 pounds of food to local coalition

    TELL CITY – Oakwood Health Campus, a local provider of senior health and living services, recently donated more than 17,500 pounds of food to the Perry County Food Coalition as part of their annual Independence from Hunger Food Drive held during the month of June.

    Thanks to the generosity of the community members and local business, as well as the campus employees who were encouraged to donate food, cash or personal time off to this worthy cause, the Food Coalition will successfully contribute to the local fight against hunger.

  • No end in sight for fire ban in Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest officials are reminding residents and visitors to the National Forest that a Stage 1 Burn Ban is in place across all areas of the national forest. Terry Severson, fire management officer for the forest, reminds residents and visitors that “all nine counties that have Hoosier National Forest land currently have burn bans in place.”

  • Thomas in concert Saturday evening at Monkey Hollow

    FULDA – Guitar virtuoso Mike Thomas returns to Monkey Hollow Winery Saturday for an afternoon of acoustic jams starting at 4 p.m.

    Thomas is the guitarist for the up and coming band Junction 41 that recently opened for country star Phil Vassar.

    The public is invited to attend. The music will continue through 7 p.m.

  • Free movie series concludes today

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will conclude its free movie night series titled “Movies at Sunset” Thursday. The movie will take place at Sunset Park. The park will be closed to traffic for these evenings.

    Parking will be available outside the floodwall.

    The arts association is not allowed to publicize the movie titles, per the licensing agreement. However, this week’s film is a Jim Carrey feature in which he goes in search of a missing dolphin mascot. The public is invited.

  • School board hires teacher

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members hired a teacher at their regular meeting July 19 who is already known to many Perry County students.

  • Woman says she needed Perry County’s drug court

    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the fifth and final part of a multi-part series about Perry County’s drug court. Previous parts were published June 25 and 28 and July 16 and 23. In the previous installment and this one, a participant talks about her experience in the program.

    When she left the treatment center, Candy Hay re-entered Perry County’s drug court at Phase 1.

    Making a new start

  • Volunteers sought for Friday downtown cleanup

    TELL CITY – A Friday morning blitz will add a little shine to downtown Tell City just in time for Schweizer Fest.

    The committee overseeing development of Tell City’s comprehensive plan is sponsoring the 8 to 10 a.m. event. Volunteers are asked to meet at City Hall and they will then disperse to one of nine downtown blocks. A committee member will coordinate cleanup in each block.

  • Storms pummel areas of county


    PERRY COUNTY – Cascading sheets of heavy rain, scarce during a summer that has punished the county with drought conditions not seen since 1988, brought temporary relief to some areas of the county Tuesday.

    But the storms brought their share of problems, too. Fierce lightning triggered a house fire south of Bristow and heavy winds downed trees and limbs elsewhere.

  • Cannelton students post ISTEP gains over 2011

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Percentages of Cannelton students passing the latest Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress math exams were in the 90s at two grade levels and 100 percent for sixth-graders.

    In a statement issued July 10 with the public release of results from testing conducted in the spring, the state Education Department said Indiana’s students “earned another year of record-breaking scores” in “a third successive year of all-time highs on every portion of the test.”