Local News

  • Troy storm shelter open to public

    TROY – Troy United Methodist Church, in coordination with the Troy Fire Department, is issuing a reminder to the community that a storm shelter is available in the church basement.

    When the warning siren sounds, someone from the church and fire department will go to the church to unlock and prepare for people needing shelter.

    The public may enter through the front door or enter the basement door just off the parking lot. Emergency lights, radio and water will be available.

  • Tell City’s Wellness 2012 sponsoring PBS series


    Don’t forget to tune in tonight to WNIN PBS Channel 9 at 7 p.m. for an interesting program on community wellness. Tell City’s Wellness 2012 Project is sponsoring the four programs with a commercial before and after each program sharing some of the activities Tell City has undertaken. Mayor Barbara Ewing appears in the spots. Busy tonight? Use the DVR! The series concludes next Thursday.

  • Winter beef production series continues March 8

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County Beef Production Educational Series that began early in the year will continue March 8 with a 6:30 p.m. program at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    The program will focus on the basics of cattle reproduction and will be presented by Margie Zoglmann, Purdue extension educator for agriculture and natural resources in Perry County. The cost is $5 per person to cover materials provided. The program will cover the reproductive system of a cow and utilizing estrous synchronization programs in the herd.

  • PC Junior Leaders seek assistance with annual food drive

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Junior Leaders are hosting their annual canned-food drive and are to asking the public for help.

    During this time of year, local food pantries often see a decrease in donations. 4-H clubs are asked to donate and seek donations from the community. The public is also encouraged to drop off donations at the extension office, located on the second floor of the courthouse annex in Cannelton or they may donate directly to the location of their choice.

  • Budget cuts cool insulation program

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. officials learned late last week that one of the primary sources of funds for the agency’s Weatherization Program – the U.S. Department of Energy – has allocated no money to fund all of Indiana for the 2012 federal fiscal year.

  • School superintendent’s trial bumped to May 1

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A court date for the interim superintendent for Cannelton City Schools was bumped from this month to May 1 and moved from Orange to Crawford County, according to a report in the Bedford Times-Mail Friday.

    As the News reported in December stories, the school board voted Dec. 5 to employ Administrator Assistance of Lafayette, a company founded and staffed by former school administrators.

  • Forest Service to burn 963 acres in county

    TELL CITY – Warmer-than-usual weather could mean earlier-than-usual prescribed burns this spring on the Hoosier National Forest.

    Two sections of forest will be burned in Perry County, 860 acres in the Clover Lick area west of Derby and 103 acres in the Goosetown area that is part of the German Ridge Recreation Area.

    In all, fire management officer Terry Severson said 2,397 acres are proposed for burning this year, including more than 600 acres in Crawford County.

  • TC man faces federal child porn charges

    TELL CITY – An investigation by two task forces and the Tell City Police Department led to the arrest Wednesday of a 51-year-old man on charges of possessing and receiving child pornography.

    Dallas D. Mahaney, of 1821 Pestalozzi St., faces federal charges stemming from the investigation. According to Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone, the Southwest Indiana FBI Cyber Crime Task Force and the Indiana Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted an investigation that led to the seizure of a computer belonging to Mahaney.

  • Roberson: Schools do well, but need to improve

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Most of the jobs Perry County’s current students will obtain haven’t even been created yet, Mary Roberson said during a panel discussion featuring local educators Feb. 16.

  • Fire destroys home near Bristow

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BRISTOW – A fire of as-yet-unknown origin destroyed a home at the end of Clayborne Road Monday afternoon, keeping Anderson Township and Central Perry firefighters busy for several hours.

    John Taylor, Anderson Township’s fire chief, said the structure was in flames when they arrived. Firefighters pumped water from a cistern to supplement what was trucked to the scene on tankers. There were no injuries.

    Taylor said the cause of the fire hasn’t been determined and is being labeled “suspicious.”