Local News

  • Outgoing chief names police officers of year for 2010, ’11

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson named officers of the year for 2010 and 2011 at regular meetings of city officials last Monday.

    The top officer for 2010 was Micah Jackson, who “defines dedication,” Dickenson said. “He sleeps with his radio … he’ll answer calls when (other) officers are too busy to do so and provide assistance to those answering dangerous calls where officers need backup.”

  • City continues efforts toward floodwall inspection

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Officials in Cannelton conducted a public hearing on a planned floodwall certification last week, moving the city a step closer to compliance with a federal mandate, but the mayor warned that the process could lead to a “seven-figure fix; it could be $1 million or more.”

    Mayor Smokey Graves’ point was that certification will come through inspection, which could turn up problems, but he has expressed in the past confidence that the city’s floodwall and levee are sound.

  • We need to talk

    C.J. Ransom, right, of Zeke Ransom Excavating, takes a break from filling a dump truck Friday to talk with other workers involved in road construction under way at the intersection of Indiana 66 and old Indiana 237 in Cannelton. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • School board erred in hiring fiscal consultant

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A man hired by the Cannelton School Board to provide financial consulting in the wake of their suspension of Superintendent Al Chapman was likely not employed properly, according to an attorney for the Hoosier State Press Association.

  • Correction

    A reader called to inform the News that numbers in a story headlined, “Young Perry County men outnumber women,” in Monday’s edition didn’t seem to add up. He was right, they didn’t seem to, because a chart with the story showed females outnumbering males.

    The 2010 census figures do show that there are more men than women county-wide, but women are more numerous than men in Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

  • Students, volunteer leaders needed for JA entrepreneurship project

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to the Perry County Women for Women Fund, Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. are partnering with Junior Achievement of Perry County to offer the Empowering Girls to Be Entrepreneurial after-school program.  

    This program is designed to educate girls about entrepreneurship – starting your own business in hope of earning a profit – and the skills and characteristics needed to be a successful entrepreneur.

  • Two wanted on warrants arrested Wednesday with alleged drug lab

    TELL CITY – Details were sketchy as of press time Wednesday but two people allegedly removed from a stolen truck were in custody on outstanding warrants.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh stopped a truck near the Tell City Ranger Station that had been stolen in Cannelton.

    John E. Applegate, the driver of the truck, and a passenger, Daniel L. Cash, were arrested. A state lab team was called to the scene to remove what police said were drug-lab materials.

    Watch for a full story in Monday’s edition.

  • Cannelton swearing-in set Jan. 1

    CANNELTON – Newly elected city officials will be sworn in at 1 p.m. Jan. 1 at the Nightlife Karaoke Cafe, 124 S. Sixth St., (formerly the Sarsaparilla Saloon) according to Cannelton Mayor-elect Mary Freeman Snyder. The ceremony will be open to the public and a social hour will follow, she said.

  • Hagedorn certified as economic developer

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Development Corp. has announced that Carol Hagedorn, a project manager for the organization, recently earned the designation of certified economic developer, a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

  • Sexual predator jailed for failing to list address

    TELL CITY – A registered sexual predator was arrested earlier this month for allegedly failing to register a new address, a violation of the state’s rules for sex offenders.

    According to Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh, Dane Hickman registered an address in the 1000 block of Fifth St. in Tell City but was actually living on 10th Street.