Local News

  • Spencer County plans more work at former Troy refinery

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat Staff Writer

    ROCKPORT – Spencer County commissioners voted earlier this month to authorize Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission representatives to submit an application for $200,000 grant through the Indiana Brownfields Program.

  • Land of Lights opens Thursday

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus Land of Lights Family Christmas Light Adventure in Santa Claus opens for the 2011 season Thanksgiving night.

    Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, this custom outdoor light show tells the “Shining Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in bright, energy-efficient lights. The Santa Claus Land of Lights is the only light show in North America that tells a story in lights and storyboards.

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  • County pays Internet bill from LE fund

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners voted at a regular meeting Nov. 16 to approve a request from County Sheriff Lee Chestnut to pay a $1,004 Internet-service bill from the county’s law-enforcement fund.

    “I failed to notify the court to put this in their budget,” Chestnut explained. “This is a one-time request.”

  • Traffic stop leads to crystal-meth find

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – An Owensboro, Ky., man caught speeding Sunday was jailed after Tell City police officers and the city’s canine allegedly located crystal methamphetamine and more than $3,000 in cash.

    James E. Canary, 57, was lodged in the Perry County Jail on preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine. A female passenger was detained but later released.

  • Turkey Day

    Before setting off on their Thanksgiving vacation, Perry Central Elementary School students crafted their own gobbling versions of turkeys, using their hands as guides. (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Cannelton police officers to get Humvee

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department will get a Humvee military vehicle at no cost, Chief Eric Dickenson reported at a regular meeting of the city’s common council Nov. 14.

    Coming through an agency that provides surplus equipment to law-enforcement agencies, the vehicle will replace a Durango that has high mileage, the chief said. His department has equipment for outfitting the Humvee, so those costs will be avoided, as well, he said.

  • Board begins process to fire school superintendent

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman was suspended with pay and benefits Tuesday pending a final decision on the termination of his contract, to be made just before Christmas.

    A motion read by school-board member Barbara Beard and approved unanimously schedules a vote on Chapman’s termination for 6 p.m. Dec. 22. If approved, his employment will end that day.

  • Barge worker dies at Cannelton dam

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Indiana Conservation officers and the U.S. Coast Guard are investigating the death of a Kentucky man who fell from a barge late Monday near the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    According to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, James T. Gamblin, 43, of Paducah fell into the Ohio River after the barge he was aboard made contact with a lock wall near Cannelton.

  • Police investigate Golden Years burglary

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Police Department investigated a burglary that occurred Thursday night at an apartment in the Golden Years Apartment Complex in Cannelton.

    Police say forced entry was used to gain entry into the apartment. Police say that items are missing and the apartment was ransacked.

    Anyone with information about the burglary can contact the Cannelton Police Department at 547-2111.