Local News

  • ISP, local officers search home

    TELL CITY – A state police emergency-response team searched a Tell City home Aug. 19 for a local man.

    Gary L. Thompson, who is wanted on felony, was thought to be in a home in the 1200 block of 12th Street. Police said Thompson was not inside the house.

    Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068.

  • Spencer County Farm Bureau to host eminent domain meeting

    SPENCER COUNTY – A new Indiana law gives carbon dioxide pipeline companies the right of eminent domain for underground pipelines. There is a possibility of a carbon dioxide pipeline running through Spencer County.

    Spencer County Farm Bureau will host an eminent-domain meeting to inform landowners of their property rights.

    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Spencer County 4-H Youth and Community Center in Chrisney.

  • Cannelton pupil earns national essay award

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton student earned a national award for an essay he wrote about why Myers Grade School is unique.

    “I was surprised and happy,” Ethan Melton, now a sixth-grader at Cannelton Junior-Senior High School, said Friday. He learned Thursday he had a certified letter at the post office, and his mom, second-grade teacher Laura Melton, said even though his father offered a ride, he couldn’t wait to go pick it up. He rode his bike, instead.

  • A cut above: Troy’s barber retiring after six decades

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    It’s Monday morning and Bill Feldpausch is working on a head of hair. It’s one of countless thousands of haircuts the Troy barber has delivered over a career spanning more than six decades. He’s cut hair here and there, Troy and St. Meinrad, as well as Milwaukee and West Palm Beach. He’s even kept the locks of navy sailors in check in the frigid North Atlantic. Bill Feldpausch has cut hair most of his life ... and like all barbers, spun a lifetime of stories.

  • Board considers $2.4 million schools budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A proposed budget Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman presented to school-board members for their Aug. 18 regular meeting is “very similar to last year’s,” he told them, and includes tax revenue approved by the school district’s voters “last year, (but) which the state did not give us.”

  • Operation Round Up grant applications now available from Southern Indiana Power

    PERRY COUNTY – Thanks to collective donations, Operation Round Up is becoming a successful way to provide funds to local community programs and projects, according to organizers.      

    The Operation Round Up board of trustees will accept applications from now until Sept. 15. Disbursement will take place in October.    

  • PCMH receives American Diabetes Association recognition

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital received an on-site audit May 9 from the American Diabetes Association in reference to the Diabetes Self-Management Program. The auditors reported to the Decision Subcommittee of the Education Program Recognition Committee May 24 recommending that the program continues with recognition.

  • Man nabbed early Friday after breaking into CVS

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man who allegedly broke into Tell City’s CVS pharmacy to steal prescription medication didn’t get far early Friday after police thwarted his getaway and found him hiding a short distance from the store.

    According to Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith, dispatchers received a call at 12:27 a.m. from an alarm company reporting a burglary at the store at 225 N. 12th St.

  • Indiana 66 re-opened (Corrected)

    SPENCER COUNTY - Indiana 66 has been re-opened, according to an announcement at approximately 1:20 p.m. Friday from the Spencer County Sherrif's Department dispatch center.

    The road was closed in late April due to a landslide 7.4 miles east of U.S. 231, with traffic diverted to that highway and Indiana 70.

    (When originally posted, the Tell City Police Department dispatch center was erroneously cited as the source of the information.)

  • When it comes to making fine wine, family doesn’t ‘monkey’ around

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Most Spencer County farmers won’t begin harvesting their fields of corn and soybeans for a couple of months, but one Spencer County farm family is set to bring in their own bumper crop – of grapes – in coming days and weeks.

    Welcome to Monkey Hollow Winery, where the tons of fruit hand-picked from the vineyard on gently sloping hills will be transformed by members of the Hedinger family into some of the state’s best wines.