Local News

  • Deom wants to donate land to parks board

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Michelle Allen Deom told the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board Wednesday that she wants to donate approximately a half acre of land to the parks department.

    The land, between Lafayette Springs and Rocky Point on Indiana 66, could possibly be used “for a bicycle stop-off place,” said Parks Board President Dan Peter.
    That seemed to be the most popular idea that the board kicked around, and it met with Deom’s approval.

  • Perry Central suing former health insurer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central School Board members gave the go-ahead May 4 for the corporation to seek money it believes it is owed from a former health-care insurer.

  • No plan commission meeting

    TELL CITY – Due to no business on its docket, the Tell City Plan Commission won’t meet Thursday. The next regularly scheduled meeting is June 9.

  • Tell City man jailed on marijuana dealing charge

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was arrested Friday after Tell City police officers allegedly uncovered marijuana inside a residence at 711 17th St.

    According to a probable-cause affidavit filed in the case by Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, Jermie P. Coyle Sr., 42, is charged with a Class C felony count of dealing marijuana in an amount greater than 30 grams within 1,000 feet of a government family housing complex, possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Principal honors school volunteers

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Many couldn’t attend because they were involved in the activities for which they were honored, Ginger Conrad said, but she and others representing Cannelton City Schools honored May 2 the volunteers who give time to the district.

  • Called to serve

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Andy Payton is pastoring one of Tell City’s oldest religious congregations with youthful determination and an ability to draw people into the church’s mission of serving God and the community.

    A native of Loogootee, Payton became the church’s pastor last July and he said attendance at Sunday services has steadily grown. Several new members have been welcomed into the congregation.

  • Cannelton loses two large pumps to flooding

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – It didn’t put the city in any danger, according to the mayor, but when two large pumps failed while removing flood water from Castlebury Creek, he welcomed the almost immediate rescue that followed.

  • Goble named teacher of year

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton teacher Joan Goble introduced Iditarod musher Hugh Neff Friday at an assembly she arranged for him. Instead of launching into his presentation about dogs and sleds and snow-covered trails, however, he relinquished the floor to some people visiting the city to recognize her.

  • Cannelton Library to hold public forum

    CANNELTON – Officials from the Cannelton Public Library will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. May 26 to get input from Perry County residents concerning a possible merger with the Tell City-Perry County Public Library.  

    The two libraries have been in discussions about combining resources since last fall, when the Cannelton Library initiated talks based on financial concerns. The hearing will be held at the library at 210 South Eighth St. in Cannelton, following the regular May board meeting.

  • Residents voice concerns over library merger

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – A handful of residents gathered at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library May 4 for a public hearing about the possible merger of the library with the Cannelton Public Library. While most of those gathered were a part of the Cannelton Library Board, a few were concerned citizens looking for a bit more information about the merger.