Today's News

  • Cannelton man lands in jail after pursuit

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County man was jailed early Saturday after allegedly leading police on a vehicle chase that began near Interstate 64 and only ended when he crashed his sport-utility vehicle into Cannelton’s floodwall.

  • COLUMN: The end of the 2013 session

    District 74 State Representative

    The 2013 legislative session adjourned Friday, signaling the end of session. Back in November, when I was first elected to serve as the state representative for our district, I was biting at the bit to get started.

    I charged into the Statehouse and quickly realized I had a lot to learn in order to best serve our community, but I would like to think I was a fast study. Looking back over the last four months, it has truly been a humbling learning experience.

  • COLUMN: You’re needed Saturday


    The annual Special Olympics track-and-field meet held each year in Tell City is coming to Legion Field Saturday. It’s always a great time and I know athletes, as well as their coaches and supporters, would appreciate seeing a good crowd on hand.

    If you’re free Saturday, please stop by. In fact, please set aside an hour or two. Your cheers will mean a lot to athletes who have been practicing for weeks.

  • EDITORIAL: School officials: Enforce rules, not individual beliefs

    Memo to teachers and other authority figures nationwide: Respond to actual threats where they exist. Where no threat exists, leave our children alone.

    A teacher in West Virginia demanded that a high-school student remove a T-shirt decorated with the National Rifle Association logo and a picture of a rifle, according to media reports last week. Also adorning the shirt were the words, “Protect your right.”

  • Food drive under way until May 11

    TELL CITY – Fifth Third Bank is collecting donations for the Feeding Our Communities Food Drive and is partnering with the Tri-State Food Bank, which supplies food pantries and soup kitchens around the region.

    One in five children in America live in households that struggle to put food on the table. Any nonperishable foods can be dropped off at any Fifth Third Bank branch through May 11.

  • Troy storm shelter opens

    TROY – Troy United Methodist Church, in coordination with the Troy Fire and Rescue Department, reminds the community that a storm shelter is available in the church basement. When the warning siren sounds, someone from the church and fire department goes to the church and unlocks and prepares for people needing shelter.

  • Big turkey

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  • First turkey

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  • Anderson Woods gears up for 36th season

    BRISTOW – Anderson Woods Inc. announced its 36th annual special-needs summer camp for people with disabilities will begin June 3 and run weekly for eight weeks. Each session begins on a Monday morning and lasts until the following Thursday afternoon when the campers return to their homes. The first four sessions will be for children with the remaining four sessions reserved for adult campers.

  • Auditor offers reminder about filing for deductions

    PERRY COUNTY – County Auditor Connie Berger reminds taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions. The one-time filing of deductions is still in effect unless the filer’s status has changed. Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 will be applied to taxes payable in 2014.

    Real Estate Deductions, Credits
    Homestead Standard Deduction

    Description: Up to $45,000 if residential assessed value is $75,000 or more than 60 percent of residential assessed value if under $75,000.