Today's News

  • Bickwermert – Young

    Teresa Bickwermert and Drew Young were united in marriage during an evening ceremony Saturday, July 7, 2012, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville, Ky.

  • Damage minimal in St. Croix chimney fire

    ST. CROIX – A chimney fire caused minimal damage to a home in St. Croix Feb. 25 after residents stopped its spread.

    Central Perry Fire Department Chief Brian Suhreinrich said the fire at 12099 South St. was caught early after heat found its way through a crack.

    Firefghters were called at 7:35 p.m. and all trucks were back in the station in less than an hour.

  • More advisers wanted for county recycling district

    PERRY COUNTY – A few good people are wanted to join a tiny group that has influence in Perry County. They’ll receive no pay for the time they’ll give. In fact, they have to pay a fee to be eligible.

    The Perry County Recycling Management District Advisory Board has five members, but can have up to nine, Marlow Smethurst said during a meeting of the district’s board of directors Thursday. Any county resident who pays the district’s annual fee is eligible for the advisory board, he said.

  • Group works toward success after high school (UPDATED: PowerPoint presentation inserted)

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Four people representing the Perry County College Success Coalition urged the community to help local students get the skills they need for both them and their community to thrive.

  • Gasification bill moves to Senate

    Staff Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS – The fate of a coal-gasification plant near Rockport could lie with the state Senate. Last week, the Indiana Senate Utilities Committee declined to include provisions to an amended bill that Indiana Gasification developers believe could kill the project.

    The bill defines covenants in existing legislation such as “guarantee of savings” with respect to retail end-use customers of substitute natural gas and amends the definition of “purchase contract.”

  • William Tell Elementary students jump for a cause
  • 20-year sentence given in meth case


    TELL CITY – A Perry County man has been ordered to serve 20 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Damon McCallister, 28, of 10285 German Ridge Road, Cannelton, was sentenced Feb. 13 on a Class A felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine. In addition to the 20 years in prison, McCallister will serve seven years of probation once released.

    McCallister and Roger Alvey were arrested in April at 508 19th St., after a tip about a suspicious odor was reported to police.

  • Bloomington firm to build new hospital


    TELL CITY – A Bloomington company has submitted the winning bid to construct Perry County’s new hospital.

    Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees agreed Wednesday to accept a $32.4 million bid from Weddle Brothers Construction Co. of Bloomington to build the facility. Eight construction bids were opened Jan. 31.

  • Graves heads record-setting all-county team

    Perry Central center Ashley Graves is the Most Valuable Player of the News’ 2012-13 record-setting All-Perry County girls basketball team.
    Graves, Tell City center McKenzie Hayes and Can-nelton guard Mikah Hem-mings were unanimous selections to the team in voting by the three county coaches, those who coached against all three county teams, and me, who saw each county team play at least six times.
    Graves, Hayes and Hemmings each set more than one school record this season, with Graves leading the way with eight.

  • Braves rout Bulldogs

    Sports Correspondent

    OAKLAND CITY—Cannelton had its worst shooting night of the year in a 70-23 loss to Tecumseh in the Class A boys basketball sectional Friday night.
    The Bulldogs struggled out of the gate, missing their first seven shots and committing four turnovers before putting any points on the board.