Today's News

  • Perry County primary-election filings

    PERRY COUNTY - The following candidates have filed for office for Perry County's May 6 primary. Noon Friday was the deadline for candidates to declare their candidacies. However, political parties can still fill vacancies this summer.

    The News will continue to profile candidates for office in upcoming issues.

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  • Agreement signed to provide power to Overlook Park

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners, during a meeting Feb. 20, approved a utility-reimbursement agreement for extending electric service to Overlook Park and a yearly software-and-support contract for its voting machines.

    The agreement between the county and Cannelton Utilities pledges the county to reimburse the utility $21,296 for the costs of supplies and equipment needed to provide electric service to the Eagle's Bluff Welcome and Interpretive Center. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project is scheduled for Friday. See story on this site.

  • Overlook Park groundbreaking is Friday

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday to celebrate the start of construction of the Eagles Bluff Welcome Center Project.

    "We've been working for this day for over seven years," said Dan Adams, director of the Perry County Parks Department.

  • Two seek school board seats

    Incumbent, newcomer place names on Cannelton ballot

    CANNELTON - One incumbent and one newcomer filed candidacies for Cannelton's school board ahead of a noon, Friday deadline for completing paperwork at the county courthouse.

    The terms of members Ed Bozarth and Bill Garrett expire this year. Garrett is seeking to retain his seat and Cory Faulkenberg, 4254 E. Indiana 66 hopes to assume Bozarth's position.

    "I was told there would be a seat open and I thought I could do some good," Faulkenberg said Tuesday of his reason for filing.

  • More than 100 items seized in TC meth bust

    In separate case, Derby man jailed for dealing in drug

    TELL CITY - Police seized more than 100 items of evidence, from anhydrous tanks to coffee filters, all allegedly used in the making of methamphetamine, from a Park Avenue home last week.

  • Woman born Feb. 29, 1912, 'turning 24' Friday

    TELL CITY - Feb. 29 only comes around every four years and come Friday, one resident will have her 24th birthday - even though she's biologically 96 years old.

    Born Feb. 29, 1912, Judy Stansbury of Tell City will celebrate her special birthday with family and friends at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City.

  • Police charge four members of D-Boys gang

    Assistant chief vows zero tolerance for gang activity

    TELL CITY - Two Perry County men alleged to be members of a small but organized gang of teens and young men are behind bars and face felony charges of criminal gang activity. Tell City police arrested them and two juveniles Friday night and Saturday morning after a Hawesville, Ky., teen was struck in the head during a fight at John F. Kennedy Pool in Tell City.

    Police said it wasn't the first case of violence blamed on the gang calling itself the D-Boys.

  • When tornadoes, severe weather strike ...

    To focus Hoosiers' attention on the threats posed by tornadoes and thunderstorms, especially during the spring season, Gov. Mitch Daniels has proclaimed March 2-8 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Perry County commissioners voted last week to approve a similar resolution to remind local residents to have plans in place when severe weather threatens.

  • Is Benson anonymous donor for IU's buyout?

    For years guessing the identity of the Washington Post's Watergate informant, "Deep Throat," was a national game.

    Now Indiana University basketball fans should be guessing who is the anonymous donor producing $550,000 of the $750,000 IU is paying Kelvin Sampson to buy out the rest of his coaching contract.

    It seems likely that this person will have considerable say in who Sampson's permanent replacement will be. As "Deep Throat" told the Post reporters, "Follow the money trail."

  • Carter scores 14 in back-to-back games

    TERRE HAUTE - Perry Central graduate Aaron Carter scored a season-high 14 points in back-to-back wins for Indiana State University's men's basketball team last week.

    Carter, a freshman guard, hit 4 of 6 shots from the field, including 1 of 2 from three-point range, and 5 of 6 free throws in an 83-73 win over Wichita State Feb. 19.

    He also had five rebounds in that game.

    He hit 5 of 7 from the field, including 3 of 5 three-pointers, and 1 of 1 at the free-throw line in a 79-62 win at Murray State Saturday.