• Young graduates from UK

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Elizabeth Young earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology May 8, 2016, from University of Kentucky. She graduated magna cum laude with minors in anthropology and music performance.

    She is the daughter of Theresa J. Kirchner of Hawesville, Ky., and Robert Young of Tell City.

    Her grandparents are Orville and Jane DeWitt of Hawesville, Ky., and the late Martha Young of Tell City. Her great-grandparents are Jane Bruggeman and the late Anthony Bruggeman of Tell City.

  • Student earns dean’s list honor at Manchester

    NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – A total of 312 students engaged in undergraduate study at Manchester University are on the spring 2016 Dean’s List. Junior Austin LeClere of Cannelton was among them.

    The scholars achieved a 3.5 grade point average or higher while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes this spring.

  • Cannelton schools deal with tax issues


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    CANNELTON – Cannelton Superintendent Dr. Alva Sibbitt reported the general fund did not receive any local tax revenue and Can-clay did not pay its property taxes in May.

    Sibbitt said he has been in contact with the treasurer’s office, which informed him the total amount Can-clay owes in property taxes is $637,862.84. Most of that amount would go to the schools, according to Sibbitt.

  • Wagner graduates from Butler University

    INDIANAPOLIS – Amanda Elizabeth Wagner graduated from Butler University in Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics on May 7, in a 10 a.m. commencement ceremony. 

    While at Butler, Wagner was a member of the Division I Lady Bulldog Swim Team for four years and the Delta Delta Delta Sorority for two years.

    While a member of the Butler swim team, she was honored with the Most Valubalbe Player Award twice and the Coaches Award once.

  • Noble graduates with masters degree

    TELL CITY – Lindsey M. Noble, daughter of Missy Noble and Carl and Amanda Noble and granddaughter of Cletus and Joyce James and Dave and Darla Templin, graduated Sunday, May 8, from Indiana University School of Social Work with her masters degree in social work. Lindsey was awarded the Health Resources and Services Administration Grant for Transitional Aged Youth and she completed work for this grant with adolescents at the Riley Hospital Outpatient Unit.

    She was inducted into the Kappa Gamma Phi Alpha Honor Society for her academic excellence as well.

  • Stepping Stones preschool registration open

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the lower level of St. Augustine Parish Hall in Leopold, is currently enrolling for the 2016-17 school year, with just a few openings left to fill.

    The staff seeks to provide a positive educational experience for children ages 3-to-5-years-old and prepare them for elementary school. Stepping Stones uses a combination of Zoo-Phonics, a multisensory language arts program, thematic units and project approach, and also implements a data driven math curriculum based on common core standards, called Engage NY. 

  • Chinn to receive ISU fellowship

    TELL CITY – Indiana State University’s inaugural cohort has accepted Andy Chinn, a Dubois Middle School science teacher, for the Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows in Education Leadership.

    Focusing on a combination of business and education skills is the aim of the MBA in Education Leadership. These skills are to prepare a new generation of leaders to improve Indiana’s education system. Leadership, finance, human resources and organizational change are all education-focused topics within the curriculum.

  • Student with Perry County ties graduates medical school

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Dr. Kathryn Elizabeth Howa graduated, with honor, from the Des Moines, Iowa Medical School Saturday, May 21, 2016.

    She will intern at the National Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, beginning June 24. Dr. Howa is the daughter of Adib and Randa Wahl Howa of Newburgh and the granddaughter of Gloria Wahl of Cannelton.

  • Perry Central Elementary releases final 2015-16 honor rolls

    Perry Central Elementary School has released its honor rolls for the fourth nine weeks and the second semester of the 2015-16 school year.


    Fourth grading period


    Grade 3 distinguished honor roll: Thomas Edwards, Autumn Frye, Molly Goffinet, Aubreigh Gogel, Rylie Horrom, Landen Hubert, Trista Jones, Hunter Kellems, Allison Meyer, Teyah Mullis, Atticus Park, Celena Peter, Beau Schaad, Savannah Schaad, Naomie Schultz, Hunter Smith, Caleb VanWinkle, Gavin Wallace, Julia Walsh, Savannah Whistle and Cole Yeager.

  • Tell City hosts annual honor program; 160 students recognized

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School recently hosted its annual honor program. There were 160 students recognized at the program, which was held in the school auditorium.

    Principal, Brad Ramsey welcomed students, parents and invited guests. He also shared some of the highlights of the year, including being named a 4 Star School, record setting test scores, the graduation rate climbing higher than ever and being awarded an A rating by the Indiana Department of Education.