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  • Manufacturing Night
  • TC’s athletic success a bottom-up process


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – When it comes to policy issues concerning Tell City Schools, the buck stops with the school board. But while the board has final say on many things, there tends to be a lot of delegation to other school leaders, including teachers, principals and coaches.

    That was the message presented last Tuesday when asked how the board may or may not influence day-to-day decisions.

  • The Millstone School Miracle

     “I think we learned more at Millstone School than some others, because when I went to Cannelton High School in the eighth grade, it seemed I knew more than a lot of those other eighth graders.”

    So says Gloria (Ramsey) Shephard about her experience at the one-room school at Millstone. This was in the days before rural families had electricity and piped-in water.

  • Marine 5K and 10K set for Nov. 12

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Marines, along with the Perry County Museum, will once again host the Semper Five 5K and the Marine Tough Ten 10K Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.

    Both races will begin at Legion Park in Cannelton and take runners through historic Cannelton, the Cannelton Greenway and the 10K will include Eagles Bluff County Park. The races will provide an entertaining, yet challenging, run/walk for participants.  The cost of each race is $15 through Oct. 31, and $20 beginning Nov. 1. 

  • CSO upgrades on tap; Cannelton to seek USDA funding


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Council is gearing up to fund substantial wastewater improvements.

    The bulk of money is expected to come from either a grant or loan from Indiana USDA Rural Development.

  • Lynch big winner in Noble’s grocery grab

    TELL CITY – It was just 60 seconds – one minute – but at the end, Judy Lynch of Tell City was exhausted.

    Lynch and three other finalists gathered at Noble’s IGA at noon Wednesday to learn who would be chosen for the speed grocery spree. Finalists included Lynch; James Cash, Mt. Pleasant; Kevin Rogier, Branchville; and Sylvia Brown, Derby. More than 1,300 entries were received in the contest sponsored by Perry County News and Nobles IGA. The three remaining finalists each received a $50 grocery certificate from Nobles.

  • Body pulled from river mutilated after death




    TROY – A woman found dead in the Ohio River in May was mutilated after her death.

    The Perry County News confirmed this week that Sarah Lindsay Ipock died from a severed artery on her neck.

    She also suffered a long incision and had lost most of her internal organs, but the killer made those cuts after death.

  • Memories of the Millstone School



    Editor’s Note: This collection of stories about the Millstone School was written by Rosemary C. Gunn Weatherholt in 1999, long before it was moved to the Shubael Little Pioneer Village, where it will be dedicated Saturday.


    The Millstone School is located in Tobin Township in Perry County and is still standing on the same place that it originated on in 1906.

  • Blue chip bargaining


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY  – In hopes of bolstering retention of teachers while incentivizing continued education, Tell City-Troy Township Schools are working toward agreements that would add yearly stipends to those who earn master’s degrees and teach dual-credit or advanced placement courses. Separate from the recently bargained teachers’ contact, the in-the-works deal between corporation officials and the teachers association could add several thousand dollars to qualifying educators.

  • Commissioner candidates disagree on benefits


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – During a debate forum Wednesday, Oct. 5, incumbent county commissioner Bill Amos and opponent J.R. Flynn faced off on county issues.

    In his opening remarks, Amos said he had been married longer than most of the night’s candidates had lived in Perry County, which allows him some introspect.

    “My job as commissioner is very simple,” Amos said, “you try to build things now for the generation coming.”