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  • Cannelton Schools hoping to weather expensive spring

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – At a regular meeting of the Cannelton School Board Thursday, members reviewed a fund report dotted with several unforeseen expenses. While the balance of the general fund is still comfortably in the black, a series of extensive plumbing issues, renovation to the gymnasium’s heating and cooling system and a spate of vandalism that struck several school vehicles has stymied efforts to build those reserves.

  • American Cancer Society to Paint Perry County Purple for Relay For Life

    PERRY COUNTY – The American Cancer Society is seeking businesses and organizations to get involved in the Relay For Life movement by displaying purple ribbons and other decorations from Saturday, May 30, through Saturday, June 6. Participants who make a $10 donation through the “Paint Perry County Purple” campaign will receive purple decorative luminaria to display. 

    Purple is the signature color of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life program, which represents all cancers.

  • News in Brief; May 25

    Town of Troy to flush hydrants Thursday, Friday

     

    TROY – Troy Water Utility will flush hydrants Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29. Customers may notice low water-pressure and discolored water on these days.

     

    Tell City hydrant flushing will begin Tuesday

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, May 26. Flushing will begin on Fourth Street near the floodwall and work eastward.

  • Poppy Days give back to veterans
  • Party planning in Fulda
  • Auditor releases details on property tax deductions

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Auditor Pamela L. Goffinet would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions.  The one-time filing of deductions is still in effect unless your status has changed.

    Any deductions filed by December 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2016.

    REAL  ESTATE  DEDUCTIONS-CREDITS

     

    Homestead Deductions Homestead Standard Deduction

  • Lincoln drama a priority for 2016 bicentennial

    LINCOLN CITY – State officials announced the Lincoln State Park Amphitheatre will not host the drama, “A. Lincoln: Pioneer Tale,” this year as the state will contract a new management company to take over the production.

  • PC teacher named Peabody Energy Leader in Education

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School teacher Mary Jo Hagedorn didn’t know what was happening Monday when administrators wheeled a cake into her Spanish I class. She soon found the good news. She had been named a Peabody Energy Leader in Education for the 2014-15 school year. Along with the thrill, she was awarded $1,000 for her dedication and commitment to students.

  • Opening day
  • Diplomas ready for 83 Perry Central High School seniors

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    LEOPOLD – The stirring strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” will echo inside the gymnasium walls at Perry Central High School Sunday, where 83 seniors are expected to receive their diplomas during a 2 p.m. commencement ceremony.

    After the processional and national anthem, Class of 2015 President Euriah Bryant will issue a hearty welcome to classmates, family members and friends.