Local News

  • Ivy Tech, local schools partner to boost career readiness

    Staff Writer

    TELL CITY – Students enrolled at Perry Central and Tell City high schools will receive more focused college preparation through a new partnership with Ivy Tech Community College.

    School and college leaders announced Thursday that the high schools are participating in the Ivy Tech College Connection Program.

  • Perry Central students deliver big ideas for upcoming projects


    LEOPOLD – Author Daniel Pink and his concept of student learning events known as “Fed Ex Days” are helping Perry Central students chart some innovating plans for improving their school.

    Teacher Jennifer Ball and students Marie Schwartz, Adrianna Linne and Sarah Harding spoke at the Jan. 12 meting of the Perry Central School Board about a recent Fed Ex Day.

  • Opening Soon

    Landscaping is underway at the new Perry County Memorial Hospital as work progresses toward an early May opening.

    Parking areas have been paved and the installation of floor covering is underway.

    An open house giving the public a chance to tour the facility will be scheduled ahead of the official opening.

  • Hospital board OKs food-service contract


    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees voted Wednesday to enter a contract with a national food-service provider to operate the hospital’s kitchen and food-services department.

    Terms of the contract with Morrison Healthcare were not released but the company will operate the kitchen at the soon-to-be-completed hospital on Indiana 237.

  • Tell City man charged with possessing child pornography


    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was arrested Thursday afternoon after a seven-month investigation into allegations of crimes against children, specifically possessing child pornography.

    In July 2014, an investigation began on William A. Jordan, 64, of 824 Washington St., Apartment 203, Tell City. Police suspected Jordan of sharing pornographic images of children obtained through online websites.

  • Pet of the Week

    DOZER is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier. He is a beautiful boy who enjoys going for long walks and being with people.

    Dozer was brought to the shelter after being found as a stray Dec. 9, on Chestnut Grove Road in Tell City. However, his family did not claim him or report him missing, so now he is waiting patiently for a new home. To meet Dozer or another dog or cat awaiting a new home, call the Perry County Animal Shelter at 547-6381, send email to perrycountyanimalshelter@gmail.com or stop by 200 Herzeele St. in Cannelton.

  • Community foundation Trivia Night winners

    Members of the News Hounds, who won the Perry County Community Foundation’s trivia contest for the second year in a row.

    Pictured from left, Gordon Frakes, Trina Severson, Mike Chann, Wendy Freeman-Chann, Kelly Hess, Mary Jeanne Schumacher, Louie Hall and Larry Goffinet. The team was sponsored by the Perry County News.

  • Record-breaking year for PCCF’s trivia night

    TELL CITY – A record 20 teams competed in Perry County Community Foundation’s fifth annual Trivia Night that took place Saturday at the Schergens Center. The annual fundraiser allows trivia teams to compete for a chance to donate to their favorite charities.

    For the second year in a row, the News Hounds, sponsored by the Perry County News, took home first place. They will award $500 to Catholic Charities of the Tell City Deanery. This year, second- and third-place teams and the spirit team could also award to their favorite charity.

  • Goals set for Relay For Life of Perry County

    TELL CITY – It’s time to fight back against cancer and thew American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Perry County has set the 2015 event goals. This marks Perry County’s 20th Annual Relay For Life. Event Leadership Team has set a $35,000 income goal.

    The group would like to have 20 fundraising teams, have 85 survivors engaged and hundreds of Perry County residents attend this year’s Relay For Life of Perry County.

  • Reverse transfer agreement between Purdue and VU

    VINCENNES – Thanks to a reverse transfer agreement, students who transfer from Vincennes University to Purdue University will now have the opportunity to earn a VU associate degree, even if they did not complete it prior to transfer.

    “For many years the students who transfer from Vincennes to Purdue have been valued by our faculty.

    They are well prepared for the rigors of many of our academic programs. But in some cases, it is to their advantage to transfer before the associate degree is earned.