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  • Perry County man killed in crash on Highway 60 in Kentucky

    MACEO, Ky. – A Perry County man has died from injuries sustained in a single-car crash Sunday on Highway 60 in Daviess County.

    According to local police sources, Scott Board, 33, was a passenger in a car that was traveling west on Highway 60 near Maceo. Police said the driver, 32-year-old Tonietta Villanueva, apparently lost control of the vehicle, which traveled off the left side of the highway, down an embankment and rolled over.

    Board was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead by the Daviess County Coroner’s Office.

  • Young women’s career expo sends message to reach high, excel

    Lt. Gov. Ellspermann, Johns Hopkins University engineer among speakers

    LEOPOLD – The second-annual DREAM program, for sophomore girls from Perry Central, Tell City and Cannelton high schools took place Friday, April 17, at Perry Central Community School.

    Created by the Perry County College Success Coalition, DREAM stands for dreaming, reaching high, energizing-the-future, amazing and me.

  • Young women’s career expo sends message to reach high, excel

    Lt. Gov. Ellspermann, Johns Hopkins University engineer among speakers

    LEOPOLD – The second-annual DREAM program, for sophomore girls from Perry Central, Tell City and Cannelton high schools took place Friday, April 17, at Perry Central Community School.

    Created by the Perry County College Success Coalition, DREAM stands for dreaming, reaching high, energizing-the-future, amazing and me.

  • A strong community loves its children

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Though they wear different hats and serve varied roles in the protection of children, more than a dozen people gathered at the county courthouse earlier this month to mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    The yearly observance recalls the need, nationwide, of extending protection to children who face abuse and neglect and the roles everyone should play in serving as advocates for children in their local communities.

  • Tell City students learn about careers
  • Local teen loses life in crash on Aster Road

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    TELL CITY – A 16-year-old Perry Central student died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on Aster Road.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, emergency personnel were summoned at 2:44 p.m.

    Kearstin M. Parker was traveling south toward Sunflower Road when she lost control of her car. The vehicle went up an embankment, struck a utility pole and flipped at least once. Parker was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Perryman, Risse eye city council seat

    TELL CITY – The only council race on the May 5 primary ballot features two Democrats wanting to join the Tell City Common Council.

    Roxanne Perryman and Sean Risse are vying for their party’s nomination for the Ward 3 seat on the council. Gerald Yackle, who has held the seat for six terms, is not seeking re-election.

  • Spring hydrant flushing begins Monday in Cannelton

    CANNELTON – Employees of Cannelton Utilities will begin flushing fire hydrants in the city Monday, April 27.

    Residents may notice low water pressure and discolored water when work is under way in their area. Work will begin next to the floodwall and should take about two days to complete.

  • Spring installment of property tax bills due May 11

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills payable in 2015 have been arriving in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment will be due May 11 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. Also included in billings is the Form TS-1A. All tax bills will have the spring and fall coupons.

  • Local man hurt in weekend ATV crash

    BRISTOW – Indiana Conservation Officers investigated an ATV accident that occurred in rural Perry County just before 4 a.m. April 19.

    Chester Mullins Jr., 21, of Tell City, sustained serious head trauma and multiple broken bones when he flipped an ATV on Cardinal Road near Bristow.

    Mullins was operating with a female passenger, Morgan Downs, 23, of Tell City, riding on the rear, when he lost control of the ATV and flipped, ejecting both occupants. The pair went to a nearby residence where they summoned help and called 911.