Local News

  • Perry Central robotics team excited about success Commodores’ System Overload group preparing for state competition


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s robotics team may be relatively new to competitions like the one it entered earlier this month, but that doesn’t mean its members aren’t successful.

    The team of seventh- and eighth-graders is called System Overload and is Perry Central’s FIRST tech challenge robotics team.

    FIRST is an acronym, which means “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.”

  • Congratulations for milestone

    Perry Central senior guard Brittany Parker hugs her mom, Crystal Parker, as her father, Richard Parker, looks on after Brittany scored her 1,000th career point in girls basketball for the Commodores in their game Tuesday against Rock Creek.

    Parker was presented the game ball for her feat. The Commodores won the game 70-14.

  • City water board hopes cash balances increase

    Perry County News

    TELL CITY – Year-end expenses and capital improvements shrank the cash balance of the Tell City water utility as 2014 came to an end but board members who reviewed numbers and a year-end report Jan. 20 hope the new year brings better cash flows.

    The department had a cash balance of $194,768 as of Dec. 31, down from $244,078 Dec. 1. In comparison, the department began the year with $285,045 in the bank.

  • County may be on the hook for Deer Lake


    TOBIN TOWNSHIP – A lake that has protected farmland, homes, roads and bridges from flooding for 34 years could cost the county a lot of money in coming years as local leaders work to remove a high-hazard designation on the reservoir’s dam.

    Deer Lake is located in Tobin Township and was completed in 1981. It was a project undertaken with federal money by the Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area, the first RC&D in the nation.

  • Students reach out through volunteerism

    Sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary brought a little cheer to residents of Oakwood Health Campus last month in the form of caroling and homemade cards, and spent an afternoon volunteering for the Perry County Animal Shelter.

    The students planned the events as part of their Gang Resistance Education and Training program, a cooperative program between the school, the Tell City Police Department and the city of Tell City.

  • Students reach out through volunteerism


  • Cannelton man charged with sexual battery, stalking

    CANNELTON – A local man has been charged with three counts of stalking and two counts of sexual battery stemming from separate incidents that allegedly took place earlier this month in Cannelton.


    Larry D. Kellems, 69, of 300 Washington St., Cannelton, remained in the Perry County Detention Center Friday. He was arrested Jan. 13 by Cannelton police officers.


  • The King of Autographs


    Almost everyone can brag about a collection of one type or another. Some people admire coins or stamps. Others make a hobby of collecting Matchbox cars, Beanie Babies, gemstones, artwork or Pokemon cards. The list is endless.

    Glenn Markiewicz of Tell City collects something most of us generate nearly every day without much thought. Signatures.

  • County recycling bills for 2015 sent

    PERRY COUNTY – Bills for 2015 Perry County Recycling Management District fees, assessed on all homes and business owners in the county, are being mailed this month. The first round of bills are due March 15.


    The district will mail bills for real estate and mobile homes in the following manner:

    • All homes and mobile homes on land owned by the occupant are considered real estate. These bills are being mailed this month and will be due March 15.

  • Perry Central committed to alternative school



    TELL CITY – Perry Central Community School remains committed to maintaining an alternative education program to serve at-risk high-school students who might not otherwise graduate.

    School Superintendent Mary Roberson said the Perry County Learning Academy will remain in the Tell City Schergens Center, even though Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. has withdrawn from the partnership the two school systems created a decade ago to operate the alternative school.