Local News

  • State Superintendent Glenda Ritz visits Perry Central

    By Don Steen

    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Schools welcomed Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz into their classrooms Wednesday, April 20, on the third stop of her cross-state tour of Hoosier schools. Corporation Superintendent Mary Roberson met Ritz and her entourage at Perry Central High School and led her through the campus elaborating on the efforts underway to prepare students for the future. Ritz was also quick to offer a state-level perspective of where the field of education is heading.

  • Adult ed program helps focus career goals


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – “It’s a very beneficial class … it’s an awesome program,” said John, a recent student enrolled in the Perry County Adult Education Program.“It helped me get on the road I needed to be on.”

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  • Why Trump is bad for workers in America

    Two Indianapolis-based heating and air conditioning plants, Carrier and United Technologies, announced in February they will move operations to Mexico starting in 2017, taking with them 2,100 Hoosier jobs, not to mention hope for their future.

  • Special Olympians readying for 50th field day

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host the 50th annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. May 7 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Perry County. “Please come out and meet some of our areas Special Olympians!”

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  • Renovations coming to JFK Pool


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A major step toward renovating John F. Kennedy Pool in Tell City was taken last week, just weeks away from the start of the summer swimming season.

    Maurice Harpenau, director of the Tell City Parks and Recreation Department, said there are several problems with the 50-year-old pool, including faulty drains, sunken concrete and a baby pool that has “not been in use for many years.”

  • County’s north poised for growth


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – Rich in wooded areas comprised by the Hoosier National Forest that run along Interstate 64, aside from the scenery, there isn’t much reason for motorist to stop in Perry County. And for those living in the rural seclusion, even simple needs like milk or gas may mean an intrepid journey for supplies.

    However, countywide efforts could soon change that.

  • A Century of Memories




    Henrietta Lasher’s careworn hands deliver a powerful handshake. Her warm face matches a spunky spirit most people far younger than her wish they had. Henrietta turned 100 Monday and that has not just her neighbors along Apricot Road in a happy spirit, but children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren scattered around the nation pronouncing “Happy Birthday.” A gathering soon will celebrate the century milestone.

  • Port authority focusing on infrastructure upgrades


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Commercial transportation of goods within Perry and Spencer counties could see marked improvement if the Perry County Port Authority is successful in landing a sizable grant. The port administrators are still in the information-gathering phase but plan to submit an application for infrastructure upgrades that could be worth upward of $5 million.