Local News

  • Hospital survey to guide service improvements

    PERRY COUNTY – What medical services are most lacking in Perry County? That is what a survey being conducted by Perry County Memorial Hospital is trying to answer. Overall, generating a healthier local population within the 1,000 square miles covered by the hospital is the goal of the community health needs assessment.

    “The community health care assessment is just that,” PCMH Chief Executive Officer Brian Herwig said. “We are reaching out to the community, so the community can tell us what are the health needs.”

  • Facade fix-up money still available

    TELL CITY – A downtown development group wants to improve the appearance of more Tell City businesses, and has the money to do the work.  

    Three businesses, Finley’s Antiques and Collectibles, Ohio Valley Clockworks and Debra’s Studio, have already received funding under the façade improvement program created under the auspices of Brick by Brick On Main.

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  • An arc of talent: Metalworker showcases designs at fests


    Staff Writer


    ST. MARKS – The white glow of the plasma arc outlines the pattern, making quick work of the intricate designs that go into Cathy Crossley’s decorative pieces. Using a tabletop computer-numerical-controlled program that can accommodate up to a 4-by-8-foot sheet of steel; the end result is a concise artwork.

    With a now booming venture, Cathy’s Custom Metalworks provides something unique amid those in the handicraft business.

  • Young designers shine at Schweizer Street Car Parade
  • Sibbitt marks 50 years in education


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – A lot has changed in education over the last half century. Just ask Dr. Alva Sibbitt who, last week, began his 51st year in public education.

    Sibbitt arrived in Perry County almost five years ago, helping turn around the financial situation in Cannelton City Schools after a disastrous series of events put the school corporation in turmoil.

  • Slight enrollment increase at Perry Central




    LEOPOLD – While the official student count by the state won’t take place for a few more weeks, Perry Central Community School officials are happy with a slight initial increase in enrollment that should lead to a small but important increase in state funding.

  • Accident on Aloe Road claims life of 19-year-old

    PERRY COUNTY – A single vehicle crash  early Wednesday morning near St. Marks claimed the life of a county teen.

    The Perry County Sheriff’s Office, first responders, emergency-medical services and Perry County Rescue Squad responded to the scene of the fatal crash near the intersection of Aloe and Atlanta roads.

    The driver, 19-year-old Joshua Ward, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county coroner.

  • Putting an end to school bullying can promote a lifetime of respect


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – When it comes to methods in combating bullying, “students need to hear that message and they need to hear it in different ways,” William Tell Elementary Principal Laura Noble said as she presented the Tell School Board with a review of the corporation’s Olweus anti-bullying program.

  • Dam work planned on Middle Fork lakes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Hoosier National Forest will lower the level of several of the Middle Fork lakes this summer to work on the dams. Indian, Saddle and Tipsaw Lakes are all scheduled to have routine work on the dams and valves.

    Saddle Lake may begin to be draw downs this week. The other lakes should be done by the end of August.  Work on the dams may be through September, depending on rain events.

    Forest Engineer Brad Lidell explained that it takes two to three weeks to do the maintenance on each dam.