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  • PC School Board adopts common vision statements

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s school board and administrative team adopted mission and vision statements and declared a set of core values and beliefs at a meeting April 18. Fruits of a fall board-of-trustees retreat and subsequent discussions over several months, the declarations distill fundamental goals of the school system.

    “It’s a concrete, public way for us to say what we believe in and will work to accomplish. They are our priorities,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

  • Beauty, beast perform this weekend at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – An enchantress casting spells, an arrogant prince turned into a beast and the threat of remaining that way forever are plot elements for “Beauty and the Beast,” to be performed by Perry Central Community School students this weekend.

  • Legislation stalls teacher contract

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members tabled at a regular meeting Thursday action on a teachers contract that may have to be modified to reflect last week’s changes in state law.

    Senate Bill 575, which limits teachers collective-bargaining rights to wages and related benefits, had previously been approved by the Indiana House and was approved Tuesday by the senate.

  • Special Olympics to host annual meet

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Indiana, Perry County and Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host the 46th annual track & field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. April 30 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Indiana-Perry County. “I promise it will give you a better understanding of our Special Olympics athletes.”

  • Joint Easter Services at Deer Creek

    PERRY COUNTY – Easter Sunrise Services will be held at Deer Creek Baptist Church this year. A celebration of the risen lord will begin Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. Tell City First Baptist Church, Cannelton First Baptist Church and Deer Creek Baptist Church will join together as one congregation to celebrate Easter.

  • PC musicians earn gold medals at contest

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School musicians earned gold ratings in an overall category and for sight reading at a concert-band competition April 8 at Castle High School.

    “This was the fifth year in a row we’ve earned gold, but the first time we’ve done it in Group 3,” Director Rob Cason boasted. His students had previously competed in the less-difficult Group 4. He determines which group they’ll compete in based on his assessment of their skills, he explained.

  • Tickets available for Perry County FOP circus

    TELL CITY – Everyone loves the circus. Mark your calendars for April 28 because Perry County Fraternal Order of Police has signed a contract with the Kelly Miller Circus for two shows.

    The traditional “old style” circus will present performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. under the big top along city-owned land on Seventh Street in Tell City.

  • Rising waters close SR 66

    VINCENNES – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that high water has caused the closure of some roads in the Vincennes District.

    In Perry County, Indiana 66 is closed from Sulphur to Derby, from Derby to Rocky Point and from Rocky Point to Cannelton.

  • Indiana 66 to close for slide repairs

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced this week that Indiana 66 in Spencer County will close. The road has been closed in the past due to a landslide 7.4 miles east of U.S. 231.

    Contractor’s crews will begin repairing the slide area Monday at approximately 7 a.m. The road will remain closed through June 24. The project completion date is weather, material and equipment dependent.

  • County auditor reminds residents to file for property-tax deductions

    TELL CITY – County Auditor Connie Berger reminds taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions and exemptions. The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed. Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 will be applied to taxes payable in 2012. Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status:

    Mortgage Deduction