Local News

  • Man trades presidency for part-time temp work

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Edd Ransom stepped down Wednesday from his position as president of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Board, and reluctantly stepped up Monday to fill in as the county’s recreation director.

    The full-time director, Brad Smith, resigned Oct. 19 and Ransom suggested the board appoint him, he told the county council. Its members had convened a special meeting Monday to amend the county’s salary ordinance to allow him to work up to 24 hours weekly at $16.63 per hour until the end of the year.

  • Library board OK’s merger talks

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Perry County Library Director Larry Oathout announced to board members Nov. 3 that the Cannelton Library had signed a resolution to pursue a merger with their library.

  • Caring enough to help

    United Way of Perry County’s Youth Day of Caring drew dozens of energetic volunteers Sunday for an afternoon of community service.

  • Ramsey, Waninger to keep leadership roles for now

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “Due to some medical concerns, I regret that I will be on leave until Dec. 22, 2010, then with your blessing and permission I intend to ... resign from the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.,” High School Principal Dale Stewart said in a letter read to the school board Monday.

    The News reported Oct. 26 Stewart announced that day he would step down. He said then he wanted to spend more time with family and that he also had “minor health issues” to deal with.

  • School board finalizes principal’s resignation

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A resignation tendered by William Tell Elementary School Principal Sara Maas was made final by the adoption of a “separation agreement and release of claims” by the Tell City-Troy Township School Board Tuesday.

    Her resignation will be effective Dec. 22 and she will be paid until then, Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said at a regular meeting.

  • Early-morning pursuit lands Spencer County man in jail

    TROY – An early morning pursuit that started in Perry County and ended in Spencer County has landed a Richland man in jail.

    According to state police, the pursuit began at 12:25 a.m. when Trooper Charlie Johnson attempted to stop a tan 1997 Ford F-150 pickup just east of Troy for speeding. The driver, identified as James E. Freeman, 39, of Richland, allegedly refused to stop. Johnson chased the vehicle around the Troy area and then into Spencer County.

  • Do Something Good for Someone Else Day

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – “Do Something Good for Someone Else Day, in Perry County” will be observed one week from today.

  • Veterans Day closings

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed Thursday in observance of Veterans Day.

    All county offices will be closed, as will Tell City offices. Thursday’s trash pickup in Tell City will be delayed by one day. Cannelton and Troy offices will also be closed, as will the Perry County Division of Family and Children and the Perry County License Branch in Tell City.

  • Veterans Day observances scheduled across county

    PERRY COUNTY – Veterans Day will be observed at Perry Central Thursday, Nov. 11 with an assembly honoring veterans in the morning in the elementary.

    World War II veteran and prisoner-of-war former Gov. Ed Whitcomb will be the special guest speaker. There will also be a Power Point presentation of veterans’ pictures, military memorabilia display, flag ceremony, patriotic music and a breakfast for veterans.

  • Community keeps runners safe

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 28 that a 1-mile fun run and walk and the school system’s first-ever 5-kilometer event were fun and safe for participants due to the assistance of community volunteers and city and county officials.

    “Their support was much appreciated,” she said. “We had a lot of volunteers; close to 90. For the very first time, I thought it was good support.”