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Local News

  • Flooding creates major mess

    TELL CITY - Heavy overnight rains sent streams out of their banks in several areas of the county Friday morning, closing roadways, flooding low-lying cropland and canceling classes for students at Perry Central Community School.

    Between 3 and 4 inches fell Thursday night and before dawn Friday. With the ground already saturated from previous rain, water had no place to flow but into already swollen ditches and creeks. The Perry County Highway Department reported water over roads along the Anderson River and its tributaries in western and northern areas of the county.

  • Council endorses school project

    TELL CITY - Elected officials in Tell City gave their endorsement last Monday to a planned $10 million renovation of Tell City High School that will go to township voters during a Nov. 3 referendum.

    Superintendent Ron Etienne outlined the project during the council's regular meeting Oct. 5.  It would finish work undertaken over the past couple of years to improve the high school, including renovations to the original 1928 building.

  • Lutgring joins News writing team

    TELL CITY - A new writer welcomed to the Perry County News will write feature stories and handle social news for the print and online versions of the newspaper.

    Trista Lutgring, a native of Tell City, is a 2004 graduate of Tell City High School. She earned her undergraduate degree at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky., graduating in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in news-editorial journalism. She also worked as a sports correspondent for the News earlier this year.

    She is the daughter of Jeff and Frieda Lutgring of Tell City.

  • Even Start awarded four years' funding

    TELL CITY - The advisory board for Perry County's Even Start program includes representatives from a broad array of educational and social-services agencies. A meeting of that board Tuesday revealed the value it brings to the community as resources elsewhere decline or disappear.  

    The Even Start program is one of six remaining in the state and has been funded for another four years, Director Darryl Irvin said in opening the meeting in a William Tell Elementary School conference room.

    "There were 24 (Even Start programs) when we started."

  • Firefighters memorial
  • TCHS Boosters urge support for band

    TELL CITY - Members of the public attending the Tell City High School football game Friday will get to see the last public performance of Marching Marksmen's show before they head to regional competition the following day.

    "We encourage the public to come and show their support," said Patty Hawkins, president of the band's boosters club.

  • Vincennes University offers Spanish classes

    JASPER - The Vincennes University Jasper Campus's Continuing Education Program will offer two noncredit Spanish classes this fall.

  • Renaissance academic kickoff Oct. 16

    TELL CITY - The 2009-2010 Tell City High School Renaissance Class will host its first annual academic kickoff from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday in the high school auditorium.

    The kickoff will urge students to focus on a great academic start for the year and encourage them to work hard in order to be recognized at the academic pep rally in the spring.

    The theme of the kickoff is "Marksmen Academic Massacre."

    The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Patsy Alvey at 547-3131.

  • Cannelton fall fest Oct. 29

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization will sponsor the 64th annual fall fest from 6 to 8 p.m.  Oct. 29 at the Cannelton Community Center. Cost is 25 cents for anyone not in costume.

     The event features a full concession stand, door prizes, games, raffle drawings, crafts, bake sale, cake walk, queen crowning and masquerade parade. Winners will be awarded in the following categories ages 5 and younger, ages 6 to 8, ages 9 to 11 and ages 12 to adult.

  • Public Safety Scholarship available

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Homeland Security Foundation is looking for students interested in pursuing careers in public safety to apply for scholarship funding.

    The Hoosier Safety Scholarship Program is for Indiana residents who are interested in a higher education degree and who currently volunteer with a local public safety organization. Incoming and continuing students are both eligible to apply. Students enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college in Indiana are eligible.