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  • Gibson to head Henryville Correctional facility

    INDIANAPOLIS – Ron Gibson, currently the assistant superintendent at Branchville Correctional Facility, was named this week as the new superintendent at Henryville Correctional Facility in Henryville.

    The announcement was made by James Basinger, executive director of adult facilities. The appointment is effective June 12.

  • Stepping into the future
  • Conrad says summer school set to begin Monday

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Summer school for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade will begin Monday, Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting May 26.

    Those morning classes will meet in the William Bennett Early Learning Center, and Early Risers after-school program participants will gather Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at Myers Grade School, she added.

  • Etienne, Hauenstein to address graduates, guests

    TELL CITY – Ariel Etienne and Erica Hauenstein earned the honors of giving valedictorian and salutatorian addresses, respectively, at a Tell City Junior-Senior High School graduation ceremony set to begin at 7 p.m. Friday in the Bryan Taylor Arena.

    Approximately 110 Marksmen seniors are expected to “walk” this year.

  • Correction

    A woman hosting a Power Of Youth celebration should have been identified in Thursday’s edition as Louann Oberhausen.

  • SF music rehearsal Thursday

    TELL CITY – An initial rehearsal for members of this year’s Schweizer Fest musical production of “The King and I” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City.

  • Knights award Tootsie Roll funds

    Tell City Knights of Columbus presented checks to groups serving special-needs children and adults Tuesday. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Beware ‘big-winnings’ calls

    LEOPOLD – Charlene Mullis of Leopold was suspicious from the start, she said, when she received a call, supposedly from Publishers Clearinghouse.

    She was a big winner, she was told. She asked what she had to do to get her prize, “and they started talking about fees,” she said. “I’m not that stupid. I knew better. I worked in business long enough to know what’s going on.”

  • Volunteers needed for June 18 Ohio River Sweep

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers who contribute a few hours of their time next month for the 2011 Ohio River Sweep will be treated to lunch, but the real reward, Perry County Recycling Management District Director Ken Smith said Thursday, comes in helping to improve a shoreline in big need of a cleanup.

    “We provide everything, even a free T-shirt,” Smith said, adding that volunteers are what are needed most.

  • Speakers: Cannelton needs its library

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – Only a handful of residents joined members of the Cannelton Public Library Board Thursday as it held an open public forum for the community to voice its concerns about talks of the library merging with the Tell City-Perry County Public Library. Members of the Tell City-Perry County library board were also present to help answer questions.