Local News

  • TCHS to hold parent-teacher conferences

    TELL CITY –Tell City Junior-Senior High School will hold parent-teacher conferences from 4 until 7:45 p.m. Oct. 28. Thursday will be a full day of school for students; there will be no conferences that afternoon. School will not be in session Friday, Oct. 29 due to fall break.         

    Appointments will not be scheduled, and conferences will be held on a first-come basis. However, it is important that teachers know which parents are planning to attend so they can be prepared for the conference.

  • Branchville earns top awards

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility officials learned Thursday they have earned the Indiana Department of Correction Facility of the Year award, the highest honor given during annual Indiana Correctional Association conferences.

    Also, Janet Drach, a literacy and special-education teacher with more than 20 years’ service, became the second teacher in four years from Branchville to earn the Indiana Department of Correction Teacher of the Year award.

  • Ribbon-cutting planned for Rome restroom

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON — With a new restroom building at Rome’s Wilkerson Park nearly completed, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony for it 4 p.m. Nov. 10.

    County Recreation Director Brad Smith told the parks board Wednesday that the building is completed except for installation of two windows.

  • Rally for academics

    An attempt by Mike Parr to launch a T-shirt into a Tell City Junior-Senior High School crowd fizzles Friday morning.

  • Traffic up, down at port

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad General Manager Pete Jespersen said at a regular meeting Tuesday that “sand was way up but pig iron was down” in rail-car traffic the preceding month, and only two pig-iron barges had offloaded.

  • Incumbent prosecutor, challenger face off

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “There’s an 800-pound gorilla in this room,” S. Rod Acchiardo said after making introductory remarks during a candidates forum Wednesday in Tell City’s Schergens Center.

  • Cannelton celebration

    Lou Stein, who runs a shop called Cane and Able in New Albany, demonstrates his caning craft, which he called “one of my money-losing hobbies,” during the Cannelton Heritage Festival Saturday.

  • Fourth annual Trunks of Treats Oct. 31

    TELL CITY – The fourth annual Trunks of Treats will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 at the First United Methodist Church in Tell City.

    This event provides a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. All activity will be held in the east parking lot behind the church at Tenth and Mozart streets. Free hotdogs and drinks will be available to everyone.

    The church extends an invitation to the community to take their children for this evening of fun and fellowship.

  • Marching Commodores prepare for regional meet

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – The Perry Central marching Commodores “had a good week of practices and three good performances” that culminated in a third-place finish Saturday at the South Spencer Invitational, according to Director Rob Cason.
    The band performed for elementary students Friday, then at a football game that evening before the weekend contest.

  • Battling Bands

    The Tell City Marching Marksmen, shown here competing in the South Spencer Invitational last weekend, are headed to regional competition at Evansville Central High School, where they’ll perform at 2:15 p.m. Saturday.