Local News

  • Commissioners declare state of emergency

    UPDATE, 3:15 TUESDAY: Commissioners declare state of emergency

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County’s commissioners declared a state of emergency at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, calling on county residents to be alert for rapidly rising flood waters and to refrain from travel on water-covered roads.

    Their proclamation will remain in effect until noon May 3.

  • Band boosters plan all-you-can-eat breakfast May 7

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Band Boosters will be serving an all-you-can-eat pancake-and-sausage breakfast from 7 until 11 a.m. May 7 at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased in advance from any band student or parent. Tickets for children 9 years and younger will be $3 at the door.

  • Students from area schools attend ‘kick-butt’ pool party

    Smoke Free Perry County teamed up with Tell City-Troy Township and Perry Central schools to put on a “Kick Butts” anti smoking swim party at the Tell City High School pool. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Students can design posters, win prizes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office is sponsoring a poster contest open to all Perry County students in kindergarten through seventh grades.

  • Tickets to the Final Four

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – When Barb Sandage received a letter from a promotions company in April last year, she thought it was a scam.

    The first few sentences of the letter claimed she was a potential winner of a contest she had entered in the spring of 2010. The contest, Planter’s Mr. Peanut’s Road to the Final Four, would give a grand-prize winner four tickets to see the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four games held in Houston, Texas, at the beginning of April this year.

  • 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.