Local News

  • It’s Girl Scout cookie time

    PERRY COUNTY – Thousands of girls in Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana will take orders through Jan. 13 for eight varieties of cookies — Thin Mints, Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Caramel deLites, Thanks-A-Lots, Lemonades and Shout Outs.

  • Office recycles electronic items

    PERRY COUNTY – Looking for ways to be green this holiday? You can take the following items to the Purdue extension office in Perry County so they can be recycled: cell phones and cell phone batteries, laser cartridges, ink-jet cartridges and any type of batteries.

  • Cannelton city employees to get 3-percent raise

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members approved in a regular meeting Dec. 12 a salary ordinance that will bump city employees’ pay 3 percent in 2012.

    Published in a Dec. 1 legal ad, the ordinance lists annual pay for the mayor at $12,056.16 and that of the clerk-treasurer at $12,600. Each member of the common council will be paid $1,500.

    The city’s building and code inspector will be paid $2,100, and the zoning administrator $3,250.08.

  • School board grants medical leave requests

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central School Board members granted medical leave requests for two teachers Monday, including a Spanish and English instructor whose job status created a stir among some students the previous week.

  • Firefighters deliver holiday cheer

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    If the sight of shiny-red firetrucks didn’t light up the eyes of more than 20 youngsters Sunday morning, a jolly ol’ elf decked out in the same color did the trick.

    “Ho, Ho, Ho, is Cameron here?” Santa Claus asked as he stepped into the home of Cameron and Jordan Rogier near Troy.

    Santa ditched his sleigh in lieu of a firetruck as he joined Tell City firefighters to deliver toys, clothes and good cheer to children as part of the department’s Christmas for Kids program.

  • City officials to be sworn in with new year

    PERRY COUNTY – Newly elected city officials in Tell City and Cannelton will be sworn in during separate ceremonies Dec. 30 and New Year’s Day.

    Tell City officials will accept their oaths of office during an 11:30 a.m. ceremony Dec. 30 in the city council chambers at City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

  • Council appointments come with controversy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Some of the appointments made by the county council at their Dec. 15 meeting, like the one-year reappointment of Raphael LaGrange to the county’s alcoholic-beverage board and Rick Newton’s four-year reappointment to the park and recreation board, sailed through with little discussion.

    Pete Franzman’s reappointment to another year on the county redevelopment commission, however, didn’t come so easy.

  • Jasper public gallery reviewing local portfolios

    PERRY COUNTY – The Jasper Community Arts Commission is currently reviewing portfolios of local artists for solo and group shows in the Krempp Gallery for 2013. All media will be accepted and no fees will be charged. Only professional, nonstudent artists will be accepted for review. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner.

    The gallery will provide invitations, press releases, honorarium, insurance coverage on-site and reception where needed for those selected. The artist will be responsible for framing, shipping and delivery.

  • PC history book on sale for Christmas season

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce announces a sale on the “Perry County: Then and Now” book by Michael Rutherford. 

    The book will be on sale through the end of the year for $50, tax included.

    The Perry County history book is a standard library-size hardbound, 288-page book with a full-color cover. The book was reprinted last year by request.

    People can pick up copies today by calling the chamber office or by visiting area retailers.

  • Cookbooks to raise funds for Memory Walk

    TELL CITY – Anita Sanders, team captain for Kroessman Krusaders Alzheimer’s fundraising team, and co-chair Nadina Paulin are selling cookbooks to raise money for the 2012 Memory Walk benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.

    The books sell for $12.50 each and all proceeds will go to the association.

    Anyone interested in purchasing a book can contact Sanders at 547-6787 or 719-0816.

    “These will make great Christmas gifts,” Sanders said, adding the team will sell the cookbooks until the walk in October 2012.