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  • Flood fears deepen

    By VINCE LUECKE and KEVIN KOELLING, The Perry County News

    Swollen by more than a week of storms that dumped 8 or more inches of rain across the county and even more upstream, the Ohio River reached seldom-seen heights this week, threatening homes in several areas of the county in the most significant flood in 14 years.

  • Turkey Challenge returns to county this week

    PERRY COUNTY – Some of the nation’s top hunters will be in Perry County this week to take part in the Campbell Outdoor Challenge, a hunting competition in which teams of sportsmen film their pursuit of wild turkeys.

    Hunting is set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    This is the third consecutive year the challenge is being held in Perry County and Tony Thomas, one of the local organizers, said the caliber of hunters is at an all-time high.

    Again this year local landowners are lending use of their property, Thomas said.

  • 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.