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  • Perry Central School Board approves preliminary 2009-10 calendar

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central School Board members approved a tentative 2009-10 calendar at last Monday's regular meeting.

    The short session came hours after a Perry Central student lost her life in a three-vehicle accident on Indiana 37 north of Tell City.

    The proposed schedule calls for classes to begin Aug. 12, with teachers starting the semester a day earlier. The first semester will end Dec. 22.

  • Family needs help in wake of last week's fire

    TELL CITY - A Tell City family whose home suffered water damage after a fire last week is asking for the public's assistance.

    Jeff and Amanda Huff are seeking a twin- and full-sized beds, as well as clothing for their two daughters, ages 2 and 6.

    The younger girl wears size 18-month bottoms and size 2T tops.

    The older girl wears size-7 bottoms and size 8-9 tops.

  • Patoka Lake offers spring break activities

    PATOKA LAKE - Looking for something to do over spring break? Patoka Lake has several events planned for Tuesday through March 28. Children's games begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday with a bat and moth activity. At 1 p.m. learn about turtles with a special guest. Wednesday is the day to learn about hummingbirds up close followed on Thursday with a 1 p.m. Snakes of Patoka program.

  • More Breaking NewsCounty commissioner arrested for drunk driving

    NEW BOSTON - A Perry County commissioner was arrested for driving drunk early Sunday after a one-vehicle accident on Indiana 545 north of New Boston.

    Louis J. "Jody" Fortwendel, 57, of 16870 Avery Ridge Road, Tell City, was lodged in the Spencer County Jail on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and with an open container of alcohol.

    According to an accident report by Spencer County Sheriff's Deputy Brandon Dickson, Fortwendel was driving south just before 1 a.m. when his Chevrolet van traveled off the right side of the road and struck a ditch.

  • Breaking NewsStolen truck found near Cincinnati

    UPDATE, SUNDAY, 5:50 P.M.: ST. CROIX – A truck that likely helped three Branchville Correctional Facility escapees avoid capture in northern Perry County was found Sunday afternoon in Kentucky.

    Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg Post reported finding the 1989 Ford extended-cab pickup truck along Interstate 71 about 30 miles south of Cincinnati.

  • Accident claims life of student

    ST. MARKS - A three-vehicle accident Monday claimed the life of a Perry Central High School student returning home from classes.

    Hannah J. Hudson, 17, died at the scene of massive injuries after her car was rear-ended on Indiana 37, spun into oncoming traffic and struck by a tractor-trailer.

  • Fugitive sex predator back in jail

    TELL CITY - A sexual predator on the run from police was arrested last week in Kentucky

    Michael Wayne Henderson was apprehended at 11:48 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at a shelter in Frankfort. Sought by Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Correction and U.S. Marshal's Office, Henderson was charged with being a fugitive on an out-of-state warrant and lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail.

  • TC chief applying for grant to fund two officers

    TELL CITY - In a 2-to-1 vote Monday night, Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety members approved the city police chief's request to apply for a federal grant to hire two officers.

  • Math scholars tapped for summer Ball State program

    TELL CITY - Hannah Scott was accepted into Ball State Institute for the Gifted in Mathematics at Ball State University, "which is a wonderful privilege," Kim Waninger reported at a Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting March 10, and we also had another student, Jessie Wheatley, who is placed on the alternate list."

    The assistant principal at William Tell Elementary School, Waninger was offering a report normally presented by Principal Laura Noble.

  • WorkOne rep offers high school JAG opportunity

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members approved in a regular meeting March 10 the launch of a dropout-prevention program a proponent said has produced an "amazing" outcome so far in Indiana.

    "Southern Indiana is getting on board" with the Jobs for American Graduates Program, said Nancy Schroering, director of the WorkOne office in Jasper. Indiana as a whole is in its third year of participation and has become one of the nationwide program's biggest clients, she explained.