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Local News

  • County under state of emergency

    Perry County's commissioners declared a snow emergency Tuesday afternoon.

    "This snow emergency is beyond the capabilities of the local county resources," their declaration states. "Perry County is unable to clear the snow from the roads to provide safe travel routes." Residents are encouraged to refrain from travel until the declaration expires at noon Friday.

    The proclamation does not officially close any roads, but drivers are encouraged to remain at home except for essential travel, which can include going to work and emergency situations.

  • Principal seeks efficiency boost at high school

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent and High School Principal Al Chapman wants to make a number of changes to improve energy efficiency in that building, and continues to pursue bond funding for that purpose and to make the school system's debts more manageable.

  • Federal stimulus money sought for projects

    TELL CITY – While Congress debates an $800 billion stimulus package, Tell City's mayor has already suggested several projects that could benefit from federal funding.

    A letter forwarded to the Indiana Department of Transportation this month seeks money for five projects valued at more than $1.3  million.

    The city has no assurances it will receive funding, but Mayor Barbara Ewing said it was important to provide INDOT with a list of projects that could begin soon.

  • Performance reports offer snapshot of local schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish education report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Cannelton City Schools, Perry Central Community School Corp. and Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. can be found on Pages 9A-10A of today's print edition.

  • Ewing: Keeping city clean in '09 will be priority

    TELL CITY – Spring is weeks away but Tell City officials are already readying plans to crack down on eyesores in the community, including locations in which trash is being stored.

    "Now's the time for us to take a very aggressive approach to cleaning up our community," Mayor Barbara Ewing said last week while discussing efforts to target property owners who allow untagged bags of trash and other debris to accumulate.

    The city targets tall grass and weeds each year, with city workers mowing properties whose owners refuse to heed written notices.

  • Homecoming 2009

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Central and Cannelton high school have planned their basketball homecomings for this weekend.

    Perry Central Homecoming

    Perry Central High School seniors have nominated Rachel Cummings, Sedona Hemmings, Stephanie Robinson, Brian Farmer, Clinton Schank and Nic Seger as the 2009 PCHS Basketball Homecoming candidates.

    The student body will find out who the new king and queen are Friday between the Commodore vs. Crawford County Wolfpack varsity and junior varsity games. The JV game begins at 5:30 p.m.  

  • Southern Indiana Power continues repair efforts

    Editor's Note: Southern Indiana Power issued the following news release Wednesday updating its efforts to restore power to customers impacted by this week's storm.

    TELL CITY — Approximately 6,600 Southern Indiana Power members remained without power as of noon Wednesday. Due to widespread damage to lines in surrounding counties, other contract crews have joined forces with us working around the clock in an effort to restore power to members as quickly and safely as possible.  

  • Witnessing History
  • Emergency loans available

    PERRY COUNTY – Operators of family farms who suffered losses from extreme weather may be eligible for emergency loans through the Farm Service Agency office in Corydon.

    Farmers in Perry and Spencer counties may be eligible if they felt impacts of dry weather beginning June 1 or from storms and flooding that took place Sept. 12 through Oct. 6.

  • Wage-committee meeting scheduled Feb. 17

    TELL CITY – A common-construction wage committee meeting for renovations planned at Tell City High School will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the school corporation's administrative office.