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  • New teachers welcomed to PC, Cannelton schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Several new adult faces grace the halls of Perry Central Perry Central Community Schools  and at Cannelton City Schools.

    • At Perry Central Community Schools, Hilarie Hahus will take on science courses for eighth grade and high school. A Branchville native, she earned a degree in atmospheric science from Purdue University and a master’s degree in secondary education from Valparaiso University.

  • Police department gearing up for hiring process




    TELL CITY – Two new faces could soon join the ranks of the Tell City Police Department after the tentative approval of a new city officer and the resignation of another.

    During summer budget hearings, the city council was asked to consider adding another officer. Police Chief Derrick Lawalin said the city is two officers shy for a community its size.

    The department has 12 full-time officers, including administrative positions of chief, assistant chief and detective.

  • Community’s 2nd ambulance crew on duty at northern station


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY -– The road to funding a second full-time ambulance crew based from the North Station at the county highway garage got a big boost with a monetary commitment from the county council. An appropriation made Aug. 25 of $70,000 from the local-option public-safety tax along with another $10,000 from the county commissioners is expected to fund the supplemental EMS team through the year.

    The crew mobilized quickly there after and was up and running starting Sept. 1.

  • County to foreclose on Can-Clay assets





    CANNELTON – The future of the once booming Cannelton-based Can-Clay Corp. is all but dried up. Though not yet closed, hopes to continue a century-old tradition now rest on the business’ willingness to catch up on back taxes.

  • Schools welcome new educators




    Staff Writer



    PERRY COUNTY – The start of the new school year is marked with a lot of new faces, and not just the in-coming pre-schoolers, kindergärtners and freshmen. There are several new teachers at each school in the county’s three corporations.

    At Tell City-Troy Township’s William Tell Elementary, those teachers include the following:

  • Young Disney manager back from China park opening

    Ramsey will returnto Orlando park after 15 months abroad




    Melissa Ramsey has a pretty famous boss. You’ve heard of him, no doubt. His name has even been put to song. What is it, you ask?


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  • Dragging Main returns to Tell City Saturday

    TELL CITY – It’s time to polish your special set of wheels. Dragging Main will return to Tell City Saturday evening, with hundreds of cruisers of all ages converging on Tell City’s Main Street.

    Activities will begin around 3 p.m. in City Hall Park with participants cruising Main, Tell and other streets in the city.

    Dragging Main Street has been a time honored tradition in small towns across the Midwest.

  • Full-time sheriff’s deputy job is dream come true for Poehlein

    TELL CITY – Stephen Poehlein dreamed about the day when he wold work full time as a law enforcement officer. That day came Friday morning as Judge Lucy Goffinet administered his oath of office as a sheriff’s deputy. He becomes the county’s seventh full-time deputy. His salary will be paid through a public-safety tax.

    “I’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time,” the 23-year-old Poehlein said after the swearing-in ceremony in the courtroom.

  • Plans in place for Sept. 9 torch visit

    ‘Happy Birthday, Indiana’ signs to line route from St. Croix to Troy




    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana’s bicentennial torch will cross Perry County via car, train and bicycle ... and the fleet feet of runners and walkers next Friday, Sept. 9. The public is invited to cheer on the 26 people who will carry the torch during the three hours or so it will be in the county.