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  • State’s education superintendent to head local legislative update on school policy

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite members of the Perry County Chamber, the Spencer County Chamber, educators, school administrators, as well as local and state officials, to a luncheon with Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction on Monday, April 2.

    The legislative luncheon will take place in the event room at the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. in Tell City.

  • New security coming to Cannelton schools

     

    CANNELTON – Several moves and improvements at Cannelton schools are planned for surrounding grounds and buildings.

  • Going against the flow, homeowners seek flood relief

     

    CANNELTON – Recent home floods in Cannelton have residents speaking up and looking for help from community leaders. At least four homes experienced backwaters uprising from their lower-level drains, a mix of stormwater and raw sewage.

  • Jury: Matheny guilty of murder

    TELL CITY – A jury deliberated for less than two hours Thursday before returning a guilty verdict in the murder trial of Stacy Matheny. The-49 year-old will be sentenced April 6 and faces from 45 to 65 years in prison for shooting Phillip Chase, 47.

  • Free newspaper distributed today

     

    A special promotional issue of the Perry County News will be mailed to all area homes today.

    For more than 128 years, the Perry County News has covered the news of Perry County and its residents. A subscription includes delivery of the paper every Monday and Thursday and special publications such as Discover Perry County and Schweizer Zeitung and sections throughout the year covering medical resources, home improvement and growth of local businesses.

  • Going against the flow, homeowners seek flood relief

     

    CANNELTON – Recent home floods in Cannelton have residents speaking up and looking for help from community leaders. At least four homes experienced backwaters uprising from their lower-level drains, a mix of stormwater and raw sewage.

  • Severe weather drills set for Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – As spring nears and the odds of severe weather increase, Perry Countians will be asked to pause Tuesday to consider their response plan to tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms.

    Also, the county’s emergency management agency is giving out a supply of weather radios while their supply lasts.

  • Matheny claims self-defense in shooting

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Jurors in the murder trial of Stacy Matheny could begin deliberating the Cannelton man’s fate as early as today after he took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon.

    As the News prepared to go to press, Matheny was being cross-examined by Deputy County Prosecutor Doug Goerss.

    Jury selection took just a few hours on Monday and opening arguments by County Prosecutor Jason Hoch and defense attorney Rod Acchiardo were presented in the afternoon.

  • Tariffs could boost jobs

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    HAWESVILLE, Ky .– New tariffs on aluminum and steel are expected to open job opportunities for Perry County workers.

    Following the tariffs ordered by President Donald Trump on March 8, some U.S. companies have said they will bring back workers and fire up lines that have been idled, in some cases, for years.