Local News

  • Student spikes move at Perry County Learning Academy

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Spikes in student numbers had typically come in the spring, but are now occurring in the fall, Mike Bishop said at the latest meeting of the Perry County Learning Academy Board of Directors.

    Seniors realizing they were short the credits needed to graduate drove the spring spikes, he explained after the meeting.

  • People question school-board members

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Pate approached the microphone when a public-comment period was announced at a Jan. 11 regular Tell City-Troy Township School Board meeting. The former school-board contender and city councilman asked if the board’s agendas can be posted on the school corporation’s Web site 48 hours before each meeting, suggesting, “you could get more people out here to attend your meetings.”

  • Council hopeful shares vision for Tell City’s future


    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Chris Cail filed his candidacy last week for the District 1 seat on the Tell City Common Council. The Democrat hopes to follow incumbent Councilwoman Dr. Dianne Rudolph, who is in the final year of her third term and confirmed Friday that she will not seek re-election.

  • Lending the city a hand
  • Hawesville man, 18, robs convenience store

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A Hawesville, Ky., man carrying a gas-powered pellet gun robbed a convenience store late Thursday, but was detained a short time later by an Indiana State Police trooper.

    Christopher S. Decker, 18, of 1734 Kentucky 69, was lodged in the Perry County Jail on several preliminary charges, including robbery, theft, intimidation with a deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance. 

  • Correction

    A photo caption on the front page of Monday’s edition misidentified a young basketball player taking part in a halftime game Friday at Perry Central. The photo was of Marcus Fortwendel.

  • Ninth-grade orientation meeting Feb. 1

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central will host a ninth-grade orientation for current eighth-grade students at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the elementary cafeteria.

    Students and parents will learn about high-school graduation requirements, the job-market outlook and develop a flexible four-year course plan. A light supper will be served at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30. An RSVP is encouraged.

    For more information, call Jody French, school guidance counselor, at 843-5121 or send e-mail to frenchj@ pccs.k12.in.us for more information.

  • Farm marketers can hone business skills at upcoming Purdue workshops

    WEST LAFAYETTE – Farm-market vendors have the opportunity to learn about emerging consumer demand for locally grown foods at a Purdue Extension workshop and Webinar series Growing for Market.

    The three sessions, directed at farm-market vendors who want to become more effective and profitable marketers, will be offered at 21 Purdue Extension county offices and available in Webinar form for those who want to participate from home.

  • Huffman Mill Bridge to get $240,000 face-lift

    By STUART CASSIDY, Spencer County Journal-Democrat

    ROCKPORT – County Engineer Tara Lloyd told county commissioners Tuesday they will need to ask the county council there to re-appropriate funds to conduct work on Huffman Mill Bridge. Lloyd said Perry and Spencer counties are prepared to move forward with a $240,000 project to repair the more than 140-year-old structure.

  • Commissioners consider appointments for 2011

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg told the county commissioners at a regular meeting Wednesday they have several appointments to make in the near future.

    They had agreed at their previous meeting to announce upcoming openings so anyone interested in filling them could submit letters of interest.