Local News

  • First human West Nile case reported here

    Patient from Perry County recovering after contracting virus; simple steps reduce your risk

    TELL CITY - Perry County is home to the state's first human case of West Nile virus in 2008. State health officials Wednesday confirmed a probable human case of the virus in the county. They encourage residents to take basic precautions that can limit their exposure to the mosquitoes that carry the virus.

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  • Open house at hospital Saturday

    TELL CITY - Perry County Memorial Hospital will host an open house from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The free event is geared toward family health. Free health screenings, demonstrations, health equipment displays, door prizes, low-calorie snacks and recipes will be available.

  • High-school parking lot could be closed at night

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. officials are again looking at closing Tell City High School parking areas to people who converge there at night.

    A banner in front of the building advertised a Tell City High School all-class reunion Aug. 2, "but the parking lot was an absolute disaster on that Saturday morning," school-board member Larry Bryant noted during a regular meeting Aug. 12.

  • Moving or sitting, Schweizer Fest train draws 'multitude'

    Hundreds 'ride the rails' in sesquicentennial trips

    TELL CITY - More than 800 people rode the rails in 19 trips offered by the Hoosier Southern Railroad "and the multitude of people who came in Sunday surprised me," Dick Neumann said at a regular port-authority board meeting Wednesday.

    The vice president and chief executive officer for the port-rail agency was describing its contribution to Tell City's sesquicentennial Schweizer Fest celebration.

  • Perry Central's 2009 budget headed for Aug. 25 hearing

    LEOPOLD - State leaders' decision to shoulder additional general-fund expenses for Hoosier schools is reflected in Perry Central Community School Corp.'s proposed 2009 budget.

    The school board approved a proposed budget for advertising during an Aug. 11 meeting and will host a public hearing on next year's financial plan at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25. The board's regular monthly meeting will be held the same evening.

    The school district's 2009 budget will go before the board for adoption at a 7:30 p.m. session Sept. 15.

  • New programs, grants expand Perry Central's curriculum

    LEOPOLD - With one week down, several more to go, Perry Central Community Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said everything has gone really well.

    "We really feel like we're into the new year with a great start," she said, adding the new teachers have "jumped right in" and are getting involved in anything they can. Teacher day, Roberson said, seemed to get everyone really excited about school with a more interactive and fun day with skits and games. "We have a lot of good things that are going to be going on this year," the superintendent said.

  • Tell City Schools report smooth openings

    Elementary, junior high schools get $155,500 in grants

    TELL CITY - The principals of Tell City's three schools reported smooth openings to the 2008-09 school year Tuesday.

    "The school day today went really well," William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble said at a regular school-board meeting. "I'm not going to say it was quiet in the office, because it's never quiet in the office."

  • Cannelton students hard at work

    Chapman has new duties

    CANNELTON - Students attending Cannelton City Schools are well into the new school year and things are going well thus far, officials said last week.

    Classes began Aug. 4 and Ginger Conrad, elementary principal, said the students and staff are already back into a routine.

    "It's like we haven't missed a beat," she said, adding that thanks to summer programs, everyone was ready for the new year and hopes the good start will continue through the year.

  • Two injured in nighttime crash

    Officers allege driver was drunk when SUV hit pole, overturned

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man suffered a serious head wound Thursday night when the sport-utility vehicle he was driving overturned on Brushy Fork Road, police said. His passenger was treated and released with abrasions.