Local News

  • Four co-valedictorians on stage Sunday at Perry Central H.S.

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School's Class of 2009 will march to the strains of "Pomp & Circumstance" Sunday as 95 seniors complete their high-school careers.

    Four seniors, Arika Kemp, Kyle Schnell, Tony Backer and Andrew Devillez, are this year's class valedictorians and will speak during the 2 p.m. ceremony in the school gymnasium.

    Co-Valedictorian Arika Kemp

  • Cannelton leaders eye curfew

    CANNELTON - Cannelton city leaders ventured some ideas at a regular meeting of the board of public works and safety May 11 about preventing vandals from destroying property in city parks without infringing on residents' liberties.

    Acting Police Chief Eric Dickenson said his department has stepped up the number of checks on the parks "to get a handle on criminal mischief."

    Damage has occurred in the park known for a gazebo moved from its position along Seventh Street in 2004 to make way for a fire-station expansion.

  • Remembering our veterans
  • Morning blaze damages busy IN-37 store

    APALONA - The Circle S store on Indiana 37 near the Branchville Correctional Facility may be a convenience store by definition, but it's more of a community hub, offering food, fuel and other necessities to many Perry Countians.

    Known by many patrons by its former name, Michael's Country Mart, the business was heavily damaged by fire Monday morning. No one was injured and damage was hidden under the building's shingled roof, but firemen said the blaze did major damage to trusses and wiring underneath.

  • Port-rail agency awarded additional upgrade money

    TELL CITY - The fifth time was the charm for the Perry County Port Authority in its attempts to secure U.S. Department of Agriculture funding toward its 286,000-pound-rail project.

    The USDA announced May 7 the port authority was among 28 organizations in 11 states receiving shares of $15 million in grants or loans intended to create or retain jobs and spur economic development in rural communities.

    The port authority, doing business as Hoosier Southern Railroad, is getting a $740,000 loan administered by Southern Indiana Power.

  • New reservists
  • Future firefighter in training
  • Shooting for the Stars
  • Outstanding band members
  • City seeks funding to fix storm sewers

    CANNELTON - Comments are being accepted and a grant administrator is being sought in an opportunity to remedy storm-water issues in Cannelton.

    Nathan Held, a project assistant with the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission, said at a public hearing May 11 the city could apply for up to $1 million through an economic-stimulus opportunity geared toward storm-water systems.