Local News

  • 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.

  • Police dismantle Deer Creek drug lab

    Troopers use chopper in search for marijuana

    GATCHEL - A rural Tell City man already wanted by police on a theft warrant found himself in even more trouble Thursday after police allegedly found marijuana and items used to make methamphetamine at his makeshift home.

    Armed with an arrest warrant from Perry Circuit Court on a charge of theft, troopers from the Jasper Post went to 11662 Deer Creek Road around 10 a.m. to arrest Evan M. Howell, 25.

  • Air-quality alerts issued for Tuesday, Wednesday

    Air-quality alerts have been issued for southwestern Indiana for Tuesday, Aug. 19 and Wednesday, Aug. 20 for ozone.

    Issued by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the alerts are for Perry, Vanderburgh, Posey, Warrick and Greene counties.

    Ozone levels are expected to be unhealthy for sensitive groups both days. People with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion when outdoors.

  • Residents press for school repairs

    Committees agree on need to get public buy-in

    TELL CITY - Members of two committees merged at Tell City High School Thursday and voted to pursue one of three options each felt individually was the best for bringing Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. facilities up to date.

  • 'Wolf-dog' still undergoing examination

    PERRY COUNTY - A dog thought to be part wolf and involved in an attack on a local family's pet is still undergoing preliminary steps necessary before testing can be performed to determine its species, according to a biologist with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

    Jeff Thompson said last week a university professor has the animal, which was among five killed after they attacked in May a Jack Russel-Yorkshire terrier mix owned by a family residing on Old Indiana 37 near Gatchel.

  • Courthouse extends hours for tax payments

    PERRY COUNTY - Property owners will need to pay the first installment of their property taxes by Aug. 22 with the balance due Nov. 10.

    Property owners have several payment options.

    Old National and First State banks in Tell City and Rockport and Fifth Third Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer's office at the county courthouse.

    Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586. Mailed payments must be postmarked by Aug. 22 and Nov. 10 to avoid penalties.