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  • School gets interim principal

    Ramsey moves up from No. 2 slot to fill Schenck's vacancy

    TELL CITY - Brad Ramsey was named interim junior-high principal in a special meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board Monday.

    The 1989 Tell City High School graduate has been serving as assistant junior-high principal and athletic director since 2006, and will fill a vacancy left by Chad Schenck, whose June 30 resignation was announced earlier this month.

  • Board hikes director's pay

    Bishop: 37 seniors have 'light-bulb moment'

    TELL CITY - The two-member board of directors for the Perry County Learning Academy voted at a regular meeting Monday to bump Executive Director Mike Bishop's salary from $59,000 to $61,000 and hire Angela (Schroeder) Foury as a program assistant.

    Bishop's raise was similar to a 3.25-percent raise given to teachers at Perry Central Community School, according to Mary Roberson, superintendent there and board member for the learning academy.

  • Taswell man drowns near Cannelton dam

    Rescuers pull two others to safety after storm swamps 14-foot fishing boat

    CANNELTON - A Taswell man drowned Sunday afternoon after the boat he and two friends were fishing from filled with water during a thunderstorm, sending them into the Ohio River near the Cannelton Locks and Dam.

    County search-and-rescue members pulled the other two men to safety.

  • Tell City Police Department to see major upgrades

    TELL CITY - Tell City's police department will see major upgrades with a new fire-alarm control panel, digital video camera, furniture and the moving of a camera.

  • School board approves emergency-assistance agreement

    Employees could be called upon to help

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Board approved at their latest meeting a memorandum of understanding that would have school staff members, such as cafeteria workers, computer instructors, school nurses, counselors and secretaries assist the Perry County Health Department in the event of an emergency.

  • Schools chief notes positive budget developments

    Noncertified staff gets 2% raise, treasurer's pay bumped $3,000

    CANNELTON - A $1.15 tax rate for Cannelton City Schools next year was among positive notes reported by Schools Superintendent Al Chapman at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday.

    He said the rate reflects a decrease of approximately 30 percent from this year, possible because the state is increasing the support it will provide.

  • Wednesday night fire
  • Ticket sales begin for musical

    TELL CITY - The cast of this year's Schweizer Fest production of 1776 is taking orders for tickets, giving fans an early chance to secure seats for this year's show.

    Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and under. Performance times at Tell City High School are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 31, Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3.

  • UPDATE - Man drowns near Cannelton Locks and Dam

    Storm swamps boat; two others rescued

    CANNELTON - A Taswell man drowned Sunday afternoon after the boat he and two friends were fishing from filled with water during a thunderstorm, sending them into the Ohio River near the Cannelton Locks and Dam. County search-and-rescue members pulled the other two men to safety.

    The body of 29-year-old Derrick Adams was recovered at 6:16 p.m. by Indiana conservation officers, assisted by the Perry County Rescue Squad, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and Hancock County's search-and-rescue team.

  • Cops & Campers

    Cannelton Police Department caters to youths' interest while giving a positive spin to modern law enforcement

    CANNELTON - Some parents have to encourage their sons and daughters to sign up for summer camp. But Perry Central student Nathan Bashor said the idea to attend last week's Camp with a Cop was his.

    "Some friends went last year and they had a good time. I wanted to go this year," Bashor said after climbing a rock wall with the help of Cannelton reserve officer Jeff Varner and Traci Flamion, director of the county's community-corrections program.