Local News

  • Cannelton school finances improve despite state cuts

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Al Chapman isn’t hearing as much negative news about state funding for schools as he had a year before, he said Nov. 18, but he added, “I won’t be comfortable until I see the budget come out.”

    He has heard funding will be returned to a previous level, but “I haven’t heard anybody say if that’s the original number before … or after (recent) cuts,” he told school-board members at a regular meeting.

  • Parade characters

    German American Bank, whose float took on a Scooby Doo theme, won top awards in weekend Christmas parades in Cannelton and Tell City. 

  • Thieves target unlocked cars

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TROY – Several unlocked vehicles were entered in Troy last week in a series of overnight break-ins that netted thieves compact discs, MP3 players and satellite radios.

  • UPDATE, 4:20 P.M. FRIDAY - Tentative arrangements announced for soldier's service

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    UPDATE, 4:20 P.M. FRIDAY - Tentative funeral arrangements for Barry Edward Jarvis were announced Friday afternoon. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Huber Funeral Home in Tell City.

    A funeral service is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at Deer Creek Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the cemetery there.

    Army officials conducted a news briefing Thursday at Fort Campbell. Details will appear in Monday's edition of The News.

  • Leopold Parade Sunday

    LEOPOLD – The annual Christmas parade in Leopold is set for 1 p.m. Sunday. Lineup gets under way at 12:30 p.m. in the three staging areas. Floats will line up at Perry Central School with tractors and horse units assembling at the Leopold Conservation Club. Military entries and Perry Central’s Marching Commodores will gather on the edge of town.

  • Educators doing better than many think

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman read some statistics at a school-board meeting Nov. 18 that might change how people view education in Indiana.

  • County’s jobless rate declines

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s jobless rate dropped during October and remained below the statewide average, the latest figures released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show.
    An estimated 788 men and women, 8.2 percent of the county’s work force of 9,576 people, were looking for jobs in October, down from 830 people, or 8.8 percent of the work force, in September.

  • Superintendent thanks city for support

    CANNELTON – A lot of people worked hard to get Cannelton voters to approve a referendum that will cost them money, and the city’s schools superintendent appreciated everyone’s efforts.

    “We were asking something that we don’t like to ask,” Al Chapman said at a regular school-board meeting Nov. 18, “for people to give up their hard-earned money at a time when, let’s face it, every dollar is important.”

  • Update, Nov. 25: Tell City woman dies from injuries sustained in Friday crash

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    UPDATE, Thursday morning: TELL CITY – A Tell City woman critically injured Friday after apparently pulling into the path of a police car died the following day.

  • Local math, science teachers rewarded for summer work

    TELL CITY – Several Perry County math and science teachers who attended a two-day Improving Teacher Quality Partnership Summer Institute this past summer at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana reaped the rewards for their students Oct. 21.

    Participating teachers from Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township schools assembled at Ivy Tech in Tell City to load up nearly $50,000 in technology equipment for use in their classrooms.