Local News

  • Cannelton board approves budget actions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members adopted a budget and capital-projects and bus-replacement plans for 2011 at a regular meeting Sept. 23. Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said he expects the tax rate for next year will match this year’s $1.08.

  • Candidates to share views Wednesday

    TELL CITY – A Wednesday-evening forum will give Perry County voters preparing to go to the polls a chance to hear the views of candidates seeking county offices.

    School board candidates have been invited to an Oct. 24 event at Tell City High School.

    Both forums are sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News. Wednesday’s event will be held at the Schergens Center and begins at 6 p.m.

  • 20th Witches Walk set for Oct. 29

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Signs of the season

    Halloween decor and chrysanthemums greet pedestrians from the front window of the Flower Basket on Main Street in Tell City.

  • Ward seeks re-election as assessor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Assessor Mendy Ward, first elected in 2002 and re-elected by voters in 2006, is seeking a third four-year term.

    The Democrat is unopposed in the Nov. 2 election.

    “My staff and I take pride in the fact that our office is run effectively and efficiently with the taxpayers’ concern being the foremost of our focus,” Ward said.

  • Berger unopposed for 2nd term

    TELL CITY – Connie Berger, now in her fourth year as Perry County auditor, is seeking a second term in the Nov. 2 election. The 49-year-old Democrat is unopposed.

    In March 1982 she was hired to work part time in the auditor’s office and became a full-time deputy in 1983.

    In 1991 she was named chief deputy auditor, a position she held until elected auditor in 2006.

  • Academy serves parents, those expecting children

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Mike Bishop looked into the demographics of the students he serves as director of the Perry County Learning Academy, and found something “eye-opening.”

    “The number of kids that we’re serving who are either parents or expecting (babies)” comprises 13.5 percent of the academy’s population, he reported at a regular board-of-directors meeting Tuesday. They’re all high-school junior or senior age, he added.

  • March for Babies

    Mild temperatures and sunny skies graced Sunday’s March of Dimes March for Babies in Tell City.

  • Communities set official trick-or-treating hours

    PERRY COUNTY – City officials in Tell City and Cannelton have set times when trick-or-treaters can roam streets in hopes of collecting goodies.

    Tell City leaders opted to set trick-or-treating hours for 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. They also approved street closings for the Perry County Chamber of Commerce’s Witches Walk Friday, Oct. 29. Ghouls will haunt Main Street and other areas of the city from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Route 66 Yard Sale, Pioneer Village Open House wrap up fall tour

    Perry County Route 66 Yard Sale Oct. 16

    An event that grows each year, the Route 66 Yard Sale offers bargains along Indiana 66 from Troy through Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point, Rome, Derby, Dexter, Magnet and Oriole. In addition to shopping for bargains, residents are invited to set up sale booths along the route.

    Public sites will be announced soon. For more information, call the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 547-7933.

    Shubael Little Pioneer VillageOpen House Oct. 16-17