Local News

  • FOP recruiting

    PERRY COUNTY – Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 137 in Perry County is seeking associate members to support the community-service activities of the lodge.

    To request an application, call Tell City Police Officer Heather Glenn at 547-7068 or Cannelton Sgt. Eric Dickenson at 547-2111.

    FOP members help sponsor several activities during the year, including a Shop with a Cop project that pairs officers with children for an afternoon of Christmas shopping.

  • Drivers needed

    TELL CITY — Volunteer drivers are needed to transport veterans to medical facilities in cities such as Louisville, Ky., and New Albany, according to the county's veterans-services officer.

    Wayne Hubert said a prior announcement brought two drivers, but he needs more. They don't need to be veterans themselves, but must pass a physical at a Veterans Affairs hospital. Anyone who can volunteer is asked to call Hubert at 547-2506.

  • Last Minute Gift Guide ready in Special Sections

    As Christmas nears, this News special section offers tips and money-saving deals. Topics include simple gifts, saving money, kids' holiday health, maintaining family traditions and more.

    Just click on "Special Sections" near the top of this page, then "Last Minute Gift Guide." You'll see topics from each of the six pages you can click on for viewing. Be sure to open each page to read the articles and view offers from local merchants.

  • Students register state's highest, lowest ISTEP scores

    PERRY COUNTY – Cannelton third-graders achieved the best across-the-board results among Perry County students in the percentages passing Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress language-arts and math exams, according to information released Dec. 4. The same group of 12 students also achieved the only 100-percent rate in the county's results, in earning passing or pass-plus scores in English.  

  • Future of smaller libraries in question

    TELL CITY – To avoid being forced to streamline libraries by Gov. Mitch Daniels, members of the Indiana Library Federation are coming up with a plan to streamline themselves.

    During a recent ILF meeting, Tell City-Perry County Public Library Director Larry Oathout learned that proposals for eliminating township government, having a single county executive and reorganizing school systems are facing opposition and may prove impossible to impose.

  • Are you really smarter than a 7th-grader?

    PERRY COUNTY – Raise your hand if you think you're smarter than a seventh-grader.

    OK, all of you with your hands up, explain how muscle cells in the body interact with nerve cells.

    That's one of the sample questions for Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress science exams taken by fifth- and seventh-graders statewide in September.

    Results released by the state Education Department last week showed Perry Central Community School students exceeded state pass-plus averages by 2 percent at the fifth-grade level and 5 percent at the seventh grade.

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  • Cannelton schools earn bronze medal

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools earned a bronze ranking in a U.S. News and World Report best-high-schools search for 2009.

    "I was quite pleased to learn that," Cannelton Schools Superintendent and High School Principal Al Chapman said Wednesday. "I didn't know they did those rankings. This is something we're quite proud of."

  • Hawesville man charged with felony sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY – A 50-year-old Hawesville, Ky., man was arrested Friday for allegedly fondling a teenage girl in late November.

    Frankie E. Cole, 50, of 295 Elder Lane, faces a Class C felony charge of sexual misconduct with a minor, Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said.

    An investigation was launched early this month after police learned Cole had given the girl a cell phone. According to court records, the teen's mother told police she suspected Cole was having an inappropriate relationship with the girl.

  • Visitors center, lodge eyed in new strategic plan for tourism

    PERRY COUNTY – A new strategic plan that will guide efforts of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau will likely identify a welcome center near Interstate 64 as a major goal. Another priority will be promoting development of a lodge that would offer comfortable accommodations to visitors seeking a base from which to explore the county's natural beauty and history-rich attractions.