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Local News

  • Rural News; April 30; DOOLITTLE MILLS

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 — Congratulations to Jacob and Martha (Schwartz) Mitchell of nearby Eckerty on the birth of a son named Tatum Asher. Tatum was born at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper Wednesday evening, April 15. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 inches long. 

  • Rural News; April 30; ST. CROIX

    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Henrietta Lasher would like to thank everyone who remembered her with gifts, beautiful cards and phone calls on her 99th birthday Saturday, April 18.

    Henrietta celebrated her birthday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Tom LeClere, with more than 50 family members present for a carry-in meal, birthday cake and ice cream.

  • Rural News; April 30; GERALD

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Gary Palmer, who passed away Thursday, April 16. He will be missed by many who knew him. He retired in 2011 as office manager of Southern Indiana Power and was active in his community.

    Also our sympathy to the family of Mary Belle Kempf, who passed from this life April 23. She was a loving mother and a very nice lady, formerly of the Derby area. May she rest in peace with the Lord and all the departed.

  • Perry County man killed in crash on Highway 60 in Kentucky

    MACEO, Ky. – A Perry County man has died from injuries sustained in a single-car crash Sunday on Highway 60 in Daviess County.

    According to local police sources, Scott Board, 33, was a passenger in a car that was traveling west on Highway 60 near Maceo. Police said the driver, 32-year-old Tonietta Villanueva, apparently lost control of the vehicle, which traveled off the left side of the highway, down an embankment and rolled over.

    Board was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead by the Daviess County Coroner’s Office.

  • Young women’s career expo sends message to reach high, excel

    Lt. Gov. Ellspermann, Johns Hopkins University engineer among speakers

    LEOPOLD – The second-annual DREAM program, for sophomore girls from Perry Central, Tell City and Cannelton high schools took place Friday, April 17, at Perry Central Community School.

    Created by the Perry County College Success Coalition, DREAM stands for dreaming, reaching high, energizing-the-future, amazing and me.

  • Young women’s career expo sends message to reach high, excel

    Lt. Gov. Ellspermann, Johns Hopkins University engineer among speakers

    LEOPOLD – The second-annual DREAM program, for sophomore girls from Perry Central, Tell City and Cannelton high schools took place Friday, April 17, at Perry Central Community School.

    Created by the Perry County College Success Coalition, DREAM stands for dreaming, reaching high, energizing-the-future, amazing and me.

  • A strong community loves its children

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Though they wear different hats and serve varied roles in the protection of children, more than a dozen people gathered at the county courthouse earlier this month to mark National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

    The yearly observance recalls the need, nationwide, of extending protection to children who face abuse and neglect and the roles everyone should play in serving as advocates for children in their local communities.

  • Tell City students learn about careers
  • Local teen loses life in crash on Aster Road

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    TELL CITY – A 16-year-old Perry Central student died Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on Aster Road.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, emergency personnel were summoned at 2:44 p.m.

    Kearstin M. Parker was traveling south toward Sunflower Road when she lost control of her car. The vehicle went up an embankment, struck a utility pole and flipped at least once. Parker was ejected from the vehicle.

  • Perryman, Risse eye city council seat

    TELL CITY – The only council race on the May 5 primary ballot features two Democrats wanting to join the Tell City Common Council.

    Roxanne Perryman and Sean Risse are vying for their party’s nomination for the Ward 3 seat on the council. Gerald Yackle, who has held the seat for six terms, is not seeking re-election.