Local News

  • Couple's wedding balloons cut power to courthouse

    TELL CITY - A couple's courthouse marriage created real sparks Monday morning after balloons apparently released by the wedding party became snagged in power lines along Indiana 37, cutting power to the courthouse and damaging a generator control panel.

  • Perry Central Class of 2010 scholarship winners

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School hosted an awards program and reception Thursday for seniors earning scholarships and other academic honors. Students reported receiving $1,079,104 for pursuing higher education.

    Tiffany Alford, Ivy Tech Scholar, $6,000 a year for two years. Total, $12,000.

    Kelsie Bland, Sam Reed Scholarship, $190.

    Breanna Blunk, University of Southern Indiana Scholar, $5,540 a year for 4 years; Loren and Bernice Lanman Scholarship, $150. Total, $22,310.

  • Cannelton School board approves 2010-11 calendar

    CANNELTON - With time running out on this academic year, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman offered at a regular school-board meeting May 20 three recommendations for the 2010-11 school calendar.

    The board approved one that will have teachers report for orientation Aug. 2, with students beginning school Aug. 3.

    They'll be out of school Labor Day Sept. 6, and their next vacation will be fall break Oct. 11-15. Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 24, 25 and 26, and Christmas break will be Dec. 22 to Jan. 3.

  • TCHS Commencement speakers
  • Weekend ceremonies to honor veterans' sacrifices

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.

    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion.

    Memorial services will consist of a brief ritual, eulogy, prayers, placing of memorial wreaths, a three-volley salute and a playing of taps.

  • Joint service planned for Sunday in City Hall Park

    Veterans groups will come together around noon Sunday for a joint Memorial Day service in City Hall Park. The annual tribute to men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation will follow visits to local cemeteries by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars members.

    Cannelton American Legion members will visit several cemeteries Monday and will conclude their tributes with ceremonies in Cannelton's Gazebo Park at 11:55 a.m. and in Hargis Hafele Park at 12:05 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend local tributes to veterans this weekend.

  • Historical society seeks nominations for 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during the Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following criteria are considered in determining the honoree:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.

  • Foster parents help brighten lives of Hoosier children

    TELL CITY - Since the end of May is fast approaching, the Indiana Department of Child Services reminds everyone that May is National Foster Care Appreciation Month.

    DCS would like to take this opportunity to thank all foster parents for their dedication to Indiana's children. Foster parents are important and invaluable in helping children in crisis.

    In addition, foster parents are an important partner with DCS to improve the chances that children can safely return to their families or another permanent home.   

  • Cash appointed township trustee

    PERRY COUNTY - Tom McCart, the county's Republican chairman, has announced the appointment of Michele "Shelly" Cash as Tobin Township trustee.

    The appointment was effective May 12 and follows the April 30 death of Trustee Elsie M. Keller.

    Cash can be reached at 547-4246.

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