Local News

  • Book fair starts today at Myers Grade School

    CANNELTON - An annual book fair at Myers Grade School in Cannelton has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday.

    A "family night" is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school.

    "Please come and check out the new books," urges teacher Michelle Coleman.

    More information can be obtained by calling Julie Harris at 547-4126.


  • Second News box added to Main Street location

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News has added a second news box in front of its Main Street office.

    One box will hold Monday papers, with Thursday editions in the other. The addition of the second box will allow issues to remain in boxes for a full week and serve readers who miss purchasing a paper before the next issue is published. Those readers have had to enter the office to purchase those issues. The boxes will be labeled.

  • Clarification

    In response to a Thursday story about cost-cutting measures, Tell City-Troy Township school-board member Larry Bryant noted, "many of the past and present board members have never taken or participated in the (school corporation's) health insurance, myself included."

    The board's current members chose to decline the coverage, he continued, "to conserve the cost to the corporation for the benefit of the kids."


  • Coyle to vie for commissioner's seat

    TELL CITY - Perry Countians asking for Democrat ballots May 4 will decide a contested race for county commissioner. Chris Coyle, a Tell City native and 1995 graduate of Tell City High School, filed Wednesday morning for the seat now held by Gary Dauby.

    In the final year of his first four-year term, Dauby filed last month for re-election.

  • 11,808 Boxes of Cookies

    PERRY COUNTY — One hundred Perry County Scouts sold 984 cases of cookies for a total of 11,808 boxes.

    Booth sales in Perry County are from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at Noble's IGA and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Fifth Third, Noble's IGA and Orscheln Farm and Home Store.

    Cookies will also be sold from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wal-Mart Sunday and Feb. 28 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cash Savers March 6.

  • School system works to cut costs

    TELL CITY - "We are in the throes of some pretty severe budget cuts," Tell City-Troy Township Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said during a Feb. 9 school-board meeting.

    Brainstorming the problem resulted in "several suggestions which we think are going to make a huge impact on the school corporation," he continued before asking the board to consider ideas in three areas as a package.

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  • Pund joins May race for county treasurer

    TELL CITY - Judy Pund of Tell City filed her candidacy Tuesday for the office of county treasurer. Pund, who is making her first try at elected political office, was employed by Citizens National Bank, now Old National Bank, from July 1967 to February 2010. That experience, she said, gives her the experience to be an effective treasurer.

  • Drum line hopes to boost score at second competition

    TELL CITY - People attending Tell City High School's home basketball game Friday will get a chance to see the school's drum line perform and three people will win cash prizes offered in a band-boosters raffle.

    Drum-line members were disappointed with an 11th-place finish at their first contest of the season and hope another chance to perform before a live audience will boost their score at the next one.

  • Perry Central musicians earn medals

    LEOPOLD - Only a handful of Perry Central Community School band members were able to compete in district-level solo and ensemble contests due to weather Jan. 30, their director reported, but the few who did performed well.

  • News seeks Web addresses

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News is seeking Web site addresses from businesses and nonprofit groups in the county to be included in the 2010 issue of Discover Perry County.

    This year's edition of the county-wide community guide will be published next month.

    Web site listings can be e-mailed to koellingkevin@yahoo.com. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 26.