Local News

  • Census van at Ivy Tech today; centers open Friday

    TELL CITY - A U.S. Census 2010 van-bus will wrap up its two-week tour today (Monday) with a stop at Ivy Tech Community College. The van will be at the campus from 10:30 to 11 a.m. to provide information and to pass out promotional material. Assistance Centers Opening Friday Two local Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers and Be-Counted Sites will open Friday.

  • PC registration under way

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central is accepting registrations for preschool and kindergarten for the 2010-11 school year. Children living in the Perry Central School District who will be 4 years old by Aug. 1 are eligible for preschool and children who will be 5 years old are eligible for kindergarten. Preschool round-up will be April 19 with kindergarten round-up for students who do not attend Perry Central preschool April 20.

  • Glory Bees Preschool early enrollment under way

    TELL CITY - Glory Bees Preschool, a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Tell City, is accepting enrollment for the 2010-11 school year.  The preschool provides a Christian educational experience through Bible stories, songs and Christian character building. The curriculum incorporates kindergarten readiness skills, as well as social and communication skills and development of self-esteem.  Five-day class meets Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m., costs $65 per month and children must be at least 4 years old by Aug. 1.

  • NHS trivia night March 17

    TELL CITY - The National Honor Society annual trivia night will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 17. There will be 10 rounds of 10 questions. Registration forms are available in the Tell City High School office and are due back in the office by March 12.  Participants are asked to come up with a team name to show spirit. Late registrations will also be accepted at the door the night of the event.  The cost is $8 per adult and $5 per student. Teams of five or fewer will be accepted. 

  • CCC Preschool open house

    TELL CITY - Community Christian Church Preschool will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday for families interested in preschool for children ages 3, 4 and 5 for the 2010-11 school year. To be eligible for the program, children must turn 3, 4 or 5 before Aug. 1 and be potty trained.  The event will feature tours of the school and classrooms, information on the curriculum and opportunities to enroll in the program. The preschool is located at Community Christian Church at 821 10th St., Tell City. For more information, call Karen Lawalin at 547-7486 between 8:30 a.m.

  • PC band seeks auction items

    LEOPOLD - The Perry Central High School Band will hold a silent auction during the Perry Central Health Fair April 15 at the school. Booster members are now accepting donations from the community and local businesses for the auction.

    For more information on what can be donated to the auction in support of the band, contact Cathy Blair at 843-4174.  

  • Cannelton leaders seek rate study

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's Board of Public Works and Safety approved at a regular meeting Monday a sewer-rate analysis to be performed by the London-Witte Group of Indianapolis, contingent on a $5,000 cost not increasing.

    Mayor Smokey Graves said the cost was provided in November, but the analysis had been put off until now. He thought a rate increase from Tell City, whose sewer plant accepts Cannelton sewage for treatment, will go into effect in May, he said, and "we'll look at the rate from Tell City to ensure it's reasonable."

  • Daylight saving time begins Sunday

    Don't forget to turn your clocks forward by an hour Saturday night. Daylight saving time officially arrives at 2 a.m. Sunday.

  • It's here! 2010's Discover Perry County

    The 2010 edition of The News' community guide, Discover Perry County, is included in today's edition for Perry and surrounding counties. Out-of-area subscribers can receive an issue by mail at no cost by calling (812) 547-3424 or e-mailing circulation@perrycountynews.com.

  • 'Jenny Kissed Me' on stage

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School drama students will perform a comedy titled, "Jenny Kissed Me" Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the school's auditorium.

    The niece of a priest's housekeeper moves in with them, drama-club sponsor Ronnie Robinson explained Wednesday. The priest tries, but "is no good at figuring out how to help her," he said. "I think the audience will enjoy themselves with the characters and the story line. There's a little love story all the way through."