Local News

  • Soil-and-water district reorganizes

    CANNELTON - The board of supervisors of the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District have elected officers for 2010. Randy Rennie was re-elected chairman, with Ronnie James vice chairman and Brad Harth, secretary. Darlene Fischer, the district's coordinator, will also serve as district treasurer.

  • INDOT provides funds for River Road turnoff

    TELL CITY - The Indiana Department of Transportation has authorized $405,600 in funding for the addition of turn lanes to Indiana 66 for access to River Road, according to local officials and Cher Goodwin, spokeswoman for INDOT.

  • Road work planned in rec areas

    TELL CITY - Roads serving several recreation areas in the Hoosier National Forest will be closed in coming weeks and months while culverts are replaced and repair work completed. Affected will be Buzzard Roost Road, German Ridge Campground Road and Tipsaw Lake Road.

    "Winter months, while recreation use is light, are a good time to maintain the roads in our recreation areas, but weather makes it hard to estimate how long a project will take," District Ranger Anne Carey said.

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  • Bullying prevention training expands

    TELL CITY - Anti-bullying efforts already begun in other Tell City-Troy Township schools will take on an adult flavor when they get under way at Tell City High School as the next academic year unfolds.

    "We want to try to make students understand that it's workplace-behavior development," Counselor Lisa Noble explained last week. "These kids are going to graduate and go on to college (and) to find a job. There are more-severe consequences as you get older if you are a bully. We have students who are 18; they are not considered juveniles any more."

  • Cardinal recognized for 20 years of EDC service

    TELL CITY - Mary K. Cardinal, who served on Tell City's Economic Development Commission for 20 years, was honored Monday for her role in aiding city and county economic development.

    Cardinal declined reappointment to another four-year term on the commission, but said she enjoyed her time. When appointed in 1990, Cardinal was the first woman to serve on the group.

    The city council will fill the vacancy created by Cardinal's departure. A decision will be made March 1, and Ewing said it's important the board remain at full strength.

  • Leatherbury files for District 73 seat

    SALEM - A Salem attorney with Perry County ties has filed for the District 73 Indiana House of Representatives seat now held by Dennie Oxley.

    Douglas C. Leatherbury filed as a Democrat but said he will step down if Oxley, who is serving his first term, filed for re-election. Oxley was hospitalized late last year after suffering cardiac arrest. Family members have said Oxley is improving but have not released details about his condition. Oxley, also a Democrat, has been excused each week from the Indiana General Assembly, which began last month.

  • Annual fees to provide bulk of recycling district's revenue

    TELL CITY - Board members for the Perry County Recycling Management District reappointed their accountant and attorney at a regular meeting Jan. 28, fulfilling an annual requirement.

    Jerry Hoagland will continue to keep books for the district and Jeff Hagedorn will provide legal services.

  • Unwanted pets could overwhelm shelter

    PERRY COUNTY - The Humane Society of Perry County needs the public's help.

    This spring will bring the births of many unwanted cats and dogs that could be prevented by the individual owners taking their own initiative now.

  • 'Glamour, Glitz and Goals' set for Feb. 27 at TC's Schergens Center

    PERRY COUNTY - "Glamour, Glitz and Goals," a women and girls' expo, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 pm. Feb. 27 at the Schergens Center.

    "Enjoy a morning filled with fun and education," organizers urge . Local vendors will offer products that women and girls like, such as Mary Kay, Lia Sophia and Longaberger, they said. Liberty Labs will offer comprehensive blood screening for 40 items, including cholesterol and blood sugar, for $20.