Local News

  • Schools chief bristles at state mandates

    CANNELTON - Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman said he has voiced his displeasure about the way ISTEP testing is being handled this year, which he called "unacceptable," and other changes originating at the state level.

  • Attorneys for Lanes in court today

    TELL CITY - Attorneys representing two men charged with the 1997 slaying of a Tell City woman will be in court today for hearings.

    Thomas Eugene Lane, 36, of 7076 Alamo Road, Tell City, and his cousin, Thomas Daniel Lane, 37, of 303 Washington St., Gentryville, have been held without bail since their April 15 arrests. Each faces charges of murder and attempted rape in the death of 21-year-old Deborah Mills Cioe.

  • Prison, jail close to visitors

    PERRY COUNTY - The ongoing threat of an Indiana outbreak of H1N1 influenza prompted the suspension of visits last week at Branchville Correctional Facility and the Perry County Jail.

    Officials said the steps will lessen the chances of infections there should the virus begin spreading across the state.

    As of Friday afternoon, there were only three confirmed Indiana cases of the virus. However, Indiana Department of Correction officials suspended visits to offenders at all of the state's adult and juvenile facilities.

  • County clerk remembered as warm, caring 'people person'

    TELL CITY - Doris Davis, Perry County's circuit-court clerk, died Friday morning after a battle with cancer. An employee of the clerk's office since July 1995, Davis was named clerk in February 2008.

    Flags flying above the county courthouse were lowered to half staff Thursday as co-workers and friends remembered Davis as a dedicated public servant and friend who made work fun.

  • Cell-phone cameras create school concerns

    PERRY COUNTY - Sending self portraits via cell phone may be a modern way of flirting among high-school students, but officials at Tell City-Troy Township and Perry Central Community school corporations warn that certain inappropriate uses of cell-phone cameras could lead to serious criminal charges. Those offenses could follow young people well into their adult lives.

  • Cannelton principal honors volunteers

    CANNELTON - "Be the difference you want to see in the world" is Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad's favorite quote, she said in recognizing Thursday a group of people who she said embody that advice.

    Adults can tell children many things, but the guidance they retain is more lasting when they see role models in action, she added in describing why 46 volunteers and 10 businesses who have given to the school system were being honored in an afternoon ceremony in the Myers Grade School cafeteria.

  • Principal, committee to delve into student data

    TELL CITY - TCHS "has one of the highest standards, if not the highest standards in the state, in terms of graduation requirements," Principal Dale Stewart told school-board members at their regular meeting April 14.

    "That's a good thing, " he continued, "but the way the state and the federal government looks at your accountability system sometimes, a higher standard can be a hindrance in terms of accountability. But we got some information this morning, very positive information, in terms of our accountability."

  • 4-H groups perform during Share the Fun

    TELL CITY - Perry County 4-H members showed off their talent during 4-H's 2009 Share the Fun contest April 21 at the fairgrounds.

    "Share the Fun is a time for 4-H members to have a good time as they learn about performing arts," said Perry County 4-H Youth Development Educator Renate Jobst. "They have a chance to write a skit or showcase a talent such as singing or playing an instrument. Our 4-H members are extremely talented."

  • Open house for retiring teacher

    CANNELTON - An open house for Cannelton City Schools teacher Edward Lawalin will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cannelton American Legion Post 213.

    After teaching for 33 years, Lawalin will retire at the end of this school year. Friends, family and present and past students and staff are invited. Refreshments will be served.

  • PCHS banquet set for May 20

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School will host its senior scholarship awards banquet at 6 p.m. May 20 in the elementary cafeteria. All scholarships will be awarded during this time.

    Community and business members are invited to attend and present scholarships to students. Anyone planning to present a scholarship to students who has not done so, contact Jody French at 843-5121.