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Today's News

  • Students complete degrees

    Perry Central superintendent pinch-hits for commencement speaker

    EVANSVILLE - Twenty-one Perry and Spencer County residents were among more than 600 students whose efforts toward associate degrees were capped Saturday by an Ivy Tech Community College commencement ceremony in Evansville.

    Perry Central Community School Superintendent Mary Roberson provided the commencement address in lieu of scheduled speaker Douglas Bawel, president of Jasper Engines and Transmissions, who was unable to attend due to a family medical emergency.

  • Cannelton officials, residents question PCDC membership

    Mayor notes city hasn't progressed in 12 years

    CANNELTON - People have asked Cannelton Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson if money pledged to the Perry County Development Corp., could be put to better use in developing the city, she said during a regular council meeting Monday.

    She also questioned the city's having to pay the full cost of joining the economic-development organization, even though it's happening midway through the year.

  • Escapes bring added razor wire, rule changes at prison

    Movement of offenders restricted since escape

    BRANCHVILLE - New strands of razor wire, additional lighting and beefed-up restrictions on the movements of offenders at Branchville Correctional Facility in Perry County are among changes put into place since two men escaped last month, the medium-security facility's superintendent said last week.

  • Township assessors receive guidance

    Laws appear to conflict on how long to pay them

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County's township assessors might continue to receive salaries for the remainder of the year, even though their duties will be transferred to the county assessor's office July 1, according to an opinion issued by Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter.

  • Son charged in plan to kill attorney

    Patrick Hagedorn accused of crashing truck into father's home; shotgun seized

    TELL CITY - A 27-year-old man faces two counts of attempted murder after allegedly crashing a pickup truck into his father's home Sunday night and brandishing a loaded shotgun at him.

    Patrick C. Hagedorn, 27, of 123 14th St., Tell City, is charged with trying to kill his father, Tell City attorney Michael Hagedorn.

  • UPDATE - Meth cleanup in Cannelton stretches into night

    CANNELTON - State and local police worked Monday to remove hundreds of glass and plastic jars, whiskey bottles and even cookie jars a Cannelton man allegedly used to make methamphetamine inside his Polk Street home.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Son charged with trying to kill attorney father

    TELL CITY - A man faces two counts of attempted murder after allegedly crashing his pickup truck into his father's home Sunday night, trying to kick down a door leading into the house and then brandishing a loaded shotgun at him.

  • Looking back and learning

    Perry County's fourth-graders received quite an education Wednesday while taking part in the annual Old-Fashioned Day at the county fairgrounds.

    Several groups, including Purdue University's extension services in the county and Lincoln Hills Resource Conservation and Development Area help organize volunteers for a day of hands-on learning on what life in the past was like.

  • Animal-welfare efforts commendable, unfinished

    Perry County's response to animal-abandonment, -neglect and -cruelty problems, woefully inadequate not too long ago, has been developed over recent years into what can be described as a solid foundation. We have a state-of-the-art shelter, an animal-control-officer position and regulations he or she can cite in doing the job.

  • Rain forces postponements

    Most sports events involving Perry County teams Wednesday through Friday were postponed because of rain.

    Tell City's boys golf match at Boonville Wednesday was rained out and had not been rescheduled at press time.

    Tell City's girls tennis match at Tecumseh was rained out Thursday and Friday, the second and third times it has been postponed.

    It has been rescheduled for today at 4:30 p.m.

    Tell City's PAC baseball game at Southridge Thursday and at home against Heritage Hills Friday were also postponed.