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Today's News

  • Providing help to Dean

    Editor's Note: Logan Harding took first-place honors with this essay, submitted in the annual Friends of Southern Hills Writing Contest. Students were asked to place themselves in the role of an elected official and to respond to a constituent who needed their help with a personal or family problem.

    The Humvee cruised through the small town on the Iraq border. As the 142nd Airbome Division drove through the town, a man ran out in the road in front of them.

  • Cannelton students receiving diplomas Saturday

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School will wrap up Perry County's graduations as the Class of 2009 receives their diplomas during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday at the Cannelton Community Center.

    Serving as valedictorian and salutatorian are Brook Elizabeth Powers and Louise Estelle King.

    Powers, the daughter of Lisa Havener and Brett Powers, will address the class with her commencement address about "opening doors."

  • Publisher has deep Hoosier roots

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News will welcome a new publisher Monday, a newspaper veteran with deep connections to Hoosier journalism.

    Kevin Lashbrook will oversee Landmark Community Newspaper Inc.'s Indiana properties, The Perry County News and News Publishing Co. in Tell City, the Spencer County Journal-Democrat in Rockport and the Mount Vernon Democrat in Mount Vernon.

  • Time is short
  • School system retires debts, eyes energy-saving projects

    CANNELTON - Bonds that will finance energy-saving improvements to the city's high school were sold May 12, Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a May 21 regular school-board meeting.

    The sale of approximately $2.4 million in bonds to the Oppenheimer and Co. Inc. investment firm, which was to resell them to long-term investors, also permitted debts to Fifth Third and German American banks, totaling approximately $1.4 million, to be paid off, Chapman said. A construction fund held $865,000 "to be used when we decide what we'll do," he explained.

  • Relay For Life kicks off Saturday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Countians walking for a cure for cancer will converge Saturday at Perry Central High School for the county's 2009 Relay For Life event.

    The event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at the school's track field and ends at 7 a.m. Sunday. A survivor lap begins at 5 p.m. with a dinner for survivors at 6 p.m. and luminaria service at 9.

  • County native, petty officer gives gift of life while serving country

    GULFPORT, Miss. - Eric Faulkenberg lives up to the Latin phrase, "Non sibi, sed patriae," which means "not for self, but for country."

    As a petty officer third class in the U.S. Navy, he served for seven months in Kuwait in 2008 and will be deployed to Afghanistan in August. But while he selflessly serves his country, Faulkenberg has served his countrymen in another way.

  • Cannelton's preschool staff honored for quality of learning

    CANNELTON - Cannelton preschool teacher Margie Weatherholt and instructional assistants Charlene Hemming and Shelly Masterson were recognized by a state official for the "quality learning environment" they provide.

    Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad presented a certificate of recognition during a regular school-board meeting May 21 from Anita Allison, coordinator for the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale-Revised, a project of the Indiana State Improvement Grant.

  • Partners in Pride program back

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has awarded the first Partners in Pride awards for 2009, recognizing four homeowners and a business for the care they have taken to keep their properties attractive.

    May winners are Ward 1, Mike and Beth Bruggeman; Ward 2, Dr. James and Carol Black; Ward 3, Jim Graham; Ward 4, Myron Sprinkle; at large, Brett Mulzer's recording studio in the 400 Block of Main Street.

  • Memorial Day Tributes