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Today's News

  • PC Storm wins state basketball title

    PERRY COUNTY - Hard work and determination led Perry County Storm basketball members to gold as they won the Special Olympics Indiana State Finals.

    The team took on the Clark County Warriors March 30 after defeating the Kosciusko County Panthers 59-34 the previous day at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

    Storm members outscored the Warriors 70-29.

    "We were surprised at how all the team members stepped up in the final game and played their hearts out," said Vicky Lutgring, Special Olympics Perry County coordinator.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Substance-abuse workshops canceled

    TELL CITY - Substance-abuse workshops scheduled for Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Tell City have been canceled.

    Presenter Dr. George Ross had to cancel due to a family emergency, according to Paul Alvey, who had been coordinating the workshops for local groups and parents. He said Ross plans to reschedule his visit in the near future.

  • Political forum Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum Tuesday to give the community an opportunity to assess candidates vying in this year's primary election.

    The forum will begin at 6 p.m. at the Schergens Center. Candidates for the county offices of commissioner, council, recorder and surveyor have been invited, as have candidates for Perry Central and Cannelton school boards.

    The forum is open to the public and will be aired live on radio station WLME 102.7 FM.

  • Sodrel to speak at Lincoln Day Dinner

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner is set for Thursday at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit.

    Cost is $14 with social hour at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

    Mike Sodrel, congressional candidate for the ninth district, will be the guest of honor. For more information call 547-6156 or (812) 457-3158.

  • Auditions set for Schweizer Fest musical

    TELL CITY - Auditions for the 2008 Schweizer Fest stage production of 1776 are coming up soon and the show's director wants to extend an invitation to everyone who is interested.

    The musical's 25 male roles and two female roles are open to residents of Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties who are 18 years and older. Past Schweizer Fest musicals have tapped talent in all three counties.

  • $200,000 in federal highway funding goes to Huffman Mill Bridge repairs

    PERRY COUNTY - A little history will get a lot of help thanks to a $240,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration.

    The Huffman Mill Covered Bridge, which spans the Anderson River between Perry and Spencer counties was awarded the grant as part of the National Historic Covered Bride Preservation Program. The bridge, which was built in 1864 by William T. Washer, was named Huffman Mill because of the close proximity of the mill built by George Huffman.

  • County school systems achieve AYP designation

    Improvements needed in special education

    PERRY COUNTY - Tell City's three public schools failed, individually, to achieve "adequate yearly progress" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, but their parent school corporation, like the two others in Perry County, were designated as attaining the status in 2007, according to reports from the Indiana Department of Education.

  • MicroVote fined after machines decertified

    Attorney places blame on Congress

    PERRY COUNTY - Results of a January 2006 special election in Cannelton remain valid even though the electronic voting machines on which citizens recorded their preferences were decertified at the time.

    Cannelton voters went to the polls then to determine if their city's school board should be converted from an appointed to an elected body. The election was the first to occur after county commissioners approved in September 2004 the purchase of electronic machines to replace punch-card systems.

  • UPDATE - Escaped inmates believed to be in Madisonville, Ky., area

    BRANCHVILLE - Indiana State Police believe two men who escaped from the Branchville Correctional Facility Friday night are in the Madisonville, Ky., area.

    Conan Helsley, 20, and Kent Day, 45, are believed to have stolen a pickup truck from the J.H. Rudolph Co. asphalt plant just north of Interstate 64.

  • Rain forces more postponements

    Rain continued to play havoc with Perry County sports schedules, forcing postponement of seven events Thursday through Saturday.

    Wednesday was the only day last week that no local sports events were called off due to rain.

    Thursday Perry Central's home boys and girls track meets with Wood Memorial and Heritage Hills, Tell City's home girls tennis match with Paoli, and Perry Central's boys golf match with Southridge and Tecumseh at Old English were postponed.