Today's News

  • School board struggles to reorganize

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Sherri Flynn nominated Mack Cail to serve as president of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board as the first item of business at their first meeting of the year.

    The Jan. 11 meeting was also the first at which Flynn and Cail were seated since being elected last year, which was the first time board seats were on the ballot for voters of the district. Incumbent Dr. Gene Ress also prevailed in the election, so his name, too, is etched in that chapter of the school district’s history.

  • Councilman: Time to move on trashy buildings

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “It’s time to get her to move on it,” City Councilman Bruce Myers said at a Jan. 10 regular meeting of the city’s leaders. He was referring to Carolyn Barr of Re-Barr Restorations, who is facing thousands of dollars in fines for violating a property-appearance ordinance.

  • Births, Jan. 20

    Cheyenne Riley Kellems
    Kirk and Lora Kellems of Rome announce the birth of their child, Cheyenne Riley Kellems, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 181⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Kellems is the former Lora Whitehead. Cheyenne has one sister, Ashley Kellems, 13.
    Grandparents are Barry and Carolyn Whitehead of Rome, Virginia and Dennis Hosler of Tell City and Hilbert Kellems of Tell City.
    Great-grandparents are Robert and Betty Whitehead of Rome.

  • Birthdays, Jan. 21 - Jan. 27

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    January 21

  • COLUMN: Why I chose to live in Tell City

    By KIP KRIZMAN, Guest Columnist

    Why Tell City? The question seems easy enough to answer. My wife, Dr. Ana Lagunzad-Krizman and I could offer several generic aswers such as we were recruited by Perry County Memorial Hospital or we were looking for a change of pace from Cleveland, Ohio.

    However, none of these answers would begin to touch the core reasons as to why we stayed in Tell City. Perhaps the question should be: Why not Tell City?

  • COLUMN: Learning to be self-reliant

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I took part in an exercise last fall sponsored by the Perry County Local Emergency Planning Committee, a behind-the-scenes group that gathers information on potentially hazardous chemicals in the county. The group also prepares response plans to spills, explosions and other emergencies.

  • EDITORIAL: Governor’s plan to fix education violates Indiana Constitution

    We agree with Gov. Mitch Daniels’ assertion in his State of the State Address last week that the state has no more critical a duty than educating its children.

    We disagree, however, on one of the methods he touts as an improvement to public education.

  • Chicago’s Pizza to help TC band 4-8 p.m. Jan. 24

    TELL CITY – Chicago’s Pizza will offer all-you-can-eat pizza, breadsticks and drink for $8 from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24.

    The offering will be a fundraiser, with $3 of the price going to the Tell City Junior-Senior High School band program.

    “We encourage everyone to stop by and eat to help the band out,” said band booster Velma Mann.

  • Perry Central hosting FAFSA workshop Thursday; students, parents invited

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the high-school library.

    Stan Werne, Vincennes University financial aid adviser, will be on hand to go through the FAFSA application process. It is strongly encouraged for seniors and their parents to attend.

    Contact Jody French, school guidance counselor, at 843-5121, for more information on the workshop.

  • Peter elected parks board president

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – For the first time in four years the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department’s board of directors has a new president.

    Dan Peter was elected to that office for 2011 by board members Monday. He succeeds Edd Ransom, who served as president the last four years but has retired from the board.

    Gale Garner was elected vice president, succeeding Peter, and Rick Newton was re-elected secretary.

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