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Today's News

  • The Wright way of education

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

    United in life and joined by their love for teaching, if there is a model that embodies what it means to be a Perry Central Commodore, it would likely come in the form of the husband-and-wife teaching duo of Jackie and Nancy Wright.

    But soon, that torch of unwaivering classroom dedication will be passed on to the next generation of educators. Teachers with a combined 61 years at the school, both Mr. and Mrs. Wright plan to retire at the end of the school year.

  • TC grads await Friday ceremony

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A night of joyful tears, laughs and reminiscing will mingle as students look to the future during Tell City High School’s graduation. Diplomas will be awarded at ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m. Friday in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    Graduates, family and friends attending this years’ Tell City High School commencement will listen to words of encouragement and advice from their top-two academic grads: Valedictorian Kevin Yeung and Salutatorian Gant Miller. 

  • Diplomas ready for 81 PC seniors

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    LEOPOLD – The strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” will echo inside the Perry Central High School gymnasium Sunday as members of the Class of 2016 receive their diplomas.

  • For God and Country

     

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    Ora et Labora

    Prayer and Work

     

    The Latin motto typifies the two major components of everyday life for a Benedictine monk, who devotes his time on earth to prayer and contemplation while working on behalf of his fellow monks and the larger world outside his monastery.

  • Enduring freedom

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – In honor of local patriotic lineage, a group of like-minded citizens hope to memorialize those who fought to protect freedoms. A parade of former servicemembers lined the grounds where a veterans memorial park is planned in Cannelton. In the shadows of the Old Courthouse Museum, a ceremony announcing the monument and an official groundbreaking took place Thursday.

  • TC student in trouble over alleged threat

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Tell City High School student faces a charge of intimidation after allegedly making a threat against the school corporation. Police beefed up their presence at schools last week but said the threat was not specific and was not aimed at a particular person.

  • Access to sewers needed in county’s north

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Efforts to develop the northern part of Perry County along Interstate 64 got a nudge forward after county commissioners voted to fund two engineering studies. The base of the analysis will focus on creation of a localized wastewater-treatment plant that would hopefully spur new industry along Interstate 64/Indiana 37 and I-64/Indiana 145 corridors.

  • Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars post plan holiday-weekend tributes

    PERRY COUNTY – A week from today, Monday, May 30, the nation will observe Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased area veterans, including service members killed during active duty, will take place Sunday and Monday, May 29-30.

  • 10-year sentence handed down in child-porn case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County man charged in March with more than 50 counts of possessing child pornography was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

  • Hydrant flushings set

    Tell City Water Department to flush hydrants this week

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin flushing fire hydrants Tuesday, May 24. Crews will begin work on Fourth Street by the floodwall and will work eastward. Residents should be alert for discolored water and low pressure when flushing is taking place in their areas.

     

    Hydrant flushing to begin Monday in Cannelton