Today's News

  • Council tables decision on retirement-plan change

    By DAVE TAYLOR, Correspondent

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council met Thursday and continued their discussion of the change in a sheriff’s department retirement that was proposed by new Sheriff Lee Chestnut at a Jan. 10 meeting.

    Elaine Beaty, of the Indianapolis retirement and benefits consulting firm McCready and Keene Inc., who was not present at the last meeting, presented the department’s case for the change from Indiana’s Public Employee Retirement Fund to a county-specific plan for deputies.

  • Reports offer snapshots of county’s schools

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish education report cards for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Cannelton City Schools, Perry Central Community School Corp. and Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. can be found in the legal-ads section of today’s issue.

  • News Web site to go ‘behind pay wall’

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News Web site will go “behind a pay wall” Feb. 17.

    Subscribers will continue to have full access to the site and others will have a couple of options for viewing routine stories. Breaking news that could include public-safety concerns will continue to be available to everyone without charge.

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  • County approves jail-study funding

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Redevelopment Commission approved Jan. 21 the progression of a new-county-jail project to the schematic-design phase and an additional appropriation to fund it.

    Commission attorney Chris Goffinet stressed, as he has previously, “we’re not saying we will build it; we’re just looking at it.”

  • BC holds off Bulldogs; Powers injured early

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Cannelton made a strong comeback after a cold start but fell short 45-38 to Breckinridge County in girls basketball Thursday.

  • Rappites top Bulldogs

    Sports Correspondent

    CANNELTON—New Harmony used a late run to defeat Cannelton 76-69 in boys basketball Friday.
    Cannelton led 47-40 after Tristan Simmons scored on an offensive rebound with 2:19 left in the third quarter.
    The Bulldogs missed their next six shots and went 0 for 2 from the free-throw line during what turned out to be the Rappites’ decisive 14-0 run.

  • Wolfpack claws Commodores

    Sports Correspondent

    LEOPOLD—Crawford County scored the first eight points of the game and limited Perry Central to one shot on the offensive end to defeat the Commodores 68-40 in PLAC boys basketball Friday.
    Perry Central Coach Matt Carter said, “Crawford is a pretty good team with good balance. They have good guards and good bigs.
    “We focused early in the game, we tried to be more patient than we were. We took some quick shots.”

  • Eagles soar past Tell City

    Sports Editor

    HARTFORD, Ky.—Ohio County hit 6 of 11 three-point shots to beat Tell City 57-46 in boys basketball Friday.

  • Pedone – Schaefer

    Samantha Pedone and Travis Schaefer of Indianapolis were united in marriage during a ceremony held Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at Ross-Ade Pavilion on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette.

    The bride is the daughter of Gerry and Pat Pedone of Kokomo. Mr. Schaefer is the son of Al and Vickie Schaefer of Tell City.
    The bride was given away by her father in the double-ring ceremony officiated by Pastor Matthew Skiles.