Today's News

  • Cannelton council OKs first reading of 2012 budget

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In a regular meeting led by Councilwoman Kim Nugent Monday, Cannelton Common Council members approved the first reading of a budget proposed for 2012.

    Included in the proposal are salaries Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth said were increased by 3 percent over this year, for the most part. Firefighters will each get $50 more, which she said is more than 3 percent, “but they haven’t received an increase for several years.”

  • Family accepts father’s Purple Heart

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – “We’ve waited a long time,” Charlotte Vandgrift said about a Purple Heart medal presented to her family Saturday.

    Two more medals, a Bronze Star and a Silver Star, were yet to be delivered to her and other children of Henry C. Vogt, a former Cannelton resident who distinguished himself in U.S. Army service on Korea’s infamous Pork Chop Hill.

  • Seniors invite community to 50s dance

    TELL CITY – The William Tell Center in Tell City will host a 50s dance with Chester Bayer spinning the music from the 1950s era.
    The dance will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 21 at the center.
    Admission to the dance is $3 per person. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers and milkshakes will be available for purchase.
    Anyone is invited to attend in 1950s attire. For more information, contact Ed Hoffman, president at 547-2714.

  • Cannelton students clean up!

    Cannelton City Schools’ Healthy Minds-Healthy Bodies After School Program participated in a volunteer program at Myers Elementary School building.

    Students, leaders and volunteers pulled weeds around, inside and outside the fence that surrounds the school. They also planted flowers, used weed preventative and placed mulch along the sidewalks. This program is sponsored through a grant from the Perry County
    Substance Abuse Committee.

  • Reunions, Oct. 13

    Oil Township-Perry Central
    BRANCHVILLE – An Oil Township – Perry Central all-class reunion will be held Oct. 30 at the Branchville Conservation Club.
    Doors will open at 10:30 p.m. and a pitch–in meal will be served at noon.
    Organizers ask classmates to contact friends, family and each other to spread the word. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish and a drink. Coffee, tea and tableware will be supplied.
    Classmates are also asked to take new and old photos and school-day stories.

  • Lights on features hunter’s education

    The Lights-On after school program at Perry Central will offer hunter’s education courses during the month of October. 

    Pictured facilitating the course is Joe Lackey, a retired conservation officer. Lackey helps promote safe hunting procedures and knowledge to students and adults. There are currently 30 participants.

  • Patriots Pen contest underway

    PERRY COUNTY – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 and the Ladies Auxiliary announce this year’s Patriots Pen essay writing contest. Students in sixth through eighth grades are eligible for the contest. Home-school students are encouraged to enter as well.
    This contest gives students an opportunity to write essays expressing their views on democracy with the prospect of winning U.S. savings bonds. The top national prize is a $10,000 US savings bond.
    This year’s topic is “Are you proud of your country?”

  • Voice of Democracy contest

    PERRY COUNTY – The theme for this year’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy audio-essay contest is “Is there pride in serving in our military?”
    The Voice of Democracy is open to all students in ninth through 12th grades who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States.
    Foreign exchange students, students age 20 years or older and previous Voice of Democracy first-place state winners are ineligible to participate.

  • Hess named new administrator of Florida county health department

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Okeechobee County Health Department announces the appointment of Erin Hess as administrator of the Okeechobee County Health Department, effective Sept. 30.

    Hess is the daughter of Joan and Tom Hess of Tell City and a 1998 graduate of Tell City High School.

  • Troy FD fall soup sale, kids party

    TROY – The Troy Fire Department annual fall soup sale will be Nov. 6 at the Troy Firehouse.
    Serving will begin at 11 a.m. Those purchasing soup are asked to take gallon containers.
    Plans have also been made for the annual Troy Halloween party. Children can gather at the Troy Firehouse at 4 p.m. Oct. 30 for costume judging, games, treats and hay rides.