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Today's News

  • TC board hires new chief of schools

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A 1965 graduate of Tell City High School was named superintendent for the school corporation in a school-board meeting Tuesday, but the method of his hiring drew harsh criticism from new member Sherri Flynn.

  • County needs Ramsbottom replacement

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – HELP WANTED: Republican needed to replace Bob Ramsbottom on Perry County Plan Commission and Zoning Appeals Board.

    Ramsbottom’s term expires Dec. 31, 2012, but he has moved from the county, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg said at a county-commissioners meeting Monday, so someone is needed to complete the term. Anyone who’d like to apply should send her a letter of interest by March 1.

  • Schlichter under investigation in Super Bowl ticket scam

    TELL CITY – Art Schlichter, the former pro quarterback who helped coach Tell City High School’s football team in 2009, is under investigation for an alleged role in a Super Bowl ticket scam, media outlets reported Sunday.

    Schlichter is said to be under federal investigation for allegedly taking money from people who either believed they were buying tickets to Sunday’s game in Texas or who thought they were investing in tickets that were to be marketed and resold for a profit.

  • COLUMN: Teachers’s role is helping each student reach their potential

    By WENDY ALVEY, Guest Columnist

    I’ve never written a letter to the editor, but I feel compelled to share my thoughts on the discussion at hand regarding matching teacher pay to student test scores.

    If the teacher is doing his or her job, then it should follow that the student should learn. My husband is a teacher and he arrives, along with several other teachers, at school no later than 6:45 a.m. each school day. He is available from that time until the start of the school day at 8 a.m. to tutor and provide remediation to any student in need.

  • Community News, Feb. 7

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586. Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Parks and Rec meeting Wednesday
    CANNELTON – The board of directors for the Perry County Parks and Recreation board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9.
    The meeting will be held in the courthouse annex.

  • COLUMN: Longing for spring’s arrival

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I’ve not always been a big hater of winter, but I’ve already had enough of snow and cold for one season and I know I’m not alone in wishing for spring’s speedy arrival.

  • EDITORIAL: Deputies retirement plan change makes sense

    The Perry County Council will meet Wednesday evening to discuss changes to the retirement fund currently offered to deputies employed by the county sheriff’s department. As The News has reported, Sheriff Lee Chestnut wants the county to fund a transition from the current program under the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund to another geared toward police officers and firefighters.

  • Indiana Works to host Social Security WISE Event in Rockport Feb. 17

    ROCKPORT – Indiana Works will hold a Work Incentive Seminar Event at the Spencer County Public Library in Rockport at 1 p.m. Feb. 17.
    This WISE event can assist people receiving Social Security disability benefits who are interested in exploring work options and using incentives available through Social Security to keep benefits while trying to work. These incentives may help you financially.

  • Crisis Connection’s Financial Freedom classes start March 7

    TELL CITY – Crisis Connection Inc. will offer free financial classes starting March 7, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Hills Development Corp.’s Main office, 302 Main St. in Tell City. The program, titled Financial Freedom, will run for 10 weeks and provide topics on budgeting, ways to save money, tips for managing bank accounts and credit issues.

  • Re-release sale of pictorial history book

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Historical Society is re-releasing copies of the 150th Anniversary Pictorial History.
    With more than 150 pages of pictures and historical descriptions, nearly 1,000 references to individual people who have lived in Tell City this 8.5-by-11 inch display volume is a perfect gift or addition to the home of any fan of Tell City.