Today's News

  • Creating walls that talk

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  • Efforts progress to obtain home-repair grant funds

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    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members conducted a public hearing and a council meeting Aug. 18 to further efforts to obtain grant money to repair residents’ homes.

    As the News reported in June, Tony Pappano of Insight 2000 intended to resubmit an application for a community development block grant through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. An earlier application through the highly competitive program was denied.

  • Chapman set to stand trial Sept. 29

    TELL CITY – Former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion Chapman, arrested in 2013 after an investigation allegedly showed he stole more than $200,000 from school coffers, is scheduled to stand trial next week.

    Court records show the trial slated to begin Sept. 29.

  • Items sought for bicentennial time capsule

    TELL CITY – A time capsule to be sealed at the conclusion of Perry County’s bicentennial celebration this fall will deliver a treasure trove of information about today’s area to residents living here 50 years in the future.

    Items for the time capsule will be collected through the Nov. 1 celebration and will be opened in 2064, when Perry County will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding

  • 6th-graders earn highest ISTEP passing rate in city

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    CANNELTON – Cannelton sixth-graders earned the highest passing rate among students there taking this year’s Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exam, whose results were released by state education officials last month.

    That class earned a 94.1-percent passing rate for the math portion of the test. That’s nearly a 6-percent improvement over the passing rate the fifth-grade class achieved last year.

  • Officials approve pact for state to pay half of salaries

    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners approved Aug. 19 a request from Steve Hauser, county emergency management director, to ratify an agreement under which half of his and another salary are reimbursed by the state.

  • Banana splits for everyone


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  • Republicans seek Statehouse interns

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House of Representatives is now accepting intern applications for the 2015 Indiana Legislative Session.

    This paid internship gives college students and recent graduates the opportunity to be a part of Indiana’s legislative process by working directly with state representatives to issue press releases, handle constituent work or conduct research for state policy.

  • Vendors sought for Cannelton Heritage Festival

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Heritage Festival committee is accepting vendor applications for its Saturday, Oct. 11, art festival. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and booth fees are $20 for arts and crafts vendors. Artisans and craftsmen are encouraged to apply.

    The festival only accepts booths with handmade or handcrafted items.

    The committee is also accepting food booth applications. Booth fees are $25 for nonprofit and church organizations and $50 for businesses.

  • Workshop to offer help with bicentennial First Families, veterans projects

    PERRY COUNTY – The Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host a genealogy workshop Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Perry County Museum in Cannelton from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – or until needed – to help anyone wanting to fill out  First Family forms for the upcoming Perry County bicentennial celebration. The last day to turn in a form will be Oct. 11. The First Family Pinning Ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Schergens Center at 2 p.m. The ceremony will be open to the public.