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Today's News

  • Students raise $4,000 for kids hospital

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students participating in the 2012 bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital raised $4,007.52.

    Sponsored by the Cannelton Teachers Association and chaired by fifth-grade teacher Joan Goble, the annual event has raised between $2,018 and $2,850 each of the last four years.

  • County employees can help control insurance expenses

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County employees may soon be offered incentives that, if followed, could save them and the county some money.

    Rex Whitten of BeniComp proposed a wellness program that he said won’t reduce health-insurance premiums but could “level out” the costs of large claims.

    He was introduced by Pete Franzman, insurance salesman and former county-council member, who said the financial benefits of detecting diseases like cancer or diabetes early can be substantial.

  • State releases 3rd-grade reading-test results

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Perry County third-graders fared similarly to their peers statewide in results of a new state reading test that state officials feel is an important indicator of future academic success.

    Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad was prepared to report that city’s results at a regular school-board meeting last Thursday, but postponed it until another set for 6:30 p.m. this Thursday. This week’s meeting was scheduled because two board members were absent last week.

  • Conservation officers ID body found in Patoka Lake as Tell City man

    PATOKA LAKE – Indiana conservation officers have identified the body of a male discovered in Patoka Lake Saturday.

    The body is that of Terry Alvey, 55, of Tell City. With the assistance of relatives and close acquaintances, conservation officers were able to positively identify Alvey.

    An autopsy was conducted Sunday and the Orange County coroner’s office ruled that the preliminary cause of death was consistent with drowning. Toxicology results are also pending.

  • Sectional Champs!

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  • Waupaca seeks to rezone 200 acres

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Plan Commission will consider during a hearing Tuesday a request by Waupaca Foundry Inc. to rezone some 200 acres it wants to use for an industrial monofill.

    The hearing begins at 6 p.m. in the commissioners room at the county courthouse. It is open to the public.

    A legal notice published in The News May 3 outlines the request to rezone from agriculture to heavy industrial use the acreage on the west side of Indiana 37 just north of the the intersection of Indiana 70.

  • Tax caps placing squeeze on city budget

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – City leaders are coping with a reduced general-fund budget by watching every penny and eyeing dormant accounts that could provide some relief – at least for this year.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing and Clerk-Treasurer Jenny Richter presented a somber report on the city’s finances at the May 7 council meeting, pointing out that the city is expected to receive nearly $279,000 less in property taxes because of property-tax caps that limit amounts owners of property can pay.

  • Roos graduates from Ivy Tech

    EVANSVILLE – Courtney Roos graduated summa cum laude and received her associate degree in office administration with a software- applications concentration through Ivy Tech Community College’s School of Business in a commencement ceremony held May 4 at the Ford Center in Evansville.

  • Hendershot earns USI degree

    EVANSVILLE – Britney Hendershot graduated cum laude from the University of Southern Indiana April 18 with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy.

    She is currently working on her master’s degree at USI.
    Hendershot is a 2009 graduate of Tell City High School. She is the daughter of Greg and Yvette Hendershot and the granddaughter of Norman and Ruth Weber of Jasper, Tony and Donna Collignon of Tell City, June Hendershot of Walton, Ky., and the late Doc Hendershot.
    She is the great-granddaughter of Cyrilla Fromme of Jasper.

  • Gannaway graduates from OCC

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Heather Gannaway graduated from Owensboro Community College in December 2011 with an associate’s degree in nursing.

    As a registered nurse, she is caring for patients in the neurology department at Owensboro Medical Health System.
    She resides in Owensboro with her husband and four children. She is the daughter of Rhonda Carter of Millstone and Joseph Clayton of rural Tell City. She is the granddaughter of Betty Clayton and Oris Savage, both of Tell City.
    Gannaway is a 2002 graduate of Tell City High School.