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Today's News

  • Adult-ed classes begin May 7

    CANNELTON – Local adults wanting to strengthen math and language skills necessary for post-secondary advancement, job placement or GED preparation are invited to take advantage of adult classes beginning May 7 at Ivy Tech Community College.

    WorkOne Southwest is working to assist adults in preparing or enhancing career options through skills training. Classes run from May 7 through June 28. To pre-register, call (812) 937-2671.

    Free transportation is available through a community foundation grant and Ride Solutions.

  • Cannelton School board hires teacher

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members voted at a meeting April 19 to promote a teacher’s aide into a full-time position.

  • Candidate forum set for this evening at Perry Central

    PERRY COUNTY – A forum for local candidates seeking office in May’s primary is set for 6:30 p.m. today in the Perry Central High School Library.

    Candidates for the contested races of county council and District 3 commissioner will give opening statements and answer questions. Candidates who are uncontested in the primary will be introduced but will not speak.

    The public is encouraged to attend. Anyone who would like to propose questions can do so by e-mailing them to editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • Officials set to advance new jail funding

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners amended at a regular meeting April 18 the county’s three-year capital-improvement plan, which outlines how economic-development income-tax revenues are spent.

  • Boston Marathon more than just a race for Strobel

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – The temperature in Boston April 16 was 30 degrees warmer than usual. For most of the city’s residents and tourists, this didn’t seem like too much to be concerned about. For those running the 116th annual Boston Marathon that day, it was another challenge added to the grueling, unforgiving 26-mile run.

    But Kim Strobel, a Tell City woman entered into the race for the first time, wasn’t going to let a little heat stop her.

  • 19th Street meth lab lands two in jail

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A tip about a suspicious odor led police Monday to a home they said was being used to make methamphetamine. Two people were arrested and face Class A felony charges of manufacturing the drug.

  • Ladies enjoy Washington DC trip

    Six ladies enjoyed a bus trip to Washington, D.C. March 22 through March 27 with a group from the Hancock Christian Church of Hancock County, Ky.

    Pictured from the left are Mary Kent of Brazil, JoAnn Smith of Tell City, Clara Mae Hagedorn of Fort Branch, Judy Hagedorn of Tell City, Rose Dauby of Dale and Alene Dauby of Tell City. The group took part in sight-seeing excursions and saw all the points of interest of the county’s capital city. While on the trip, a party was held in honor of Judy Hagedorn’s 70th birthday.

  • Wittmann to appear at library May 12

    TELL CITY – Gary Wittmann, storyteller, author and composer, will present “Creating the Circle of the Stories, Poetry and Songs” at 1 p.m. May 12 at the Perry County Public Library – Tell City branch to celebrate children’s book week.

    Wittmann grew up listening to generations of storytellers and has continued the tradition. Along with his brother, he composes songs and poetry. His presentations include puppets, musical instruments and tales with both multicultural folktales as well as original stories about the circle of life.

  • Perry Central’s Up in One, Down in None

    The Captain’s Club honored Perry Central students who raised at least one grade during the third-grading period compared to the second-grading period without letting any other grades fall, as well as the students who received straight A’s, with a pizza party for lunch last week.

  • Second graders help recycle old phonebooks

    Angela Berg’s second-grade class at William Tell Elementary class show off phone books the class has been collecting for Perry-Spencer Communications. The class has collected more than 100 phone books, which will all be recycled.