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Today's News

  • Etienne named finalist for Wells Scholarship

    TELL CITY – Ariel Etienne of Tell City was recently named as one of 57 finalists for the prestigious Indiana University Wells Scholarship.

  • Ivy Tech offers students financial-aid assistance

    TELL CITY – Need help putting the pieces together on your FAFSA? Ivy Tech Community College is offering assistance to students and parents filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
    The service is available Tuesday, March 1 and Tuesday, March 8 for students planning to enroll at any college. Sessions are scheduled for 1, 2:15, 3:30, 4:45 and 6 p.m. at Ivy Tech’s Tell City site.

  • Crisis Connection promotes stalking awareness campaign

    DUBOIS COUNTY – Stalking is a crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, yet many victims and criminal-justice professionals underestimate its seriousness and impact.

    In one of five cases, stalkers use weapons to harm or threaten victims and stalking is one of the significant risk factors for femicide, the homicide of women, in abusive relationships.

    Victims suffer anxiety, social dysfunction and severe depression at much higher rates than the general population, and many lose time from work or have to move as a result of their victimization.

  • Financial aid workshop Jan. 19 in high-school cafeteria

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a financial-aid workshop at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 in the high-school cafeteria for seniors and their parents.
    A financial-aid representative will explain step-by-step procedures for completing the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” and answer questions any students or parents may have. Filing the FAFSA is a necessity for consideration for financial assistance.

  • Local students named to University of Evansville dean’s list

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville recently announced several local students earned a position on the school’s dean’s list.
    The students earned their positions on the list by achieving at least a 3.5 grade -point average on a 4.0 scale during the fall semester.

  • New soil scientist appointed for forest

    BEDFORD – Chalonda Jasper is the new soil scientist for the Hoosier National Forest. Jasper will work on a number of soil-related issues in the forest and provide input for most forest projects. Originally from Hammond, La., Jasper most recently worked in the national forests and grasslands in Texas.

    She has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La.

  • Cannelton elementary first-semester assembly Jan. 13 at community center

    CANNELTON – Cannelton elementary students will have their annual First Semester Celebration Assembly Thursday at the Cannelton Community Center. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m.
    Special class awards and honor-roll certificates will be given out to pre school through fifth graders. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • Sheriff’s deputies change unit numbers

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Countians who listen to their scanners might have noticed a change in the officer numbers used by sheriff’s deputies.

    Those unit numbers changed and, with the exception of Sheriff Lee Chestnut, who has become 62-1, the system reflects seniority of deputies.

    Other deputies and their unit numbers: Richard Myers, 62-2; Richard Kratzer, 62-3; Junior Fuchs, 62-4; Daymion Marsh, 62-5; Jason Shadwick, 62-6.

  • Tell City man, five juveniles face charges in theft of cash

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was charged with receiving stolen property in a case that included the theft of nearly $500 in cash, much of which was recovered by officers over the following week.

    According to Tell City Police Department Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, a Cannelton man reported Dec. 30 that $480 in cash taken from his wallet while he was inside a local business.

  • Perry Central boasts high graduation rate

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – The Indiana Department of Education had just released the 2010 date graduation rates Dec. 20, just in time for the Perry Central School board to review them at its monthly meeting.

    “We’re very pleased with that number and we are proud of it,” said assistant to the superintendent, Tara Bishop. “We feel like working with kids and trying to meet their needs and help them be successful is one of our strengths.”