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Today's News

  • Roberson awarded district superintendent honor

    INDIANAPOLIS – Mary Roberson, superintendent of the Perry Central Community School Corp., has been chosen by members of the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents as the 2011 District VII Superintendent of the Year.

    The award was announced Friday by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents.

  • Contracts awarded for Rome shelter house

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Contracts for constructing a shelter house at Rome’s Wilkerson Park were awarded by the Perry County Parks and Recreation board Wednesday.

    Simon & Harris, which is already constructing a restroom building there, was awarded the contract for pouring a concrete pad for the shelter. The price he submitted for that part of the project was $2,300.

  • Training day

    Local police officers and sheriff’s deputies gathered recently at the former Tell City Junior School practice field for a refresher course on making traffic stops.

  • Tell City employees to see 25-cent pay raises

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – City employees in Tell City will receive modest pay increases starting next month and the community’s mayor said workers themselves helped make them possible in the midst of tough economic times.

    “To the credit of employees and supervisors, everyone has truly stepped forward and implemented cost-saving measures,” Barbara Ewing said at last Monday’s meeting of the Tell City Common Council.

  • Cannelton general fund projected at $794,335

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council  members approved at a budget meeting Aug. 30 general-fund spending for 2011 that city Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth projected at $794,335.

    She provided breakdowns for this and the preceding three years, with figures for the halfway point for each. The 2007 general-fund was budgeted at $650,000 and expenses totaled $646,689.

  • Online opinion poll grows quiet after Web-site change

    The Perry County News' online opinion poll has proven a popular feature, but many readers apparently can't find it after our recent platform change.

    We still have one, but it's a little difficult to find. Those who'd like to express  one-click opinions in response to our topical questions can simply click on "Opinion" in the blue bar near the top of our pages.

    Our current poll asks, "should the Florida preacher who plans to burn Qurans be stopped?"

  • TC boys, PC girls win Perry-Spencer invitational meet

    LEOPOLD—Tell City had five of the top eight finishers as it won the Perry-Spencer junior high boys cross country meet Tuesday.

  • Patriots beat Marksmen

    TELL CITY—Anjan Kashyab won in No. 1 singles but Heritage Hills won the other matches in straight sets to beat Tell City 4-1 in PAC boys tennis Tuesday.

  • Bulldogs go 0-3 in Orleans tourney

    ORLEANS—Cannelton started making more kills and played its closest match of the season but went 0-3 in a volleyball tourney Saturday.

  • Archers name disappearing from seventh, eighth grades

    When Tell City Junior High School opened in 1980, many parents felt that the sports teams there needed their own identities, separate from the high school.
    After all, the seventh and eighth grade teams from Tell City schools before had included the St. Paul Saints and Hoosier Heights Wildcats (Newman, the third junior high feeding into Tell City High School before 1980, had no team nickname).