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Today's News

  • Births, June 2

    Braxton Lee Smitson
    Rodney and Alicia Smitson of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Braxton Lee Smitson, Monday, May 16, 2011, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 191⁄4 inches long.
    Mrs. Smitson is the former Alicia Brown. Braxton has one older sibling, Landin Smitson, 21⁄2.
    Grandparents are Rick and Pam Criss of Hawesville, Ky., Chuck and Mary Riley of Derby, Jerry Smitson of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Jannette Harrison of Tell City.

  • The Class of 2011 celebrates
  • Catholic Charities seeks maternity clothing

    PERRY COUNTY - Catholic Charities is seeking gently used maternity clothing to expanding its Matrix Lifeline service benefiting expectant and new mothers.

    Matrix Lifeline assists pregnant women and women with babies. The program offers assistance with diapers, formula, baby beds and maternity and baby clothes for children up to the age of 2. Donations of formula, diapers and baby wipes will be appreciated. Those items are also accepted year-round

  • Family coping after fire destroys home

    ROME - A Perry County family is seeking assistance after a Tuesday fire destroyed their home on Bear Creek Road. No one was at the residence when the blaze was reported at 12:39 p.m.

    The home and contents were destroyed, said Kristy Sodrel, who said she, her husband, Sonny, and children Hunter and Kailee had lived there since January.

    The couple said the contents were not insured.

    The couple said they have received clothing donations but could still use some items for their children.

  • Tell City cleanup nears; early disposal hours set for 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday

    TELL CITY - Memorial Day may have marked the start of summer, but Tell City residents will be thinking spring cleaning next week as the community's yearly roundup of unwanted items begins.

    In fact, residents willing to haul their own unwanted items can get a head start Saturday.

    The week of June 6-9 has been designated spring cleanup week in Tell City.

    Residents will be able to clean out their basements, attics and garages during those days. Items will be collected on residents' normal trash collection days.

  • Branchville correctional staff receive public-service awards

    INDIANAPOLIS - During a ceremony in the Statehouse atrium May 10, Gov. Mitch Daniels presented the 2011 Governor's Public Service Achievement Awards.

  • Cannelton grads awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School graduates were awarded scholarships valued at more than $100,000 Saturday during the school's annual commencement exercises. Students who received academic honors diplomas and who earned college credits while in high school were also recognized. Scholarships awarded and college credits earned included:

    Stephanie Austin, daughter of Barbara Austin and James Austin, Ivy Tech Community College Scholarship and six college credits earned.

  • Gibson to head Henryville Correctional facility

    INDIANAPOLIS – Ron Gibson, currently the assistant superintendent at Branchville Correctional Facility, was named this week as the new superintendent at Henryville Correctional Facility in Henryville.

    The announcement was made by James Basinger, executive director of adult facilities. The appointment is effective June 12.

  • Stepping into the future
  • Conrad says summer school set to begin Monday

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Summer school for students entering kindergarten through sixth grade will begin Monday, Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting May 26.

    Those morning classes will meet in the William Bennett Early Learning Center, and Early Risers after-school program participants will gather Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at Myers Grade School, she added.