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Today's News

  • Top students to look to future, take on challenge

    CANNELTON - Cannelton High School's valedictorian will look to the future and its salutatorian will take on challenges as the themes of their commencement addresses Saturday.

    The graduation ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in the city's community center.

  • Grand finale
  • News welcomes summer intern

    SPENCER COUNTY - After finishing his second year of study at Indiana University's School of Journalism, Jacob Groves is joining the The Perry County News and Spencer County Journal-Democrat staffs as a summer intern.

    He began work last week and will spend 10 weeks covering news, writing features and taking photographs in the two counties.

    He is a participant in a Eugene S. Pulliam Internship Program that places college journalism students in newspapers across the state. The Hoosier State Press Association coordinates the interning process.

  • Couple's wedding balloons cut power to courthouse

    TELL CITY - A couple's courthouse marriage created real sparks Monday morning after balloons apparently released by the wedding party became snagged in power lines along Indiana 37, cutting power to the courthouse and damaging a generator control panel.

  • Perry Central Class of 2010 scholarship winners

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School hosted an awards program and reception Thursday for seniors earning scholarships and other academic honors. Students reported receiving $1,079,104 for pursuing higher education.

    Tiffany Alford, Ivy Tech Scholar, $6,000 a year for two years. Total, $12,000.

    Kelsie Bland, Sam Reed Scholarship, $190.

    Breanna Blunk, University of Southern Indiana Scholar, $5,540 a year for 4 years; Loren and Bernice Lanman Scholarship, $150. Total, $22,310.

  • Cannelton School board approves 2010-11 calendar

    CANNELTON - With time running out on this academic year, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman offered at a regular school-board meeting May 20 three recommendations for the 2010-11 school calendar.

    The board approved one that will have teachers report for orientation Aug. 2, with students beginning school Aug. 3.

    They'll be out of school Labor Day Sept. 6, and their next vacation will be fall break Oct. 11-15. Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 24, 25 and 26, and Christmas break will be Dec. 22 to Jan. 3.

  • TCHS Commencement speakers
  • Weekend ceremonies to honor veterans' sacrifices

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed on active duty, will be held throughout the area Sunday and Monday.

    Services will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939, Tell City American Legion Post 213, Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142 of Cannelton and St. Meinrad American Legion Post 366, in conjunction with post auxiliaries and Sons of the American Legion.

    Memorial services will consist of a brief ritual, eulogy, prayers, placing of memorial wreaths, a three-volley salute and a playing of taps.

  • Joint service planned for Sunday in City Hall Park

    Veterans groups will come together around noon Sunday for a joint Memorial Day service in City Hall Park. The annual tribute to men and women who gave their lives in defense of our nation will follow visits to local cemeteries by American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars members.

    Cannelton American Legion members will visit several cemeteries Monday and will conclude their tributes with ceremonies in Cannelton's Gazebo Park at 11:55 a.m. and in Hargis Hafele Park at 12:05 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend local tributes to veterans this weekend.

  • Historical society seeks nominations for 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society has voted to accept public nominations for its Distinguished Citizen Award. Since the 1960s, a distinguished member of the community has been honored during the Schweizer Fest for their contributions to the betterment of Tell City.

    The following criteria are considered in determining the honoree:

    • An individual who has accepted Tell City as his or her home, whether by birth or adoption, and has benefited the community.