Today's News

  • Say “ah!”

    Braleigh Risse, a preschool student at Cannelton Elementary School receives some dental care form the Indiana University dental team. This program is offered yearly to students through the mobile dentist Smile Programs.

  • COLUMN: Class-size math not so simple

    By BILL STANCZYKIEWICZ, Guest Columnist

    Doing the math on education funding has many Indiana school districts sizing up class size.

    School funding reductions have persuaded some Hoosier schools to cut faculty. Ball State researchers estimated the average school district has laid off nine teachers and five teacher aids. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, that leaves about 17 students per teacher. The national average is 15.

  • Oakwood to kick off college football

    TELL CITY – A sports grill at Oakwood Health Campus will open its doors to residents Friday

    A special dinner is one of the campus’ quarterly themed events planned especially for the campus residents.

    The menu will feature tail-gating cuisine, including boneless chicken wings, mini-cheeseburger-sliders baskets, complete with a choice of french fries or potato chips, and choice of pasta salad or fresh vegetables with dip.

  • Ranger district open house today

    TELL CITY – The public is invited to attend an open house today at the Tell City Ranger District office. The office will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. with refreshments, door prizes and information on the forest.

    Co-sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, the event will celebrate 75 years of the Hoosier National Forest in Perry County and the Tell City community. There will be historic displays and information available about the 75th anniversary of the forest.

  • Moved recently? Check voter registration

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that Tuesday is the last day to register to vote for the general election being conducted Nov. 8. Registration applications must be received in the office, by mail or in person, by the close of business that day.

    This year’s elections are being conducted in Tell City, Cannelton and Troy.

  • No mail delivery Monday; some offices closed

    PERRY COUNTY – Federal and state offices will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. City and county offices will be open and in Tell City, there will be no change in next week’s trash pickup.

    While trash will be collected, there will be no mail delivery Monday, meaning that day’s issue of The News won’t reach mailboxes until Tuesday. Monday’s issue will be on newsstands over the weekend.

  • Works-board meeting canceled

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety meeting scheduled for Monday has been canceled, according to the city’s clerk-treasurer, Arvina Bozarth.

    The common-council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. that day will be conducted.

  • Dragging Main, Part Deux

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  • Forest Service plans autumn burns in three areas

    PERRY COUNTY – Prescribed burns in three local areas of the Hoosier National Forest are planned this fall, officials from the U.S. Forest Service announced this week. A public meeting next week will share details.

    The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Perry Central High School Library. The public is invited to the meeting to learn about the prescribed burn program in the forest, including the areas proposed for fall burning.

  • Cannelton, Bristow next fall tour stops

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – After a sun-kissed weekend at Celina Lake and Rome, the Hoosier Heritage Fall tour visits Cannelton Saturday for that city’s Heritage Fest. Sunday’s events will be in Bristow as the town welcomes thousands of people for a car show and entertainment.

    Hours in Cannelton are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, with events on Washington Street.