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Today's News

  • Meet-and-greet with Democrat candidates

    TELL CITY – Perry County Democrats will host a meet-and-greet gathering with candidates from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Perry County Democrat headquarters, 1120 Rubens St. in Tell City.

  • Board hires new teacher, makes personnel changes

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton high-school students starting a new school year today will see a new social-studies teacher and two familiar administrators will be working under new titles.

    The city’s school board voted at an Aug. 2 meeting to employ Adam Figg as the teacher and assistant varsity boys basketball coach. Dan Freed is now academic dean and Brian Garrett is administrative assistant to the principal.

  • Mulzers will give Derby park to county-led board

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Mulzer Park in Derby will soon become the latest park owned by the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department.

    The department has been operating the park for years, leasing it from Mulzer Crushed Stone. The lease has expired, so Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday, “We approached them about renewing the lease or turning the park over to us, and they have notified us they are turning it over to us.”

  • Where can I find ... ?

    New directional signs were installed Thursday at five Main Street intersections in Tell City, offering arrows and relative distances to businesses, government offices and local attractions in the city.

  • Three-car crash claims woman’s life

    PERRY COUNTY – One driver was killed and two others transported to hospitals after a wreck that occurred just before 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Indiana 37 near its intersection with Indiana 237.

    Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh said at the scene one vehicle crossed the center line and struck another. A third vehicle was also involved.

    A news release issued by the Perry County Sheriff's Department Friday morning reported Phoenix Schaefer, 27, of Saint Meinrad, died shortly after arriving at Owensboro Medical Health System.

  • Bids for new jail begin at $10 million

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County commissioners heard offers Monday from eight companies hoping to build a new county jail. Their base bids ranged from $10,035,000 to $12,555,000.

  • Driver dies after accident UPDATE: Names released

    One driver was killed and two others transported to hospitals after a wreck that occurred just before 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Indiana 37 near its intersection with Indiana 237.

    Chief Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh said at the scene one vehicle crossed the center line and struck another. A third vehicle was also involved.

  • Perry Central fall schedules

    Boys Varsity Football
    August
    10    Southridge (Scrimmage)    H    7:00
    17    Corydon Central    T    7:00
    24    Forest Park    H    7:00
    31    Crawford County    H    7:00
    September
      7    West Washington    T    7:00
    14    Tell City    H    7:00

  • Interest in swimming, track may increase thanks to Olympics

    Television ratings for the current Summer Olympic Games are up 9 percent over the last ones and are dwarfing those of other sports and non-sports programming.
    That means millions have been watching heavy doses of swimming and track, two sports normally seen in prime time on network TV only during the Olympics.
    Could the huge interest in these Olympic sports translate into increased interest and turnouts for area high school swimming and track teams?

  • 2012 Schweizer Fest Pageants

    PHOTOS: Trista Lutgring