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Today's News

  • Sheriff’s deputies change unit numbers

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry Countians who listen to their scanners might have noticed a change in the officer numbers used by sheriff’s deputies.

    Those unit numbers changed and, with the exception of Sheriff Lee Chestnut, who has become 62-1, the system reflects seniority of deputies.

    Other deputies and their unit numbers: Richard Myers, 62-2; Richard Kratzer, 62-3; Junior Fuchs, 62-4; Daymion Marsh, 62-5; Jason Shadwick, 62-6.

  • Tell City man, five juveniles face charges in theft of cash

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man was charged with receiving stolen property in a case that included the theft of nearly $500 in cash, much of which was recovered by officers over the following week.

    According to Tell City Police Department Patrolman Derrick Lawalin, a Cannelton man reported Dec. 30 that $480 in cash taken from his wallet while he was inside a local business.

  • Perry Central boasts high graduation rate

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – The Indiana Department of Education had just released the 2010 date graduation rates Dec. 20, just in time for the Perry Central School board to review them at its monthly meeting.

    “We’re very pleased with that number and we are proud of it,” said assistant to the superintendent, Tara Bishop. “We feel like working with kids and trying to meet their needs and help them be successful is one of our strengths.”

  • Community News, Jan. 10

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or e-mailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

  • Still time to join 4-H for 2011

    PERRY COUNTY – There’s still time! Yes, there’s still time to join Perry County 4-H, said Purdue Extension 4-H youth educator Renate Jobst.

    “4-H is open to all children in kindergarten through 12th grade,” Jobst said. “I think there is something for everyone in 4-H.”

  • TCRAA to start area artist guild

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association is in the process of creating an artist guild.
    To become a member of the guild, an artist must submit to a three-person panel five pieces in the field in which they wish to exhibit.
    Artists that are certified Indiana Artisan or Kentucky Crafted member will automatically be admitted to the artist guild at the Featured Artist Level.
    The artist guild levels are categorized below. Items followed by asterisks denote fields required for that level.

  • New forest supervisor begins duties today

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    BEDFORD – A U.S. Forest Service employee with Indiana roots but who worked in locations across the nation will begin work today at the top post within the Hoosier National Forest.

    Melany Glossa will step into the job of forest supervisor, replacing Ken Day, who had served in the post 16 years before retiring in June.  

  • New sheriff proposes retirement-plan change

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – In his fourth day on the job, Sheriff Lee Chestnut appeared before the county council to provide information on a proposed retirement plan for deputies.

    Figures on a handout he distributed showed expenses would be close to $70,000 to switch deputies to a Perry County-specific plan from the state’s Public Employees Retirement Fund, but the PERF costs now paid by the county hadn’t been separated out, meaning the true cost would be in the $35,000 range, he said.

  • Jan. 15 benefit planned for Tell City resident

    TELL CITY – A benefit for Kathy Tsantis is planned for Jan. 15 at the Tell City Knights of Columbus.
    Food will be available at 6 p.m. with an open cash bar. Music will be provided by Bob and Tom from 9 p.m. to midnight.
    A live auction is planned with Hawhee’s Auction Service on hand to sell items. Proceeds will go toward Tsantis’ medical bills.
    She is a retired Tell City Police Department dispatcher.
    Tickets are $15 per couple or $10 for singles.

  • New Year welcomes new faces

    Perry County Memorial Hospital welcomed two babies just after the New Year. Drake Allen Jones and Nevaeh Izabelle Dawn McCoskey were greeted Jan. 4 as the first babies to be born in the county.