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Today's News

  • School board meeting’s early start raises open-door issues (Corrected)

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School board members violated the state’s Open Door Law when they began a special meeting Thursday before the time they’d advertised it. 

    As the News reported July 26, the board voted to conduct a special meeting last week if Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt had recommendations for hirings that needed to be approved before the new school year begins this week. Teachers will report to work Friday and students will begin their year Monday.

  • Museum to host Cannelton history makers dinner

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Museum will host its first History Makers Dinner  honoring the events and people who’ve shaped Cannelton during its 175 years. 

    The dinner, also known as the 10-11-12 dinner, because of its Oct. 11 date, will feature a video documentary filmed by Larry Peter and coordinated by the Perry County Museum with interviews of local people sharing stories about people and events such as the Electra airplane crash and 1937 flood.  

  • Phone scam targets worried grandparents

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Fifth Third Bank Community Banking Executive Missy Noble was storming mad after one of the bank’s customers fell victim to an increasingly common “Mexican scam” that targets the elderly.

    Now, Noble wants to keep others from becoming victims by spreading the word. 

    In one variation of several common attempts to bilk money from unsuspecting people, the local woman was duped into wiring money to help a grandchild who was allegedly in trouble in Mexico. 

  • County’s burn ban lifted

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners have lifted a county-wide ban on most outdoor burning.

    They implemented the prohibition in late June after weeks of drought created tinderbox conditions. The ban led to the cancellation of Fourth of July fireworks displays.

    A separate burn ban in the Hoosier National Forest remains in effect. Under it, forest visitors are prohibited from:

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  • Woman rides motorcycle from California for visit

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    CANNELTON – “We have been friends for practically all of our lives. We met when I was 13, and she was 15, in a playground. We both had the same kind of dog. We found out much later in life as we went on – we always remained friends – that she needed a friend at a time that I needed a friend, and vice-versa.”

    Cannelton’s Kay Miller was talking about her relationship with Sandra Vetter of Crows Landing, Calif., who was visiting her until Sunday.

  • Commissioners cancel burn ban, forest ban remains in effect

    The Perry County commissioners have lifted a county-wide ban on most outdoor burning.

    They implemented the prohibition in late June after weeks of drought created tinderbox conditions. The ban led to the cancellation of fourth of July fireworks displays.

  • Commodores' new coach building on success

    LEOPOLD – Despite the loss of a Hall of Fame coach, Perry Central's football team is looking to “pretty much do what Perry Central’s always done,” under the guidance of new head coach Greg Gibson.

  • Reunions

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    TELL CITY – The Tell City High School Class of 1997 reunion for this year has been cancelled due to lack of participation.