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Today's News

  • Commissioners approve $30k grant

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved at a regular meeting April 1 an agreement between the county and the federal and state homeland-security offices and the Federal Emergency Management Agency that sends money into the county.

    The sub-grant agreement provides funds to reimburse a portion of the county’s emergency-management staff’s salary for 2012, County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg explained.

  • City cleanup starts today

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner David Marsh announced his department will conduct a city-wide cleanup this week.

    For the city-wide cleanup, during which items too big for regular curbside pickup will be collected, items must be at trash-collection locations on normal trash days, he said.

    No construction waste or materials, refrigerators, tanks, paint, chemicals or tires will be picked up. A limit of one truckload per stop will be enforced, he said.

  • A Sign of Spring

    Tell City Park and Recreation employee Chris Hagedorn gives a first-of-the-season mowing to Roy Fenn Park Thursday. (Click photo to enlarge.)

  • Sandage awarded Lilly scholarship

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Perry County 2013 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar.

    Hunter Sandage will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of his choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

    Hunter is the son of Scot Sandage. He wishes to attend Purdue University and study professional flight technology. He plans on becoming a pilot.

  • School deficit continues to shrink

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – He has reduced the deficit in the Cannelton City Schools general fund by more than $240,606, Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt reported at a regular school-board meeting March 28.

    The deficit stood at $189,484 as of Feb. 28, he said, reflecting a reduction of nearly 56 percent from the $430,090.62 it was at Jan. 1, 2012.

  • Community Events, April 8

    Hike meeting location changed
    PERRY COUNTY – Those wishing to participate in the Perry County Parks and Recreation hike scheduled for Saturday will gather at a new place.
    Hikers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Indiana 70 and Indiana 37.

    Humane Society to meet Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Humane Society of Perry County will conduct its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Fifth Third Bank. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

  • North Perry Head Start taking applications for the 2013-14

    LEOPOLD – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2013-14 school year.
    The staff encourages any interested family or community member to attend the Head Start’s open house April 19 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
    You may enroll your child at this time or you may visit to learn more about Head Start. The North Perry Head Start Center is located next to Perry Central in Leopold.

  • Adult education classes at Ivy Tech

    TELL CITY – Work-One Southwest is offering an adult education class hosted by Ivy Tech in Tell City. If you meet the criteria, these classes will offer you opportunities to strengthen math, reading and language skills, add a GED to your resume, prepare for post-secondary training and increase wage earning potential.
    Classes will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning April 22 and ending June 20. All classes will be at Ivy Tech in Tell City.  

  • Wheatley completes basic training in Georgia

    COLUMBUS, Ga. – Army National Guard Pvt. Logan W. Wheatley has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.
    During the nine weeks of training, Wheatley received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

  • Reminiscing: Branchville 1932-33

    Pictured in a photo recently brought to the News office by Mollie P. Miles are students in a one-room school in Branchville during the 1932-33 school year.