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Today's News

  • Adult classes offered at Perry County Even Start

    TELL CITY – Classes begin this month at Perry County Even Start and ACE Academy for adults who want to prepare for GED testing or enhance career options through skills training.
    Even Start is partnering with ACE Academy and WorkOne Southwest to assist adults in furthering their educational and career goals.
    Adult classes will offer opportunities to strengthen math and language skills necessary for post-secondary advancement and job placement.

  • Appeals court affirms Lane case dismissal

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – A man once charged with murder will remain free after the Indiana Court of Appeals granted a motion to dismiss an appeal filed in his case, which was itself dismissed in November.

    The court of appeals granted the dismissal in the case against Thomas E. Lane, who was freed in November after the state requested the charge of murder filed against him be dropped. Lane had been jailed for 18 months in the 1997 death of Deborah Cioe.

  • Howland awarded Raise the Lid honor

    TELL CITY – The Renaissance Leadership Class recognized Joanie Howland for her dedication to her job Jan. 7 by giving her the Raise the Lid award.
    The Raise the Lid Award was created by a committee of students in the Renaissance Class.

    This award recognizes teachers, staff and faculty for showing excellent school spirit, giving time before and after school, encouraging their students, setting high expectations and raising school standards.

  • Tell City mayor seeks second term

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Standing in the same room where four years ago she announced her bid to become Tell City’s mayor, Barbara Ewing announced her plans Monday to seek re-election. Flanked by family and supporters, Ewing outlined accomplishments in her first term and said there remains much to do as the city moves forward.

  • School board struggles to reorganize

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Sherri Flynn nominated Mack Cail to serve as president of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board as the first item of business at their first meeting of the year.

    The Jan. 11 meeting was also the first at which Flynn and Cail were seated since being elected last year, which was the first time board seats were on the ballot for voters of the district. Incumbent Dr. Gene Ress also prevailed in the election, so his name, too, is etched in that chapter of the school district’s history.

  • Councilman: Time to move on trashy buildings

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “It’s time to get her to move on it,” City Councilman Bruce Myers said at a Jan. 10 regular meeting of the city’s leaders. He was referring to Carolyn Barr of Re-Barr Restorations, who is facing thousands of dollars in fines for violating a property-appearance ordinance.

  • Births, Jan. 20

    Cheyenne Riley Kellems
    Kirk and Lora Kellems of Rome announce the birth of their child, Cheyenne Riley Kellems, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and was 181⁄2 inches long.
    Mrs. Kellems is the former Lora Whitehead. Cheyenne has one sister, Ashley Kellems, 13.
    Grandparents are Barry and Carolyn Whitehead of Rome, Virginia and Dennis Hosler of Tell City and Hilbert Kellems of Tell City.
    Great-grandparents are Robert and Betty Whitehead of Rome.

  • Birthdays, Jan. 21 - Jan. 27

    To keep the birthday list updated, The Perry County News needs your help. Call 547-3424 if you want to add a name, make a change or if a name or date is wrong. If a person is deceased, please advise the newspaper so the name can be removed from the list. This information is appreciated. You can add names for the year if you like.
    January 21

  • COLUMN: Why I chose to live in Tell City

    By KIP KRIZMAN, Guest Columnist

    Why Tell City? The question seems easy enough to answer. My wife, Dr. Ana Lagunzad-Krizman and I could offer several generic aswers such as we were recruited by Perry County Memorial Hospital or we were looking for a change of pace from Cleveland, Ohio.

    However, none of these answers would begin to touch the core reasons as to why we stayed in Tell City. Perhaps the question should be: Why not Tell City?

  • COLUMN: Learning to be self-reliant

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I took part in an exercise last fall sponsored by the Perry County Local Emergency Planning Committee, a behind-the-scenes group that gathers information on potentially hazardous chemicals in the county. The group also prepares response plans to spills, explosions and other emergencies.