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Today's News

  • School bids Conrad farewell

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  • JFK Pool to open Sunday in Tell City

    TELL CITY – The JFK Pool in Tell City will open Sunday for the 2012 summer season. Hours for the pool will be Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    Admission is $3 for anyone over 4 years old. Children 4 years and younger will be admitted for free. Pool passes are available at City Hall or at the pool. Cost is $40 for a book of 20 passes.

    The pool may be rented for private pool parties, with a $25 deposit required when the party is booked.

  • First Cannelton Miss Heritage Fest pageant details announced

    CANNELTON – During the 175th anniversary of the city of Cannelton and its annual Heritage Fest, the Cannelton Foundation will sponsor the inaugural Miss Heritage Fest Pageant at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Covered Wagon in Cannelton.

    Winners will be crowned in each category and a trophy will be presented for each runner up.

    Categories are Miss, 7-to-9-year olds; Miss Pre-Teen, 10-to-12-year olds; Miss Teen, 13-to-15-year olds and Miss Heritage Fest, 16-to-19-year olds.

  • Contestants sought for Schweizer Fest Pageant

    TELL CITY – The first organizational meeting for this year’s Schweizer Fest pageant will be at 6 p.m. June 4 at the Evangelical United Church of Christ.

    Applications for contestants can be picked up at Cinderella’s, 922 Main Street in Tell City. Those wishing to compete must live or work in Perry County. Age groups are as follows: Princess, 9-to-11-year olds; Junior Miss, 12-to-15-year olds; Teen, 16-to-19-years old and Miss, 20-to-22-year olds.

  • Three charged with Leopold break-in

    LEOPOLD – Two adults and a juvenile have been charged with a May 16 break-in at Marcy’s restaurant in Leopold.

    According to Chief Perry County Deputy Daymion Marsh, three people allegedly entered the business and took cash and merchandise.

    Evidence left at the scene led to warrants being issued against Anthony L. Garner, 21, of Tell City and Brandon L. Garner, 18, of Troy.

    A 16-year-old juvenile was detained May 21. Brandon Garner was arrested May 23. As of Friday, police were still searching for Anthony L. Garner.

  • Hospital trustees OK computer upgrades for radiology department

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Members of the Perry County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees approved during a meeting Wednesday the purchase of computer hardware for its radiology department and new seating for several areas of the facility.

  • Cannelton Council discusses numerous issues

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Members of the Cannelton Common Council voted at a regular meeting May 14 to replace an air-conditioning unit in the city’s library, renew software and pest-control contracts and amend a holiday schedule for city workers.

    Valley Supply had worked on the air conditioner several times, Mayor Mary Snyder said, noting it was the unit installed when the building was constructed in the mid-1990s.

  • Perry Central shuffles administrative roles

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – Hugs and handshakes followed last Monday’s meeting of the Perry Central Community School Board, which voted for several changes in the roles of school administrators.

    Jackie Wright, Perry Central’s high-school principal, will assume the new duties of technology director. His principal’s duties will be assumed by Seth Clark, who is currently vice principal.

  • River Road hearing scheduled Thursday

    TELL CITY – A public hearing on improvements to River Road will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Council Chambers at Tell City’s City Hall.

    Anyone interested may comment on the proposed two-phase reconstruction of River Road from Indiana 66 to the Tell City Port. The project will require approximately 10.9 acres of new permanent right-of-way and 3.3 acres of temporary right-of-way, involving 15 potential property owners.

  • Beware the dog!

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Postal carriers are among the most likely people in the nation to be attacked by dogs, but the message their organization sent out about Dog Bite Prevention Week, observed through Friday, was focused on the safety of others.

    Carriers who walk their routes are at the greatest risk, as they go deep into territory many of the domestic animals consider to be their own, and which they feel an instinctive duty to “protect.”