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Today's News

  • Financial aid workshop Jan. 19 in high-school cafeteria

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will host a financial-aid workshop at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19 in the high-school cafeteria for seniors and their parents.
    A financial-aid representative will explain step-by-step procedures for completing the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” and answer questions any students or parents may have. Filing the FAFSA is a necessity for consideration for financial assistance.

  • Local students named to University of Evansville dean’s list

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Evansville recently announced several local students earned a position on the school’s dean’s list.
    The students earned their positions on the list by achieving at least a 3.5 grade -point average on a 4.0 scale during the fall semester.

  • New soil scientist appointed for forest

    BEDFORD – Chalonda Jasper is the new soil scientist for the Hoosier National Forest. Jasper will work on a number of soil-related issues in the forest and provide input for most forest projects. Originally from Hammond, La., Jasper most recently worked in the national forests and grasslands in Texas.

    She has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, La.

  • Cannelton elementary first-semester assembly Jan. 13 at community center

    CANNELTON – Cannelton elementary students will have their annual First Semester Celebration Assembly Thursday at the Cannelton Community Center. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m.
    Special class awards and honor-roll certificates will be given out to pre school through fifth graders. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

  • 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.