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Today's News

  • TCHS to hold parent-teacher conferences

    TELL CITY –Tell City Junior-Senior High School will hold parent-teacher conferences from 4 until 7:45 p.m. Oct. 28. Thursday will be a full day of school for students; there will be no conferences that afternoon. School will not be in session Friday, Oct. 29 due to fall break.         

    Appointments will not be scheduled, and conferences will be held on a first-come basis. However, it is important that teachers know which parents are planning to attend so they can be prepared for the conference.

  • Branchville earns top awards

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility officials learned Thursday they have earned the Indiana Department of Correction Facility of the Year award, the highest honor given during annual Indiana Correctional Association conferences.

    Also, Janet Drach, a literacy and special-education teacher with more than 20 years’ service, became the second teacher in four years from Branchville to earn the Indiana Department of Correction Teacher of the Year award.

  • Ribbon-cutting planned for Rome restroom

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON — With a new restroom building at Rome’s Wilkerson Park nearly completed, the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled a ribbon-cutting ceremony for it 4 p.m. Nov. 10.

    County Recreation Director Brad Smith told the parks board Wednesday that the building is completed except for installation of two windows.

  • Rally for academics

    An attempt by Mike Parr to launch a T-shirt into a Tell City Junior-Senior High School crowd fizzles Friday morning.

  • Traffic up, down at port

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad General Manager Pete Jespersen said at a regular meeting Tuesday that “sand was way up but pig iron was down” in rail-car traffic the preceding month, and only two pig-iron barges had offloaded.

  • Incumbent prosecutor, challenger face off

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – “There’s an 800-pound gorilla in this room,” S. Rod Acchiardo said after making introductory remarks during a candidates forum Wednesday in Tell City’s Schergens Center.

  • Community Calendar, Oct. 14

    Thursday October 14
    Perry County Council on Aging lunch at noon; bingo 12:30 p.m. and afternoon euchre at OAKS in Cannelton.
    AA Perry County Group meeting at Schergens Center, Tell City, 10 a.m., information call 547-3730 or 547-2318.
    Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, 821 10th St., in former Newman-May School, open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 547-0834 for appointment. Park on the street.

  • Birthdays, Oct. 14 - Oct. 21

    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.
    October 15

  • Education news, Oct. 14

    TCJSHS to hold parent-teacher conferences
    TELL CITY – Students at Tell City Junior-Senior High School will receive parent-teacher conference information today. Conferences will be held from 4 until 7:45 p.m. Oct. 28. Thursday will be a full day of school for students; there will be no conferences that afternoon. School will not be in session Friday, Oct. 29 due to fall break.

  • Roy and Jeanette Ward

    Roy and Jeanette Ward of Tell City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010.
    Mr. Ward and the former Jeanette Broyles were married Oct. 16, 1960, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky.
    The couple have three children, David and Charles Ward of Tell City and Lori Dials of Frankfort, Ky. They have two grandchildren, Joshua and Seth Ward.
    Mr. Ward retired from Willamette Industries in 2001.