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Today's News

  • Cannelton pride card party

    Cannelton elementary schools held their second-nine-week Pride Card Party recently.

    More than 50 percent of the student body in kindergarten through fifth grade earned their pride cards by having good grades, citizenship and attendance. Shown are students making Valentine’s Day cards for the elderly. Michelle Coleman and the CES student council sponsor these events.

  • Ragan named to Oakland City’s dean’s list

    OAKLAND CITY – Saffron J. Ragan of Troy was recently named to the dean’s list at Oakland City University.
    This is the fourth time Ragan has been named to the dean’s list. She is a sophomore majoring in business administration and expects to graduate in May.

  • Goffinet named to Kentucky Wesleyan’s president’s, dean’s lists

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Lauren Goffinet, a junior social-studies and secondary-education major at Kentucky Wesleyan College, has been named to the president’s and dean’s lists for the fall 2011 semester.
    The president’s list honors superior academic achievement by students carrying at least 12 hours who have attained a grade-point average of 4.0. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must attain a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale while carrying at least 12 hours.

  • Freshmen orientation at Tell City Monday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School will hold its freshmen orientation for the 2012-13 school year at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the high-school auditorium. All current eighth-grade students and their parents need to attend. High-school students will be on hand to give useful tips and information.

  • Girl Scouts announce cookie booth sale dates

    TELL CITY – Local Girl Scouts are delivering cookies now through March 12. Customers can also purchase boxes of cookies for $3.50 each at cookie booth sales through out the county, while supplies last.
    Sales for Perry County this year were down about 59 cases, with a total sale of 1,268 cases for the area.
    Booth sales in Perry County are as follows:
    From 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City.
    From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at Noble’s IGA.
    From 9 a.m. to sell out Feb. 18 at Fifth Third Bank in Tell City.

  • Birth announcment, Feb. 9

    Alexis Marie Blanchard
    Alicia and Paul Blanchard of Little Rock, Ark., announce the birth of their daughter, Alexis Marie Blanchard, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Baptist Hospital of Little Rock.
    The infant weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    Mrs. Blanchard is the former Alicia Schaefer.
    Grandparents are Al and Vickie Schaefer of Tell City. Great-grandparents are Norma Jean Brinksneader and Jeanette Schaefer, both of Tell City.

  • William and Loma Morgan

    William and Loma (Curl) Morgan of Richland celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 18, 2012, with a cruise to the Caribbean.

    The couple were married in Hilham Jan. 18, 1952, by the Rev. Woodrow Archer.
    They have five children, David and Caroline Morgan of Pinon, Ariz., Diana and Jimmy Carter of Richland, Mickey and Cheryl Morgan of Rockport, Susan and Hal Meyer of Florida and Kevin and Cindy Morgan of Owensboro, Ky. They also have 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: How far should county leaders go to establish a north ambulance station?

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  • United Way welcomes new board members

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County has announced the addition of four new board members, Seth Clark, Carolyn Zellers, Kim Oliva and Kris Walsh. Each year the United Way invites individuals to serve on the Board of Trustees who represent the diversity of Perry County. The board members govern the work of the United Way in Perry and Crawford counties.

    Clark, a Perry County native, is the assistant principal of Perry Central High School. He and his wife, Ashli, live in Birdseye. He is also involved in the Leadership Perry County Organization.

  • Individual Development Account Program available

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. continues to operate the Individual Development Account Program and recently received a new contract. Under this program, income-eligible individuals and families can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $1,600 annually.

    Once eligible, families are able to participate in the program for up to four years. A provision allows for completion of the program in two years through fast tracking and as eligibility is approved more information will be made available.