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Today's News

  • ‘Are we there yet?’

    Brittany Overstreet

    Staff Writer

     

    It’s not a family vacation without the four words, “are we there yet” a few dozen times. When on my way to Panama City Beach though, I just put in my headphones, think happy thoughts and it’s not so bad.

    Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending seven amazing days vacationing with my boyfriend and his family. When a lot of people hear PCB, spring break and crazy high school kids usually seems to be the first thing that comes to mind.

  • A home of your own

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Perry County needs more homeowners and there are resources available to help people purchase a home of their own. It’s also a good time to purchase a first home.

    Gov. Mike Pence issued a proclamation last week marking June Home Homeownership Month. The proclamation was delivered by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, who was joined by members of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Indiana Builders Association and Habitat for Humanity of Indiana.

  • Our View: Council needs better explanation before granting abatement on apartments

    The developers of River Pointe, the housing complex along Tell City’s Seventh Street, are seeking a 10-year property-tax abatement on portions of the more than $7 million project. We reported two weeks ago on the request by Myszak and Palmer, the developers behind the four-story complex that has quickly changed the city’s skyline. When ready for occupancy early next year, River Pointe will offer 40 affordable apartments for seniors and 10 condominium apartments.

  • Community Events; June 22

    Landlord association to meet June 26

     

    TELL CITY – The South Central Indiana Landlord Association will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, at Ivy Tech in Tell City. The meeting will also include a guest speaker. Call or text (262) 458-4782 with any questions.

     

    Cruise For A Cause planned for Saturday

     

  • Cannelton Legion installs officers
  • Blum – Shaw

    DeeJay Shaw and Megan Blum announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

    The future bride is the daughter of Bill Blum and Lisa Dauby of Tell City. She is a 2013 graduate of Perry Central High School and will graduate from Harrison College this fall with an Associate of Applied Science in veterinary technology. This summer, she will begin an externship in Lafayette.

  • Perry Central earns Early College award

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Junior-Senior High School has been recognized as an Emerging Early College High School by The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning.

    The Early College High School model gives students a head start on the rest of their lives. Schools following the Early College framework allow students to earn both a high school diploma and up to two years toward an associate or bachelor’s degree. While open to all students, the model specifically serves low-income, first-generation, middle-performing and other underserved students. 

  • Court and Police Records; June 22

    Arrests

     

    • Steven A. Kieser, 58, of 805 Evergreen Drive, Tell City, June 12 on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

    He was taken to the Perry County Detention Center but was released the following day after posting a $605 bond.

    • Ashley L. Combs, 28, of 742 20th St., Tell City, June 13 on a preliminary charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a previous conviction.

    She was taken to the Perry County Detention Center and held on a $1,505 bond.

  • Meet canine ‘hero’ Jago at Tell City Library Saturday

    TELL CITY – Tell City Police Officer Derrick Lawalin and his trained K-9 partner, Jago, will visit the Perry County Public Library’s Tell City branch at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27, as part of the library’s summer “Hero” reading program.

  • Tools of the trade: Special needs teachers hone techniques

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – With the goal of providing focused education for students with learning disabilities, special-needs teachers from Perry, Spencer, Dubois and Pike counties received a rigorous round of hands-on training last week.

    Sponsored by the Exceptional Children’s Co-op, which serves schools in the four counties, teachers learned a myriad of new techniques to help students stay on task through programs provided by the HANDS in Autism Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center.