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Today's News

  • Local students graduate, make dean’s list at OCU

    OAKLAND CITY – Saffron Ragan of Troy was recently named to the Oakland City University dean’s list.
    She is a freshman majoring in business administration and is expected to graduate in May 2012. She has also received an excellence award in fine arts.
    Nancy J. Lasher of Branchville was also named to the university’s dean’s list and graduated May 7 with an associate’s degree in business administration.

  • City gearing up for selling first of new homes

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – The first new homes intended for public sale under a Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant awarded to Tell City will soon have “For Sale” signs in front of them. A public meeting Tuesday will give prospective buyers a chance to learn about the sale process.

    “We’re just about there,” Mayor Barbara Ewing said last Monday as she and members of the city council toured three homes, including ones on Main and Mozart streets that are nearly complete and will be the first to be sold.

  • Harpenau graduates from Kentucky Wesleyan College

    OWENSBORO, Ky. – Emily Harpenau graduated May 14 with bachelor’s degrees in elementary education and special education, K-12 from Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro.

    The commencement ceremony was held at Jones Gymnasium in the Health and Recreation Center.
    Harpenau was named to the dean’s list all but one semester during her four years of study.
    To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average or higher. She was named to the Great Lakes Valley Conference All-Academic team for three years.

  • County parks recovering from flood damage

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – With the help of volunteers and possibly some federal aid, Perry County parks are recovering from this spring’s flood damage.

    County recreation director Adam Tempel told the parks board Wednesday that Derby resident Mike Franchville donated labor and used his own tractor and dump truck to haul 21 truck loads of sand off Mulzer Park in Derby.

    He also brought some rock back from an old quarry.

    The parks board voted to give him a $150 fuel gift card as a thank you for his efforts.

  • C’mon in, the water’s fine

    Participants in a free summer recreation program play water volleyball and basketball at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School pool Thursday. (Click photo to enlarge and to advance to the second one.)

  • Braunecker selected as People to People Student Ambassador

    TELL CITY – Loren Braunecker, a student at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, will travel to Europe later this month after being accepted as a People to People student ambassador.

  • Braunecker selected as People to People Student Ambassador

    TELL CITY – Loren Braunecker, a student at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, will travel to Europe later this month after being accepted as a People to People student ambassador.

  • Cannelton police say four people missing

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Officers don’t suspect foul play, but the the Cannelton Police Department is looking for four people, including three teenagers, who were last seen a week ago.

    All of the missing people are from Cannelton and were last seen June 6, Patrolman Micah Jackson said. “It is unknown if they are in danger or where they might be heading but it is believed at this time that no abductions have occurred,” he said.

  • Community events, June 13

    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.

  • School system lays off teacher, other cuts eyed

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman announced at a regular school-board meeting May 26 he had to lay off a teacher, calling it “one of those parts of the job I can’t stand.”

    The duties of third-grade teacher Jamie Powers will be taken on by someone else on the staff, he said, and she will be rehired if a position opens for which she is qualified.