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Today's News

  • Arts group to kick off 2012 Music in the Park series May 11

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association Music in the Park will kickoff the 2012 season May 11. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City. Music in the Park will take place the second Friday of each month from May to September.

  • Candidate forum Thursday at PC open to the public

    PERRY COUNTY –  A forum for local candidates seeking office in May’s primary is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Perry Central High School Library.

    Candidates for the contested races of county council and District 3 commissioner will give opening statements and answer questions.

    Candidates who are uncontested in the primary will be introduced but will not speak.

    The public is encouraged to attend. Anyone who would like to propose questions can do so by e-mailing them to editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • Baseball-themed Sunday service

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  • Software allows quick resolution of problems

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The executive director for the Perry County Learning Academy reported at a regular meeting of its board of directors Tuesday that parents are responding well to an Apex instructional software, and it’s translating to students’ performance improvements.

  • Grant will reward top-performing teachers

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School Corp. is one of 28 Hoosier school districts awarded a combined $6 million to recognize and award their best teachers.

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett announced recipients of the state’s Excellence in Performance for Teachers Grant at a ceremony Thursday in Indianapolis.

  • Port officials award bid

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Port Authority directors voted in a regular meeting April 10 to hire All Track of Cincinnati to upgrade rail crossings near the Spencer County community of Buffaloville for $50,680.

    Kevin Teague, operations manager and trainmaster for the port authority and Hoosier southern Railroad, said he needed to get a clarification from the company because it wasn’t clear in their bid package that both crossings were included.

  • Goal-setting process begins for city’s comprehensive plan

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – Round color-coded stickers for various categories helped begin the process Tuesday of prioritizing goals and objectives for a new Tell City comprehensive plan.

    The second of two public input sessions drew a smaller but active crowd to the Schergens Center. Objectives from a first meeting held in March were outlined and added to. Participants then used the stickers to vote for the objectives they most want to see take shape in the city.

  • Guarding the Nest

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  • Dickenson is county’s newest deputy

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    CANNELTON – A former chief of police who led Cannelton’s police force before resigning last year has been hired by the Perry County Sheriff’s Department.

    Eric Dickenson was hired last week as a deputy and will begin work full time May 3. He fills a vacancy created when Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shadwick was hired as a patrolman in Tell City.

    Dickenson has worked as a part-time deputy for nearly two years.

  • Commodores split games

    HUNTINGBURG—Morgan Richardson hit a home run and a double as Perry Central beat Southridge 7-5 in girls softball Thursday.
    Richardson led off the game with a homer over the fence and later drove in a run with a double.
    Ashley Guillaume added two RBIs on a double. Brooke Litherland hit a single and a double and drove in one run, and Heather Hendricks hit a single and a triple.
    Miranda Claise pitched a complete game for the win. She gave up six hits and one walk and struck out four.