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Today's News

  • Free GED classes, transportation offered

    PERRY COUNTY – WorkOne Southwest needs people who need GED or other classes that will help them get, keep or advance in their jobs.

    Free adult-education classes, supplies and transportation will be offered July 9 through Aug. 30, according to Kevin Hunter, regional program director for WorkOne, part of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development which, according to its Web site, helps people find new or better jobs, choose careers, find good employees, access training or get information needed to succeed in today’s ever-evolving workplace.

  • Generations

    Four generations of the Pollard family gathered for a picture recently. From the left are Athleen Pollard, great-grandmother; Alison Palmer, mother; Ronald Pollard, great-grandfather holding Ethan David Beckner, and grandfather Al Palmer.

  • Women challenge school board, superintendent

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – “It is a disgrace to the school and the community,” Betsy Riley said during a Cannelton School Board meeting May 24, “some things that have happened and are happening. There are some things that are more important than greed and politics.”

    Interim Schools Superintendent Al Sibbitt had said a moment earlier people were welcome to attend board meetings.

  • Drought ignites Forest Service ban on some fires

    TELL CITY – As dry conditions continue across southern Indiana, Hoosier National Forest officials are reminding residents and visitors of the increasing fire danger. Forest officials Friday announced a Level 1 burn ban allowing fires only in designated recreation areas within the forest.

    Gas stoves and appliances may be used but they must have a shutoff. Under this burn ban the following acts are prohibited:

  • Meeting by the River

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  • Fourth of July Picnic June 29 through July 1

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424 in Tell City will again sponsor its annual Fourth of July Picnic in Zoercher–Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side. This year’s dates are June 29 through July 1.
    Any nonprofit organization interested in reserving space in the park for fundraising activities can call Bill Coyle at 547-7867 or 547-6885. Booth rental is $50 for all three days.
    Watch The News for more details on the picnic.

  • Lippelt earns master’s degree at Mount Mary

    LEOPOLD – Robyn (Rennie) Lippelt, originally from Leopold, graduated May 19 from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wis., with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She works and lives in Indianapolis.

    Lippelt is a 2005 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2009 graduate of Purdue University.
    She is the daughter of Randy and Teresa Rennie of Leopold.

  • Lippelt earns master’s degree at Mount Mary

    LEOPOLD – Robyn (Rennie) Lippelt, originally from Leopold, graduated May 19 from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wis., with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She works and lives in Indianapolis.

    Lippelt is a 2005 graduate of Perry Central High School and a 2009 graduate of Purdue University.
    She is the daughter of Randy and Teresa Rennie of Leopold.

  • Building a body, building dreams

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The hit 2007 film “The Bucket List,” prompted lots of Americans to think about the goals they want to achieve in life before they, well, “kick the bucket.”

    Bruce DuPont, who at the age of 46 is in the best health of his life, has scratched one item from his personal bucket list. He’s competed in and won gold in a bodybuilding competition.

  • Man alleges police used excessive force

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – A local man who suffered multiple bites to his leg from a police canine has filed a civil tort claim against the cities of Tell City and Cannelton and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department seeking damages for his alleged injuries.