Today's News

  • CCC Preschool hosting open house March 14

    TELL CITY – Community Christian Church preschool will open registration for the 2013-14 school year at its open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. March 14.
    Parents will have the opportunity to tour the preschool, visit classrooms, review the curriculum, meet the staff, and take advantage of this early enrollment. A registration fee is due at time of enrollment.

  • Art fair to feature student works

    This picture, drawn by William Tell Elementary third-grader Nicholas Deckers, will be one of many pieces of artwork on display at an art fair planned for 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school. The community is invited and encouraged to attend and see the students’ work.

  • Amphitheatre to fill eight seasonal jobs

    LINCOLN CITY – Lincoln Amphitheatre is seeking to hire eight seasonal theatre staff members to complete its staffing needs for the 2013 season.
    Officials are seeking to hire eight seasonal front-of-the-house employees. These positions include a box-office manager, house manager, two box-office assistants and four food-service and merchandise employees.

    All applicants must be at least 18 years old to apply.

  • Bickwermert – Young

    Teresa Bickwermert and Drew Young were united in marriage during an evening ceremony Saturday, July 7, 2012, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville, Ky.

  • Damage minimal in St. Croix chimney fire

    ST. CROIX – A chimney fire caused minimal damage to a home in St. Croix Feb. 25 after residents stopped its spread.

    Central Perry Fire Department Chief Brian Suhreinrich said the fire at 12099 South St. was caught early after heat found its way through a crack.

    Firefghters were called at 7:35 p.m. and all trucks were back in the station in less than an hour.

  • More advisers wanted for county recycling district

    PERRY COUNTY – A few good people are wanted to join a tiny group that has influence in Perry County. They’ll receive no pay for the time they’ll give. In fact, they have to pay a fee to be eligible.

    The Perry County Recycling Management District Advisory Board has five members, but can have up to nine, Marlow Smethurst said during a meeting of the district’s board of directors Thursday. Any county resident who pays the district’s annual fee is eligible for the advisory board, he said.

  • Group works toward success after high school (UPDATED: PowerPoint presentation inserted)

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Four people representing the Perry County College Success Coalition urged the community to help local students get the skills they need for both them and their community to thrive.

  • Gasification bill moves to Senate

    Staff Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS – The fate of a coal-gasification plant near Rockport could lie with the state Senate. Last week, the Indiana Senate Utilities Committee declined to include provisions to an amended bill that Indiana Gasification developers believe could kill the project.

    The bill defines covenants in existing legislation such as “guarantee of savings” with respect to retail end-use customers of substitute natural gas and amends the definition of “purchase contract.”

  • William Tell Elementary students jump for a cause
  • 20-year sentence given in meth case


    TELL CITY – A Perry County man has been ordered to serve 20 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Damon McCallister, 28, of 10285 German Ridge Road, Cannelton, was sentenced Feb. 13 on a Class A felony charge of dealing in methamphetamine. In addition to the 20 years in prison, McCallister will serve seven years of probation once released.

    McCallister and Roger Alvey were arrested in April at 508 19th St., after a tip about a suspicious odor was reported to police.