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Today's News

  • Chargers, Patriots stop Tell City

    TELL CITY—Pike Central won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in PAC girls tennis Saturday.

    The closest match was No. 3 singles, where Ali Henson edged Rachel Woznicki 7-5, 6-4.

    The Marksmen also lost a road match to Heritage Hills 3-2 Tuesday.

    Bethany Peter and Woznicki won their singles matches in straight sets for Tell City’s victories.

    No. 2 singles went three sets but Heritage Hills’ Bridget Butcher edged Tell City’s Mary Burst 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

  • Perry Central awarded learning center grant

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Community School has been awarded a $125,000 federal grant that will help the district expand its role as a community learning center.  The Indiana Department of Education announced 52 recipients of 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants, awarded to public school districts, community-based organizations and other groups that provide opportunities to establish or grow community learning centers.  Perry Central's award is renewable for four years and will help the district maintain after-school programs and other outreach p

  • Computer funding OK'd

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at their regular meeting May 3 the spending of $9,617 from the county's law-enforcement fund for a computer server for the county prosecutor's office. "All of the other departments that review this and agree to it have signed off," County Auditor Connie Berger told the commissioners.

  • Lest we forget
  • Museum fund drive targets energy renovations

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Historical Society is conducting a fund drive to pay for renovations at its museum that will reduce energy consumption.  "Over the last couple of years, it has become painfully obvious that too much of our cash has been going to pay for utilities," a letter from the society and Mark Ress, project chairman and museum curator, said.  In 2008, total utilities cost more than $7,500. These costs have been kept to a minimum by maintaining a minimum temperature during unoccupied hours.

  • 'Everything looking up' at county port

     

  • Students visit state capitol, sign up for summer classes

    CANNELTON - Students and their adult chaperones visited the state capitol April 12, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad told the Cannelton School Board April 28, and their "very nice trip" included visits to the state treasurer's office, Senate, House of Representatives and a state courtroom. "We did not see (Gov.) Mitch Daniels, although he was supposed to be in the building that day, somewhere," she said.  The students "did have a very good time," she continued, "They learned a lot" and enjoyed a meal at The Spaghett

  • Tyler's big day
  • PC Substance Abuse grant cycle under way

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee is now accepting grant requests for the 2010-11 grant cycle. Deadline for submitting the grants is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1.  Copies of the application and comprehensive plan can be found on the Web site www.perrycountysubstanceabuse.org or by calling Diane Conner, coordinator, at 547-6538.   

    Grants will be awarded at the committee's annual grant award breakfast at 8 a.m., Friday, July 9 at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. 

  • Rising water closes sections of Indiana 66 on county's east side

    VINCENNES - A rising Ohio River has closed portions of Indiana 66 in Perry County. As of Friday afternoon the highway was closed: • from Indiana 62 at Sulphur to State Road 70 at Derby. • from Indiana 70 at Derby to State Road 166 at Rocky Point. • from Indiana 166 at Rocky Point to Indiana 237 in Cannelton. When encountering a flooded roadway, INDOT urges drivers to turn around and not drive through standing water.  

    According to the National Weather Service, most flooding deaths occur in automobiles.