Today's News

  • School board adopts 2012-13 calendar

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – While the second semester of the current school year is just more than a month old, members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. approved a 2012-13 school year calendar, elected officers and conducted other start-of-the-year duties at a Jan. 10 meeting.

    The proposed school calendar calls for the school year to begin Aug. 13 for teachers and Aug. 14 for students. Fall break is scheduled for Oct. 26-29 with the Christmas holiday beginning and the first semester ending Dec. 21.

  • Perry County Memorial to offer CPR, first aid classes

    TELL CITY – The Heartsaver First Aid and CPR with AED class will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. A skills test is required for the certification class. Class fee is $55 and registration is required by Tuesday.
    A Family and Friends CPR class is designed for the layperson wanting to know CPR and choking-rescue skills. No testing is required. This class is not for those requiring certification cards for job or school requirements. Fee for the two-hour class is $10. Registration deadline is the day before your scheduled class.

  • USI names local students to honors list

    EVANSVILLE – The University of Southern Indiana’s fall 2011 honors list has been released. Ronald S. Rochon, provost, reported that 2,102 students were named to the latest list.
    Students must achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average on 4.0 system to be named to the list. Undergraduate students earning no incomplete grades for the term and earning letter grades of computable point value in 12 or more semester hours with a semester grade-point average between 3.5 to 4.0 are named to the list.

  • Williams attends educator conference

    CANNELTON – Charlena (Rudolph) Williams of Cannelton was one of five women chosen to represent Kentucky at the 2012 National Education Association Mid-Atlantic Women’s and Minority Leadership Conference in Arlington, Va., Jan. 25 – Jan. 29.

  • 2012 Trivia Night a grand success

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Community Foundation’s second annual trivia night event more than doubled its participation from last year, according to foundation Director Sally Houzanme.

    The annual fund raiser was held Jan. 28 at Tell City’s Schergens Center with 16 trivia teams competing for first- , second- and third-place prizes, a Best Team Spirit Award and for the grand prize of $500 donated to their favorite nonprofit charity.

  • Hiking humanitarians pass through county

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    They’ve worn the soles off of several pairs of walking shoes but Kirk and Cindy Sinclair have stirred the souls of thousands of people they’ve met along a 5,000-mile trek across the country.

    The couple were in southern Indiana late last month, making stops at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ near Lamar and the home of Mark and Rebecca Fenn in Tell City. They also visited a Perry Central High School classroom last Monday.

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  • Recycling district continues effort to obtain shredder

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Office paper is one of the highest-priced commodities that can be recycled, Ken Smith said Jan. 26, but the Perry County Recycling Management District gets only a portion of what it could for a couple of reasons.

  • Permanent fix sought for courthouse roof

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The roof on the county courthouse was built improperly. County officials didn’t become aware of problems until it was too late to make the contractor correct it. When it was repaired four years ago, the county didn’t have enough money to do it right. Now permanent repairs are being planned at an estimated cost of $200,000.

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