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Today's News

  • Smith new county recreation director

    CANNELTON - Brad Smith will get to put his bachelor's degree in parks and recreation management to use as Perry County's recreation director.

    Smith was hired by the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department Wednesday to replace Dan Adams, who resigned in July to devote more time to his family's winery. Smith will officially start his duties Dec. 7.

    Parks board members had said they wanted someone with a degree in parks and recreation, and board president Edd Ransom said Smith seemed well-suited for every aspect of the job.

  • Recyclables revenue down $50k

    TELL CITY - A continuing slump in process for recyclable-materials prices will leave the Perry County Recycling Management District approximately $50,000 short of revenues it took in last year, Paul Alvey reported at a regular meeting of the agency's board of directors Thursday.

    The district had taken in just over $35,000 as of that day, the executive director said, compared to approximately $84,000 the same time last year.

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  • State Rep. Dennie Oxley hospitalized

    JASPER - Indiana State Rep. Dennie Oxley, whose District 73 seat covers much of Perry County, remained hospitalized Friday at  Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, area media and another state representative said Thursday.

    Oxley was hospitalized after he missed the General Assembly's Organization Day on Tuesday. State Rep. Russ Stilwell, who was attending an event in Spencer County Thursday night and had spent several hours at the hospital with Oxley's family, said his fellow legislator's condition was serious.

  • Company to provide child-support help

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners approved at a regular meeting Wednesday the employment of a company to help manage child-support enforcement, insurance rates for county employees that remained the same or declined slightly and the use of a law-enforcement fund to purchase a used police car.

    County Clerk Jean Schulthise told the commissioners she'd learned at a meeting of the Association of Indiana Counties that state officials are looking at ending federal incentive payments paid to counties based on their enforcement of child-support rulings.

  • Energy-saving work will begin Friday

    CANNELTON - Work to improve energy efficiency in Cannelton High School is set to begin Friday, Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a regular school board meeting Thursday.

    "They will work around the students," he explained. "I won't say there won't be noise and dust, but (workers) will keep it to a minimum."

    The improvements "will pay us back in energy savings," he said, projecting that changes in lighting will produce the biggest payback.

  • Santa en route to county parades

    PERRY COUNTY - The arrival Thursday of Thanksgiving means two weekend parades.

    Lineup for Cannelton's parade Friday will begin at 6 p.m. on Old Indiana 237 across from Canary's Power Equipment. The parade will begin at 7 p.m. and will proceed along Indiana 66, also known as Seventh Street, to the stop light at Indiana 66 and Washington (Main Street), where it will turn right and proceed down Washington to First Street by the floodwall, where it will disband.

  • Nationally recognized school-safety, bullying prevention expert speaking at Perry Central Dec. 8

    LEOPOLD - Michael Dorn, executive director of Safe Havens International Inc., will conduct two programs next month for  parents at Perry Central High School.  

    "School Safety Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," a fast-paced session, will help dispel many of the school safety myths that dominate the American media and popular perception of school staff, students and parents.  

  • Vandalism cases probed in TC

    TELL CITY - Police continue to search for the identity of one or more people who vandalized several vehicles last week.

    Tell City officers said several vehicles were vandalized either the night of Friday, Nov. 13 or early Saturday, Nov. 14, including an incident in the 1100 block of Ninth Street in which someone poured oil over a vehicle's windshield and dented a quarter panel.

  • Chamber to sponsor local retail promotion

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will once again sponsor a hometown Christmas retail promotion starting Friday.

    Participating businesses will display decorated boxes where shoppers can register with an entry form they will receive for each $5 purchase in the store to win Christmas cash.

    The cash will be in the form of chamber gift certificates worth more than $1,000. Businesses will draw a name each Friday in December.