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Today's News

  • TC band earns third place

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Marching Marksmen placed third among six bands competing at F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville Saturday, demonstrating "a definite improvement, score-wise" from the previous week's performance, their music director said.

    "The overall reaction I have," Barry Reasoner said Wednesday, "is the students are starting to get more confident with their performance of a really difficult show."

  • Commissioners approve rifles purchase, truck transfer

    Chief says nonlocal source saves money

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners approved at a regular meeting Monday a firearms purchase they tabled at their previous meeting so they could seek further information.

  • Southern Indiana Power expects to have power fully restored by Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY - Southern Indiana Power had approximately 500 members without power Wednesday morning. The windstorm that blasted through the area Sunday initially left close to 4,000 members without power.

    Of the 500 members who have not had power restored, 200 are individual outages that will require more time for restoration, the utility said.

  • PC junior-high students learn about career skills

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central junior-high students are learning some important keys to work-place success that could serve them the rest of their lives, two teachers coordinating a program for seventh- and eighth-graders told members of the school board last month.

    Carol Schwoeppe and Sarah Spindler outlined for board members the Success Skills and Careers classes junior-high students are being offered this year.

  • Police chief says girl lied about kidnapping

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Police Chief Kenny Kellems said Monday evening a kidnapping that allegedly occurred Friday afternoon never happened.

    The 14-year-old girl who claimed to have been abducted while walking in the area of Fourth and Washington streets at approximately 4:30 p.m. Friday lied to avoid getting in trouble, Kellems said as he and others entered a county-commissioners meeting Monday.

  • Stay safe during storm cleanup

    Editor's Note: This article about safety precautions residents should consider when cleaning up debris from Sunday's windstorm was provided by the Perry County Health Department and Perry County Emergency Management Agency.

    PERRY COUNTY - Following the winds received from Tropical Storm Ike, there is a very large amount of cleanup to be done throughout the county. Here are some safety measures that should be taken during such activities.

  • Storm doesn't stop budget adoption

    Perry Central's 2009 fiscal plan wins approval

    LEOPOLD - Even though classes were canceled early this week because of Sunday's storm, the Perry Central School Board met Monday evening to adopt the district's 2009 budget and passed several resolutions.

    Members adopted a general budget of $8.2 million for 2009, along with money for capital projects, transportation and bus replacement. Resolutions included plans for bus replacements and capital projects.

  • Cannelton fire chief, assistant resign

    Harris says mayor drove him to vacate position

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's fire chief and assistant fire chief resigned their positions early this month, explaining Tuesday they did so as a result of meddling in the volunteer department's affairs by Mayor Smokey Graves.

    Graves announced Chief Jerry Harris' resignation, effective Sept. 1, at a Sept. 8 meeting of the city's board of public works and safety. The job would fall to the assistant chief, he said, "but I heard he'll follow suit with the chief."

  • Bear Hollow hosting first leg of fall tour

    PERRY COUNTY - This year's month-long Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour swings into action Friday through Sunday at Bear Hollow in St. Croix. Activities include demonstrations by world-class chain-saw carvers and an auction of their work Saturday and Sunday.

  • 'Hoosier hurricane' hits county hard

    22-year-old killed by falling limb; wind damage widespread

    PERRY COUNTY - Remnants of Hurricane Ike blasted Perry County with gale-force winds Sunday, sending trees crashing onto homes and cars and across city streets and county roads. A Tell City man was killed that evening when a limb fell on him at a home on Deer Creek Road.

    Travis Cronin, 22, was using a rope to pull the limb, which had become entangled in the branches of other trees, when it came crashing down, striking him on the head.