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Today's News

  • Woman crashes van in Cannelton, again

    CANNELTON - Two Thursdays, two demolished minivans, one driver. Police said a 30-year-old woman injured Thursday when her speeding van clipped a semi and overturned multiple times on Indiana 237 was the same driver who overturned another vehicle a week earlier, less than a mile way.

    Misty Parr, of 638 St. Louis Ave, Cannelton, struck a curb and utility pole Jan. 3 along Indiana 66 and rolled her 1996 Chrysler Town and Country, police said. Parr walked away from that crash, which officers said occurred when she momentarily looked away from the road.

  • Family book nights set at Perry Central Elementary

    Other reading events in the works for March, April

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central Family Outreach will have Family Book Nights Tuesday and Jan. 22 for families with children, birth through kindergarten, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Perry Central Elementary School cafeteria and library.

    These nights are part of the Reading Begins at Home Program funded by the Community Foundation Alliance.

    Each session will begin with a light supper followed by story time, during which parents will read three short books by the same author to their children.

  • Turner joins paper's staff as publisher

    TELL CITY - Alan Turner has joined The Perry County News as publisher, with overall management responsibility for Landmark Community Newspapers' publications and printing operations in southern Indiana.

    Turner has served as a publisher, general manager and advertising director for daily and community newspapers on the East Coast, New England and the Southeast, and has also worked in magazine and business publishing, broadcasting and new media.

  • Crisis Connection Inc. seeks donations

    PERRY COUNTY - Crisis Connection Inc. is seeking donations of sample-size personal-care items for distribution to area teens.

    The donations are part of the organization's Taking Good Care of Yourself: Inside and Out campaign to educate teens on the following subjects:

    Respect of self and others

    Right to change own mind and respect that right for others

    Right to express own feelings and respect that right for others

    Right to refuse intimacy with another and to respect another's right to do the same

  • County assessor feels position should remain elected

    Ward counters recommendations from commission

    TELL CITY - Mendy Ward isn't convinced a plan proposed by the Indiana Commission on Local Government Reform is good for Perry County.

    The county assessor said Thursday suggestions contained in a 46-page report prepared by the commission could cause problems in several areas.

    Formed by Gov. Mitch Daniels last summer to examine the structures of local government and make recommendations intended to reduce the costs that go into them, the commission released its findings in December.

  • JA seeks classroom volunteers for area schools

    TELL CITY - Will you help inspire young people and impact the workforce of tomorrow as a Junior Achievement volunteer?

    This spring, eighth-graders at Perry Central Junior High School will participate in the Junior Achievement Economics for Success Program. In this program, students explore the subject of personal finance as well as their education and career options based on their skills, interests and values.

  • PC Learning Academy students garner credits

    TELL CITY - Students attending the Perry County Learning Academy have earned 65 credits this semester, according to a report by Executive Director Mike Bishop to its two-member board of directors Jan. 8.

    The state Education Department notified him Dec. 5, he said, the learning academy is eligible for $7,584 from its adult-education division for the period Feb. 1 to June 30. He also noted that under a collaboration with Joe Hall and the Perry County Lifelong Learning Network, 43 students enrolled in GED-preparation classes during 2007.

  • TC beats Alices, falls to Wildcats

    MOUNT VERNON - Chelsea Malone won the 100-yard freestyle for Tell City's only victory in a three-team girls swim meet Saturday.

    Though all three teams swam together, the meet was scored as two dual meets.

    Tell City beat Vincennes Lincoln 110-63 but lost to Mount Vernon 125-45.

    Malone swam the 100 free in 1:00.99 to beat Mount Vernon's Kirstie Kleeman by 34-hundredths of a second for first place in the combined meet.

    Malone placed second in the 50 free in 26.44 seconds and teammate Katie Clemens was third in 28.04.

  • Tell City boys 1-1 Saturday

    MOUNT VERNON - Tell City won the 400-yard free relay as it finished second in a three-team boys swim meet Saturday.

    Tell City beat Vincennes Lincoln 87-63 but lost to Mount Vernon 129-54.

    Zach Avallone, Isaac Schaefer, Justin Peter and Greg Clayton swam the 400 free relay in 3:51.11 to win by 4.43 seconds.

    Avallone placed second in the 50 free in 24.47 seconds and third in the 100 free in 55.95.

    Bryson May placed second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:14.75 and third in the 200 individual medley in 2:30.67.

  • TC wrestlers go 3-2 Saturday

    CLARKSVILLE - Andy Kast went 5-0 to lead Tell City to a 3-2 record in a six-team wrestling round-robin Saturday.

    Tell City beat Providence 39-37, Shawnee 84-0, and Paoli 57-24.

    The Marksmen lost to Southwestern 47-25 and to Milan, which went 5-0 to win the tourney.

    Tell City actually tied Milan 37-37 but lost on a tie-breaker because Milan had more pins.

    Kast wrestled his first match of the season only eight days earlier after being sidelined with a broken arm from a preseason car wreck.