Today's News

  • Goffinet 1 for 3 as South team sweeps all-star series

    CARMEL—Perry Central’s Sydney Goffinet went 1 for 3 to help the South sweep a doubleheader with the North in Indiana’s annual North-South girls softball senior all-star doubleheader Saturday.

  • Serving on interim committees

    Richard Young
    District 47 State Senator

    Just because the latest session has concluded at the Statehouse doesn’t mean the hard work ends. This summer and fall I have been selected to serve on several interim study committees that will conduct in-depth research and analysis on numerous complex issues facing our state.

  • Don’t bully the breed

    Trina Severson
    Feature Writer

    Dog bites and attacks –  and the associated media coverage – have created quite a stir recently. Dog bites are serious stuff and, because of their size and lack of experience around dogs, children are at a much greater risk of being bitten and sustaining injury.

    As a community, we’re smart to recognize this as an issue and work toward solutions.

  • School board: Use trust fund as it was intended

    In 2012, the state attorney general rebuked former Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman for improperly using the Dorothy von Solbrig Income Trust Fund.

    Current Superintendent Alva Sibbitt Jr. told the board June 19 a settlement agreement reached last month means the trust fund can now be used to pay any legitimate corporation bills. Almost immediately and on his recommendation, as we report in this edition, the school board voted unanimously and without discussion to spend $18,000 from the fund on legal bills.

  • Tell City honors students

    TELL CITY – Tell City Junior-Senior High School hosted its annual honor program last month. There were 169 students recognized at the program, which was held in the school auditorium. Principal Brad Ramsey welcomed students, parents and invited guests. He also shared some of the highlights of the year with test scores setting records, the graduation rate continuing to climb and being awarded an “A” rating by the Indiana Department of Education.  Following the program, light refreshments were served in the Red Apple Inn.  

  • 14 4-H’ers ready to celebrate their final fair

    The 2014 class of final-year and 10-year 4-H members is composed of 14 outstanding individuals. They are Isabel Adams, Rhett Baumeister, Phillip Dauby, Mackenzie Flamion, Levi Harbaville, Jenny Hess, Hillary Hubert, Joseph James, Marissa Kress, Victoria Nash, Aquaila Parker, Callie Poehlein, Ashlee Saalman and Trenton Schraner.

    Isabel Adams

  • Farmers market now open every Wednesday, Saturday

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Farmers Market has kicked off its season at the Tell City Depot, located on Seventh Street.

    Hours are 8 a.m. until sellout Saturdays and 4 p.m. until sellout Wednesdays. Markets will continue through fall. Anyone wanting to learn more can call 547-7933.

  • New leadership at Hoosier National Forest

    BEDFORD – Mike Chaveas is the new forest supervisor for the 202,000-acre Hoosier National Forest in south-central Indiana.

    Chaveas came to the Hoosier from Oregon, where he served as a District Ranger on the Mount Hood National Forest.

    Chaveas has also worked on the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona and for the U.S. Forest Service’s International Programs office in Washington, D.C., where he coordinated agency efforts in Africa.

  • Perry Central offers the best of hometowns

    Jody French
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: This is one in an occasional series of articles by readers who have made Perry County their home or who have returned here after several years. Columns are coordinated by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, which is an umbrella group of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • Stepping Stones Preschool accepting students for 2014-15

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the lower level of St. Augustine Catholic Church Parish Hall, is now accepting registrations for the 2014-15 school year.

    The preschool seeks to provide a positive educational experience for 3- and 4-year-old children to prepare them for elementary school.

    Stepping Stones uses a thematic-unit and project-type approach to learning that allows children to explore their interests and develop creativity by providing practical, hands-on experiences.