http://www.perrycountynews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Ready to school http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/ready-school <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/back_to_school_william_tell_registration.jpg" alt="Sara Price was a happy 7-year-old while taking part in Tuesday’s back-to-school festival at William Tell Elementary School. Soon-to-be returning students and parents were able to briefly greet teachers, pay book rental, lunch and other fees and to enjoy free hot dogs and bounce houses. The school was packed with parents and youngsters. School begins Aug. 2 for Tell City-Troy Township students. Perry Central will host a back-to-school cookout from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1." title="Sara Price was a happy 7-year-old while taking part in Tuesday’s back-to-school festival at William Tell Elementary School. Soon-to-be returning students and parents were able to briefly greet teachers, pay book rental, lunch and other fees and to enjoy free hot dogs and bounce houses. The school was packed with parents and youngsters. School begins Aug. 2 for Tell City-Troy Township students. Perry Central will host a back-to-school cookout from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 1." align="left" hspace="6" width="105" height="85" /> Schweizer Fest train rides will offer traveling taste of local history http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/schweizer-fest-train-rides-will-offer-traveling-taste-local-history <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/railroad_1.jpg" alt="The last public train excursions in Tell City were in 2008, the year the community marked the 150th anniversary of its founding." title="The last public train excursions in Tell City were in 2008, the year the community marked the 150th anniversary of its founding." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" /><p> By DON STEEN</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Scenic Lincoln Way is preparing to debut its first excursion train rides in time for Tell City&rsquo;s upcoming Schweizer Fest. This will give area residents a chance to experience local history while riding the rails, and provide an early preview of more ambitious excursion-train network in the works to help tie Perry and Spencer counties together.</p> Mozart Street stoplight faces uncertain future http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/mozart-street-stoplight-faces-uncertain-future <p> By VINCE LUECKE</p> <p> Editor</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; A Main Street stoplight on the fritz occasionally in recent weeks is working again but faces an uncertain future.</p> <p> &ldquo;We have it fixed but there aren&rsquo;t parts available so if it breaks again, that may be it,&rdquo; Mayor Jim Adams said this month about the light at Main and Mozart streets. As a result, it stopped cycling several weeks ago, switching into a yellow caution light for Main Street motorists and a flashing stop sign for those crossing Mozart Street.</p> Cannelton Schools amend dress code http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/cannelton-schools-amend-dress-code <p> By JAKE BEHEL</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> CANNELTON &ndash; Cannelton School Corp. has changed one portion of its dress code for the 2016-17 school year.</p> Legion auxiliary-sponsored Girls State attendee wins major award http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/legion-auxiliary-sponsored-girls-state-attendee-wins-major-award <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/hoosiergirlsstate.jpg" alt="Michaela Kunkler, daughter of Bill and Julia (Schank) Kunkler, attended the 75th annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held June 19-25 at Trine University in Angola. " title="Michaela Kunkler, daughter of Bill and Julia (Schank) Kunkler, attended the 75th annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held June 19-25 at Trine University in Angola. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> CANNELTON &ndash; A soon-to-be high school senior was awarded a prestigious award during a week at Hoosier Girls State last month.&nbsp;</p> <p> Michaela Kunkler, daughter of Bill and Julia (Schank) Kunkler, attended the 75th annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held&nbsp; June 19-25 at Trine University in Angola.&nbsp; She attended as a delegate of Cannelton American Legion Auxiliary 142. While there, she was chosen as a Samsung American Legion Scholar. She will represent Indiana as a finalist for a national $20,000 scholarship.</p> This bus is stuffed! http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/bus-stuffed <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/bus_stuff_collection.jpg" alt="Though rain clouds threatened showers Friday, spirits were bright as local educators collected school supplies as part of the United Way’s annual Stuff the Bus drive. Representatives from each of the county’s three school districts were on hand outside of the Tell City Wal-Mart both Friday and Saturday. Last year, efforts netted nearly $4,000 worth of classroom materials and took in nearly another $5,000 in cash donations. Items collected will be distributed to schools in Perry and Spencer counties. Above, Perry Central teacher Heidi Zellers, left, and Cannelton’s Charlene Hemmings sort through and catalogue items dropped off by a shopper exiting the store. " title="Though rain clouds threatened showers Friday, spirits were bright as local educators collected school supplies as part of the United Way’s annual Stuff the Bus drive. Representatives from each of the county’s three school districts were on hand outside of the Tell City Wal-Mart both Friday and Saturday. Last year, efforts netted nearly $4,000 worth of classroom materials and took in nearly another $5,000 in cash donations. Items collected will be distributed to schools in Perry and Spencer counties. Above, Perry Central teacher Heidi Zellers, left, and Cannelton’s Charlene Hemmings sort through and catalogue items dropped off by a shopper exiting the store. " align="left" hspace="6" width="144" height="85" /> New Troy marshal announced http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/new-troy-marshal-announced <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gehlhausen.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="61" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> By JAKE BETHEL</p> <p> Feature Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> TROY &ndash; After months with either leads that went nowhere or no leads at all, the town of Troy has officially employed the services of a Town Marshal.</p> <p> Nathan Gehlhausen, currently a reserve police officer with Tell City&rsquo;s police department, will assume the duties of overseeing the town and its citizens as well as issuing citations for such issues as engine braking and violations of property maintenance ordinances.</p> Riverside provisions http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/riverside-provisions <p> By STUART CASSIDY</p> <p> Staff Writer</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> DERBY &ndash; Come September, visitors to Derby will likely see a new storefront along Indiana 70. Residents Barry and Paula Stiles have announced they plan to construct a new grocery on the edge of town.</p> <p> Going by the name, &ldquo;The Derby Market,&rdquo; the couple are very excited to begin the project.</p>