http://www.perrycountynews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Cannelton awarded $432,000 wastewater grant http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/cannelton-awarded-432000-wastewater-grant <p> By VINCE LUECKE<br /> Editor<br /> <br /> CANNELTON &ndash; The city of Cannelton is one of 12 in the state being awarded utility-improvement grants from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.</p> <p> Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann announced the grants Aug. 19. They total more $5.4 million, with the funding provided through a Wastewater and Drinking Water Program managed by OCRA.</p> It’s Hot! http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/it%E2%80%99s-hot <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/frontphoto.jpg" alt="Tell City lineman Trent Litherland (No. 76) sprays water on his face to try to cool down during Monday’s junior varsity football game with Perry Central. The hottest weather of the summer has Perry Countians sweating. Temperatures are expected to be back in the low 90s today. " title="Tell City lineman Trent Litherland (No. 76) sprays water on his face to try to cool down during Monday’s junior varsity football game with Perry Central. The hottest weather of the summer has Perry Countians sweating. Temperatures are expected to be back in the low 90s today. " align="left" hspace="6" width="100" height="85" /><p> (Click photo to enlarge.)</p> Perry Central approves new contract with teachers http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/perry-central-approves-new-contract-teachers <p> By VINCE LUECKE<br /> Editor</p> <p> LEOPOLD &ndash; The Perry Central School Board approved Monday a contract with teachers for the 2014-15 school year. There were few changes in the agreement&rsquo;s provisions, Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.</p> <p> For the current school year, teachers can qualify for up to $1,000 in performance pay although evaluations that will determine who earns that money won&rsquo;t be conducted until sometime in 2015.</p> Troy officials hear public comments – pro and con – on rezoning, commercial expansion http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/troy-officials-hear-public-comments-%E2%80%93-pro-and-con-%E2%80%93-rezoning-commercial-expansion <p> By TRINA SEVERSON<br /> Feature Writer</p> <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: This is the second of a two-part report.<br /> </em></p> Roofing shingles collection begins in county http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/roofing-shingles-collection-begins-county <p> By KEVIN KOELLING<br /> Managing Editor</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; The Perry County Recycling Management District has launched a roofing-shingles collection program its leaders have been discussing since September.</p> Works board discusses fallen trees http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/works-board-discusses-fallen-trees <p> By KEVIN KOELLING<br /> Managing Editor</p> <p> CANNELTON &ndash; A tree described as &ldquo;like a big pine tree&rdquo; broke, sending a part onto a sidewalk near Fifth and Madison streets, Cannelton Board of Public Works member and City Councilwoman Lynn Fulkerson reported at a regular meeting of that body Aug. 11.</p> <p> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s kind of on their house, too,&rdquo; Mayor Mary Snyder added, referring to residents of the property.</p> <p> Fulkerson said another tree in the area has buckled the sidewalk.</p> Officials approve ambulance repair http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/officials-approve-ambulance-repair <p> By KEVIN KOELLING<br /> Managing Editor</p> <p> TELL CITY &ndash; The Perry County commissioners backed at a regular meeting Aug. 4 an emergency ambulance-engine repair costing $11,800. The repair was previously authorized by Commissioner Tom Hauser, who said he contacted a Ford dealer about it.</p> <p> &ldquo;The dealer who sold it to us thinks we can get a sizeable amount of that (cost) reduced,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;They haven&rsquo;t given an answer yet, but hopefully (the cost) will be reduced by several thousand dollars.&rdquo;</p> Cannelton Comet http://www.perrycountynews.com/content/cannelton-comet <img src="http://www.perrycountynews.com/sites/www.perrycountynews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sportsfeat_frontporchbw.jpg" alt="Marvin Sturgeon (left) receives a new pair of running cleats from his coach Edgar Etienne." title="Marvin Sturgeon (left) receives a new pair of running cleats from his coach Edgar Etienne." align="left" hspace="6" width="87" height="85" /><p> By LENA JOYAL<br /> Guest Columnist</p>