• Renaissance selects top performers

    TELL CITY – Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School Renaissance Club would like to congratulate the following students selected as the February Students of the Month. They are senior Ethan Leclere, junior Jeff Miller, sophomore Natalie Dixon and freshman Grace Gehlhausen. They received breakfast at Julie’s Tell Street Cafe and a T-shirt from Renaissance.

    Renaissance would like to congratulate the following students who were selected as Stretch Award winners. They raised their GPA’s the most for their grade between the first and second grading periods.

  • McCormick hears concerns about funding for rural school districts




    TELL CITY – Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick told educators, business leaders and others last week not to expect large-scale changes in how the state funds public schools.

    She spoke last Monday at a luncheon at the Tell City Depot hosted by chambers of commerce in Perry and Spencer counties.

    School districts are funded, in large part, on a formula based on how many students they have enrolled.

  • Guillaume named elementary assistant principal at Perry Central

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s school board met Monday for their regular meeting, a week earlier than normal due to a scheduling conflict. On the board’s agenda were several personnel appointments.

    Jamie Guillaume was named elementary assistant principal for 2018-2019. She received a 202-day contract and will earn $61,000 per year.

    She will divide her duties between being the elementary school’s assistant principal and Title 1 Director.

  • Statewide teacher shortage won’t be solved quickly or easily




    TELL CITY– Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick addressed tough issues on teacher pay and state funding of schools during a luncheon Monday sponsored by the chambers of commerce in Perry and Spencer counties.

    For several years, Indiana school districts have faced challenges in teacher recruitment and retention and statewide studies anticipate fewer people will enter the teaching profession in the years ahead while demand continues to grow.

  • Mitchell named Perry Central Elementary Principal

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary School students will have a new principal when classes resume after summer vacation but it will be a familiar face in the office. Jennifer Mitchell, assistant principal since June 2016, was named principal by Perry Central’s board of trustees on March 12.

    “I’m thankful for the trust placed in me. I try to do my very best every day,” said Mitchell, who will earn an annual salary of $75,000.

  • School performance reports in today’s issue

    PERRY COUNTY – Indiana school corporations have been working with newspapers across the state this month to publish school performance reports for local communities.

    Annual performance reports for Tell City, Cannelton and Perry Central school corporations can be found on Pages 12-13 of today’s edition as well as the newspaper’s online edition.

  • Statehouse pages
  • VEX Worlds contenders
  • ASPIRE-ing workforce
  • Schools explore options for resource officers




    PERRY COUNTY – Tell City and Perry Central school officials are taking steps that could lead to the assignment of school resource officers in buildings who would provide a first line of defense in case of a violent incident. The armed officers would also serve as liaisons between students, administrators and faculty and local law enforcement agencies.