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  • Cannelton wrestling
  • Big Hearts, Empty Bowls; School’s Fine Arts Night Saturday

    Empty Bowls will return to Tell City Jr.-Sr. High Saturday, April 7, from 4-6 p.m. in the Red Apple Inn for the third annual event, as part of the school’s Fine Arts Night. As in years past, Empty Bowls will take place in conjunction with Tell City High School’s art show which is already underway and open to the public in the media center during school hours. Saturday’s art showcase will run from 3 to 5 p.m. and again from 6 to 7 p.m., with the school choir performing at 5 and a band concert at 5:30.

  • Lincoln Amphitheatre seeking volunteers for 2018 performances

    LINCOLN CITY – The Lincoln Amphitheatre is seeking volunteers for its 2018 performance series. Roles and responsibilities could vary from show to show, but primary areas the venue needs assistance are as ticket scanners and ushers.  For their efforts, selected volunteers will receive a Lincoln Amphitheatre staff shirt, as well as free and discounted ticketing opportunities to all 2018 performances.

  • 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.

  • Dogwood Tour plans set




    PERRY COUNTY – The 56th annual Dogwood Tour will roll through  some of Perry County’s most scenic areas April  21-22 with activities in several locations. Included in the plans are an inaugural moral mushroom festival at Tipsaw Lake and a classic car and truck show in Rome.

  • Hospital back in the black in 2018




    TELL CITY – After a trying 2017, Perry County Memorial Hospital’s finances have rebounded in the first two months of 2018.

    As of the end of February, the hospital had earned $455,686 on total patient revenue of $15,936,608. Total revenue was nearly $900,000 or 5.9 percent above what was budgeted.

    The hospital basically broke even last year but revenue was well below what was budgeted. Since then, the hospital has worked to cut expenses while trying to build its range of services.

  • Contractor jailed on fraud charges


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A local building contractor faces criminal charges after multiple homeowner complaints to police about allegedly unfinished and potentially haphazard work.

    Aaron Strahl, 41, was arrested March 22, on two charges of Level 6 felony home improvement fraud, having allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars from clients for home upgrades that went unfinished.

  • Daisy Mae
  • Police seize methamphetamine, $11,000 in cash

    TELL CITY – A husband and wife face a long list of felony drug charges after police allegedly found them in possession of methamphetamine and $11,000 in cash.

    On Thursday, a Perry County Sheriff’s Department deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of 12th Street in Tell City. Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle the deputy developed what he judged to be sufficient probable cause to obtain a search warrant for illegal drugs inside the vehicle.

  • 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.