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  • 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.

  • Commissioners review starting pay policies for workers


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Diverting slightly from employee policies, the county commissioners voted Monday to allow county treasurer Judy Pund to fully pay a new deputy in her office. Actually, the deputy had put more than 15 years with the county, is “very qualified,” according to the treasurer, and stepped away from the courthouse on good terms.

  • Templin a write-in candidate for sheriff




    PERRY COUNTY – A Tell City man has filed as a write-in candidate for county sheriff.

    David Templin, 31, of 429 12th St., filed this week. His name will not appear on either May or November’s ballot but voters in November’s general election who choose to do so, can enter his name for sheriff.

    Templin filed as an independent candidate with no particular party affiliation. He described himself as holding conservative values.

  • Doolittle Mills 2017 cemetery report

    DOOLITTLE MILLS – The 2017 Doolittle Mills Cemetery fund report has been released for 2017.

    People contributing to the cemetery fund during 2017 were: Roger and Sherry Ball, $100; Roy and Shirley Mitchell, $50; the McKim Family, $150; Norma Thompson, $200; Frances Wells, $75; Lee and Nova Sturgeon, $100; Les and Mary Kauffman, $100; Norma Sturgeon, $50; Russell Johnson, $50; Margie Underhill family, $50; Terry Wright, $150; Estil and Wanda Hensley, $50; Loren and Lucille Goldman, $60; and Dink and Rainey Brown, $20.

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  • 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.