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  • Most governmental offices closed all, some of Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Many governmental offices will be closed all or a portion of Friday in observance of Good Friday. City offices in Cannelton and Troy will be closed the entire day, as will the Perry County courthouse and courthouse annex. Local schools will be closed.

    Tell City offices will close at noon on Friday.

    The Perry County News will close at 3 p.m. Friday.

  • 3rd-graders take state reading examination

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students had just taken the IREAD-3 test, a new Indiana reading exam required of third-graders, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad told the Cannelton School Board in a regular meeting March 15.

    They had also completed the first part of ISTEP, “which was the applied skills; the second part will be (administered) the end of April and beginning of May, so at that time, we’ll be done with standardized testing,” she said.

  • Cannelton shows graduation gains

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools boasted a 92.9-percent graduation rate for 2011, interim Superintendent Al Sibbitt told school-board members at a regular meeting March 15.

    Perry Central High School, with a 94.2-percent rate, “wasn’t much higher than us,” he noted.

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  • Council funds ADA plan

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members voted in a regular meeting March 22 to appropriate $9,800 from the county’s riverboat fund to pay for an Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan.

    As the News reported March 14, the county’s commissioners and councilmen learned in a joint special session they need to comply with the act signed into law 22 years ago.

  • Police arrest man for murder attempt

    TELL CITY – A Hawesville, Ky., man facing an attempted-murder charge in that state was jailed Friday evening after state police located him at his work site.

    State Police Trooper Charlie Johnson, along with Perry County Sheriff’s Deputy Daymion Marsh and Tell City Police Cpl. Marty Haughee arrested Shawn L. McGan, 25, of 1545 Virgil Road, at ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Foundry.

    He had outstanding warrants filed in Ohio County for attempted murder and assault. McGan was transported to the Perry County Jail and later extradited to Kentucky.

  • Board hears about assessment of home-stay programs

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital board members heard from Home Care Services Director Connie Boehman at their regular meeting March 28 about an annual assessment of the hospital’s home-stay programs, Home Health and Companion Care for 2011.

  • Woznicki earns Lilly Endowment Scholarship

    TELL CITY – Rachel Woznicki has been named a recipient of the 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, earning her a four-year, full-tuition scholarship. The program is overseen by the Perry County Community Foundation.

    Woznicki will receive full tuition to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

  • Visitors center plans clear first green light

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – By a 5-0 vote, the Tell City Common Council gave its endorsement Monday to a new visitors and event center on Seventh Street. The resolution it approved gives official support for using income from a neighborhood-housing grant to build the structure, which would sit on the site of the former William Tell Woodcrafters in the 300 block of Seventh Street.

  • The Holiest of Weeks