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  • Cannelton greenway plans find support

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    CANNELTON – Members of the Cannelton Public Works board heard from Perry County Greenway representative Rebecca Fenn April 2 about constructing a greenway path in Cannelton.

    Fenn explained to members how Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder had seen a grant opportunity from the state Tourism and Development board, for $25,000 to $55,000, which could be used for building a walkway for the public.

  • State to return $340,000 to local coffers

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY– A programming error that cost 91 counties more than $200 million in local option income taxes included a shortfall to Perry County of $340,000. That money is on its way back but how exactly it will be divided among local units of government has yet to be finalized.

    “We know it’s due to be in our account Tuesday,” County Auditor Connie Berger said Thursday. “We’re still waiting on word on how it should be be distributed.”

  • Two people seriously injured in Saturday night crash near Rocky Point

    ROCKY POINT – Two people were flown to hospitals in Evansville and Louisville, Ky., Saturday night after a truck carrying five people struck a tree along Indiana 66.

    The driver of the truck, Alexander Carlquist, 22, was traveling east toward Rome when the truck struck a tree. He was partially ejected and suffered injuries to his leg. A female passenger, Savanna R. Lowe, 18, was also injured. She was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville while Carlquist was flown to University of Louisville Hospital. Information on the extent of their injuries was not available.

  • Update: Photo added - House fire claims life of Tobinsport man

    TOBINSPORT – An Easter morning fire claimed the life a 44-year-old Perry County man. Daniel H. Stilwell died when flames tore through two homes just after 5 a.m.

    Tell City Police Department dispatchers received a call from Breckinridge County, Ky., dispatch advising that flames could be seen from the small cluster of homes along Indiana 166.

    Firefighters said homes at 811 and 823 Indiana 166 were fully engulfed when they arrived.

    An Indiana fire marshal’s office representative was at the scene Sunday.

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  • United Way of Perry County celebrates ‘Spirit of Giving’

    TELL CITY – United Way of Perry County Board of Trustee members greeted attendees at a “Spirit of Giving” celebration March 27 with stickers that reminded them of the impact of their gifts to United Way and to Perry County.

  • 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.