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  • Cannelton Schools Audit: Fired superintendent helped himself to more than $200,000 in excess pay

    CANNELTON – A Cannelton City Schools audit released Tuesday paints a damning picture of the actions of former Schools Superintendent Al Chapman, who allegedly showered himself with more than $200,000 in extra pay while the school district was cutting positions and struggling to keep its lights on.

    According to the State Board of Accounts audit, Chapman will be asked to pay back more than $200,000 in money in salary and fees he paid himself. The amount includes travel allowances for which no receipts were submitted and grant-management fees.

  • Photographs can be picked up at The News

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News has many photographs on file that belong to readers and while we don’t want to throw them away, we cannot keep them forever.

    If you brought in a photo for an engagement, wedding, obituary, memorial, birthday, congratulations or club news, please come by and pick them up. 

    Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

    Ask the receptionist for your photo.

  • Roccia featured at ISU

    TERRE HAUTE – Tell City High School graduate Sarah Roccia is the featured student of the month for the Indiana State University School of Music.

    The daughter of Randy and Rachel Roccia of Cannelton is profiled on the school’s Web site at www.indstate.edu/music/featuredstudent-roccia.html. Her parents are among several family members who count themselves among ISU’s alumni.

  • Tell City police seek answers in string of fires

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    TELL CITY – A state police ordnance team neutralized a suspicious device discovered by police last Thursday while investigating a truck fire. 

    No charges have been filed yet but the investigation into the blaze in the 1200 block of 10th Street remains open, Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said. Officers responded just after 5 a.m. to the fire, which gutted the interior of the truck. While at the scene, officers found a suspicious device lying on the ground. 

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  • Animal- control efforts proceed slowly

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – An animal-control plan worked out among county officials isn’t working as well as hoped, according to the president of the Humane Society of Perry County.

  • School board will move slowly on energy upgrades

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    LEOPOLD – Like many Hoosier school campuses, Perry Central’s is a combination of old and new. The heart of the school was constructed in the second half of the 1960s while other areas were built in the 1980s and 1990s. The buildings serve students well but some are in need of newer, more efficient heating and cooling systems that, if installed, could save the district sizable sums of money. 

  • Huntingburg firm to build county jail

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Craftsman Construction of Huntingburg was selected to build the county’s new jail during a commissioners meeting Wednesday morning.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Would Rep. Paul Ryan make a good vice president?

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  • Corrections

    Steve Key, executive director and general counsel for the Hoosier State Press Association, did not specifically say the Cannelton School Board violated the state’s Open Door Law when it began a meeting Aug. 2 before the time it had advertised.