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  • Temporary teacher hired at Cannelton

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members approved at a regular meeting May 24 the temporary employment of a Paoli High School graduate to teach Spanish while the regular teacher, Teresa Ball, is on maternity leave.

    Sarah Oakley was the only applicant, interim Superintendent Al Sibbitt told board members.

  • Plan commission to consider city, Ramsey requests this evening

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Advisory Plan Commission will meet this evening for public hearings on several proposed projects within the city. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs City Council chambers. 

    Projects that will undergo the commission’s review and possible recommendation are:

    • The city of Tell City’s plans for a visitors and event center on Seventh Street.

    • The Perry County Redevelopment Authority’s plans for a new county jail adjacent to the courthouse. 

  • Board approves administrator contracts

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton School Board members approved at a regular meeting May 24 contracts that will give Superintendent of Schools Al Sibbitt $60,000 in annual salary from July 1 this year through June 2015 and Roger Fisher $52,200 from August 2012 through July 2014.

  • Annual Relay for Life nets $35,000

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    PERRY COUNTY – People from throughout Perry County converged at Perry Central Community School Saturday for the culmination of fundraising efforts conducted throughout the year.

    Approximately $35,000 was raised in this county’s annual Relay for Life, “a life-changing event that helps communities across the globe celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease,” according to the American Cancer Society. 

  • Volunteers still sought for River Sweep

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are signed up for this year’s River Sweep in Perry County, but there’s still plenty of time to get involved in Saturday’s event. 

    “We’ll have people at Hafele Park in Cannelton and Sunset Park in Tell City,” said Ken Smith, director of the Perry County Recycling Management District. His office has long served as the local coordinator for the event. 

  • More than 125 citations issued during Click It or Ticket crackdown

    PERRY COUNTY – After a 14-day enforcement mobilization, the 2012 Click It or Ticket campaign ended last week.

    With the support of law enforcement officers, highway safety officials and safety advocates across the country, the recent mobilization potentially saved thousands of lives across the nation by cracking down on those who are not buckling up day and night.

  • New teachers hired for TC schools

    TELL CITY – During a May 22 meeting, members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board approved several personnel recommendations, including the hiring of new teachers for the 2012-13 school year.

    The following educators were hired as teachers for the next school year at William Tell Elementary School: Tomi Jo Sutton, Angie Foury, Hannah Flamion, Kayla James, Brittany Persinger, Whitney Litherland, Lauren Braunecker, Angie Spinner and Pat Jarboe.

  • Camp with a Cop offers three days of fun, learning at Glenn Wood Hills

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2012 annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop police youth camp has been scheduled for July 18-20.

    Due to the growth of the camp, the location has been changed and this year will be held at the Glen Wood Hills Camp in Derby. Youngsters entering sixth through ninth grades can attend.

    Due to the location of the camp, bus transportation will be offered from Myers Grade School in Cannelton to the camp in Derby July 18.

    Parents are welcome to drop their children off in person at the camp if they so choose.

  • More officials approve new jail lease

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Authority retained its slate of officers when its members met June 1 and approved a lease of the jail to be built behind the county courthouse.

    Officers keeping their titles for the three-person body are Louie Heitkemper, president; Pam Krygielka, vice president and Margaret Evrard, secretary.

  • Visitors center on schedule for June 29 bid opening

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    TELL CITY – City council members learned new details of a proposed Tell City visitors and event center during a meeting last Monday. The presentation by Universal Design Associates of Ferdinand didn’t require any vote but the council learned details on the planning and cost-conservation process going into the building, which should reach a bid-opening stage June 29.