Local News

  • Officials hear Deer Creek bridge suggestions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to build a new Deer Creek bridge at Rocky Point south of the existing structure, a standing-room-only audience in Cannelton’s City Hall learned Sept. 1.

    The meeting was already under way, the basement-level room was packed and people were still arriving at three minutes before the advertised 6 p.m. start time for a public hearing that would be interrupted by a power failure.

  • Work wrapping up
  • Social Security rep to visit TC

    TELL CITY – A representative from the Social Security office will be available to answer questions and provide information to county residents.

    Most Social Security business can be conducted by phone; however, if you prefer, you can meet with a representative Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at City Hall in Tell City. For more information, call (800) 772-1213 or visit www.socialsecurity.gov.

  • Ducks Unlimited event to include taxidermy display

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Ducks Unlimited Chapter will host its annual Sportsman’s Night Out Party Sept. 10 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds.

    This year’s event will start at noon and feature Dean Stallion, an award winning taxidermist from Boonville.

    Stallion will be on hand to score deer mounts taken in by the public at no charge. A selection of Stallion’s mounts will be on display for the public to view along with several privately owned mounts. Stallion has won titles from 10 states and awards from around the world.

  • Officer ‘Poppy’ signs off
  • Booth boost

    First-grader Kennedy Blankenship gets help reaching a lever necessary to dunk teacher April Susnjara during a student kickoff Friday for Olweus anti-bullying efforts at William Tell Elementary School.

    Counselor Sally Wolfe said the carnival games, relay races, hula-hooping and other playground activities promoted teamwork, respect, cooperation, patience and other life skills that tie into the anti-bullying theme. They will be emphasized in daily announcements, teachers will offer weekly reminders and a speaker will be scheduled later to reinforce the instruction.

  • Perry Central’s 2012 budget set for adoption

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    LEOPOLD – Other than a slightly reduced general fund that reflects anticipated cuts in state funding, Perry Central Community School Corp.’s 2012 budget looks much like this year’s.

    “About everything is similar to what we advertised last year,” Schools Superintendent Mary Roberson said.

  • Events to detail, launch Hometown program

    TELL CITY – Two public events, an informational meeting and a carnival-like celebration, will kick off Perry County’s participation in the Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness Program.

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce completed the successful application for the program and a steering committee has been laying groundwork for the kickoff, said Cheri Taylor, the chamber’s executive director.

    An informational meeting on the program will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

  • Five-year bike ride nears end in Tell City

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – A man close to completing a five-year bicycle journey in honor of a soldier killed in Iraq passed through this area Wednesday, stopping for a meal at Julie’s Tell Street Café.

    “I’m doing it for Keith and Carolyn Maupin,” Benjamin Best said as he awaited his breakfast order.

  • Even in down economy, tax sale drawing interest

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The sluggish economy, high gas prices and stubbornly high unemployment haven’t reduced interest in the county’s tax sale of delinquent properties.

    The public sale of more than 80 properties will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday. “We’ve seen a good bit of interest, from people coming in and wanting to use our mapping system to see where the properties are, as well as people wanting to know if they can still keep properties out of the sale,” County Auditor Connie Berger said.