Local News

  • TC principal expresses pride in students

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Interim high-school Principal Brad Ramsey offered congratulations to Erica Hauenstein at a regular school-board meeting for being named a National Merit Scholar finalist.

  • PC soloists, ensemble earn state bid

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Community School will be represented in four performances at state-level solo-and-ensemble competition Feb. 26, Music Director Rob Cason said.

    Trent Pringle qualified to take two percussion solos to state, Samantha Noble did the same with a clarinet solo and “our percussion class” performed as an ensemble to earn a trip to state, he explained.

  • Where’s the milk?

    Cat Diaz and Maribeth Ammon (second photo) were among several Girl Scouts sorting 1,233 cases of cookies – that’s just shy of 15,000 boxes – that arrived Monday at Ivy Tech Community College.

    Deliveries are already under way but anyone who failed to place an order can purchase their favorite varieties at any of the following public sales sites through March 13 while supplies last. Each box costs $3.50.

    Sales sites:

  • Schlichter charged with million-dollar theft

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Former pro football player Art Schlichter, whose rebound from compulsive gambling and prison landed him a job as an assistant Tell City High School football coach, was charged in Ohio Monday with the alleged theft of more than $1 million.

    According to a story in the Columbus Dispatch, the charge filed by Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien is tied to an ongoing investigation into a sports ticketing scam Schlichter allegedly used to bilk money from people.

  • Snyder to vie for Cannelton mayor

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton’s former clerk-treasurer wants to be its next mayor.

    Mary Snyder has filed for the city’s highest office and her name will appear on the Republican ballot in May’s primary. Also filing for office in Cannelton was former Mayor Melvin McBrayer, who is seeking the at-large council seat. Melinda Smith-Jacob is is seeking the Ward 3 seat while Lynn Fulkerson has filed for another term as Ward 1 councilwoman.

  • News Web site goes ‘behind pay wall’ this week; subscribers keep full access

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County News readers who want to continue getting benefits from our Web site are reminded it’s going “behind a pay wall” as of Thursday’s edition.

  • Spring burns planned in Hoosier National Forest

    TELL CITY – Officials with the Hoosier National Forest plan to do several prescribed burns this spring. The burns will be completed in the next few months as temperatures warm.

  • Background check found nothing on coach

    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – As school-board members were discussing routine personnel actions at a regular meeting Tuesday, Sherri Flynn asked about the corporation’s policy on background checks for new employees.

    “All background checks have been completed …?” Board President Larry Bryant asked about several people recommended for eight paid or volunteer coaching positions at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    “Yes,” Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne replied.

  • Celebrating Valentine’s Day

    Heather Howard adds the final touch to a Valentine’s Day bouquet Friday afternoon at Lauer Floral Co. in Tell City.

  • Council tables retirement request for deputies

    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – County-council members voted unanimously Wednesday to table a request from Sheriff Lee Chestnut to convert a retirement plan used by county deputies here to another used by every other sheriff’s department in the state.