Local News

  • County’s jobless rate declines

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s jobless rate dropped during October and remained below the statewide average, the latest figures released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development show.
    An estimated 788 men and women, 8.2 percent of the county’s work force of 9,576 people, were looking for jobs in October, down from 830 people, or 8.8 percent of the work force, in September.

  • Superintendent thanks city for support

    CANNELTON – A lot of people worked hard to get Cannelton voters to approve a referendum that will cost them money, and the city’s schools superintendent appreciated everyone’s efforts.

    “We were asking something that we don’t like to ask,” Al Chapman said at a regular school-board meeting Nov. 18, “for people to give up their hard-earned money at a time when, let’s face it, every dollar is important.”

  • Update, Nov. 25: Tell City woman dies from injuries sustained in Friday crash

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    UPDATE, Thursday morning: TELL CITY – A Tell City woman critically injured Friday after apparently pulling into the path of a police car died the following day.

  • Local math, science teachers rewarded for summer work

    TELL CITY – Several Perry County math and science teachers who attended a two-day Improving Teacher Quality Partnership Summer Institute this past summer at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana reaped the rewards for their students Oct. 21.

    Participating teachers from Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township schools assembled at Ivy Tech in Tell City to load up nearly $50,000 in technology equipment for use in their classrooms.

  • Tell City native’s essay appears in latest ‘This I Believe’ anthology

    JASPER – Jasper resident and writer Scott Saalman’s essay, “Swing-Shift Kisses,” appears in a new book, “This I Believe: On Love” (Wiley,  2010), released Nov. 9. Saalman is a Tell City native.

  • Bell-ringers needed for ‘God’s Army’

    PERRY COUNTY – Volunteers are needed to ring Salvation Army bells at Wal-Mart entrances in Tell City between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Randy Roccia, kettle coordinator for the Perry County Salvation Army, said bell-ringers are needed for two-hour shifts from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Nov. 26 to Dec. 24.

  • Foundation Alliance announces grant opportunity

    PERRY COUNTY – The Community Foundation Alliance Education and Literacy Fund is designated to support programs and initiatives in the fields of education and literacy throughout southwestern Indiana. Initially, the Alliance will focus the fund’s proceeds on the advancement of early childhood literacy.

  • Dispersed camping in the Hoosier National Forest

    Did you know there are many opportunities for camping in the Hoosier National Forest besides at developed campground? For those of you who enjoy more primitive camping experiences than offered in campgrounds such as Hardin Ridge, Tipsaw Lake, and Indian-Celina, you may want to give dispersed camping a try.

  • Holiday artist

    Avery Taylor, a first-grader in Brandi Springer’s classroom at Perry Central Elementary School, drew this sketch of a snowman, who looks truly frosty, and a well-filled stocking.

  • Holiday Helpers readying for busy season

    PERRY COUNTY – As Thanksgiving approaches and the Christmas preparation season gets under way, a group of volunteers is extending an invitation to help others.

    “Is your youth group, organization, business or family already thinking about helping others this Christmas season? Well, you aren’t alone. The Holiday Helpers United partners are already working to help those in need this Christmas and we need your help, too,” said Rebecca Fenn, who helps coordinate assistance programs each holiday season.

    She says the opportunities abound.