Local News

  • Perry Central to hold College 101 Night

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central will host College 101 Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Perry Central Elementary cafeteria. There will be a light supper provided.  A University of Southern Indiana admissions counselor will talk to students about the college application process, tips on how to find the right college, SAT/ACT scores and more. 

    An RSVP is not required but helpful when preparing for the meal.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Jody French at frenchj@pccs.k12.in.us or 843-5121.

  • Works board upholds officer's suspension

    TELL CITY - A Tell City police officer's suspension for alleged unauthorized leave was upheld Monday by the city's board of public works and safety.

    Cpl. Marty Haughee was suspended for five days without pay by Police Chief Greg Hendershot after Haughee allegedly failed to show up for his shift Sept. 20. In addition to the time off without pay, Hendershot ordered Haughee moved from a daytime to nighttime schedule and told him to end his participation in a methamphetamine-suppression unit run by state police.

  • Marching Marksmen get gold at district

    TELL CITY - Tell City's Marching Marksmen earned a gold rating in district marching-band competition at Jasper High School Saturday, ensuring a continuation of what has been a successful season.

    "I think they did really well, Assistant Band Director Natasha Edmondson said Tuesday. "I was proud of them."

    Saturday's performance was the first time judges saw the end of this year's show, she explained, and they awarded the Marksmen "a pretty decent score, but left us some room to improve."

  • Commodores earn top rating

    LEOPOLD - The Perry Central Marching Commodores' performance at district competition Saturday in Jasper "was a great show," Band Director Rob Cason said Wednesday. "It was easily the best show of the year and maybe the three years I've been here."

    It was good enough to net the students a gold rating, qualifying them to compete at the regional level Oct. 17 at Evansville Central High School.

  • Weekend fall tour in Cannelton, Bristow

    PERRY COUNTY - The 2009 Perry County Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour hits its zenith this weekend with major events in Cannelton and Bristow.

    Organizers of Cannelton's Heritage Festival Saturday said the mix of activities and attractions will blend history with arts and crafts for a truly family celebration. Bristow's 20th Octoberfest and car show Sunday will pack the central Perry County community with hundreds of classic cars and trucks spanning the automotive age.

    Cannelton Heritage Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday

  • Resident ready to fight for police protection

    TELL CITY - Chaplin Road resident Roger Eckert was on the agenda for the Perry County commissioners meeting Monday, but couldn't make it due to illness. Sheriff Bob Glenn described his concerns in his absence, but didn't convey the passion behind them.    

    The sheriff said Eckert had called his department to report a problem, but no deputies were available to help him.

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  • Well-known Patoka Lake bald eagle dies

    PATOKA - Bald Eagle C52, which appeared in Department of Natural Resources shows at the state fair for the past eight years and with the DNR's Patoka Lake Interpretive Services for 20 years, years, died Tuesday while undergoing surgery.

    "Thousands of people became aware of the life of bald eagles through the program with C52," said Maria Abel-Crecelius, the park's interpretive naturalist in Birdseye.

  • Chair-plaiting demonstration Saturday

    CANNELTON - A chair plaiter will give demonstrations at the Perry County Museum during Saturday's Cannelton Festival. Demonstrations begin at 11 a.m. and will continue to 4 p.m.

  • St. Meinrad man killed in I-64 crash

    WARRICK COUNTY - A Spencer County man died Tuesday morning from injuries sustained in an accident on Interstate 64 in Warrick County.

    Glenn E. Vaal, 37, was pronounced dead at St. Mary's Medical Center shortly after the 5:45 a.m. crash. Police said he was a passenger in a car driven by 41-year-old Elizabeth Piper, of Tobinsport. Piper was traveling west when her car struck the rear of a crane truck driven by 59-year-old Victor Striegel of Jasper.