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Today's News

  • Harvest Season Underway
  • Tell City halts CC win streak

    MARENGO—Kammie Jo Hayes made 18 kills, 22 digs and three blocks and served four aces as Tell City defeated Crawford County 25-20, 25-23, 25-13 in volleyball Wednesday.

    Crawford County had won 12 matches in a row after beating Paoli Tuesday.

    But the Wolfpack could not match Tell City’s hitting, as no one made more than seven kills for the Wolfpack.

    No one served more than one ace for the Wolfpack either, as Tell City’s back-row defense did a good job digging and receiving serves.

  • Mobile students add to enrollment flux

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Enrollment statistics for Perry County’s three public school districts show an ongoing trend of student mobility from one school system to another. Several hundred students and their families this school year, superintendents say, have chosen to attend classes outside of their traditional school zones.

    Within this shift, Cannelton and Perry Central have gained enrollment, with Tell City seeing a slight decrease.

  • County GIS to display historic cornerstone locations

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – When Perry County Surveyor David Lynch finishes a current cornerstone and land-monument project, fellow surveyors and property researchers will have an easier time finding information.

    Building on almost 40 years of what he called “boots on the ground” investigations, Lynch has been documenting the records of his predecessors to update marker locations on the county’s electronic Geographic Information System.

  • Candidate forum set for Oct. 4

    PERRY COUNTY – A political forum Thursday, Oct. 4, will draw candidates running for local offices in the Nov. 6 general election.

    The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 6:30 p.m. event, which will be held at the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. in Tell City. Candidates for county offices, including sheriff, coroner, commissioner and county council, will introduce themselves and answer questions. The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live.

  • Marksmen marchers hone showcase of ‘The Scream’

    TELL CITY – After foregoing the first event of the season due to weather and taking fifth in Paoli on Sept. 15, The Marching Marksmen sought improvements last week leading up to their performance at Floyd Central Invitational over the weekend.

  • New firing range nearing completion
  • Perry Central chosen for mental-health partnership

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry Central Community Schools will partner with Indiana  education leaders over the next five years to address the mental and emotional health needs of students so they can succeed despite the occasional challenges life throws at them.

  • Mosby to lead PCDC

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Development Corp. has hired a new leader to replace Lee Chestnut who left the economic-development agency to accept an opportunity with Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance in Tell City.

    B. Todd Mosby of Haubstadt has taken the helm of PCDC.

    For the past two years, Mosby worked at Sitco Solutions in Evansville, where he held the position of chief operating officer. Sitco Solutions is a technology company that builds fiberoptic networks, wireless internet networks and houses one of Southwest Indiana’s only data centers.

  • Interstate traffic stop uncovers $30K in meth

    PERRY COUNTY – Police arrested three people and seized methamphetamine allegedly valued at more than $30,000 last week. The arrests took place Friday on Interstate 64 in Perry County when Trooper Connor Giesler conducted a traffic stop on the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox for speeding in a construction zone.

    The driver was identified as Jakob Batchelor, 27, of  Jasper. Two passengers in the vehicle were identified as Barbara Kelley, 62, of Huntingburg and Jeremy Siddons, 32, of Jasper.