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Today's News

  • State changes school funding equation

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – A change in the way the state provides funding to schools became effective July 1, not with the beginning of a new school year, Cannelton Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said July 18.
    He had just learned earlier in the week of the change in a state funding formula, he said during a regular school-board meeting.

  • Bluegrass concert will be followed by Western flick

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association will host a free bluegrass concert with King’s Highway from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Planned as a pre-Schweizer Fest event, the concert will be followed by a free movie.
    King’s Highway is a traditional bluegrass band from Owensboro, Ky., inspired by Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and Red Allen and known for having fun on stage. Band members are Josh Johnston on guitar, Kevin Bowlds on fiddle, Mark Hargis on mandolin, Mike Fulkerson on banjo and Richard Clark on bass.

  • Schools chief makes more progress against deficit

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – He continues to make progress reducing deficits in the Cannelton City Schools budget, Superintendent Alva Sibbitt reported at a regular school-board meeting July 18.
    The school corporation’s general fund showed a negative balance of $192,920 at the beginning of June, he reported. As of June 30, the deficit was $178,694, down from the $204,864 reflected at the beginning of the year.

  • Jury convicts man on all charges

    TELL CITY – A Perry County jury delivered four guilty verdicts last month in the trial of a man charged with dealing in methamphetamine and three other drug offenses.
    Robert L. McFall, 68, who had an address of 105 Fifth St., Cannelton, when he was arrested in 2007 was convicted July 23 after a two-day trial in Perry Circuit Court. Court records later indicated he was living in Lewisport, Ky.

  • River Monster

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor
    CANNELTON – Up to his shins in water, Perry County catfish angler Tom Dycus said he knew the fish he hooked Monday evening near the Cannelton Locks and Dam was something special. In fact, it was the fish he had been waiting many long years for.
    “I knew when I first pulled back hard (on the rod) it was a really big fish,” he told a crowd of onlookers Monday at the Cannelton boat ramp in Hafele Park.

  • COLUMN: It’s hard to walk on water

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Wishes do come true, at least on occasion and even when your request is for a bad driver to get pulled over by a cop.

    I was driving to Rockport for a meeting a few days ago when I noticed a sports car on my tail. All of a sudden, the driver smashed the gas, smoking his tires and passed me, but not before fishtailing in his lane of travel.

  • Community Events, July 29

    The Perry County News is pleased to announce events of local interest as a service to our readers and the community. Information should be sent to The News at P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586.
    Information can also be faxed to 547-2847 or emailed to lifestyles@perrycountynews.com. Please include a telephone number.

    Silent auction at ONB
    TELL CITY – Old National Bank in Tell City will hold a silent auction to raise funds for the March of Dimes starting today and running until Aug. 9.

  • County Girl Scouts make trip to Savannah

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Girl Scouts traveled to Savannah, Ga., June 5 through June 10. Thirty-four juniors, cadettes, seniors and ambassador Girl Scouts, along with 21 adults toured with Taylor Tours and the company’s escort, Steve Scoggans.

    Upon arriving in Savannah, the girls enjoyed breakfast at the Whistlestop Café. The girls then toured and participated in activities at the Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthplace.

  • Legion Auxiliary officers

    New officers for American Legion Auxiliary Unit 213 for 2013-14 were sworn in recently.

    They are, from the left in front, Becky Hagedorn, first vice president; Charlotte Lindauer, president; Margie Devillez, second vice president and Shelly Howland, chaplain. In the back are Pat Thomas, treasurer; Brenda Powers, historian; Dot Kessner, parliamentarian and Shirley Lagrange, sergeant-at-arms.

  • COLUMN: New tax costing Hoosier jobs

    By DAN COATS
    U.S. Senator

    For years, medical devices have been changing the lives of patients around the world.

    Prosthetic legs have enabled wounded soldiers to run again. Cardiac patients have had decades added to their lives because of artificial heart valves and stents. A variety of innovative equipment, from surgical tools to bed pans, has significantly enhanced the quality of care at hospitals and other medical facilities.