Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: We can’t afford to forget the purpose of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is approaching and we hope Perry Countians will commit a portion of the long weekend to recalling the heroism of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

    Unfortunately, Memorial Day risks being crowded out by so many other activities: graduations, vacations, even auto racing. We know the first summer holiday is a busy time for everyone, but we encourage individuals and families to honor fallen and living veterans.

  • TC schools plan summertime food service

    TELL CITY – The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. has announced plans to participate in a second year of a summer food-service program.

    Free meals will be available for all children 18 years of age and younger and some adults who are enrolled in state-approved education programs. Free meals will be provided without charge at Tell City Junior-Senior High School from June 4 to July 27.

    Watch for more details on the program in The News.

  • We the Youth seeks applications

    TELL CITY – We The Youth of Perry County is accepting applications for the 2012-13 program year.

    We The Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen for the upcoming school year. The program includes a variety of activities including a kickoff retreat and monthly meetings.

    The meetings are usually the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Some of this year’s topics will include government, community involvement, Perry County history, mock court and values and decisions.

  • County marching bands to host 5k run-walk June 2 in Tell City

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City and Perry Central marching bands are teaming up to host the first Two Bands-One Goal 5k Fun Run-Walk June 2 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    Check in will begin at 7 a.m. and the run-walk will start at 8. This is a “fun” run-walk with no official times given or age-group prizes scheduled. However, there will be several drawings and the top male and female runners will receive prizes.

  • Camp with a Cop offers three days of fun, learning at Glenn Wood Hills

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2012 annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop police youth camp has been scheduled for July 18-20.

    Due to the growth of the camp, the location has been changed and this year will be held at the Glen Wood Hills Camp in Derby. Youngsters entering sixth through ninth grades can attend.

    Due to the location of the camp, bus transportation will be offered from Myers Grade School in Cannelton to the camp in Derby July 18. Parents are welcome to drop their children off in person at the camp if they so choose.

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  • Students raise $4,000 for kids hospital

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Students participating in the 2012 bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital raised $4,007.52.

    Sponsored by the Cannelton Teachers Association and chaired by fifth-grade teacher Joan Goble, the annual event has raised between $2,018 and $2,850 each of the last four years.

  • County employees can help control insurance expenses

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County employees may soon be offered incentives that, if followed, could save them and the county some money.

    Rex Whitten of BeniComp proposed a wellness program that he said won’t reduce health-insurance premiums but could “level out” the costs of large claims.

    He was introduced by Pete Franzman, insurance salesman and former county-council member, who said the financial benefits of detecting diseases like cancer or diabetes early can be substantial.

  • State releases 3rd-grade reading-test results

    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Perry County third-graders fared similarly to their peers statewide in results of a new state reading test that state officials feel is an important indicator of future academic success.

    Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad was prepared to report that city’s results at a regular school-board meeting last Thursday, but postponed it until another set for 6:30 p.m. this Thursday. This week’s meeting was scheduled because two board members were absent last week.

  • Conservation officers ID body found in Patoka Lake as Tell City man

    PATOKA LAKE – Indiana conservation officers have identified the body of a male discovered in Patoka Lake Saturday.

    The body is that of Terry Alvey, 55, of Tell City. With the assistance of relatives and close acquaintances, conservation officers were able to positively identify Alvey.

    An autopsy was conducted Sunday and the Orange County coroner’s office ruled that the preliminary cause of death was consistent with drowning. Toxicology results are also pending.