Local News

  • Protect yourself against ticks

    Spring is here, and state health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves from ticks while they are enjoying the outdoors.

    Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that are found throughout Indiana in grassy and wooded areas. Ticks can transmit a variety of infectious diseases, including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. In 2015, Indiana reported almost 200 cases of tick-borne infectious diseases.

  • Timber owners, don’t sell walnut trees prematurely

    SOUTHERN INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has advice for forest landowners, don’t get talked into selling your black walnut trees because of thousand cankers disease.

    Originally found in New Mexico, TCD affects many types of walnut trees to varying degrees but is lethal to black walnuts in the western United States. In the eastern United States, TCD has been detected in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

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  • Early voting continues ahead of Tuesday’s primary

    PERRY COUNTY – The courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for Perry Countians wanting to cast early ballots before Tuesday’s statewide primary election. Early voting ends at noon Monday and polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Election Day.

    As of Monday morning, 682 early votes had been cast, County Clerk Mandi Mogan said. 

  • State Superintendent Glenda Ritz visits Perry Central

    By Don Steen

    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Schools welcomed Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz into their classrooms Wednesday, April 20, on the third stop of her cross-state tour of Hoosier schools. Corporation Superintendent Mary Roberson met Ritz and her entourage at Perry Central High School and led her through the campus elaborating on the efforts underway to prepare students for the future. Ritz was also quick to offer a state-level perspective of where the field of education is heading.

  • Adult ed program helps focus career goals


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – “It’s a very beneficial class … it’s an awesome program,” said John, a recent student enrolled in the Perry County Adult Education Program.“It helped me get on the road I needed to be on.”

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  • Why Trump is bad for workers in America

    Two Indianapolis-based heating and air conditioning plants, Carrier and United Technologies, announced in February they will move operations to Mexico starting in 2017, taking with them 2,100 Hoosier jobs, not to mention hope for their future.

  • Special Olympians readying for 50th field day

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey’s Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host the 50th annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. May 7 at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Perry County. “Please come out and meet some of our areas Special Olympians!”