Local News

  • New commissioners furniture

    County Commissioners Bill Amos, left, and Tom Hauser, County Auditor Connie Berger and County Administrator Teresa Kanneberg listen to a speaker during a regular meeting Tuesday. The tabletop before them was installed during recent renovations higher than is comfortable for them to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

    Berger said a search is on for equipment that will raise the seats of their chairs to correct the oversight.

  • Special judge to preside over annexation case

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Documents filed Aug. 1-6 make official an assignment of William E. Weikert as a special judge in the lawsuit filed in Perry Circuit Court by people opposed to an annexation by Tell City.

  • Troy officials take next steps in stormwater-sewer project

    Feature Writer

  • Double-crossed!

    Members of the Tell City Marching Marksmen rehearse their show, “Double-crossed!” Monday evening. Music Director Natasha Edmondson said this year’s theme takes the performers and audiences into the 1920s, with lots of jazz and color-guard girls clad in the fringed frocks of flappers.

  • Waupaca Foundry to be sold by KPS to Hitachi

    WAUPACA, Wis. – Waupaca Foundry Inc., the world’s largest producer of ductile- and gray-iron castings, announced Tuesday Hitachi Metals Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire the company from its current owner, KPS Capital Partners LP, a New York-based private-equity firm.

  • Road race planned for bicentennial

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The celebration of Perry County’s bicentennial anniversary scheduled for Nov. 1 will pit local runners against each other in a 200-mile tag-team road race, Cheri Taylor told the county commissioners in a regular meeting Tuesday. (In the print edition, the News erroneously reported this race will be for drivers.)

  • Tractor club to meet Aug. 28

    BRANCHVILLE – The Ohio Valley Tractor Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28 at Branchville Conservation Club.

  • Board approves off-duty officers’ security employment at Pour Haus

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety has given permission for off-duty police officers to provide security at a new downtown restaurant.

    Derek Cronin, co-owner of the Pour Haus, wants to employ officers as security when bands bring in large crowds to the Seventh Street business, Chief Greg Hendershot reported at a recent meeting.

  • Perry County child-care group seeks community input

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly organized group of county businesses and organizations is in the process of identifying the child care needs in Perry County and is seeking public input.

    Members of Perry Childcare Initiative Inc. began meeting in July of 2013 to discuss the perceived need for early child care services in the community. Many of the business partners involved in early discussions expressed concerns that the attraction of new employees is often hampered by challenges families face with finding child care, especially care during nontraditional work hours.

  • Golden Living Center honored at Schweizer Fest dinner

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