Local News

  • Bill will remove homestead exemption loophole

    INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation authored by State Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) modifying eligibility requirements for the homestead property-tax exemption was unanimously approved by members of the Indiana House of Representatives.

    Homestead exemptions are typically allowed for homeowners using their homes as a primary residence. The exemption reduces the assessed value of the home on which property-tax bills are based. In order to qualify, House Bill 1283 obligates property owners to transfer a property’s title to the purchaser upon contract finalization.

  • Beastly weather creates images of beauty

    Necessities in some states, snowblowers aren’t that common in Perry County. However, they came in handy this week as the county dug out from 9 inches of snow that fell Monday.

    The snow was followed by frigid temperatures that dropped to as low as minus 9 early Tuesday. More near-record cold was forecast for Wednesday and Thursday nights.

  • National Players to perform three plays at Saint Meinrad Archabbey theater

    SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays Feb. 26, 27 and 28.

    On Thursday, Feb. 26, the actors will perform “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare’s final play.

    On Friday, Feb. 27, the performance will be Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” The third play will be Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Saturday, February 28.

  • Pet of the week

    STEVE is a 10 month old neutered male, feline leukemia-tested negative, up to date, DSH grey tabby who came to the PCAS with an adult male companion. His companion was adopted but Steve is still at the shelter awaiting his forever family.

    Steve is truly a great boy and has been overlooked due to the number of cats at the shelter.

  • Stepping Stones now registering for fall

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the lower level of St. Augustine Catholic Church parish hall, is accepting registrations for the 2015-16 school year.

    The preschool seeks to provide a positive educational experience for 3 and 4 year old children, preparing them for elementary school. Stepping Stones uses Zoo-phonics, a multisensory language arts program, and a thematic unit and project-type approach to learning.

  • LHDC South Perry Head Start open house planned for Thursday, March 12

    TELL CITY – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start Center is currently taking applications for enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year. On Thursday, March 12, Head Start organizers encourage any interested family or community member to attend an open house from 1 to 6 p.m.

    Parents may complete enrollment information for their children at this time and visit the classrooms and talk with teachers to learn more about Head Start. The South Perry Head Start Center is located at the corner of 19th and Tell streets in Tell City.

  • School Menus

    Week of Feb. 23 – 27

    *Breakfasts served with juice and milk, lunches served with milk.

  • Beard Cemetery releases 2014 report

    BRISTOW – PERRY COUNTY - Beard Cemetery has released its 2014 report.

  • Winter guided hike along Mogan Ridge trail planned for Saturday, Feb. 28

    PERRY COUNTY – The next Perry County Parks and Recreation Department hike is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28, at Mogan Ridge Trail. Additional hikes are scheduled for March 14 and 28

    Saturday, Feb. 28
    8:30 a.m.
    Mogan Ridge Trail W (6 miles)
    Meet at highway garage
    Indiana 37 and Indiana 70

    Saturday, March 14
    8:30 a.m.
    Oriole Trail W. (8 miles)
    Meet at Oriole Lake
    4 miles south of Sulphur on
    Indiana 66

  • Rural News

    St. Croix
    BY MARY HILL, News Correspondent, Phone 842-5779 — Hopefully everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day weekend.

    Several factories and schools closed early in the week due to the big snow we received.

    Harold and I went to Tell City Saturday and did some shopping. Then we enjoyed a meal at River View Restaurant in Hawesville, Ky., for Valentine’s Day.