Local News

  • New grief-support group to meet in February

    SANTA CLAUS – Heritage Hills Baptist Church will offer a new grief-support ministry aimed at those who are struggling with the loss of a child.

    Through the leadership of Sherry Griepenstroh MSN, FNP-C, 13-week course will meet Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. beginning Feb. 26, at Heritage Hills Baptist Church.

  • Cannelton, Perry Central crown homecoming royalty
  • Cannelton’s mayor seeks second term




    CANNELTON – Mayor Mary Snyder filed Thursday for a second term as Cannelton’s mayor. The Republican was elected in 2011. She is the city’s first female mayor.

    “I have enjoyed my past years as Mayor and look forward to keep the city moving in the right direction,” she said.

    Snyder points to several accomplishments in her first term, including development of the Cannelton River Trail, which runs along the Ohio River.

  • Early May opening eyed for new Perry County Memorial Hospital



    TELL CITY – Construction of the new Perry County Memorial Hospital is on schedule for an early May opening. Hospital President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber said the plan is to transfer patients to the new hospital May 7. Hospital employees will transfer operations to other areas of the facility in the days before patients are moved. An open house and public tours of the facility are also planned ahead of the official opening.

  • County’s long-range plan draws big crowd


    Staff Writer


    LEOPOLD – Bob Grewe of the Evansville-based Lochmueller Group addressed a full room Tuesday during a Perry County Comprehensive Plan public workshop in the school cafeteria at Perry Central Community School. Grewe was impressed with the number of citizens and leaders who decided to brave the cold to attend and share their concerns and ideas.

    Lochmueller Group will use public input gathered this and future sessions to engineer a plan for long-term improvements to the county.

  • County one of six collaboration communities

    State-university partnership will help develop local leadership and strengthen economy

    PERRY COUNTY – A statewide program that helps small communities develop local leadership, strengthen local economies and capitalize on resources has named Perry County one of six participant finalists.

    Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann sent congratulatory announcement videos to the six newly designated finalist communities for the Hometown Collaboration Initiative.

  • Parks board makes progress on master plan


    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department Wednesday discussed ways to get widespread public input for its master plan for the next five years.

    Several parks-board related questions have been included in a survey for Perry County’s new comprehensive plan. But “by regulations we still have to hold a public meeting – and we can have more than one – to find out what people want,” Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel told the parks board.

  • Town of Troy invites bids for stormwater project


    Feature Writer

    TROY – Moving forward with its large-scale stormwater improvement project, the town of Troy last week began accepting sealed bid packets from interested contractors. Legal notices detailing the project were published in the News Jan. 8 and 15.

  • Officers presented life-saving awards
  • Farm Service Agency, Purdue Extension to host farm bill meeting

    PERRY COUNTY – The Spencer-Perry County Farm Service Agency and Purdue Extension services in Perry and Spencer counties will host a Jan. 26 meeting on the nation’s farm bill.
    The meetings are sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance and Farm Credit Mid-America.
    Meeting attendees will learn about Farm Service Agency Farm Bill programs.