Local News

  • Public works board approves 14th Street chip-and-seal project


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – During their meeting on the evening of Monday, Sept. 21, the Board of Public Works and Safety proposed a chip-and-seal project for the 1500 block of 14th Street. The work will help to cut down on the consistent maintenance and gravel dust, according to Mayor Barbara Ewing.

    The current road surface is upward of 35 years old, and has always been gravel. Works board member Gary Morton expressed his agreement that the road should be improved.

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  • PCDC manufacturing site developments get plan commission approval


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County officials have recently engaged in several efforts to prepare sites for potential commercial developments. From land clearings, to creation of spec buildings, much of that work has been facilitated by money generated from industries located within the county’s three designated tax-increment-financing districts.

    TIF funds are generated from the property taxes collected in those districts and set aside as a tool communities can use to promote economic development.

  • Cannelton School Board addresses personnel changes


    Feature Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton School Board met Thursday evening in an executive session, and then convened a regular meeting. The board declined to comment on any details of the executive session, the agenda of which included performance evaluation of individual employees, information about prospective employees, strategy with respect to collective bargaining and strategies involved with pending litigation.

  • Fall tour arrives in Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – October arrives this week and with it, plans for this year’s Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour. Activities are planned during October in several communities, including this weekend in Rome. Other events include Cannelton’s Oct. 10 Heritage Festival and the yearly car show in Bristow on Oct. 11.

    The popular Perry County Route 66 Yard Sale is set for Oct. 16-17 and the Shubael Little Pioneer Village will host a weekend open house Oct. 17-18.

    Rome Courthouse Days, Oct. 4

  • Commissioners to partner with Tell City on workforce grant


    Staff Writer


    ROCKPORT  – The Spencer County Commissioners met with Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Alvin Evans of the Perry County Development Corp. at a Sept. 18 meeting to discuss a grant being sought by Tell City that could prove to be mutually beneficial for both Perry and Spencer counties. All that was requested from the commissioners was a statement in support of Tell City’s application, and after hearing of its potential benefits to the area, the board was quick to offer its support.

  • Houchin continues efforts to
increase rural broadband access

    INDIANAPOLIS – State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem) is leading efforts to increase rural broadband accessibility in Indiana.

    The Salem lawmaker recently appeared before the Senate Interim Study Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications to discuss ways to remove barriers to broadband access, tax issues and how to implement federal funding.

  • Indiana 145 near Bristow to close for sealing through Oct. 5

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced a road closure on Indiana 145 near Bristow as crews perform pavement sealing.

    Depending upon weather conditions, crews will close Indiana 145 between Indiana 37 and Huffman Road in Bristow beginning on or around Monday, Sept. 28. Closures will be at intermittent points while crews seal the pavement along the 10-mile stretch.

    Work will be restricted to daytime hours between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

    Local residential traffic will have access at points of closure.

  • Indiana 66 bridges in Crawford County to be restricted

    CRAWFORD COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced lane restrictions for two Indiana 66 bridges near Leavenworth and Sulphur.

    Restrictions begin today. Depending upon weather conditions, contractors will restrict traffic to one lane on Indiana 66 about a quarter-mile east and west of the bridge spanning Interstate 64 near Leavenworth for a bridge deck rehabilitation project.