Local News

  • Rural News; Gerald; May 21

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — Our sympathy to the family of Bessie Kincaid, who passed away on May 8, 2015, at the Oakwood Health Campus.

    Also to Candy Boerste’s family, we extended our condolences. She passed away at the Perry County memorial hospital on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.

  • Rural News; DOOLITTLE MILLS; May 21

    By SHEILA E. BORDEN, News Correspondent, Phone 843-5341 —  The St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 and Ladies Auxiliary will make its annual visit to local cemeteries this coming Sunday morning, May 24. 

    The group will begin the memorial services with its first stop at the Doolittle Mills Cemetery at approximately 7:20 a.m. 

    Everyone is welcome to attend and show support for this worthwhile event as we remember the departed.

    The Perry Central Senior Class of 2015 will graduate at 2 p.m. this coming Sunday afternoon, May 24.

  • Scouts remember veterans
  • Rural News; ST. CROIX; May 21
  • Derby association will have to pay to move swing set


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – If users of Mulzer Park in Derby want to keep a swing set there, the Derby Community Association will have to pay to move it.

    The swing set is currently located in the lower part of the park, close to the Ohio River. The river rises above the bottom of the swing set nearly every year, washing away the sand and other fill materials beneath the swings, and such cushioning is required beneath public swing sets under state law.

  • Memorial Day ceremonies to honor military heroes

    PERRY COUNTY – Next week is Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

    Memorial Day ceremonies for deceased Perry County veterans, including service members killed during active duty, will take place Memorial Day weekend, Sunday and Monday, May 24 and 25.

  • Tell City files nuisance suit over cats




    TELL CITY – The city of Tell City has filed a civil complaint against a Main Street resident accused of hoarding large numbers of cats.

    The city filed suit May 7 against Sandra Hieronymus, of 733 Main St., claiming she ignored requests by the city to remove cats from her home. City and county officials said they have tried working with the woman to address chronic odor complaints caused by her cats.

  • Troy storm-water project to begin June 1


    Staff Writer


    TROY – A large-scale storm-water improvement project that has been in the planning stages for more than a year is now just days away from breaking ground.

    Set to commence June 1, the project, partly funded through an Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs grant, will install more than 2,000 feet of storm drainage and approximately 21 drainage structures to alleviate the town’s ongoing problems with flooding, ponding water and sinkholes.

  • Cemetery upkeep in public’s eye as holiday nears

    CANNELTON – With Memorial Day fast approaching, Cannelton’s city-owned cemeteries will be ready for weekend visitors paying their respects to generations of veterans. That was the message Street Commissioner David Marsh gave to the Cannelton Common Council last Monday.

    “We’re spending just about every hour we can up there. It’s been a wet spring and the grass has grown fast,” Marsh said. “We’ve fallen a little behind, but we’ll get there.”

  • Close call