Local News

  • 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.

  • St. Boniface to celebrate 150th anniversary Saturday

    FULDA – Historic St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda will celebrate 150 years with an evening of cards, painting and wine beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the parish center.
    The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a euchre tourney and play will begin at 7 p.m. There will be six 20-minute games. Cost is $15 per player. There will be door prizes and half-pot drawings. Finger foods and drinks will be furnished. All are welcome.

  • Branchville Correctional Facility recognizes employees of the quarter

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility Superintendent Kathy Alvey recently reinstituted the facility’s Employee Appreciation Committee.  
    One of the duties of the committee is to select an employee of the quarter for each one of the following five categories: supervisor, non-custody employee, custody employee, contractual employee and volunteer.  
    The committee has announced the following winners for the most recent quarter:

  • Perryman files for District 3 seat in Tell City




    TELL CITY – With age comes wisdom, Tell City resident Roxanne Perryman says. The 60-year-old Democrat has filed for the city’s common council and while the run is her first for political office, she believes she has plenty to offer city residents if elected to the Ward 3 seat.

    “I’ve been here 30 years and I feel a big part of Tell City,” she said. “I think I have a lot to offer.”

  • Funds Still Available for 2014 Clean Water Grant

    The Perry, Crawford and Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation Districts were jointly awarded a competitive Clean Water Indiana (CWI) Grant for $39,750 for livestock facilities.
    The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District received a grant from Clean Water Indiana to provide technical and financial assistance to land users by providing a cost-share program for livestock facilities.  
    The total amount of $16,250 is allocated for this program and no further funding will be available into contractual agreements when that amount has been depleted.

  • James Nominated for Supervisor

    Ronnie James has been placed in nomination for the supervisor election at the 2015 Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) annual meeting and banquet.  One position for a three-year term of a SWCD supervisor will be filled at the election.

  • Southern Indiana Grazing Conference
  • SWCD Rental Equipment

    The Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) has purchased equipment over the years with the help of grant money from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Division of Soil Conservation and from rental income.  Land users can rent the SWCD equipment for conservation practices and other land development projects.