Local News

  • IDEM conducting ground-water assessment surveys

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is conducting its 2016 Ground Water Assessment Survey and is looking for Hoosiers whose property contains a private drinking water well that they would like to have tested free of charge.

    The goal of this project is to be able to evaluate ground water quality in different regions based on factors such as geology, depth to water, depth of the well and land use. If a concern is found, IDEM will provide the resident with information on how they can reduce their exposure to potential harmful chemicals.

  • INDOT plans bridge overhauls at Rocky Point and Derby

    PERRY COUNTY – State highway repair crews will focus attention to Indiana 66 in Perry County over the next several months.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close a bridge along Indiana 66 at Rocky Point this summer, delivering needed rehabilitation to the span over Deer Creek but putting a crimp in the travel and recreational plans for many.

  • Ohio River bridge upgrades underway


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    CANNELTON – “Right now your traffic is the worst it’s going to be,” said Kate Francis, the border bridge program director for the Indiana Department of Transportation, as she went on to explain a number of aspects of the work underway on the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge. Francis and other representatives from INDOT and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent nearly an hour Thursday providing an overview of the project.

  • No issues with lead in local water supplies


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    PERRY COUNTY – By this time, most have probably heard of the issues plaguing residents in Flint, Mich., due to lead contaminants. Reports of other lead-based problems, from sea to shining sea would indicate this nation is battling drinking-water contaminations of epidemic proportions.

  • Shoe Sensation plans spring opening in TC

    TELL CITY – Local shoppers will soon have a new source for footwear. Shoe Sensation has announced plans to open a new store this spring in the Lincoln Park Plaza shopping center, located along Indiana 66.

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  • Art charity aims to fill ‘Empty Bowls’


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    TELL CITY – Alone, no one person can feed the world. But a group of local artists are coming together in a charity event to help ensure students in Perry County don’t go home hungry.

    Potters from the community and students in the Tell City Junior-Senior High art program are helping present the Empty Bowls program. With the moniker “Buy a bowl. Own an Artwork. Fight hunger,” the event will run from 5-7 p.m. April 9 in the high school cafeteria.

  • DOE releases schools’ performance reports


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    PERRY COUNTY – Annual performance reports for each of the school corporations in the county are being published in today’s issue of the News. Released last week by the Indiana Department of Education, the data was compiled from 2014-15 school year assessments.

  • Auditor’s office shares real estate tax deduction information

    PERRY COUNTY – County Auditor Pam Goffinet would like to remind taxpayers to file for property tax deductions. The one-time filing deductions are still in effect unless your status has changed. Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2017.


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  • Funds set aside for LHDC program

    PERRY COUNTY – Lincoln Hills Development Corp. continues to operate the Individual Development Account Program. Under this program, income eligible individuals and families can earn while they learn and see their savings matched up to $900 annually.

    The IDA Program is administered by Lincoln Hills Development Corp. and designed to help eligible individuals save money while learning financial skills.

    Through the program, qualified applicants are encouraged to save money, with every dollar they save matched by $3 from the State and Federal.