Local News

  • Farmland tax breaks will impact school coffers


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Newton’s Third Law, states “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” And knee-jerk reactions from the state Legislature to issue tax breaks often have unintended effects. A recent example of that rears its head in a loss of tax revenue for all municipal and other entities that rely on those funds, like local school corporations.

  • Woman jailed for threatening judge




    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman accused of making threats against Perry County’s circuit court judge and another woman remained in jail Friday on two counts of intimidation.

    Christine G. Meyer, 37, of 1029 12th St., faces one Level 5 and one Level 6 felony for allegedly making threats against Judge Lucy Goffinet and a Division of Child Services caseworker.

  • It’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    INDIANAPOLIS – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Prevent Child Abuse Indiana, a Division of The Villages of Indiana, will recognize this important month with events and activities designed to educate Hoosiers about child abuse, its impact to our children and how they can act to prevent it.

    In March, a report, the result of a  two-year study by the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities, was released: Within Our Reach: A National Strategy to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities.

  • Library project nears completion
  • Cannelton sets hearing for stormwater collection fees


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton is one step closer to establishing initial fees under a newly adopted stormwater utility ordinance. Just a month in the making, the council voted Monday to advance plans that are expected to help in the long-term maintenance of storm sewers.

  • Barricaded man surrenders to state police

    ENGLISH ­– An armed man fortified himself inside a home in northern Perry County and allegedly held police at bay for nearly four hours Monday and into the early morning Tuesday.

    What began as a domestic dispute landed the Crawford County man behind bars on several felony counts, including a weapons charge.

    Peter Mathew Jacobs, 34, of English was arrested and charged with criminal confinement, criminal recklessness with a firearm and domestic battery in the presence of a minor, each a Level 6 felony.

  • Grant sought for Depot upgrades




    TELL CITY – While plans for passenger rail excursions to and from Tell City are still taking shape, city leaders agreed last week to support a $50,000 enhancement grant that would fund work adjacent to the Tell City Depot.

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  • Early primary voting underway

    PERRY COUNTY – After months of listening to presidential hopefuls from both parties, Perry County voters can now cast their ballots for the candidates running for the White House, Congress, governor and several local races.

    In Perry County, early voting is taking place in the commissioners room inside the courthouse. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Early votes can also be cast from 8 a.m. to noon on the two Saturdays before the primary election, April 23 and April 30.

    Early in-person voting continues through noon on May 2.

  • Spring installment of 2016 property-tax bills due May 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills have recently arrived in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment of 2016 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. The tax bills include both spring and fall coupons.