Local News

  • Know what property-tax deductions you are eligible for

    TELL CITY - County Auditor Connie A. Berger reminds taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions and exemptions. The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed.

    Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2009. Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status:

    Mortgage Deduction

  • Cannnelton's clock has eventful history

    Officials seeking repainting bids

    CANNELTON - A clock in the tower over St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton does, indeed, belong to the city, and has a rather eventful history, according to information provided to The News.

    Mayor Smokey Graves reported at an Oct. 13 board of public works and safety meeting he'd received a request from church officials to paint the clock's faces. He wanted to confirm the clock belongs to the city before committing to the work, he said then.

  • Hoosier Energy receives funds

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, the wholesale energy provider for Southern Indiana Power, will receive $195 million of $1.8 billion in loans to build and repair 7,600 miles of distribution and transmission lines serving 90,000 rural customers in 26 states.

    Thirty-three rural utilities will receive loans under the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development's utilities programs under the 1936 Rural Electrification Act.

  • City awarded housing-rehab, paving grants

    $187,500 will help Tell City homeowners make needed repairs

    TELL CITY - A Community Development Block Grant awarded last month to Tell City will help more than a dozen families make needed home repairs, improving not only the safety and energy-efficiency of their homes but the value and appearance of their neighborhoods, city officials said.

  • Fall tax bills due Nov. 10

    Courthouse open Saturday; online payments accepted

    PERRY COUNTY - Election Day preparations have been keeping the county courthouse a bustling place but another deadline will soon have many Perry Countians dropping by to pay their fall property-tax installments.

    This year's tax deadline is Monday, Nov. 10, and residents have several options to make those payments. "It's pretty much the same as with the year's first installment," County Auditor Connie Berger said.

  • All eyes on the polls!

    Perry Countians will add their voices - and votes - to closely watched Election Day races for president, governor and Congress, as well as local contests for commissioner and county council.

    Polls in Perry County open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and will remain open until 6 p.m. The county courthouse will be closed for the day but employees of the county clerk's office will be available by telephone to field questions from voters and precincts. Call 547-3741 for assistance.

    Absentee voting ends at noon today in the courthouse.

  • Schools chief reports positive cash flow

    Chapman continues to project improved fiscal outlook

    CANNELTON - "September was a positive month for us," Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 23, explaining revenues were slightly higher than expenditures.

  • City to begin flushing hydrants

    CANNELTON - City workers will flush fire hydrants in Cannelton Thursday and Friday, Utilities Superintendent Phillip Ball said, beginning at the water-treatment plant on First Street.

    Residents will notice water discoloration and should avoid doing laundry as the process is under way.

  • Bankers association warns of mystery-shopper scam

    INDIANAPOLIS - A member bank of the Indiana Bankers Association has reported a recent consumer scam involving fraudulent cashier's checks and a bogus mystery shopper business.

    The phony business mails fraudulent cashier's checks in the amount of $4,998 to consumers, with a letter inviting recipients to join the company as a mystery shopper.

  • Newspapers' sale suspended amid crisis in credit markets

    News' parent company may not be sold for yearsNORFOLK, Va. - The crisis in the nation's credit markets has shelved, at least for now, plans to sell Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Perry County News.

    Landmark Media Enterprises LLC announced Wednesday it was suspending the process of selling its remaining businesses, including Shelbyville, Ky.-based LCNI.