Local News

  • County council eyes public safety tax

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council is in early discussions about the possibility of enacting a public-safety tax which would assess up to a 0.25 percent income tax on Perry County residents’ adjusted gross income. The tax would be added to existing local income taxes.

    The council discussed the issue at its March 26 meeting. A story on the tax, how it would be enacted and where the money could go will be in Monday’s edition.

  • Rural News; GERALD, April 2

    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 —

    Spring break is over and it is back to school now in our Perry County schools, before Easter week; which is always a busy one for us, but this past week was also.

    Thanks to St. Pius V church in Troy for sponsoring Father John Mark Ettensohn’s mission and the members who helped with it. We were enlightened and enjoyed it also, as we did last year.

  • Tax bills to hit mailboxes soon

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills payable in 2015 are scheduled to be mailed on April 8, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

  • Rural News; BRISTOW, April 2

    By CINDY CULBERTSON, News Correspondent, Phone, 843-5547 — Happy Easter to all my family and friends.

    It is hard to believe this year is just buzzing by so quickly.

    The beautiful sunshine makes the body and soul feel oh-so-good.

    This week is full of spiritual goodness. We have Good Friday; its meaning is overwhelming. The thought of our great God giving his precious life for us is a blessing and heartache, just trying to imagine all the agony He went through for us makes me sad.

  • Farmers market organizational meeting Wednesday at Tell City Depot

    TELL CITY – Gardening season is just around the corner and that means plans are taking shape for farmers markets that will be held this year the Tell City Depot.

    An organizational meeting is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Depot, located at 333 Seventh Street in Tell City.

    Betty Cash, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the meeting, similar to one held last year, will establish guidelines for vendors who want to sell items. 

  • Free PCMH health-screenings offered in April

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will offer free blood pressure and glucose (sugar) screenings every Tuesday morning from 8:30-10 a.m. inside the Tell City Wal-Mart.

    This community service will also be offered by PCMH’s Home Health Department from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at Twilight Towers in Tell City.

    PCMH will provide blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol screenings from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Troy Fire Station and from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Golden Years Center in Cannelton.

  • Spencer County Healthy Community Partnership to sponsor farmers markets

    SPENCER COUNTY – Spring is here and many gardeners are gearing up for another summer of growing fresh vegetables and fruits. The Spencer County Healthy Community Partnership will sponsor farmers markets again this summer. 

    Several changes have been made to make the markets even bigger and better than last year. Markets will be held from 2 to 6:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday June 3, at the city park in Rockport. 

  • Lincoln drama a priority for local 2016 bicentennial celebrations


    Staff Writer


    LINCOLN CITY – State officials announced the Lincoln State Park Amphitheatre will not host the drama, “A. Lincoln: Pioneer Tale,” this year as the state will contract a new management company to take over the production.

  • Trustee sought for Beard Cemetery

    BRISTOW – An election for one trustee for the Beard Cemetery will be conducted the Monday before Memorial Day. A trustee must be at least 25 years old and have a relative buried in the cemetery.

    If interested in serving as a trustee, send a letter of interest by April 30 to Jerry Beard, 22998 Blue Ridge Road, Bristow, IN  47515. Include name, age and relationship to someone buried in the cemetery.

  • Legislators defend religious freedom law




    TELL CITY – Perry County’s two Statehouse legislators defended Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law Saturday under heavy questioning by opponents who said the newly approved legislation will lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians.