Local News

  • Troy board finds needed money, awards bid for upcoming stormwater project

    Staff Writer

    TROY – The town of Troy is on schedule to begin work on its large-scale stormwater sewer project this spring.

  • Frozen Beauty

    The News received dozens of winter scene photos over the past week. Among them was a glistening hoarfrost-covered tree in Troy.

    Jane Efinger-Hayden often captures images of the Ohio River – sunsets, barges and foggy mornings – visible from her and her husband, Dan’s, home.

  • Cassidy joins Perry County News staff

    TELL CITY – A Tell City journalist who has covered Spencer County for the past five years will transition in coming weeks to the Perry County News, where he will work as a full-time staff writer.

    Stuart Cassidy, 35, will fill a vacancy in the Tell City newsroom. He has worked since September 2009 as a staff writer at the Spencer County Journal-Democrat in Rockport.

  • Cash to lead local tourism efforts


    TELL CITY – As a 15-year board member for the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Betty Cash worked alongside the organization’s director to attract more visitors to the community. Starting next month, she’ll be directing those efforts herself.

  • Legislation will help local farmers, increase access to healthy foods

    INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation authored by State Rep. Justin Moed (D-Indianapolis) increasing access to locally grown produce for all Hoosiers, particularly individuals living in areas classified as food deserts, was approved by members of the Indiana House of Representatives.

    Food deserts are defined as regions with restricted access to nutritious and affordable foods. HB 1248 establishes the Local Food & Farm Council as an advisory council to the Department of Agriculture.

  • Bill will remove homestead exemption loophole

    INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation authored by State Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) modifying eligibility requirements for the homestead property-tax exemption was unanimously approved by members of the Indiana House of Representatives.

    Homestead exemptions are typically allowed for homeowners using their homes as a primary residence. The exemption reduces the assessed value of the home on which property-tax bills are based. In order to qualify, House Bill 1283 obligates property owners to transfer a property’s title to the purchaser upon contract finalization.

  • Beastly weather creates images of beauty

    Necessities in some states, snowblowers aren’t that common in Perry County. However, they came in handy this week as the county dug out from 9 inches of snow that fell Monday.

    The snow was followed by frigid temperatures that dropped to as low as minus 9 early Tuesday. More near-record cold was forecast for Wednesday and Thursday nights.

  • National Players to perform three plays at Saint Meinrad Archabbey theater

    SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays Feb. 26, 27 and 28.

    On Thursday, Feb. 26, the actors will perform “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare’s final play.

    On Friday, Feb. 27, the performance will be Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” The third play will be Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Saturday, February 28.

  • Pet of the week

    STEVE is a 10 month old neutered male, feline leukemia-tested negative, up to date, DSH grey tabby who came to the PCAS with an adult male companion. His companion was adopted but Steve is still at the shelter awaiting his forever family.

    Steve is truly a great boy and has been overlooked due to the number of cats at the shelter.

  • Stepping Stones now registering for fall

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the lower level of St. Augustine Catholic Church parish hall, is accepting registrations for the 2015-16 school year.

    The preschool seeks to provide a positive educational experience for 3 and 4 year old children, preparing them for elementary school. Stepping Stones uses Zoo-phonics, a multisensory language arts program, and a thematic unit and project-type approach to learning.