Today's News

  • Officials eye emergency notification system

    PERRY COUNTY - Officials from a variety of government agencies viewed a demonstration Feb. 15 of a system that will warn county residents of imminent emergencies.

    Perry County commissioners granted their support at a regular meeting Wednesday to the adoption of the Code Red Emergency Notification System offered by Emergency Communications Network of Ormond Beach, Fla. In providing the demonstration, company representative Kurt Steier called ECN "the premier notification company in the nation."

  • Port board chooses management company

    TELL CITY - Four companies indicated interest in managing the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, but only two submitted proposals. Representatives of both were at a meeting of the port authority's board of directors Feb. 11, where RailAmerica-Southern Indiana Railroad was selected for the job.

    As The News reported Jan. 28, the port-rail agency's board of directors voted to seek a management company to take on the duties of Dick Neumann when he retires March 31.

  • Troy Medical Clinic damaged by fire

    TROY - A fire Wednesday afternoon caused damage to the Troy Medical Clinic and while no one was injured, Lisa Miller is seeing patients at the Medical Plaza Building on 13th Street in Tell City.

    "She's seeing patients there today," Perry County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber said Friday.

    The hospital owns the clinic as well as the Medical Plaza.

  • Oxley joins BCF staff

    BRANCHVILLE - A former state representative has been hired as a program director at Branchville Correctional Facility.

    Dennie Oxley Jr., who served 10 years in the Indiana House of Representatives, began work Feb. 8 and is attending training required of Department of Correction employees.

    Oxley will earn $52,000 as a director of programs and projects. He will also help with the facility's accreditation.

  • LHDC continues to accept energy-program applications

    TELL CITY - Lincoln Hills Development Corp., is continuing to accept applications for the Energy Assistance Program.

    The program helps low-income families with the high cost of home energy through the partial payment of utility and fuel bills.

    Since October 2009, the agency has served nearly 2,000 households in a three-county area with an average benefit of $480. Seven hundred twenty-two households in Crawford County, 710 in Perry County and 447 in Spencer County have been served.

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  • Book fair starts today at Myers Grade School

    CANNELTON - An annual book fair at Myers Grade School in Cannelton has been scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday.

    A "family night" is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school.

    "Please come and check out the new books," urges teacher Michelle Coleman.

    More information can be obtained by calling Julie Harris at 547-4126.


  • Second News box added to Main Street location

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News has added a second news box in front of its Main Street office.

    One box will hold Monday papers, with Thursday editions in the other. The addition of the second box will allow issues to remain in boxes for a full week and serve readers who miss purchasing a paper before the next issue is published. Those readers have had to enter the office to purchase those issues. The boxes will be labeled.

  • Clarification

    In response to a Thursday story about cost-cutting measures, Tell City-Troy Township school-board member Larry Bryant noted, "many of the past and present board members have never taken or participated in the (school corporation's) health insurance, myself included."

    The board's current members chose to decline the coverage, he continued, "to conserve the cost to the corporation for the benefit of the kids."


  • Bayh's decision should be national wake-up call to Congressional dysfunction

    Will Evan Bayh's decision to retire from the U.S. Senate do anything to change what's wrong in Washington? Call it what you want: gridlock, partisanship or catharsis. No matter the name, the lack of bipartisan dialogue or respect for the opinions of others and the downright poisonous atmosphere keeps reasonable legislators like Bayh from doing what they were elected to do, help ordinary Americans.

    We don't blame him for throwing up his arms.