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Today's News

  • The joys of doing it yourself

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    A friend of mine recently installed a small wind turbine on his rural farm. He lives in Nebraska and such systems are more common in the Great Plains than they are here. Those states have more wind and that means wind-generating turbines, both the large ones owned by utilities, and smaller ones for home or business use, make more economic sense. 

    My buddy’s turbine probably turns most of the time. That wouldn’t be the case in southern Indiana.

  • Dauby serving as president of U.S. broadband group

    ST. MEINRAD – At its annual convention and expo earlier this year in Phoenix, Ariz., NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, elected Perry-Spencer Communication’s president and chief executive officer, Jim Dauby, as their new president of the board.

    NTCA is the country’s premier broadband association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. 

  • Church News; Aug. 27

    Trinity United Church of Christ ice cream socialAug. 30

     

    FULDA – The Trinity United Church of Christ, one mile south of Fulda, will have an ice cream social and homecoming from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.

    There will be a light dinner, homemade ice cream and live music.

     

    Ice cream and fellowship Sunday at Deer Creek Church

     

  • Tipsaw Lake reopens to swimming

    Tipsaw Lake beach has reopened for swimming, two weeks after high levels of coliform bacteria prompted its closure. Water tests show the lake is now safe for public use, the Hoosier National Forest reported in a press release. Personnel regularly test the water for harmful bacteria in swimming areas.  High coliform counts could have come from a number of sources, including animals such as waterfowl. Tipsaw beach will be open through Labor Day weekend.

  • Cemetery restoration project planned for Saturday in Tobinsport

    TOBINSPORT – The Tobinsport Cemetery Restoration Project will hold a work session this Saturday, Aug. 29, beginning at 9 a.m.

    This session will be held at the Simons Cemetery, located next to the Methodist Church, in Tobinsport.

    During the session, participants will clean the old tombstones and reset fallen ones. 

  • Century to idle Hancock smelter

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – Unless the price the company gets for its product improves in coming weeks, Century Aluminum will halt production at its Hawesville, Ky., smelter. The decision will likely force the layoffs of more than 500 people by the end of October, delivering a powerful punch to the local economy. 

  • Cannelton anticipates minor general fund cuts in 2016

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The 2016 Cannelton general-fund budget will be largely unchanged from this year, with some slight decreases in several departmental line items. According to city Clerk-Treasurer Arvina Bozarth, the reductions, which largely affected appropriations used to pay temporary employees, were achieved because of money available in other accounts could be used to cover such costs.

  • Winter Marie Jean Lautner

    Olivia Renae Hurst and Bradley Dale Lautner of Tell City, announce the birth of a daughter, Winter Marie Jean Lautner.

    Winter was born Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care in Jasper, weighing 7 pounds and measuring 20 inches.

    Grandparents are Billie and Jimmy Hargis, of Dale, Joe Hurst and Lori Lyons of Dale, Mary Ann Lautner of Ferdinand and Dale Lautner of Tell City.

  • Deposit bottle nostalgia should be common practice today

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    news@perry countynews.com Oh those trips of yesteryear, when kids rode in the back of station wagons or under the protection of the windowed spaceship that was in fact the family car’s hatchback.

    On select days, such short trips to the grocery often meant playing a make-shift musical number with the glass bottles destined for the store’s deposit racks.

  • Town of Troy conducts utility-rate studies, considers increase

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – During an Aug. 12 regular meeting of the Troy Town Council, Ted Sommer of the London Witte Group was present to discuss water and sewer rate studies his company recently conducted for the town.