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Today's News

  • Tickets available for Aug. 10 Kaffe Klatch

    TELL CITY – For the third year in a row, the annual Schweizer Fest Kaffee Klatch is being held on a Thursday morning, as opposed to the traditional Wednesday on kick-off event.

    Individuals attending the 43rd annual event will have the opportunity to enjoy a hearty breakfast of traditional fare along with festival favorites. The event will be held in Evangelical United Church of Christ’s Fellowship Hall, 802 10th St., Tell City, from 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 10.

  • Fostering safer communities

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    Guest Columnist

     

    All Hoosiers deserve to feel safe within their homes and communities. In past years, our area has experienced a slight increase in the number of criminal offenses reported by the Indiana State Police.

    While this is an unfortunate circumstance, there are actions that can be taken to combat this trend and increase public safety. New laws recently enacted will protect Indiana residents by better identifying dangerous criminals and addressing high-crime areas.

  • The joys of creature comforts

    Stuart Cassidy

    Guest Columnist

     

    Progress is a double-edged sword. While we might hate paying the costs – especially when it comes to the use of our hard-earned dollars – we benefit from the results.

  • Summer = bonus time

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    I try to get up extra early at least a couple of days a week, especially during summer. Sadly, summer is already in decline and we’re in the Dog Days, traditionally the period of time from mid-July to mid-August. I already miss the few minutes of sunlight lost since the summer solstice in June. But the days are still plenty long.

  • Recycling: Just do it

    Recycling is a daily theme in American life. The general practice of reusing old materials instead of dredging up new, especially when times are scarce, dates back thousands of years, when blacksmiths would melt down used metal to fashion new weapons and tools.

  • 4-H Fair kick-off
  • Port, Scenic Lincoln Way hopeful passenger train rides will grow

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Basing operations from the Tell City Depot, the future may be bright for Scenic Lincoln Way and its efforts to boost tourism through rail excursions. The nostalgia and thrill of embarking a passenger car perks the interest for many, but the present day indicates there is a long track ahead before trains leave the station on a regular timetable.

  • Board to press KKIL on parking lot issues in Troy

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – The town of Troy’s industrial park will soon see a reduction in the dust from K and K Integrated Logistics parking lot.

    About a third of the parking lot has already been paved, according to town board president Linda Crawford. “They are progressing as promised,” said Crawford.

    “I hope it makes the neighbors happy,” said Clerk-Treasurer Jane Hayden.

  • INDOT to spend $15M on county roads, bridges

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The Indiana Department will spend more than $15 million over the next five years in Perry County to resurface 81 lane miles of roadway and will rehabilitate or replace eight bridges under a Next Level Roads Plan announced last week.

    Gov. Eric Holcomb joined INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness last week at several locations to unveil the plan.

  • State high court won’t hear TC annexation case

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Indiana Supreme Court has declined to hear Tell City’s appeal of an April ruling that gave a big win to opponents of Tell City’s annexation plans.