Today's News

  • Extension offers commodity marketing course

    TELL CITY – Purdue Extension in Spencer and Perry Counties is offering a commodity marketing course for local producers.

    The program, titled “Beginner’s Course in Commodity Marketing,” is geared toward any producer interested in learning more about grain marketing topics and strategies, regardless of experience.

    The three-session course will feature Corinne Alexander, a Purdue agricultural economics specialist, who will cover topics including futures, options, basis and hedging as well as basic grain marketing strategies.

  • Winter beef production educational series returns

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Beef Production Educational Series will be offered for four evenings in January, February and March.

    The sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, Feb. 20 and March 8. All of the programs except the Feb. 20 session will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Feb. 20 program is in conjunction with the Perry County Cattle Association annual meeting, which will be held at Perry Central school cafeteria.

  • Regional workshop on farm financial recordkeeping coming to southwest Indiana

    DALE – The Farm Financial Recordkeeping for Farm Women Program is a two-evening program that will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at the Lincoln Heritage Library in Dale. The program is being offered by the Purdue Women in Ag Team and Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.

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  • Parks board: Eagles Bluff park will soon reopen on weekends

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Eagles Bluff Park will reopen on weekends this spring, thanks to the Perry County Council’s restoring $3,500 in pay for the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s part-time assistant.

  • Troy turned down for OCRA wastewater funding

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TROY – Gathered Wednesday for their first meeting of 2012, members of the Troy Town Council discussed moving forward with a fiscal study ahead of a hoped-for annexation effort this year to incorporate areas north of the town.

  • Mayor: Look again at new rental ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – In her first council meeting of 2012, Cannelton Mayor Mary Snyder questioned how a rental ordinance adopted last year will be implemented.

  • Praising God, serving others

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Courtney Berger’s fingers are tickling the church organ’s keys half an hour before Sunday morning Mass at St. Mark Catholic Church.

    Glancing at the sheet music from a bench near the front of the sanctuary, the 11-year-old concentrates on the chords of “Gather Us In,” the entrance song that will begin the morning service.

  • Price tag of proposed new jail reduced by $3 million

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part report about revisions made to a proposal to build a new county jail.

    TELL CITY – A revised plan for a new jail that may be built in Perry County features a $3 million price reduction from the initial proposal, county leaders learned Jan. 4.

  • Crash claims life of USI student

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    ST. MARKS – A 20-year-old University of Southern Indiana student died Monday in a two-vehicle accident between St. Marks and Bristow.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Samuel J. Deom, 20, of 14928 Indiana 145, was pulling out of his driveway when his truck was hit by a northbound pickup truck driven by Aaron Meyer, 34, of Bristow.