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Today's News

  • Two for the road: Cycle shop a world of its own for Youngs

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    “When the weather’s nice, you’ll find me in here wrenching,” motorcycle mechanic Josh Young said as he peered from behind a current project. “And that’s a good thing.”

  • County to review salaries, future pay raises

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Council plans to review salaries and how pay raises are applied. The council, during a regular meeting of the board Thursday, organized a sub-committee to do just that, with hopes that plans can come together before members begin budget discussions this summer.

    Members of the committee will be council members Jody French, Tom Hauser and David Etienne.

  • Troy town board member jailed for battery

    TROY – Adam Hoffman, a member of Troy’s town council, was arrested Sunday, April 23, on a Class A misdemeanor charge of battery resulting in bodily injury.

    Hoffman allegedly was involved in an altercation that afternoon with an adult male family member at his home at 500 Main St. in Troy.

    He was taken to Perry County Detention Center by deputy Mark Poehlein before being released upon posting a bond of $1,500.

    The News contacted Hoffman Friday.

  • Amphitheatre’s transparent pricing offers great deal for all

    For the second year in a row, the Lincoln Amphitheatre will present concerts by some of the biggest names in music this summer, all on Saturday nights and all at extremely reasonable prices, compared with what one would pay elsewhere.

    But, perhaps, the best thing about the amphitheatre’s shows is the transparency in the pricing, which is unusual in the concert business.

  • Mayapple digs were memorable

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

  • Climate change: A look at problems and possibilities

    BRETT SANDERS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Why has humanity done so little over the past four decades to rein in carbon emissions?

    The main reason, Naomi Klein argues in “This Changes Everything,” is that the necessary actions “fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism, the reigning ideology for the entire period we have been struggling to find a way out of this crisis.”

  • New laws may affect you

    Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    The Indiana General Assembly has adjourned “sine die,” marking the end of the 2017 legislative session.

    Before the session began, my fellow legislators and I set our priorities, which included improving our workforce development efforts, keeping our state budget balanced and replacing the ISTEP exam. I am proud to say we were able to achieve all of those goals.

  • COMMUNITY EVENTS; MAY 1

    German American blood drive May 31

     

    TELL CITY – German American will host a blood drive Wednesday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the second-floor conference room in German American’s 645 Main St. location. The drive is open to the public.

    To schedule an appointment, call (800) 733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor keyword GA Bank.

     

    Landlord group to meet May 19

     

  • Jasper Engines announces record-setting share value

    JASPER – Associate-owner shareholders in the Jasper Engines & Transmissions Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) were treated to another record-setting share value April 25.  A total of  $9,963,676 in new shares was distributed to 2,316 eligible associate-owners.

    Jasper Engines share value has experienced rocket-ship growth since the inception of its ESOP in 2009 at $2.30 per share.

  • EUCC to host summer concert series

    TELL CITY – A musical showcase series will take place during the summer at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City. Everyone in the community is invited to be involved as both performers and audience. On Wednesday, June 14, the church will invite choral and instrumental groups to perform. These might be church groups or community/school groups.

    On July 12, they will have youth perform by singing or playing instruments. This will include students from middle school through college age.