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Today's News

  • Fulton Hill going on the auction block

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – One of Perry County’s most spectacular views will be offered to the highest bidder early next month.

    Fulton Hill, a former community center overlooking the Ohio River, and nearby acreage, will be offered at auction. The site is owned by Lincoln Hills Development Corp. The property has been on the market for the past two years and will be offered at 10 a.m. Dec. 3.

  • Stand up for free speech

    We have frequently disagreed with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, so it deserves special mention when we think they’re doing exactly the right thing.

    The group filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Bedford resident who is challenging a newly enacted city ordinance regulating yard signs that has the effect of stifling his political expression. The lawsuit claims that the ordinance violates the First and the 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Fall colors late this year

    PERRY COUNTY – Unusually warm temperatures have delayed the fall color display in Indiana this year, according to Department of Natural Resources community and urban forester Carrie Tauscher. That’s the case in Perry County, too, where some people are reporting brilliant colors and others lots of still-green leaves.

  • Friday services to honor county’s veterans

    TELL CITY – Several Veterans Day programs are planned for Friday to honor the sacrifice of men and women from our county who supported their nation in military service.

    A community service is planned for Friday afternoon along Indiana 66 in Cannelton. The county’s Avenue of Flags, crosses marked with the names of men and women killed in military service, will be on display along Indiana 66. The public is invited to the service.

    Tell City-Troy Township Schools

  • Patterning a legacy of design; Interiors business changes owners

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – With a flair for design and an emphasis on quality, the husband-and-wife duo of Suzy and Kevin Nugent plan to transform the look of homes in Perry County one kitchen bath at a time. Inheriting a strong tradition 40 years in the making, the Nugents recently took over operations of Kessner Interiors at 411 Main St.

  • Lawmakers gear up for budget session

    Mark Messmer

    Guest Columnist

     

    On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Indiana General Assembly will meet at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2017 legislative session.

    This meeting is also known as “Organization Day,” which allows new senators and representatives to meet those returning for another term and is the day legislators are sworn into office.

    As the session gets ready to kick off, it’s important to understand how the General Assembly operates.

  • Library to switch to stronger health provider

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Library staff have reached a consensus on switching health insurance plans, Library Director John Mundy said.

    Staff will switch from their current plan with United Healthcare to a more robust, but slightly more expensive plan with Anthem. Both the library and employees will have to pay $20 more in premiums per month, but the staff overwhelmingly supported the switch, according to Mundy.

  • Three candidates seek TC School Board

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Three candidates are vying for two non-partisan seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. Board of Trustees. Incumbent Gregg Jarboe, 41, is hoping to retain his position with the board. He was appointed earlier this year after the resignation of former member, Larry Kleeman. Also contending for Jarboe’s spot and another being vacated by council-hopeful Randy Cole are contenders Chester “Chet” Mathena and Tony W. Thomas.

  • Forest Service plans fall burns in county

    TELL CITY -- Hoosier National Forest staff have several prescribed burns planned this fall if weather cooperates. Plans are to burn areas of the forest in Perry, Brown, Jackson, Martin and Orange counties. Each of the areas has been identified to improve wildlife habitat or woodland restoration. Other areas may also be included later in the fall burning program.

  • Early voting tops 2,500 as Election Day nears

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Located in the county’s far north, St. Martin Catholic Church’s yearly shooting match will draw its share of candidates Sunday. It usually does as the church fundraiser falls each year on the Sunday before Election Day.

    For voters, there will are hams to be won, bingo to play and candidates to shake hands with.