Today's News

  • Bridge on Orchid Road closing

    OIL TOWNSHIP – A contractor will begin work today replacing beams on County Bridge 142 on Orchid Road. County Highway Superintendent Steve Howell said work is estimated to wrap up April 18 but work is dependent somewhat on weather. The bridge will be closed while the work is underway.

  • DNR receives clarification on new rifle law for deer hunting

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Department of Natural Resources has received numerous questions regarding recent legislation that legalizes certain rifles for deer hunting beginning later this year.

    Most questions have to do with calibers and cartridges allowed under the new law.

House Enrolled Act 1231 that was passed earlier this year by the Indiana General Assembly allows some additional rifle cartridges to be used only on private land during the firearms season. 

  • County up to date on ADA upgrades

    PERRY COUNTY – The county government is making strides to ensure adequate access to all of its buildings for those with disabilities. According to Teresa Kanneberg, the county’s Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator, a steering committee has overseen development of plans to identify and  correct deficiencies on that front.

  • 2016 property-tax bills arriving soon

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills will soon be arriving in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment of 2016 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. The tax bills include both spring and fall coupons.

  • Bicentennial organizers want plant lovers to think blue and gold

    PERRY COUNTY – Betty Cash and other members of a local state bicentennial planning committee want to paint the town blue and gold. In fact, they’d like to see the county and all of its cities and towns covered in yellow and blue flowers this year as all Hoosiers mark their state’s 200th birthday.

    “Those are our state flag’s colors and we want individuals and businesses to consider flowers that will be covered in blue and yellow blossoms,” said Cash, who directs the county’s convention and visitors bureau.

  • Hackbarth awarded Lilly Endowment scholarship

    PERRY COUNTY – A Perry County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the 2016 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. Amy Hackbarth will receive a full tuition scholarship to the Indiana college of her choice and a $900 yearly stipend for required books and equipment.

  • New Lincoln drama coming to county

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly penned drama about Abraham Lincoln’s formative years in southern Indiana will debut this summer under the direction of  a local historian playwright and a community theater veteran.

    Providential Productions will produce the play, “Here I Grew Up, Abraham Lincoln in Southern Indiana,” at the Tell City High School auditorium, Aug. 4-7. The series of shows will be the premier performance of an original play by Perry County native Chuck Poehlein.

  • Cannelton softball team has experience

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—New coach Ashley Schroer inherits a Cannelton softball team that hasn’t won a game since 2012.
    The Bulldogs went 0-7 in 2013, did not have enough healthy players to field a team in 2014, and went 0-8 last year.
    But they do have six starters returning from last year and five seniors on the team.

  • Tell City shuts out Hornets

    HAWESVILLE, Ky.—Reed Goffinet threw a three-hitter as Tell City shut out Hancock County 3-0 in baseball Saturday.
    “The star of the day is Reed Goffinet,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “He threw just at 80 pitches in a complete game. He had six strikeouts.
    “Reed threw strike one consistently, worked ahead in the count, and was able to have them put the ball in play. Our defense took care of the rest.

  • Perry Central falls to Orleans, Corydon

    ORLEANS—Orleans exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning to beat Perry Central 14-4 in PLAC baseball Saturday.
    “We played very well defensively and had zero errors,” noted Perry Central Coach Tim Taylor. “Orleans hit the ball very well and had two big home runs.
    “Our pitchers struggled a little bit and fell behind in the count some. Then we had to groove fastballs and Orleans took advantage of it.
    “At the plate, we had two big opportunities to put some runs on the board and didn’t produce.