Today's News

  • Fewer waivers, a more open government

    That the last week brought news of ethics reform for Hoosier state government is nothing new.

    What was different was that the news was encouraging.

    According to state records, government officials have been issuing fewer waivers that would let state employees take related jobs in the private sector before a yearlong wait.

    So far this year, just one waiver has been granted. That’s in contrast to the past decade, where about 10 waivers were allowed each year.

  • The chicken project




    So, one day Leonna came to me and said she was thinking of getting some chickens to live in our large enclosed back yard. I’ve been married to her long enough to know that nothing is off the table when it comes to animals. She is a certified vet tech and has worked in the field for years. I don’t think I have ever met anyone who loves animals as much as my wife.

  • The joys of doing it yourself

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    A friend of mine recently installed a small wind turbine on his rural farm. He lives in Nebraska and such systems are more common in the Great Plains than they are here. Those states have more wind and that means wind-generating turbines, both the large ones owned by utilities, and smaller ones for home or business use, make more economic sense. 

    My buddy’s turbine probably turns most of the time. That wouldn’t be the case in southern Indiana.

  • Dauby serving as president of U.S. broadband group

    ST. MEINRAD – At its annual convention and expo earlier this year in Phoenix, Ariz., NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, elected Perry-Spencer Communication’s president and chief executive officer, Jim Dauby, as their new president of the board.

    NTCA is the country’s premier broadband association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. 

  • County council eyes savings in 2016 court budget

    PERRY COUNTY – Though departmental budget sessions with the county council aren’t scheduled to take place until next month, Judge Lucy Goffinet presented her proposed 2016 spending information Thursday. During that regular session of the council, the judge explained that because of a mandatory state judicial conference scheduled to take place when the board will conduct budget reviews, she was providing hers early.

  • Argosy disaster remembered




  • Charges possible after school lockdown




    CANNELTON – Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt said he will ask prosecutors to file criminal charges against a woman who allegedly posted threatening comments on social media. Her words prompted a brief lockdown of schools Wednesday morning.

    The woman, whose name was not released by police, allegedly made references to burning schools and threatening principals.

  • Church News; Aug. 27

    Trinity United Church of Christ ice cream socialAug. 30


    FULDA – The Trinity United Church of Christ, one mile south of Fulda, will have an ice cream social and homecoming from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.

    There will be a light dinner, homemade ice cream and live music.


    Ice cream and fellowship Sunday at Deer Creek Church


  • Tipsaw Lake reopens to swimming

    Tipsaw Lake beach has reopened for swimming, two weeks after high levels of coliform bacteria prompted its closure. Water tests show the lake is now safe for public use, the Hoosier National Forest reported in a press release. Personnel regularly test the water for harmful bacteria in swimming areas.  High coliform counts could have come from a number of sources, including animals such as waterfowl. Tipsaw beach will be open through Labor Day weekend.

  • Cemetery restoration project planned for Saturday in Tobinsport

    TOBINSPORT – The Tobinsport Cemetery Restoration Project will hold a work session this Saturday, Aug. 29, beginning at 9 a.m.

    This session will be held at the Simons Cemetery, located next to the Methodist Church, in Tobinsport.

    During the session, participants will clean the old tombstones and reset fallen ones.