Today's News

  • Weather forces rescheduling of bridge meeting

    CANNELTON – The Indiana Department of Transportation has postponed until next week a scheduled public meeting on its plans to repair and repaint the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge.

    An open house and informational meeting were set for Feb. 17 but this week’s snowstorm prompted officials to reschedule the meeting for Thursday, Feb. 26.

    The meeting will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. at the Cannelton Community Center. A formal presentation will follow at 6:30 p.m.

  • Increasing rural broadband access

    Erin Houchin
    District 47
    State Senator

    Broadband service has become increasingly necessary to access the full range of services and opportunities that the Internet can offer. This session, I have introduced legislation that seeks ways to expand affordable and reliable broadband service to rural parts of Indiana that currently have limited access, if any at all.

  • More input sought for county comprehensive plan

    LEOPOLD – Perry Countians have another opportunity this week to contribute to the process of preparing a new comprehensive plan.

    A public workshop is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Deer Creek Baptist Church, located at 6733 Alamo Road. An initial input session was held last month and Tuesday’s meeting will build on the suggestions presented then.

  • Troy board finds needed money, awards bid for upcoming stormwater project

    Staff Writer

    TROY – The town of Troy is on schedule to begin work on its large-scale stormwater sewer project this spring.

  • Frozen Beauty

    The News received dozens of winter scene photos over the past week. Among them was a glistening hoarfrost-covered tree in Troy.

    Jane Efinger-Hayden often captures images of the Ohio River – sunsets, barges and foggy mornings – visible from her and her husband, Dan’s, home.

  • Cassidy joins Perry County News staff

    TELL CITY – A Tell City journalist who has covered Spencer County for the past five years will transition in coming weeks to the Perry County News, where he will work as a full-time staff writer.

    Stuart Cassidy, 35, will fill a vacancy in the Tell City newsroom. He has worked since September 2009 as a staff writer at the Spencer County Journal-Democrat in Rockport.

  • Cash to lead local tourism efforts


    TELL CITY – As a 15-year board member for the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Betty Cash worked alongside the organization’s director to attract more visitors to the community. Starting next month, she’ll be directing those efforts herself.

  • Legislation will help local farmers, increase access to healthy foods

    INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation authored by State Rep. Justin Moed (D-Indianapolis) increasing access to locally grown produce for all Hoosiers, particularly individuals living in areas classified as food deserts, was approved by members of the Indiana House of Representatives.

    Food deserts are defined as regions with restricted access to nutritious and affordable foods. HB 1248 establishes the Local Food & Farm Council as an advisory council to the Department of Agriculture.

  • Bill will remove homestead exemption loophole

    INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation authored by State Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) modifying eligibility requirements for the homestead property-tax exemption was unanimously approved by members of the Indiana House of Representatives.

    Homestead exemptions are typically allowed for homeowners using their homes as a primary residence. The exemption reduces the assessed value of the home on which property-tax bills are based. In order to qualify, House Bill 1283 obligates property owners to transfer a property’s title to the purchaser upon contract finalization.

  • ‘Snowpiercer’ the best in a sci-fi heavy 2014

    Eric Harris
    Film Review

    This past year I kind of gave up on reviewing movies – took a bit of a hiatus from March to about August. This was partly due to being a bit bored with the process and because not many movies had been released that truly excited me.

    One movie really brought me out of that funk (“Snowpiercer”) and made me realize that 2014 was a pretty great year for movies. Here are my top-10 picks and a few honorable mentions that, if I was in a different mood, might have been in my top ten.