Today's News

  • 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.

  • With the budget, the president calls the shots

    Lee Hamilton
    Center for Congress

    It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress’s 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a thud. I mean this literally. The federal budget that President Obama recently submitted runs to 2,000 pages.

  • Beastly weather creates images of beauty

    Necessities in some states, snowblowers aren’t that common in Perry County. However, they came in handy this week as the county dug out from 9 inches of snow that fell Monday.

    The snow was followed by frigid temperatures that dropped to as low as minus 9 early Tuesday. More near-record cold was forecast for Wednesday and Thursday nights.

  • Perry Central Captains Club honors student academic achievements

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Elementary uses Acuity and Dibels assessments to gauge student strengths and weaknesses in regards to grade-level standards and to help teachers guide classroom and individualized instruction.

    Using these assessment, along with comparing first quarter to second quarter report cards, the Perry Central Captains Club honored students who either raised scores or maintained a high level of performance, with a pizza party.

  • National Players to perform three plays at Saint Meinrad Archabbey theater

    SAINT MEINRAD – Saint Meinrad Archabbey will once again host the National Players, America’s longest-running classical touring company, as it presents plays Feb. 26, 27 and 28.

    On Thursday, Feb. 26, the actors will perform “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare’s final play.

    On Friday, Feb. 27, the performance will be Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” The third play will be Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Saturday, February 28.

  • Pet of the week

    STEVE is a 10 month old neutered male, feline leukemia-tested negative, up to date, DSH grey tabby who came to the PCAS with an adult male companion. His companion was adopted but Steve is still at the shelter awaiting his forever family.

    Steve is truly a great boy and has been overlooked due to the number of cats at the shelter.

  • Stepping Stones now registering for fall

    LEOPOLD – Stepping Stones Preschool, located in the lower level of St. Augustine Catholic Church parish hall, is accepting registrations for the 2015-16 school year.

    The preschool seeks to provide a positive educational experience for 3 and 4 year old children, preparing them for elementary school. Stepping Stones uses Zoo-phonics, a multisensory language arts program, and a thematic unit and project-type approach to learning.

  • LHDC South Perry Head Start open house planned for Thursday, March 12

    TELL CITY – The Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start Center is currently taking applications for enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year. On Thursday, March 12, Head Start organizers encourage any interested family or community member to attend an open house from 1 to 6 p.m.

    Parents may complete enrollment information for their children at this time and visit the classrooms and talk with teachers to learn more about Head Start. The South Perry Head Start Center is located at the corner of 19th and Tell streets in Tell City.