• Insurance costs vs. coverage




    It’s open enrollment time for medical insurance, and for people having to shop in the individual insurance market; the choices are as confusing as ever.

    Television ads splashed over the airwaves as the midterm electioneering came to a close didn’t help much. By the end of the campaign it was hard to find any candidate – Democrat or Republican – who didn’t want to cover people with preexisting health conditions.

  • Crane Naval Support Activity seeking to hire nearly 600


    Bloomington Herald-Times


    CRANE – Crane Naval Support Activity will be hiring 400 new workers in 2019 and filling another 180 positions left empty from attrition as the southern Indiana military base gears up to meet demands from the Department of Defense.

  • PCMH providing help with open enrollment in health exchange

    TELL CITY  – Perry County Memorial Hospital has begun helping residents to enroll in the nation’s health exchange. A certified Indiana navigator is available to the community free of charge. Enrollment assistance began last week and will continue through Dec. 15.

  • Indiana’s balanced budget question




    Early voting has started in Indiana, and voters will see a constitutional amendment question on their ballot. The question asks whether the Indiana Constitution should be amended to require the General Assembly to adopt a balanced budget, unless two-thirds of the House and Senate vote otherwise.

  • Ladies Day Out nets funds for PCMH oncology
  • U.S. health care’s primary problem is a doctor shortage




    America’s medical system is facing a primary care crisis. To meet our nation’s needs would require almost 15,000 additional primary care doctors. Take into account the effects of aging and population growth, and the shortage will climb to almost 50,000 by 2030.

    There are thousands of highly qualified students at international medical schools eager to fill this gap.

  • Awash in greetings
  • Foundation offers ability to make lasting gifts

    Editor’s Note: This is another in an occasional series of profiles of funds established through the Perry County Community Foundation. Profiled here are the Charles S. (Blackie) and Rose H. Paulin Scholarship Fund and the Rose Hazel Gabbert Paulin and Charles S. (Blackie) Paulin Scholarship Fund.


  • Vectren moving forward on Troy solar project

    SPENCER COUNTY – Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana announced it has reached an agreement with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor and the Citizens Action Coalition to build a 50-megawatt universal solar array in eastern Spencer County as part of Vectren’s long-term electric generation transition plan.

    The agreement was filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

  • Fall property taxes due Nov. 13

    TELL CITY – Perry Countians are reminded of the upcoming deadline to pay the fall installment of property taxes. Payments are due Tuesday, Nov. 13.  Any payments received after that date will be subject to a penalty.

    Due to Veterans Day, the office will be open Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon for paying taxes. The office will also be open until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Normal business hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

    All mailed payments must be postmarked by Nov. 13 to avoid a late penalty.