• Council accepts ATTC tax deferral agreement


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A series of three tax abatements for ATTC Manufacturing have been advanced by the Perry County Council. The board, last month, tabled the company’s initial request, citing a review by planning advisors from H.J. Umbaugh and Associates.

  • Perry-Spencer Crop Day to feature soil sampling and Dicamba presentations

    ST. MEINRAD – The annual Perry-Spencer Crop Day program will be held Thursday, March 8, at the St. Meinrad Community Center. Registration and sponsor displays will open at 5:15 p.m. CST with the meal beginning at 6 p.m. 

    Crop Day is a joint effort between Purdue Extension and Soil & Water Conservation Districts in Perry and Spencer counties. The featured speaker this year is Jason Ackerson, a soil scientist with the Purdue Department of Agronomy, presenting Efficient Soil Sampling for Precision Soil Management.

  • Hospital announces women’s therapy program

    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital is now offering Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Tina Crosby, PTA, has received specialized training in pelvic health physical therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association.  The course emphasized treatment interventions for pelvic floor dysfunction, including underactive muscles, incontinence, pain, and many other pelvic conditions. Pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence are not a normal part of aging. Common causes of pelvic floor dysfunction are childbirth, obesity, and pelvic surgery.

  • Whittaker joins News editorial staff

    TELL CITY – Perry County News welcomed a new staff writer this week. Eric Whittaker will serve as a community writer with a focus on features. He will also use his graphic design education to contribute to page layouts for the twice-weekly publication. 

    Whittaker comes from Wisconsin, where he studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and graphic communication design at Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn, Wis. 

  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial announces temporary change in operations for removal of asbestos

    LINCOLN CITY – Parts of the Memorial Visitor Center at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will be closed from mid-February through mid-March 2018 to allow for the removal of asbestos in the ceiling in preparation for a future installation of a fire suppression system.

    All of the building between the two memorial halls including the museum, auditorium, bookstore and visitor center, will be closed during the project to ensure visitor and staff safety. The two memorial halls will be open to the public 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Tax law and rural hospitals




    One of the selling points for the tax bill President Trump signed into law a few weeks ago is that it will spur job growth because corporations will use money they otherwise would have paid in taxes to hire more workers.

    But for rural areas and small towns, one provision of the new law may result in the closure of one of their biggest employers – their hospital.

  • Welcome to Los Amigos’ new location
  • Sailing joins News’ ad team

    ROCKPORT – Samantha Sailing has joined the Spencer County Journal-Democrat, sister publication to the Perry County News, as an advertising sales representative. She is originally from Kentucky and has 15 years of various sales and management experience. While her primary area of responsibility will be Spencer County, Samantha will be working with advertising manager Alexa Zuelly and Perry County sales rep Whitney Kellems on a variety of combination special sections.

  • New Directions celebrates new ownership
  • Special Olympics earns Operation Round Up grant