Local News

  • Emergency agencies seek specialized drone


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – The Perry County emergency management agency is seeking to add an unmanned quadcopter, colloquially called a drone, to its supply of search and rescue tools.

    EMA director, Steve Hauser, petitioned the county council for additional funding to acquire the drone.

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  • Residents not as healthy as they feel


    Feature Writer


    TELL CITY – When it comes to overall health, Perry County weighs in middle of the pack. In the overall rankings for Indiana, Perry county residents ranked number 41 of the 92 counties in how they assess their own health.

    Annual health rankings for individual counties in the U.S., tabulated by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, were released this March.

  • Troy won’t receive grant for water upgrades




    TROY – The town of Troy will not receive a federal grant for upcoming improvements to its water system but will instead benefit from a low interest rate over 40 years for financing the estimated $2 million project.

    That means residents who rely on Troy for water will see what could be up to a 67 percent water rate increase. The first phase of the increase, of 35.67 percent, was approved by the council last month.

  • Advocating access to dental care in rural America


    Access to dental care is a serious and worsening health problem in rural America. But now many states are beginning to enact legislation that could ease the pain.

  • Citizens voice concerns over impact of coal-to-diesel plant




    DALE – There was standing room only at the Dale Town Council meeting Tuesday, March 13 as concerned citizens, who have formed the Spencer County Citizens for Quality of Life, members of Valley Watch and citizens around the Dale area came to discuss their concerns on the proposed coal-to-diesel plant. The Spencer County Citizens for Quality of Life’s website can be found at www.noc2d.com.

  • Applicants sought for youth turkey hunts


    INDIANA -- Youth hunters can apply for reserved turkey hunts during the special youth wild turkey hunting season, April 21 and 22, on selected DNR properties.

    Youth hunters must be younger than age 18 on the day of the hunt.

  • County’s property-tax bills arriving soon


    PERRY COUNTY – In another sure sign of spring, tax bills for Perry County property owners’ will be arriving in mailboxes the first week of April. The scheduled mail date is April 2.

    The first installment of 2018 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 13. The tax bills mailed in April includes coupons for the May and November payments, and this will be the only bill property owners will receive in 2018.

  • DNR eyes limited season on bobcats

    INDIANAPOLIS – Perry County hunters and trappers might get their chance to match their wits with a once endangered animal whose numbers continue to grow.

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on a proposal to create a hunting and trapping season for bobcats.

    The bobcat population has been expanding for several years and more of the animals are being captured on trail cameras, seen by residents and even hit and killed on roadways.

  • County’s mushroom festival to debut April 21

    PERRY COUNTY – A popular springtime delicacy will be at the heart of a new Perry County festival next month and the director of the county’s visitor bureau hopes the April 21 event will grow into a major attraction that will draw residents and new visitors.