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Today's News

  • Accountable Surveillance

    TELL CITY – Body cameras on police officers are a common practice around the nation, especially in major metropolitan areas, meant to provide objective surveillance for police and record their interactions with the public. Now, the Tell City Police Department is receiving the technology to outfit themselves with the monitoring equipment.

    “Second guessing yourself and the pressure we get from the media and public,” said Tell City Police Chief Derrick Lawalin, is the driving reason for acquiring the equipment.

  • 3-percent worker raises proposed for county’s budget

    PERRY COUNTY – County workers could see a 3-percent pay increase next year. The county commissioners voted Monday to include such a proposal in their spending request to be sent to the county council.

    Going into 2019, wage hikes were cut as the council worked last year to trim more than $900,000 from the overall spending plan that has to approved at the state level by the Department of Local Government Finance.

  • Study: No evidence ‘hardened’ schools are safe from gun violence

    MUNCIE – Hardening of schools seems to be a questionable endeavor, given the dearth of evidence regarding effectiveness, says a Ball State University researcher.

    “School Firearm Violence Prevention Practices and Policies: Functional or Folly?,” a comprehensive review of the literature from 2000 to 2018 regarding school firearm violence prevention, found no programs or practices with evidence that they reduced such gun violence.

  • Governor seeks agricultural disaster designation

    INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced today that the state of Indiana is requesting a U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretarial disaster designation for 88 counties due to losses caused by flooding and excessive rain this planting season.

    “Heavy and persistent rainfall has saturated fields across the state, hurting Indiana crops and our farmers,” Gov. Holcomb said. “As I continue to monitor this situation, Hoosier farmers can rest assured that we will keep a close eye on the long-term effects of these relentless rains.”

  • A Fair Showcase
  • Owensboro man arrested for car break-ins

    TELL CITY – On July 14, at approximately 6:33 a.m., the Perry County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Stalk Road in Tell City. This was in reference to a homeowner on Stalk Road finding someone inside their (the homeowner’s) vehicle in front of their home. This was an unknown person, according to the homeowners.

    Upon the deputy arriving, he found a male identified as Dylan McGhee, age 22 from Owensboro, Ky., at the location.

  • Study shows need for more quality housing

    TELL CITY – A new housing survey could help local leaders best implement strategies to help grow Perry County. Spearheaded by the Perry County Development Corp., the 44-page residential market study looks at numerous factors to highlight the state of housing in Perry.

    Compiled by David Matthew and Associates, a real estate appraisal and consulting firm, the report addresses the disproportionate number of people who work in Perry County live in neighboring communities.

  • Road projects on schedule

    PERRY COUNTY – Several road projects, some underway and others in planning phase are on schedule, according to county officials.

    Dirtwork for the soon-to-be completed Switzer Road is advancing with placement of pipework for a water project on the north side of underway. Work visible from highway 66 should gear up in the coming weeks.

    Switzer Road is slated for an October completion.

  • Caregiving costs are not just for the elderly

    TRUDY LIEBERMAN

    Rural Health News

    Is the U.S. ready for a discussion about paying for caregiving, an increasingly vexing and costly problem for a growing number of Americans?

    The answer may be “yes.” It has become obvious that long-term-care insurance is not the answer to paying for nursing home and other kinds of care for the elderly. Sales for this product have been declining, the result of sky-high premiums, rate increases, and the difficulty of qualifying for a policy if you’re sick.

  • Applications being accepted for Lilly Scholarship

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Community Foundation is now accepting applications online for the 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program. The scholarship is open to Indiana high school students who will be graduating from an accredited Indiana high school by June 2020.

    Details related to conditions of the award, eligibility and selection criteria are available on the Community Foundation’s website at CommunityFoundationAlliance.org/Perry. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 30, 2019.