Today's News

  • Perry Central’s Hilgenhold among students nominated to attend service academies

    LEOPOLD – Indiana 9th District Rep. Todd Young has announced his nominations for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo. and the U.S. Merchant Marines Academy at Kings Point, N.Y.

    Perry Central Community School’s John Hilgenhold was among three Indiana students nominated to both the Naval and Air Force academies.

  • COLUMN: Lugar describes hopes

    Following are excerpts from the prepared text of a speech delivered Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar. The U.S. Senate’s most senior Republican and longest serving member of Congress in Indiana history is leaving the Senate after 36 years of service.

  • COLUMN: Attorney general has duty to raise Indiana’s case in Supreme Court


  • COLUMN: How do you do it, Santa?

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    Dear Santa:
    As Christmas approaches, I hope all is well with you and Mrs. C. Sorry I didn’t get to talk with you at the many parades you’ve taken part in over the past couple of weeks. I don’t see how you do it … getting to as many places as you do. I suppose magic reindeer are a big help.

  • EDITORIAL: Dangerous intersections need serious look

    In Thursday’s issue of the News, we featured a story about a county resident seeking help from the county commissioners concerning safety at the intersection of Indiana 66 and the entrance to Waupaca.
    Geoffrey Jennings told the commissioners at their Nov. 21 meeting that five serious accidents occurred on the road leading into Waupaca the first six months of the year. There have more than likely been countless near-accidents as well.

  • More Bicentennial Nature Trust projects approved

    PERRY COUNTY – The new Gov. Edgar Whitcomb Nature Park and Retreat in Perry County is among a handful of areas selected to join the state’s Bicentennial Nature Trust.
    The News reported in October the Indiana Department of Natural Resources agreed to buy the former governor’s secluded retreat at Rome.

    Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and Congressman Lee Hamilton, co-chairs of Indiana’s Bicentennial Commission, announced the approval of 12 new projects to be added to the ongoing conservation initiative.

  • Economist: U.S. unlikely to dominate corn exports

    WEST LAFAYETTE – The United States remains the world’s corn export king, although its empire is shrinking, said a Purdue University agricultural economist.

    Foreign nations that previously relied on the U.S. for corn are growing more of their own or buying from other producing countries, said Philip Abbott. He predicted the trend will continue even if market conditions improve and U.S. corn production increases.

  • Board decides not to vie for forest- concessionaire’s responsibilities

    Sports Editor
    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department decided Wednesday not to bid on managing concessions and admission fees at area Hoosier National Forest facilities.

    The current concessionaire’s contract expires at the end of this year and bids will soon be taken for a new five-year contract. A county official had suggested the county parks board might be interested in bidding on the contract as a way to raise revenue for its projects.

  • Health-insurance reform will affect county coverage

    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – The county commissioners got a look at how new health-insurance regulations will affect the county during their regular meeting Nov. 21.

    For one, employers who issue fewer than 250 W-2 statements may but aren’t required to report the value of health insurance on those documents, explained Cathy Dunn, president of Dunn and Associates Benefit Administrators of Columbus.

  • PC school board approves personnel changes

    Lifestyle Editor

    LEOPOLD – Board members of the Perry Central School board had only a few items on their agenda for their December meeting held Dec. 10 in the high school library.