Today's News

  • COLUMN: Roads and the gasoline tax


    There’s been concern in Indiana about paying for road maintenance and construction. Candidates and legislators are looking for new sources of revenue. Maybe you wonder:
    What about the “good old” gasoline tax?  It’s the biggest of the motor-fuel taxes, and those taxes have always paid for Indiana’s state and local road spending.
    The good old gasoline tax just isn’t what it used to be, because people aren’t buying as much gasoline as they used to.

  • COLUMN: Bobcats? Yes. Mountain lions? Evidence lacking

    Vince Luecke
    editor@perry countynews.com

    Long ago, perhaps when I was 10 or 11 years old, I was walking through the woods on the family farm. I had visited cousins in New Boston and was headed home. It was about dark and the woods was a time-saving shortcut.

  • EDITORIAL: Efforts to identify sewer problems can pay off

    We commend Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and others for efforts, now in their infancy, launched to prevent another sewer-line failure such as the one that caused a street to collapse under the weight of a utility truck.

    As the News reported one week ago, a contractor inserted a fiberglass “sock” into the line, then expanded and heated it to form a solid liner through which wastewater would flow.

  • Theme park invests $6.5 million in new projects for 2013

    SANTA CLAUS – Following one of the hottest summers on record, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are creating more ways for families to stay cool in 2013.
    That’s according to park president Dan Koch, who said the investment of $6.5 million provides everything from a new water-slide complex to misters throughout both parks.

  • Top o’ the morning

    Employees of Hedinger Roofing of Jasper go to work Thursday morning, about a week into their replacement of shingles with metal atop the county courthouse.

    As the News reported June 11, the Perry County Redevelopment Commission accepted the company’s low bid of $226,500 to correct a problem stemming from the original use of shingles on the structure designed for metal roofing.

  • County gives up land, keeps surplus rescue truck

    Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – The Perry County commissioners vacated some property and exercised their right to reject bids submitted for a surplus vehicle at a regular meeting Oct. 17.

  • Witches Walk set for Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will be “treating” local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Official trick or treating hours set for Wednesday

    PERRY COUNTY – Official trick-or-treating hours have been set for Oct. 31 in Perry County’s three incorporated communities.
    In Tell City, costumed characters can haunt doorsteps from 5 to 8 p.m. In Troy, trick-or-treating hours are 4 to 6 p.m. and they will be 5 to 7 p.m. in Cannelton.
    The 22nd annual Witches Walk sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
    Details on that event appear in a seperate story.

  • Tell City Visitors Center takes shape

    On track for completion in less than three months, Tell City’s visitors center took shape last week as the structure was framed and given its trusses.

    Here, a crane lifts trusses into place Friday as work continues despite a steady drizzle. Below, Eddie Solis of Mike Lewis and Son Custom Framing of Owensboro, Ky., prepares to grab one of the smaller trusses under sunny skies Thursday afternoon. Concrete curbs were also poured. The $1 million project is being funded by proceeds from the city’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program and state grants.

  • Surveyor candidates tout experience

    TELL CITY – Candidates for Perry County surveyor showcased their experience and desire to work for the property owners of Perry County during an Oct. 18 forum.

    Republican David Lynch and Democrat Zach DeSpain are vying for the office held by Glenn Etienne. The one-term incumbent opted not to seek re-election.