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Today's News

  • Sounds of Spring
  • Port authority close to finalizing deal with logistics firm

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Port Authority, which operates the Hoosier Southern Rail, is in the final negotiation stages with TNW Corp. on a deal that would see the company maintain local rail operations.

    The sides are close to an agreement that would allow TNW, a privately held corporation that owns three short line railroads and a transportation logistics service company, to grow business ventures along the track and spurs that extend from Perry County.

  • County midpack in state health rankings

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    A recently released national study highlights the health challenges and successes across Indiana. The report issued annually by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranks all of Indiana’s 92 counties through  statistical analysis that provides an overview of local overall health and quality of life.

    While Hamilton County tops the list, we are able to see just where we stand and what can maybe be done to improve quality of place for residents.

  • Candidate forum set for April 17 at TC Depot

    TELL CITY – The Perry County News will host a forum next month for candidates in locally contested primary races. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Tell City Depot and is open to the public. News Editor Vince Luecke will pose questions to Democratic mayoral candidates Steven Goodson and Chris Cail. Also invited are the two candidates for the District 1 seat on Tell City’s common council, Larry Kleeman and Tom Patrick. Candidates will also be given the chance to answer questions posed by the audience.

  • Vectren receives IURC approval for solar array near Troy

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    TROY – An effort to build a 50-megawatt solar array along Indiana 545 between Troy and New Boston has passed the major hurdle of getting the green light from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Vectren announced its receipt of IURC approval Wednesday, March 20. Construction should begin later this year and is expected to be up and running by the fall of 2020. The building of the array will support an estimated 250 jobs.

  • School’s new resource officer enjoying his duties

    LEOPOLD –  Perry Central’s new school resource officer is roaming familiar hallways this month as he logs his first weeks on the job.

  • Jones newest rep for News ad team

    TELL CITY – Hannah Jones has joined the advertising staff for the Perry County News andSpencer County Journal Democrat, focusing on Spencer County advertisers and sales.

    Jones is a Tell City resident who recently moved back to Indiana to be with family after a six-month stint in Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Spring break bakers
  • Troy spring clean up April 11-12

    TROY – Spring clean up for the town of Troy residents will be Thursday and Friday, April 11-12.

    All items need to be at curbside by 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 11. There will be no backtracking to pick up items.

    Items that will not be picked up are, tires, carpet rolls, items with Freon, air conditioners, refrigerators and computer components. No more than a small pick up load will be taken. There will be no pick up in vacant lots and paint cans need to be drained.

  • On Oriole Pond