Today's News

  • Senate continues its work

    Joe Donnelly
    U.S. Senate

    Fellow Hoosiers, I want to take a moment to give you an update on my Indiana-focused efforts in the U.S. Senate. In January, my office released a 2013 annual report that provides a look at my legislative efforts, an over-view of my work on behalf of Hoosiers, and a snapshot of my travels around Indiana in 2013.

    You can view the report on my website at www.donnelly.senate.gov. I’d like to fill you in on the progress we’ve made so far in 2014 on some of the priorities detailed in this report.

  • 2014 legislative session comes to a close

    State Rep.
    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74

    The Indiana General Assembly has reached the end of their legislative session and has adjourned.

    This session has been packed from start to finish with compelling debate, and I believe we have great legislation to show for it. Chief among that legislation are the House Republican’s agenda bills, which stand out as the biggest goals the House chose to focus on this session. I’m pleased to say that after 10 weeks of the legislative session, the House was able to accomplish all of these goals.

  • Facts point to benefits of reducing, reusing and recycling

    With the county’s recycling bills due last Saturday, many of us turned our thoughts to empty bottles and old newspapers as we wrote our checks to the Perry County Recycling Management District. Some of us paid the bill without hesitation, some of us grumbled as we stamped the envelope and dropped it into the mail. A few of us may not have paid it at all.

    However we feel about recycling and the annual $32 fee, all property owners, residential or commercial, in the county that generate trash are required to foot the bill.

  • Area students head to JAG state finals

    EVANSVILLE – Area students took part in the annual state competition for Jobs for America’s Graduates Career Development Conference last Friday at Ivy Tech’s main campus in Indianapolis.
    Students competed against the winners of 11 other regional competitions.

    The regional competition included students from Perry, Vanderburgh, Posey, Pike, Gibson, Knox, Warrick, Spencer and Dubois counties.

  • Lifting of Eagles Bluff deed restriction gets boost

    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Recreation Department’s effort to remove a no-camping restriction on its deed to Eagles Bluff Park received a boost from state biologists last week.

    Perry County Recreation Director Adam Tempel said at Wednesday’s parks board meeting that state Rep. Lloyd Arnold has received word from state eagle biologists that “Eagles Bluff is not an area of concern” for them because there are no eagles nesting there.

  • Student art fair Tuesday

    TELL CITY – William Tell Elementary will host its second annual art fair from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Student artwork will be on display throughout the building for parents and members of the community to view and purchase. All artwork has been matted and framed and sale proceeds directly benefit the school.

    Local guest artists, art activities, face painting and refreshments will be available. Parents and guardians have been given the opportunity to pre-purchase their child’s artwork prior to the fair, which can be taken home the day of the event.

  • Community Events

    D of I open meeting April 1
    TELL CITY – Daughters of Isabella Nativity Circle 710 will hold an open meeting April 1 at St. Paul’s Parish Hall.

    They invite any Catholic woman 16 years or older who is interested in finding out about the organization. A dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. by the members and circle.

    Reservations are suggested but not required.

  • Tell City School Board recognizes academic champs

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Members of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board recognized fifth and sixth grade Math Bowl students and their coaches during a regular school board meeting Tuesday.

    Invited by William Tell Elementary School Principal Laura Noble, several of the students who competed in the regional academic bowl earlier this year were present, along with their parents and guardians, to be recognized for their first-place achievement.

  • Couch to 5K running program to begin

    TELL CITY – A running program called Couch to 5K is set to begin Thursday, March 20, at Everbody’s Fun and Fitness Center, 710 Fulton Street in Tell City. This program is intended to take a novice runner and in seven-and-a-half weeks slowly work them up to completing the May 11 Mother’s Day 5K Fun Run.

  • United Way welcomes new board members

    PERRY COUNTY – The United Way of Perry County has announced the addition of six new members to its board of trustees. New members joining the United Way team are Breanne Cole Walsh, Justin Martin, Sherri Luecke Haller, Andy Sommer, Kailey Johnson Bolin and Seth Young.  

    Each year the United Way invites individuals to serve on the board of trustees who represent the diversity of Perry County. The board members govern the work of the United Way in Perry and Crawford Counties.