Today's News

  • DNA law sees early success

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    Guest Columnist


    Last year, I authored and passed Senate Enrolled Act 322, which requires DNA samples to be taken via cheek swab upon felony arrests – similar to the way fingerprints, photographs and other data are collected upon all arrests.

    This brought Indiana in line with 30 other states with similar legislation, and was aimed at giving law enforcement a valuable tool that can find and bring criminals to justice. This law can also be used to exonerate those wrongfully accused.

  • Springtime digging

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    It seemed I was always a bit of an entrepreneur as a kid. My brothers and I never received a regular allowance as work on the farm was considered part of everyday life. So, when I wasn’t picking up bales of hay on our farm, I was hiring myself for the day to nearby farmers.

  • Jobs require education improvements in state

    Indiana spends about $7 billion a year on K-12 schools and claims to be a pioneer in education reform. Yet thousands of its high school students are graduating without the basic math, reading and writing skills needed to succeed in college.

    That’s what a series of reports from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education have shown since the state started tracking data on the college readiness of its students 11 years ago.

  • St. Mark Church celebrates 150 years of its dedication
  • Sheriff, child-care agency begins new program for county offenders

    PERRY COUNTY – A nonprofit organization that serves as the official child care resource and referral agency for Southwestern Indiana is beginning a collaboration with the Perry County Sheriff’s Department to provide training series for inmates at the Perry County Detention Center. Sheriff Alan Malone said it marks first time 4C of Southern Indiana has had the opportunity to train those incarcerated in the 14 counties served in Indiana.

  • Old National reports record quarter income

    EVANSVILLE – Old National Bancorp reported net income of $48 million for the first quarter of 2018 and adjusted net income of $51.2 million. The Evansville-based banking company’s net income showed an increase of 33.3 percent from the first quarter of 2017. Earnings per share were 31 cents, an increase of 14.8 percent from the same period last year.

  • Hoosier Hills reports strong 2017 results
  • Garden in the Kitchen today with Purdue Extension

    TELL CITY – Join Danica Williams, Purdue Extension Nutrition Education Program assistant, and Susie Murdock, master gardener, on Monday, April 30, from 5:30 to 6:30 for Springtime Garden in the Kitchen. Participants can tour raised beds, sample an easy recipe, and take home some seeds. Register with the Perry County Purdue Extension Office, (812) 547-7084, or email will1179@purdue.edu.

  • Cash Waggner earns FFA drone certification

    JASPER – Cash Waggner & Associates has received Federal Aviation Administration certification to fly drones for commercial use. The company provides professional civil engineering, land surveying, environmental, construction administration and engineering, and testing and inspection services to both private and public sectors.

    Drones have revolutionized the way firms gather critical data needed to monitor, design and build a project.

  • SCORE a business mentor

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce invites individuals to learn more about SCORE, a business mentoring program. Volunteers with business experience are sought to become mentors to small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs.