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Today's News

  • Policy decisions felt locally

    Politics, or at least the national consciousness of it, rarely seems to focus on policy. Pundits on national media tend to focus more on which players at the national level are “winning” as opposed to what the impact of action, or inaction, in Washington D.C. can be. This was recently seen in the brief coverage of the passage of the federal spending bill in March, which relaxed restraints on military and domestic spending put in place to control the growth of the budget deficit in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

  • Memorial Day traditions

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Memorial Day is approaching and with it, high-school graduations, summer vacations and even a well-known auto race.

    But this Memorial Day, we hope Perry Countians will devote some of the coming week and holiday weekend to honoring. Doing so will respect the heroism and selfless service shown by the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

  • Click it or Ticket patrols coming

    TELL CITY –  Later this month, Tell City Police will join law-enforcement  agencies across Indiana and the nation to increase enforcement of seat-belt laws for Click It or Ticket. Multiple weeks of high-visibility patrols will be watching for unrestrained  passengers in cars and trucks, both children and adults, the front seat and back, both day and night.

  • Veterans groups plan weekend services

    PERRY COUNTY –  On Monday, May 28, the nation will observe Memorial Day, a day to reflect and honor the many soldiers who served our country and protected our freedom. 

  • Big Rome festival Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The small community of Rome plans a big showcase of its history, heritage and civic spirit Saturday as the first beer, wine and music festival takes place from noon to 10 p.m.

    The day will include live music, beer and wine tasting and food.

    Musical acts will include the Gibson Family, Ralph Terry and his Cannelcade of Music and the regional band Insulated Music.

  • City seeking proposals for Seventh Street property

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Requests for proposals seeking development ideas for city-owned property along Seventh Street in Tell City are being mailed to nearly 20 developers this month. The city hopes one of the proposals will be chosen, providing a blueprint for future housing in the city’s center.

  • Illinois recycler eyes Troy site

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – A Danville, Ill.-based company hopes to locate a recycling business in the Troy Industrial Park, bringing with it new jobs and increased utility revenue for the town’s electric utility.

  • Agreement reached on power provider for hospital

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Electric Department has paid Southern Indiana Power $500,000 for the permanent right to provide power to Perry County Memorial Hospital.

    The agreement, which was negotiated before the Tell City Common Council voted May 7 to end its efforts to annex more than 1,700 acres, comes after the city utility constructed infrastructure to serve the hospital, which was built and opened during the period of time that annexation was being disputed in court.

  • Crowning achievements in pageant winner’s success

    TELL CITY – Miss Schweizer Fest pre-teen 2017 winner Graci Senn has developed a love for and competitive drive to exhibit her skills in local and upcoming national pageants. The outgoing and energetic 12-year-old from Tell City has already generated an impressive run of crowning achievements at pageantry contests.

  • Tell City fifth in PAC golf

    SANTA CLAUS—Spencer Fest shot 84 to make all-conference and lead Tell City to fifth place in the PAC boys golf tourney Saturday.
    Tell City shot 371, one stroke more than fourth-place Gibson Southern.
    Heritage Hills shot 341 to win the conference for the 10th year in a row.
    Fest tied for sixth overall, and the top eight make all-conference.
    He was consistent, shooting 42 on the front nine and 42 on the back nine.
    He birdied the No. 18 hole.