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Government

  • Erin Houchin’s dyslexia screening bill signed into law

    STATEHOUSE — Senate Enrolled Act 217, authored by State Sen. Erin Houchin (R-Salem), and sponsored by Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland), was ceremonially signed into law this week by Gov. Eric Holcomb. This bill is aimed at identifying students who may be affected with dyslexia, and getting them the resources and accommodations necessary to be successful in school and beyond. Holcomb and Houchin were joined for the signing by students with dyslexia and their parents from around the state.

  • More counties adopting vote centers

    CONNIE LAWSON

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Technological advancements in the digital age have led to increased convenience, cost savings, and accessibility in many fields. In Indiana, this is now true where elections and voting practices are concerned, thanks to the implementation of vote centers.

  • 3 vying for office of county coroner; GOP voters face primary decision

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters choosing a Republican ballot in May’s primary election will decide which of two candidates will win the party’s nomination for county coroner. Republicans Gary Huffines and Kevin “Nic” Etienne have both filed for the office. The winner will face Democrat Joe Adkins in November’s election.

    Nic Etienne

  • Pam Goffinet seeking second term in office as county auditor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Auditor Pamela Goffinet has announced her candidacy for re-election. She took office in 2015 and has worked in the office for 35 years.
    Goffinet resides in rural Perry County and is married to Mark Goffinet. They have two daughters, Kayla, a registered nurse at Owensboro Regional Hospital and Lynsay, who works at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

  • Sheriff, coroner contests headline primary election

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters in May’s primary election will decide two contested races for sheriff and coroner on the Democratic ticket as well as contested Republican races for U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.

  • 2018 Primary Candidate Listing

    PERRY COUNTY – A listing of candidates provided by the county clerk’s office who have filed for Indiana’s May 8 primary election.

     

    County Clerk

    Lynn Fulkerson, Republican

    Mandi  Mogan, Democrat

     

    County Assessor

    Mendy Lassaline, Democrat

     

    County Auditor

    Pamela Goffinet, Democrat

     

  • Councilman J.R. Flynn seeking new term on county’s fiscal board

    TELL CITY – County Councilman J.R. Flynn is seeking election to another term as a Republican following his appointment to the District 2 seat on the board. Flynn serves in the seat previously occupied by Jim Adams prior to his election as Tell City’s mayor.

  • Williams files candidacy for county council

    TELL CITY – A Tobinsport woman who served for more than a decade on the Perry Central Community School Board and has helped to lead several groups within the community has filed for the county council’s District 4 seat.

    Republican Earla Williams, 62, will seek the seat held by Democrat Jody French, who is not seeking a second term in 2018.

  • Haughee joins race for sheriff

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A longtime Tell City police officer has filed his candidacy for county sheriff, setting the stage for a contested primary race in May.

    Marty Haughee added his name to the race for sheriff on the Democratic ticket Tuesday afternoon. He will face Sheriff Alan Malone in the May 8 primary.

    It is the 50-year-old’s first attempt at political office but Haughee said he has long hoped that his career in law enforcement would be capped by serving as sheriff.

  • Fulkerson to seek county clerk post

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The number of contested races for November’s general election continues to grow.

    Lynn Fulkerson filed last week for county clerk on the Republican ticket. She is in her third term on the Cannelton Common Council and also serves on the city’s board of public works and safety.

    Fulkerson is the store manager for Factory Connection in Tell City and is a precinct committee person.