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  • Gatchel resident to take Honor Flight

    PERRY COUNTY – Marvin E. Howell of Gatchel, retired former co-owner of Howell’s Garage Inc., age 85, who served as a U.S. Army corporal  during the Korean Conflict, will be going on the upcoming Honor Flight set for Saturday, May 5. His daughter, Mary R. Howell Miller, who will serve as his guardian during the flight, will also attend. They will join 84 other veterans and their guardians for a once-in-a-lifetime day trip to our nation’s capital to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the war memorials for WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

  • Port names new logistics manager, trainmaster

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City River Port and Hoosier Southern Rail has announced the hiring of Jared Kleemann as general manager of operations.

    He takes over office logistics for Kevin Teague who recently left the rail yard for other career opportunities. Teague also served as trainmaster.

    The position of Hoosier Southern trainmaster has been accepted by long-time employee Dave Sabelhaus Jr.

  • Opponents of proposed coal to diesel plant rally in Dale

    By DON STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    DALE – Area activists and local citizens concerned or curious about the prospect of a proposed coal-to-diesel plant came together for a public forum Tuesday evening at the Dale Presbyterian Church’s Micah Center. 

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  • Fast action saves Bristow woman’s life

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    ST. MEINRAD – A first responder’s quick action Friday likely saved a woman who was perhaps minutes away from death after the truck she was driving collided with another vehicle and caught fire.

    Police said Daisy Applegate’s westbound GMC truck crossed the centerline of Bristow-St. Meinrad Road near Catnip Road Friday afternoon and crashed nearly head-on into a Chrysler Pacifica driven east by Gordon Taylor, also of Bristow. 

  • New features of the renovated Armory Annex

    TELL CITY – The Armory Annex, opened last fall, hosted an open house on Thursday, April 19, offering residents a chance to tour the building. Office leaders showcased their new confines at the former National Guard building.

    The county has invested about an even $1 million in the Annex, according to Steve Hauser, which involved renovations, including a new rubber roof. “The city used TIF money to remodel and upgrade the entire building,” stated Charlie Baumeister, county coroner.

  • Repaving nears on SR 545
  • Rome group meets May 3

    ROME – The next meeting of the Rome bicentennial planning group will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Rome courthouse. After the successful Dogwood Tour celebration, the bicentennial effort is turning toward a Saturday, June 9, beer, wine and music festival, as well as a Patriot Jeep ride that day. A two-day celebration of the Rome Courthouse bicentennial will be held Oct. 6-7.

  • Man who dealt fentanyl-laced heroin given 20-year sentence

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A man who admitted bringing heroin and other drugs into Perry County, sometimes on a weekly basis, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, despite pleas of leniency from his attorney and family members.

    Leonard Voyles, 28, who attended high school in Perry County before moving to southeast Indiana, pleaded guilty to a level 2 felony charge of dealing in a narcotic drug.

  • Often overlooked, office of county coroner important, candidates say

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The office for county coroner has three candidates running in May’s primary election, Republican Gary Huffines, Republican Kevin “Nic” Etienne and Democrat Joe Adkins. Etienne and Huffines will face one another in the primary. Adkins is running uncontested, though he will face the winner in November. All three are long-time residents of Perry County.