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  • 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.

  • Sheriff hopefuls tout experience

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Keeping cool under pressure, those vying to become the next sheriff of Perry County took to the podium Thursday during a meet-the-candidates. It included Democratic incumbent Alan Malone and challenger Marty Haughee. Republican Richard Myers, who is uncontested in the primary, filled out the panel.

    Each was given a few moments to present a brief introductory before moving onto the Q & A portion of the evening.

  • Special Olympics track and field meet May 5

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey/Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will be hosting their annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, Special Olympics Perry County, County Coordinator.  “Please come out and meet some of our outstanding areas Special Olympians!”

  • Waste not, want not: Earth Day coming Sunday

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Kids in overalls and the chiming metal sound of a tin can bouncing off their toes as they advanced down the dusty county road was an iconic image of children before the proliferation of plastics into toys and games.

  • The wonders of Narnia
  • Templin charged with escape

    TELL CITY – David Templin, the Tell City man arrested in March for allegedly impersonating a first responder and who subsequently filed as an independent candidate for county sheriff, is behind bars once more.

    Templin was arrested in Jasper Tuesday after allegedly removing the GPS anklet that he was ordered by Perry County Community Corrections to wear when released on the first set of charges, which included impersonating a public servant, resisting law enforcement, obstructing medical personnel and illegal possession of a police radio.

  • County jobless rate dips below 4 percent

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Helping ensure a vibrant job sector has been, and remains, a top-level priority for several local agencies. Combining efforts from government offices like the Perry County Board of Commissioners, and its subsidiary redevelopment commission, and economic-driven groups like the Perry County Development Corp. and the regionally based Grow Southwest Indiana, the community has maintained a reasonably high level of employment opportunities.

  • Medicine cabinet clean-out day April 28

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Council along with Tell City Police Department, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Cannelton Police Department, Perry County Solid Waste Management District, Perry County Memorial Hospital and Federal Drug Enforcement Administration are sponsoring a Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department and Perry County Memorial Hospital Leopold Clinic.

    Here are seven good reasons why we need to recycle prescription medications.