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  • Stories that shaped Perry County over the past year

    TC Marchers sixth at state


    The Tell City Marching Marksmen’s feature of “Orbis Lunar” landed them a sixth-place finish in November in Class D at the Indiana State School Music Association finals. The season’s journey in success was an out-of-this-world experience for members of a band that is quite quickly growing its reputation as one of the best in the region.

  • Stories that defined our year

    Solar eclipse awes Perry Countians


    “Before you read any further, grab pen and paper and jot down the following: ‘Aug. 21, 2017. Solar eclipse party, New Boston,’” wrote News Editor Vince Luecke in a column May 12, 2014. Highlighting a monumental occasion that was to come, it was more than three years before the mirthful arrival of the nation’s first full solar eclipse in four decades, and the first to range coast to coast in almost a century.

  • Judge, sheriff to seek new terms in 2018




    PERRY COUNTY – With the filing period for May’s primary election just a week away, candidates are beginning to announce their plans for 2018.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet and Sheriff Alan Malone are expected to announce their decisions to seek new terms in office at a gathering in Tell City Friday. Goffinet is in her second term as judge, having been elected in 2006 and 2012. Circuit-court judges in the state are elected for six-year terms.

  • Jail commander injured in ATV mishap Friday

    TELL CITY – David Faulkenberg, commander of the Perry County Detention Center under Sheriff Alan Malone, was injured Friday morning when his ATV overturned on private property in Anderson Township. Faulkenberg reportedly suffered a shoulder injury and a laceration to his head. Sheriff’s deputies and the county rescue squad responded.

    Faulkenberg retired in 2008 as chief of the Tell City Police Department and was later appointed jail commander.

  • Commissioners sign off on insurance change over


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Changes in providers of county employees’ insurance will also come with a few adaptations for county administrators. Apex Benefits was hired late this fall to oversee policies provided by Cigna health services.

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  • Two nabbed after Tuesday pursuit

    TROY – A short pursuit Tuesday night landed two people in jail on multiple drug charges.

    According to Lt. Roger Smith with the Tell City Police Department, officers attempted to stop a car driven by John A. Fortwendel, 27.

    The pursuit ended in Troy, where Fortwendel allegedly parked his car next to a residence. He and a  passenger, identified by police as Brittany Babbitt, 26, of Elizabeth, allegedly tried to run but were apprehended.

  • Former judge, longtime attorney David Huber dies at age 80




    CANNELTON – A Cannelton High School graduate whose intelligence and determination took him from Perry County to the halls of Harvard University and nearly to Congress before launching an honored legal career of his own died this week.

    J. David Huber passed away Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was 80 years old.

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