Local News

  • Local pastor a weather resource to tens of thousands


    Staff Writer


    NEWTONVILLE – The internet provides a platform to just about anyone with a stable connection, some recording equipment and something to say. Some have used this digital medium to make unlikely fortunes, while others simply dedicate themselves to a passion they wish to share.

    Pastor Michael Wilhite of Newtonville’s New Hope Baptist Church is ranked firmly in the latter.

  • Haughee joins race for sheriff




    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.

  • County advances 3-year EDIT plan


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – County commissioners approved an agreement Monday that will help guide capital improvement spending from the economic-development income-tax account for the next three years.

    According to attorney Chris Goffinet the EDIT plan is essentially “the same ordinance we approve every three years.”

  • Tell City Police Department Awards
  • County revises its overtime pay policy


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Recent heavy snowfalls in late December and again in January, specifically on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, meant long hours for some county highway workers.  Roads needed to be cleared and snow plows were in operation through the night during each day of those storms.

  • Fulkerson to seek county clerk post




    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.

  • County recycling bills sent for 2018

    PERRY COUNTY – Bills for 2018 Perry County Recycling Management District fees, assessed to all home and business owners in Perry County, are in the process of being mailed.

    The first rounds of bills are due March 15. The fee for 2018 is $45, up from $32 last year. The district board approved the increase last year.

    The district will mail the bills for real estate and mobile homes in the following manner:

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  • Heart Galleries to promote Hoosier adoptions

    TELL CITY – A traveling photo exhibit featuring compelling portraits of children in need of adoptive families is making stops at three Tell City locations through Feb. 19.

    The goal of the Heart Gallery is to increase awareness of the Department of Child Services foster youth available for adoption and encourage the community to learn more about the foster to adoption process. With the help of all of the Indiana adoption programs and partners, including the Heart Gallery, more than 1,000 Hoosier foster kids found permanent homes last year.

  • Hoch to seek second term as prosecutor

    TELL CITY – Jason R. Hoch, incumbent Perry County Prosecutor, has filed for re-election on the Democratic ticket. He was first elected in 2014.

     As prosecutor, Hoch said he has devoted his term to working closely with local law enforcement, including the Tell City Police Department, the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, the Indiana State Police, the Cannelton Police Department, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Troy Town Marshal, to combating illegal drugs.