Local News

  • School board candidates outline ideas for improving education

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Several candidates for Tell City-Troy Township and Perry Central school boards gathered at a public forum Oct. 21 at the Tell City Depot. As in earlier forums hosted for state and county candidates, the event was cohosted by the Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and moderated by News Editor Vince Luecke.

  • World War II-era C-47 lands at airport for fill-up

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  • Grand jury to investigate death in jail


    TELL CITY – The first Perry County grand jury to be seated in five years will convene next month to decide if charges should be filed in connection with the death of a woman at the Perry County Detention Center.

    County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo said Sheriff Lee Chestnut is among those whose actions will be examined by the panel.

  • Grand jury to investigate death in jail



  • Rural News; Oct. 23



    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — There didn’t seem to be as many yard sales this year on highway 66 as in previous years. Maybe because of the cold wind, but Friday it was a beautiful day and there were several so we enjoyed looking around more than we did Saturday.

  • Interstate 64 lane closure begins today


    PERRY COUNTY – Moving Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close lanes of Interstate 64 for bridge cleaning between State Road 162 (Exit 63) near Ferdinand and State Road 66 (Exit 92) in Crawford County. Work will begin Thursday (today), and last for about a week, weather permitting.

  • Hoch denies disclosing information on his salary to Acchiardo


    TELL CITY – In a back-and-forth drama stemming from comments made by county prosecutor Rod Acchiardo during a political forum Oct. 16 about challenger Jason Hoch and the firm he works for, Hoch said Acchiardo was out of line to make derogatory comments about attorney Chris Goffinet.

    During the forum, Acchiardo accused the challenger of running for office because Goffinet is a “cheapskate” and doesn’t pay enough.

  • Mogan, Weyer compete for role of county clerk



    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Candidates for Perry County clerk were present Oct. 16 to highlight their experience and motivations for running during a political forum held at the Knights of Columbus.

    In the race for county clerk are Democratic candidate and current deputy clerk Amanda Mogan and her Republican opponent, Tammy Weyer. Both seek to replace retiring County Clerk Jean Schulthise.

  • National forest plans fall prescribed burns

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest staff have nine possible prescribed burns planned for this fall, including more than 1,000 acres in Perry County.

    Local areas that could be burned are:

    • Gerald, 95-acre area north of German Ridge.

    • Krausch, 135-acre area north of German Ridge.

    • Rattlesnake North, 223 acres in Mogan Ridge area south of Leopold.

    • Rattlesnake South, 811 acres in Mogan Ridge area south of Leopold. This will affect portions of the Mogan Ridge West Trail.

  • Candidates share vision for auditor’s office



    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Democrat Pam Goffinet will face Republican Bill Dickerson as they seek the auditors job.

    Goffinet, a 1983 graduate of Tell City High School, began in the auditors office in 1983, having served as a deputy auditor and as chief deputy.

    With 31 years of experience, she said she plans to continue to attend State Board of Accounts conferences to keep abreast of “changes that affect our office and the county.”