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  • Man arrested for failing to register as sex offender

     

    TROY – A Perry County man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender. According to Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh, the department received a tip through the Perry County Sex Offender Website that George Blake, 26, was living in a mobile home in Troy.

    Marsh said Blake was wanted on a felony warrant for failure to register as a sex offender and also had two outstanding warrants for a probation violation.

  • Cannelton School Board adopts budget plan for 2015

     

    By DONALD STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – At a regular meeting of the Cannelton School Board Thursday, the board unanimously adopted its annual 2015 budget and capital projects and bus replacement plans as previously advertised in the News. According to Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt, the only binding figures for the capital projects and bus replacement plans were those listed for 2015, with future years representing estimates.

  • Township trustees talk helping others

     

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Candidates for township-trustee positions talked at a forum Thursday about how they will serve their constituents if elected or re-elected.

    Incumbent Democrat Beverly Biever hopes to be re-elected trustee for Tobin Township and is facing competition from Republican Cheryl Morton.

  • Event showcases students, jobs

     

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Students who have been exploring manufacturing demonstrated products and processes they learned about and knowledge they gained during a showcase at the Schergens Center in Tell City Wednesday.

  • Goffinet calls Acchiardo’s forum comments offensive, off-base

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – In response to Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo’s comments made during Thursday’s forum, attorney Chris Goffinet said during a phone interview that he was offended by the candidate’s remarks.

    As reported in a front-page story, Acchiardo said Tell City attorney Jason Hoch was running for prosecutor because he works for Goffinet, who doesn’t pay Hoch enough. Acchiardo called Goffinet “a cheapskate.”

  • Gloves come off in prosecutor’s race

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The two candidates for the county prosecutor’s job traded comments Thursday night as each touted their qualifications and debated issues during a political forum at the Knights of Columbus. Each was given three minutes to provide opening statements and background information about themselves.

    Incumbent Republican Rod Acchiardo spoke of his track record and proclaimed it shows he’s tough on crime.

  • Pet of the week

    REDFORD is a 3-year-old male redbone coonhound who was an unclaimed stray on Boyd Road outside Cannelton a couple of months ago. He appears to have been someone’s hunting companion.

    His handsome bark-bay announces his hound traits through and through. If you are looking for a handsome pet or hunting companion, Redford is the one for you. His adoption fee includes neuter, all vaccines, heartworm test and flea, tick and heartworm preventive.

  • Halloween happenings around the area

    TELL CITY – As Halloween approaches, several area groups are planning Halloween activities for kids and adults. Below is a listing of upcoming events in Perry and Spencer counties.

    • The Troy Halloween kids party will start at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Troy Firehouse. Kids can enjoy games, treats, hay rides, inflatables and fire safety information.

  • Fire damages Main Street home

    Candles left on top of a piano triggered a fire inside a Main Street home Monday.

    Assistant Tell City Fire Chief Steve Hauser said Larney and Joyce Greenwood escaped the home after noticing flames coming from the piano, which was located in a front living room.

    Fire damaged that room and smoke and water damage affected the rest of the house.

    (Click photo to enlarge and right arrow to see another.)

  • Fans flock to fall tour