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  • Three face kidnapping charges in Kansas

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. – Three people with Perry County ties face kidnapping charges in Kansas after allegedly trying to take a 17-month-old child in a custody dispute.

    According to Kansas media reports and people familiar with the case, the Junction City Police Department arrested 37-year-old Jody Sandage and her 20-year-old daughter, Letoshia Ann Mitchell. Also charged was Mitchell’s boyfriend, 22-year-old Todd David Berry. All three people have lived in Perry County.

  • Highway wage increases raise concerns

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – A verbal commitment to extend pay raises to county highway workers was met with a bit of push-back from the board that previously advocated for the increases. While the county council ultimately voted in favor of the salary hikes during its Feb. 23 meeting, the decision was not without pause.

  • School-board performance
  • News in Brief; Feb. 23

    Mowing season approaches at Troy Cemetery

     

    TROY – The town of Troy would like to remind everyone that mowing season is approaching and requests that all flowers not in vases or saddles should be removed from monuments or the ground surrounding monuments. This includes items on monuments not permanently attached, such as figures.

    Items should be removed by April 1, After this date, items will be removed by cemetery personnel.

  • Rome Courthouse future discussed
  • Too many drivers ignoring Main and Humboldt stop sign

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Mayor Jim Adams seldom loses his cool at meetings but the topic of how to get drivers to obey the stop sign at Main and Humboldt streets gets him animated quickly.

  • Citizens police academy planned

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A soon-to-form citizens police academy will offer a behind-the-scenes look at local law enforcement. While participants won’t get a badge or a set of handcuffs, they will learn about how local police agencies work and will get to meet officers who work to protect the community.

  • Commissioners greet Perry Central seniors

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Seniors at Perry Central High School got a first-hand look at county government Tuesday as the Board of Commissioners held its bimonthly meeting at the school. Moving quickly through the agenda, votes were presented with brief explanations as to why the matters were of importance.

    Speaking to “the future of Perry County,” Commissioner Larry James said the session was intended to “give you guys a taste of what happens in county government.”

  • A heroin addict’s last hurrah

    Editor’s Note: Scott Saalman of Jasper, a (Dubois County) Herald columnist, went to Tell City High School with Kelly Tucker Jarvis. Here, Kelly tells the story of her daughter’s opioid use and heroin addiction that led to her death two years ago in Evansville. This column was distributed by the Hoosier State Press Association’s Information Network.

     

  • Leading the rhythm: Guitarist’s riffs a muse for the future

     

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TROY – After playing guitar for over 50 years, Perry Countian John Hall doesn’t play as many gigs as he used to, but music still holds a crucial place in his heart and mind.

    After performing for several years in bars and local shows in and around Perry County, Hall has cut out such gigs for the most part.