Local News

  • Tell City adopts revised wastewater rates




    TELL CITY – New wastewater rates adopted Monday by the Tell City Common Council will reduce the monthly bills paid by many Tell City residents and will reduce a surcharge paid by outside-the-city customers.

  • County braces for more flooding




    PERRY COUNTY – A swollen and fast-moving Ohio River continued its climb this week, pushing water into low-lying areas across the county, closing roads and prompting Tell City to begin installing gates in its floodwall. With more rain predicted here and locations upstream, a crest is not expected for several days.

    As of Wednesday afternoon, water covered Indiana 66 near the Cannelton Locks and Dam, near Rocky Point and other locations toward Derby.

  • Tots Lots Preschool enrolling for the school year

    TELL CITY – Tots Lots Preschool is enrolling for the 2018-19 school year. For a child to be eligible for the 4-year-old frog session of Tots Lots, he or she must be 4 years old by Aug. 1. This session will meet Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 to 11:30 a.m.

    For a child to be eligible for the 3-year-old Tadpole session of Tots Lots, which is held Mondays and Tuesdays, he or she must be 3 years old by Aug. 1. This class is in session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • Tobinsport cemetery meeting March 4

    TOBINSPORT – The annual meeting of the Tobinsport Cemetery Improvement & Maintenance Association will be held on Sunday, March 4, at 1 p.m. at Clayton Harris Memorial United Methodist Church in Tobinsport. Business topics will include a financial report; report on cleaning and setting of stones; selecting someone to mow cemeteries and an  election of officers and community representatives to board.

  • 2018 Primary Candidate Listing

    PERRY COUNTY – A listing of candidates provided by the county clerk’s office who have filed for Indiana’s May 8 primary election.


    County Clerk

    Lynn Fulkerson, Republican

    Mandi  Mogan, Democrat


    County Assessor

    Mendy Lassaline, Democrat


    County Auditor

    Pamela Goffinet, Democrat


  • Pam Goffinet seeking second term in office as county auditor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Auditor Pamela Goffinet has announced her candidacy for re-election. She took office in 2015 and has worked in the office for 35 years.
    Goffinet resides in rural Perry County and is married to Mark Goffinet. They have two daughters, Kayla, a registered nurse at Owensboro Regional Hospital and Lynsay, who works at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

  • Sheriff, coroner contests headline primary election




    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters in May’s primary election will decide two contested races for sheriff and coroner on the Democratic ticket as well as contested Republican races for U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.

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  • Matheny murder trial slated to begin Feb. 26

    TELL CITY – Stacy Matheny, accused of murder in the shooting death of Phillip Chase outside a Cannelton home in March 2016, is scheduled to stand trial Feb. 26 in Perry Circuit Court.

    Matheny, 49, has been held without bond since his arrest. The morning shooting triggered a five-hour manhunt that ended with his capture in Kentucky.

    Police allege Matheny confronted Chase, 47, who lived on Bell Hollow Road and after a brief verbal altercation, allegedly pulled a handgun and shot him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Court rules against Ward in execution challenge

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Indiana Supreme Court issued an opinion Tuesday upholding a lower court’s dismissal of a complaint filed by Roy Lee Ward in which he challenged procedures followed by the Indiana Department of Correction when they announced a change to the lethal injection protocol.

    Ward is a former Perry County resident.

    In May 2014, the Department of Correction announced it would alter the three-drug combination used for executions, replacing Sodium Thiopental with Brevital – a barbituate anesthetic in the same class.