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  • Siberian bike ride returns

    PERRY COUNTY - On June 5, Siberian Summer Bike Riders will take to the road again to help raise funds for the Tell City Bike Lane project. Imagine the joy of cycling on a beautiful summer morning with your family and friends through the lush hills of Perry County. You can choose the distance you want to ride: 8, 20, 60, 75 or 100 miles through the scenic rolling hills of southern Indiana.

  • Rain spoils Special Olympics

    TELL CITY - Due to the inclement weather Saturday and soggy conditions at Legion Field, the annual Special Olympics track and field and bocce meet had to be canceled. "Thanks to the community for their support.  We hope to try again next year for a dry day," said Vicky Lutgring, one of the event's organizers. 

  • Candidates eye primary finish line

    PERRY COUNTY - A primary-election season that began in the deepest weeks of winter is set for a springtime finish Tuesday with candidates vying in contested races for sheriff, treasurer, coroner, three of four county-council seats and county commissioner.

    All of the locally contested races are on the Democratic ballot. Republican voters will decide contested races for U.S. Senate and the the Ninth Congressional District.

  • Breaking News Voter turnout light to moderate

    Voting precincts in Perry County were reporting light to moderate turnout Tuesday as Perry Countians joined other Hoosiers in choosing candidates for local offices as well as state legislative races, Congress and the U.S. Senate.

  • Election results

    Contested Perry County Races

    Sheriff

    LEE CHESTNUT(D).....3,024

    Joe Lackey (D).....493

    Bill Schroeder (D).....200

    Lynn Wooldridge (D) .....815

    County Treasurer

    JUDY A. PUND (D).....2,470

    JoAnn Smith (D).....1,703

    County Coroner

    CHARLES A. BAUMEISTER (D).....2,201

    Keith Huck (D).....2,056

    County Commissioner, District 2

    GARY DAUBY (D) .....2,132

    Chris Coyle (D).....2,110

  • Contested Perry County Races

    Sheriff

    Lee Chestnut (D)

    Joe Lackey (D)

    Bill Schroeder (D)

    Lynn Wooldridge (D)

    County Treasurer

    Judy A.Pund (D)

    JoAnn Smith (D)

    County Coroner

    Charles A. Baumeister (D)

    Keith Huck (D)

    County Commissioner District 2

    Chris Coyle (D)

    Gary F. Dauby (D)

    County Council District 1

    Pete E. Franzman (D)

    Bob Glenn (D)

    County Council District 2

    Ryan N. Daum (D)

    Stanley E. Goffinet (D)

  • Big dig
  • Board supports soccer field regrading

    TELL CITY - The Tell City-Troy Township School Board agreed at a special meeting April 22 to contribute up to $10,000 toward work needed at a soccer field built near William Tell Elementary School.

    Kenny Simpson told the board the Tell City High School Soccer Boosters had gathered $30,000 of the approximately $40,000 needed for the work, which will include regrading the field and some of the area around it, and installation of drainage tiles on either side of the field where players stand, modification of a sprinkler system, seeding and fertilizing.

  • Recyclers, others to round up expired drugs

    TELL CITY - The top officials for the Perry County Recycling Management District have been working with others in the area to plan a collection of expired medicines.

    Executive Director Ken Smith and Marlow Smethurst, president of the district's advisory board, said at a board-of-directors meeting April 22 local schools are planning to conduct a collection of outdated prescription drugs. Smith said he'd been talking to local pharmacists about offsetting the cost of the effort, which had been grant-funded in the past.

  • Local cops to take on former Cats May 6

    TELL CITY - A group of former University of Kentucky players will take on Perry County's law-enforcement officers in a May 6 Cops vs. Cats basketball game in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena.

    The event is expected to draw Patrick Patterson, Ramon Harris, Perry Stevenson and Mark Krebs from this year's UK team. John Wall may attend but his presence depends on NBA camps. Tell City native Steven Goodson, an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota who spent time at UK with Coach Tubby Smith, will also play.