Local News

  • Circuit breakers hit local budgets

    PERRY COUNTY - Property-tax caps signed into law in 2008 will reduce the amount of revenue available to local taxing units by $1,137,201, according to a report provided by County Auditor Connie Berger. Her report, based on taxes collected in 2009 and going to local units of government this year, shows the total "circuit-breaker" loss for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., which suffered the greatest impact, to be $420,889. The city of Tell City suffered the next-highest loss at $280,659, followed by Perry County at $223,092.

  • Judge in murder case quashes News subpoena

    TELL CITY - Perry Circuit Judge Lucy Goffinet quashed without elaboration Monday a subpoena that commanded News Editor Vince Luecke to provide to a murder suspect's attorney news releases and other materials he obtained from Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins. Jeremy Rogers, the Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., attorney representing Luecke, said after Goffinet's ruling he views as practically absolute the "shield law" protecting journalists from having to disclose their sources or the information they provide.

  • River Sweep set for June 19

    PERRY COUNTY - Do you enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, or just sitting on the banks of the Ohio River, enjoying the beautiful scenery associated with the river? If so, you might like to contribute to the annual River Sweep, in which people join at various points along the river to scour its banks of the debris that has accumulated since last year's event. Kenneth Smith, director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, said this year's River Sweepers will work from 9 a.m.

  • Cops vs. Cats today

    TELL CITY - A group of former University of Kentucky players will take on Perry County's law-enforcement officers todayin an evening 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.

  • Shoot for the Stars in City Hall Park Friday

    TELL CITY - The first of a five-part Shoot for the Stars musical talent contest will take place in City Hall Park Friday. Eighteen contestants from the ages of 13 to 48 will perform. The free series will be similar to events held last summer on Sundays with some contestants eliminated each month. Friday's performances begin at 5 p.m.

  • 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


    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