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  • School official lauds driver, accident responders

    Car snaps power pole, dropping line onto bus

    CANNELTON - No children were hurt when a speeding car went off the road and struck a power pole late Friday afternoon, dropping an electrical line into the roadway, where it came into contact with the school bus they were riding.

  • Second-grader's bravery helps in juvenile-diabetes fight

    May 17 walk will support research; Logan's YouTube story

    ORIOLE - Logan Hubert looks like any bright 7-year-old. He loves school, the outdoors and sports, especially the Indianapolis Colts. He's blessed with loving parents, grandparents and two sisters. But juvenile diabetes has a hold on this inquisitive, blond-haired boy with glasses. It's a disease he'll never outgrow and can't escape, not even for a day.

  • Edwards, Etienne win close school race

    LEOPOLD - Voters seemed to like all three candidates for Perry Central School Board, dividing votes evenly among Kevin Etienne, Tim Edwards and Carl "Joe" Flamion. However, only two seats on the five-person board were up for grabs.

    Edwards received the most votes in Tuesday's election, winning a four-year term. He garnered 1,284 votes among the eight voting precincts within the school district. Incumbent board member Kevin Etienne received 1,111 votes to win a second term. Voters gave Flamion 1,095 votes, just 16 fewer than Etienne.

  • Crawford, Doogs, Goodson advance to November council race

    Newcomer, two incumbents to vie in general election

    PERRY COUNTY - Democrat county-council candidates Ron Crawford Sr., Merle Doogs and Steve Goodson will advance to the November general election after polling ahead of former County Commissioner Terry Lock in Tuesday's primary election.

    Crawford, making his first attempt at political office, and incumbents Doogs and Goodson will attempt to fend off challenges by Republican contenders for at-large positions.

  • Amos, Fortwendel score primary wins

    Sherry defeated; Lynch looks to future elections; county voters give Clinton boost over Obama

    PERRY COUNTY - With the nation's eyes fixed on their state's presidential primaries, Perry County voters backed New York Sen. Hillary Clinton Tuesday, helping the White House hopeful eke out a narrow Hoosier win.

    In the most-watched local races in the Democratic primary, voters gave William "Bill" Amos a win over incumbent Don Sherry and political newcomer Brent Herzog in the contest for the District 1 seat on the county's board of commissioners.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Primary Election Results

    The following are Perry County results from the primary election. They do not include statewide or national results.

    DEMOCRAT PARTY

    President

    Hillary Clinton.......3612

    Barack Obama.......1986

    Governor

    Jim Schellinger..............3336

    Jill Long Thompson.......1913

    U.S. Congress

    Gretchen Clearwater........700

    Baron Hill........................4005

    Lendall Terry...................221

    John Bottorff...................301

  • Deadline nears for filing personal-property forms

    CANNELTON - The Troy Township Assessor's Office reminds residents of approaching deadlines for filing personal-property forms. These include:

    Form101, Individual Personal Property Return. This form covers all vehicles on which excise taxes are not paid.

    Form 102, Farmers Tangible Personal Property Return. Form covers farm equipment.

    Form 103, Business Tangible Personal Property Return. Form covers business equipment.

    Forms should be returned to the Troy Township Assessor's Office, Courthouse Annex, Cannelton IN 47520 by May 15.

  • Knights on a Mission

    A steady stream of customers entering the McDonald's drive through kept Dennis Litherland, a member of Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172, busy Friday morning. Litherland and his fellow Knights sponsored their annual Tootsie Roll fundraiser for special-needs programs in the county, accepting bills and loose change and offering Tootsie Rolls in exchange for the generosity. "They gave me the hot spot today," Litherland said of his two-hour shift. Knights collected money locations Friday and Saturday.

  • Rural electric cooperative will undergo name change

    TELL CITY - Mike Hammack, chief executive officer of Southern Indiana Rural Electric Cooperative, recently announced the co-op will change its name June 20. The organization's new name will be Southern Indiana Power.

    "Our name does not portray how we have evolved into more than an electric provider. We often receive phone calls from people thinking we're Southern Indiana Recreation," Hammack said.

  • Sewer project eyed to reduce TC flooding

    TELL CITY - City leaders may invest up to $500,000 to increase the flow of stormwater that continues to back up into some residents' basements during periods of heavy rain.

    The city's board of works agreed last month to explore the feasibility of constructing a new pumping station and installing a 16-inch main that would help divert stormwater and sewage west toward the city's downtown, where it would be treated at the community's sewage-treatment plant.