.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Coyle loses race for House seat, but pleased with effort

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Speaking at Democrat headquarters in Tell City, Chris Coyle said he had no regrets about his race for Indiana’s District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives.

    Coyle lost to Republican incumbent Lloyd Arnold Jr. District-wide results were not available but in Perry County, Coyle lost to Arnold by 450 votes.

  • Landslide win for Hoch

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – The most watched local race Tuesday, for county prosecutor, was never close and resulted in a lopsided win for Democrat challenger Jason Hoch.

    The Tell City attorney received 73 percent of the vote and defeated incumbent Republican S. Rod Acchiardo.

  • New faces coming to school boards

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Each of Perry County’s three school boards will see a new face in January. Voters divided their support Tuesday for incumbent members and newcomers seeking their first terms on boards for Cannelton City Schools, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and the Perry Central Community School.

    Cannelton School Board

  • Democrats win county vote

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Larry James said after final results were in for Tuesday’s election he felt “real good” about his victory over incumbent District 2 County Commissioner Tom Hauser, a Republican.

  • County voters look to new faces for prosecutor, commissioner

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters swung their support to incumbents and newcomers alike Tuesday in an election that will bring new faces to the county courthouse and local school boards.

    Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo was pummeled for a second term by Democrat Jason Hoch. In the most watched local race, Hoch won 4,256 votes, or 73 percent of the total, to Acchiardo’s 1,540 votes.

  • Trivia night scheduled for Jan. 24

    The Perry County Community Foundation’s annual Trivia Night will be conducted Jan. 24 at the Schergens Center.



    As in the past, the winning team will get to name a 501c3 charity to receive a $500 grant.

More details, including how to register your team, will be provided later.

    Contact the foundation at (812) 547-3176 or send email to its director, Renate Warner, at renate@perrycommunityfoundation.org with any questions or if you’d like to be contacted when registration information is available.


  • TC annexation hearing set Nov. 20 in Dubois Circuit Court in Jasper

    TELL CITY – A hearing concerning Tell City’s attempt to annex 1,776 acres of land along its boundary has been scheduled for Nov. 20 in Jasper.

    “The more the merrier,” Joe Meyer told people who expressed interest in attending. He and Randy Cole, who have been spearheading efforts to block the annexation, conducted a meeting Oct. 9 to bring others up to date on their efforts. Details of that meeting will be reported in an upcoming edition.

  • Commodores band director proud of pupils’ improvement

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – “Our run wasn’t as good as the run at district, but that happens sometimes,” Perry Central Band Director Andrea Clark said about her students’ performance at regional competition Oct. 18 at Evansville Central High School.

  • Woman seeks pageant support

    TELL CITY – Jaylen Avallone, 21, of Tell City has a taking-it-to-the-next-level request.

    She was recently named Miss Hoosier State Coed Queen for the Miss America Coed Pageant System in a Lexington, Ky., pageant, she said.

    She underwent interview, on-stage introduction and evening-wear competitions and also earned first place in an optional speech category by talking about cyber-bullying. She said she participates in the pageants because they help boost her self-confidence, will help her in future job interviews “and they’re fun.”

  • Talk to a lawyer for free Thursday

    EVANSVILLE – The next free talk to a lawyer telephone clinic is set for Thursday, Nov. 6.

    The monthly telephone clinic will have volunteer attorneys available to accept general questions regarding Indiana law from 4:30 to 7 p.m. CST. With the holidays right around the corner, it’s never too early to get a head start regarding legal questions that might arise, either in a game of trivia or in life situations.