Local News

  • Tell City man joins ballot for county council

    TELL CITY - Stanley Goffinet, 2710 Tell Street in Tell City, has filed a candidacy for Perry County Council, seeking a District 2 seat now held by Ryan Daum.

    The Democrat said in a prepared statement he decided to run after he became disturbed "by the mass government spending and the financial direction that our country seems to be taking."

    His experience includes 12 years' working with accounting systems and participating in high-level meetings for Walt Disney World and Aramark.

  • City prepares to raze seven vacant homes

    TELL CITY - Seven vacant homes purchased in recent weeks by the city of Tell City are scheduled for demolition as the first phase of a nearly $2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Grant swings into gear.

    Other purchases of property are expected soon.

    Contractors got their first good look at the seven properties Wednesday, visiting the homes following a 1 p.m. meeting with Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Tony Pappano of Insight 2000. Pappano said contractors expressed strong interest in doing the work.

  • School-board incumbents point to financial recovery

    CANNELTON - Incumbents Barbara Beard and Gerald Harris had filed their intents to retain seats on the Cannelton School Board before Friday's noon deadline, and both pointed to efforts to reverse the school corporation's poor financial conditions as achievements they've contributed to.

    A newcomer filed his intention to run for a seat Friday morning, but The News was unable to contact him for a comment.


  • Huck seeks coroner's post

    TELL CITY - Keith Huck, who has been a deputy county coroner for the past four years and currently serves as chief deputy coroner to Darrel Riley, filed Friday for the elected office of coroner.

    Riley is completing his second term and is prevented by term limits from running again.

    "I see it as a community service, a way to help families," said Huck, who ran for the office eight years ago. He works as an emergency medical technician for Perry County EMS and is a captain on the Tell City Fire Department.

  • Other Candidate Filings

    TELL CITY - Noon Friday was the deadline for candidates to file for the May 4 primary. Brian Hudson filed as a Democrat for the District 3 County Council seat now held by Chet Mathena. Republican Tom Hauser filed for District 2 county commissioner. Candidates for township offices also filed last week. A full listing of primary candidates will appear in Thursday's edition.

  • Officials eye emergency notification system

    PERRY COUNTY - Officials from a variety of government agencies viewed a demonstration Feb. 15 of a system that will warn county residents of imminent emergencies.

    Perry County commissioners granted their support at a regular meeting Wednesday to the adoption of the Code Red Emergency Notification System offered by Emergency Communications Network of Ormond Beach, Fla. In providing the demonstration, company representative Kurt Steier called ECN "the premier notification company in the nation."

  • Port board chooses management company

    TELL CITY - Four companies indicated interest in managing the Perry County Port Authority and Hoosier Southern Railroad, but only two submitted proposals. Representatives of both were at a meeting of the port authority's board of directors Feb. 11, where RailAmerica-Southern Indiana Railroad was selected for the job.

    As The News reported Jan. 28, the port-rail agency's board of directors voted to seek a management company to take on the duties of Dick Neumann when he retires March 31.

  • Troy Medical Clinic damaged by fire

    TROY - A fire Wednesday afternoon caused damage to the Troy Medical Clinic and while no one was injured, Lisa Miller is seeing patients at the Medical Plaza Building on 13th Street in Tell City.

    "She's seeing patients there today," Perry County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Joe Stuber said Friday.

    The hospital owns the clinic as well as the Medical Plaza.

  • Oxley joins BCF staff

    BRANCHVILLE - A former state representative has been hired as a program director at Branchville Correctional Facility.

    Dennie Oxley Jr., who served 10 years in the Indiana House of Representatives, began work Feb. 8 and is attending training required of Department of Correction employees.

    Oxley will earn $52,000 as a director of programs and projects. He will also help with the facility's accreditation.

  • LHDC continues to accept energy-program applications

    TELL CITY - Lincoln Hills Development Corp., is continuing to accept applications for the Energy Assistance Program.

    The program helps low-income families with the high cost of home energy through the partial payment of utility and fuel bills.

    Since October 2009, the agency has served nearly 2,000 households in a three-county area with an average benefit of $480. Seven hundred twenty-two households in Crawford County, 710 in Perry County and 447 in Spencer County have been served.