Local News

  • Help stamp out hunger

    Nation's largest food drive scheduled for Saturday

    TELL CITY - Letter carriers in Tell City will join their counterparts nationwide to help stamp out hunger by collecting nonperishable food items Saturday during the 16th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive. Items donated during the largest annual one-day food drive in the nation are then delivered to local community food banks, pantries and shelters across the country.

  • Troy leaders meet Wednesday in closed session

    TROY - An executive-session meeting of the Troy Common Council was scheduled for Wednesday evening to discuss threatened litigation.

    No public meeting was to have followed the closed-door session at 6 p.m. The News received a copy of a notice for Wednesday's meeting from Town Attorney Jack Robinson and obtained a letter mailed to Clerk Treasurer Vicki Tuggle and members of the town's council and utility board from the county prosecutor's office.

  • Animal-group chief wants county to help with vet bills

    Commissioners express concern about costs

    TELL CITY - Humane Society of Perry County President Jim Carter wants the Perry County commissioners to take on some of the responsibility his organization has been shouldering for dogs and cats hit by cars.

    He appeared at a regular meeting of the county leaders Monday, and noted the county's agreement with the animal shelter provides no procedure for dealing with injured animals.

  • Park here

    Anthony Rhodes, an employee of Q-Stripe Quality Painting and Striping Co. of Evansville, paints lines forming individual parking areas in the 500 block of Main Street this week. Parking slots and bicycle lanes were added as the project in four downtown blocks comes to a close.

  • 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.



    Hillary Clinton.......3612

    Barack Obama.......1986


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

    Jill Long Thompson.......1913

    U.S. Congress

    Gretchen Clearwater........700

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

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

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