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Today's News

  • Rural News; Oct. 23

     

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    BY MARY S. SOMMER, News Correspondent, Phone 719-8423 — There didn’t seem to be as many yard sales this year on highway 66 as in previous years. Maybe because of the cold wind, but Friday it was a beautiful day and there were several so we enjoyed looking around more than we did Saturday.

  • Students asked to aim high during College Go! Week

     

    During the week of Sept. 22, schools across Indiana participated in College Go! Week. The goal of this week was to help students and families plan for college. William Tell Elementary and Tell City Junior-Senior High School students participated in various activities promoting the kick-off.

  • Interstate 64 lane closure begins today

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Moving Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close lanes of Interstate 64 for bridge cleaning between State Road 162 (Exit 63) near Ferdinand and State Road 66 (Exit 92) in Crawford County. Work will begin Thursday (today), and last for about a week, weather permitting.

  • Hoch denies disclosing information on his salary to Acchiardo

     

    TELL CITY – In a back-and-forth drama stemming from comments made by county prosecutor Rod Acchiardo during a political forum Oct. 16 about challenger Jason Hoch and the firm he works for, Hoch said Acchiardo was out of line to make derogatory comments about attorney Chris Goffinet.

    During the forum, Acchiardo accused the challenger of running for office because Goffinet is a “cheapskate” and doesn’t pay enough.

  • Mogan, Weyer compete for role of county clerk

     

    By TRINA SEVERSON

    Feature Writer
     

    TELL CITY – Candidates for Perry County clerk were present Oct. 16 to highlight their experience and motivations for running during a political forum held at the Knights of Columbus.

    In the race for county clerk are Democratic candidate and current deputy clerk Amanda Mogan and her Republican opponent, Tammy Weyer. Both seek to replace retiring County Clerk Jean Schulthise.

  • County native part of Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay

     

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Team Red, White and Blue, a national veterans advocacy group, is organizing the Old Glory Coast to Coast Relay to raise awareness for their mission, which is to enrich the lives of returning veterans by connecting them to their communities through social and physical activity, according to Team RWB board member and relay crewmember Joanna Graham. Perry County native Emily Krueger, former captain in the Army, is involved in the Salem, Ore., chapter of RWB.

  • Second installment of property tax due Nov. 10

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline for payment of the second installment of property taxes is Nov. 10. Any payments received after that date will be subject to a penalty.

  • New timber technician named for Hoosier National Forest

     

    TELL CITY – Ryan Brummer is a new forestry technician in the Tell City Office of the Hoosier National Forest. Brummer will be working with the ecosystems team on the forest.

    According to his supervisor Jason Combs, his duties involve timber sale preparation work, marking timber, and other opportunities such as wildlife habitat improvement. He is also a firefighter so will assist with prescribed burns and be available for fire duty.

  • National forest plans fall prescribed burns

    TELL CITY – Hoosier National Forest staff have nine possible prescribed burns planned for this fall, including more than 1,000 acres in Perry County.

    Local areas that could be burned are:

    • Gerald, 95-acre area north of German Ridge.

    • Krausch, 135-acre area north of German Ridge.

    • Rattlesnake North, 223 acres in Mogan Ridge area south of Leopold.

    • Rattlesnake South, 811 acres in Mogan Ridge area south of Leopold. This will affect portions of the Mogan Ridge West Trail.

  • Candidates share vision for auditor’s office

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Democrat Pam Goffinet will face Republican Bill Dickerson as they seek the auditors job.

    Goffinet, a 1983 graduate of Tell City High School, began in the auditors office in 1983, having served as a deputy auditor and as chief deputy.

    With 31 years of experience, she said she plans to continue to attend State Board of Accounts conferences to keep abreast of “changes that affect our office and the county.”