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Today's News

  • Shubael Little Village’s big weekend, open house
  • Commissioner candidates talk about jobs, roads, medical services

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Incumbent County Commissioner Tom Hauser, a Republican, and Democrat challenger Larry James met in a candidates forum conducted at the Knights of Columbus building in Tell City Oct. 16.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Plans in place for Nov. 17 Purdue Extension Night

     

    LEOPOLD – Extension Night, sponsored by Purdue Extension-Perry County, offers a choice of three educational programs, election of new board members, and a meal Monday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at Perry Central Community School.

    Participants can choose from one of three sessions to attend: “Holiday Eating-Healthy, Safe and Satisfying,” “New and Exciting Changes in 4-H” or “2014 Farm Bill.”

  • Pet of the week

    REDFORD is a 3-year-old male redbone coonhound who was an unclaimed stray on Boyd Road outside Cannelton a couple of months ago. He appears to have been someone’s hunting companion.

    His handsome bark-bay announces his hound traits through and through. If you are looking for a handsome pet or hunting companion, Redford is the one for you. His adoption fee includes neuter, all vaccines, heartworm test and flea, tick and heartworm preventive.

  • Grand jury to investigate death in jail

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor