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Today's News

  • Gloves come off in prosecutor’s race

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The two candidates for the county prosecutor’s job traded comments Thursday night as each touted their qualifications and debated issues during a political forum at the Knights of Columbus. Each was given three minutes to provide opening statements and background information about themselves.

    Incumbent Republican Rod Acchiardo spoke of his track record and proclaimed it shows he’s tough on crime.

  • Goffinet calls Acchiardo’s forum comments offensive, off-base

     

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – In response to Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo’s comments made during Thursday’s forum, attorney Chris Goffinet said during a phone interview that he was offended by the candidate’s remarks.

    As reported in a front-page story, Acchiardo said Tell City attorney Jason Hoch was running for prosecutor because he works for Goffinet, who doesn’t pay Hoch enough. Acchiardo called Goffinet “a cheapskate.”

  • Event showcases students, jobs

     

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Students who have been exploring manufacturing demonstrated products and processes they learned about and knowledge they gained during a showcase at the Schergens Center in Tell City Wednesday.

  • No foul play suspected in jail death

     

    TELL CITY – The death early Thursday of a 34-year-old woman found in her cell at the Perry County Detention Center is under investigation by the county coroner’s office and Indiana State Police.

    Whitney Nicole Turner, 34, of Tell City was found unresponsive on the floor of her cell at 12:59 a.m., Sheriff Lee Chestnut told the News.

    Perry County EMS was notified and first aid was given but Turner was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Township trustees talk helping others

     

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Candidates for township-trustee positions talked at a forum Thursday about how they will serve their constituents if elected or re-elected.

    Incumbent Democrat Beverly Biever hopes to be re-elected trustee for Tobin Township and is facing competition from Republican Cheryl Morton.

  • Cannelton School Board adopts budget plan for 2015

     

    By DONALD STEEN

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – At a regular meeting of the Cannelton School Board Thursday, the board unanimously adopted its annual 2015 budget and capital projects and bus replacement plans as previously advertised in the News. According to Schools Superintendent Alva Sibbitt, the only binding figures for the capital projects and bus replacement plans were those listed for 2015, with future years representing estimates.

  • Man arrested for failing to register as sex offender

     

    TROY – A Perry County man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender. According to Perry County Chief Deputy Daymion Marsh, the department received a tip through the Perry County Sex Offender Website that George Blake, 26, was living in a mobile home in Troy.

    Marsh said Blake was wanted on a felony warrant for failure to register as a sex offender and also had two outstanding warrants for a probation violation.

  • School-board forum Tuesday

     

    TELL CITY – Candidates seeking election to Perry County’s three school boards are invited to a Tuesday, Oct. 21, forum and meet-and-greet at the Tell City Depot.

    The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include a question-and-answer session.

    Candidates will be available afterward to talk with voters. The public is invited.

    There are contested school-board races in all three school districts this year. 

  • Cannelton, Troy set trick-or-treating hours

     

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Council has set official Halloween trick-or-treating hours for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Troy’s hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Tell City will set its official times at a meeting of the works board Monday. 

  • Red Cross seeks blood donations before holiday season

     

    TELL CITY – The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the busy holiday season arrives.

    A blood drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Tell City High School, 900 12th Street in Tell City.

    According to the American Red Cross, blood donations often decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day as people become busy with holiday festivities.

    Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to the winter holidays to help prevent these seasonal declines.