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Today's News

  • County braces for more flooding

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – A swollen and fast-moving Ohio River continued its climb this week, pushing water into low-lying areas across the county, closing roads and prompting Tell City to begin installing gates in its floodwall. With more rain predicted here and locations upstream, a crest is not expected for several days.

    As of Wednesday afternoon, water covered Indiana 66 near the Cannelton Locks and Dam, near Rocky Point and other locations toward Derby.

  • Tell City adopts revised wastewater rates

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – New wastewater rates adopted Monday by the Tell City Common Council will reduce the monthly bills paid by many Tell City residents and will reduce a surcharge paid by outside-the-city customers.

  • Whittaker joins News editorial staff

    TELL CITY – Perry County News welcomed a new staff writer this week. Eric Whittaker will serve as a community writer with a focus on features. He will also use his graphic design education to contribute to page layouts for the twice-weekly publication. 

    Whittaker comes from Wisconsin, where he studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and graphic communication design at Gateway Technical College in Elkhorn, Wis. 

  • Perry Central educator among nation’s ‘Most Spirited’ teachers

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central High School Spanish teacher Mary Jo Hagedorn is excited to have received a nomination for the 2018 Varsity Brands School Spirit Awards.  The recognition is special to her since “so many teachers work really hard” in their respective schools across the nation, that being mentioned is an honor. 

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  • State honors TC school with excellence award

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Educators within Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School’s Career and Technical Education program have been honored as a top performer, earning Indiana Awards for Excellence recognition from the state Department of Education. 

  • Court rules against Ward in execution challenge

    SPENCER COUNTY – The Indiana Supreme Court issued an opinion Tuesday upholding a lower court’s dismissal of a complaint filed by Roy Lee Ward in which he challenged procedures followed by the Indiana Department of Correction when they announced a change to the lethal injection protocol.

    Ward is a former Perry County resident.

    In May 2014, the Department of Correction announced it would alter the three-drug combination used for executions, replacing Sodium Thiopental with Brevital – a barbituate anesthetic in the same class. 

  • Matheny murder trial slated to begin Feb. 26

    TELL CITY – Stacy Matheny, accused of murder in the shooting death of Phillip Chase outside a Cannelton home in March 2016, is scheduled to stand trial Feb. 26 in Perry Circuit Court.

    Matheny, 49, has been held without bond since his arrest. The morning shooting triggered a five-hour manhunt that ended with his capture in Kentucky.

    Police allege Matheny confronted Chase, 47, who lived on Bell Hollow Road and after a brief verbal altercation, allegedly pulled a handgun and shot him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Pam Goffinet seeking second term in office as county auditor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Auditor Pamela Goffinet has announced her candidacy for re-election. She took office in 2015 and has worked in the office for 35 years.
    Goffinet resides in rural Perry County and is married to Mark Goffinet. They have two daughters, Kayla, a registered nurse at Owensboro Regional Hospital and Lynsay, who works at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

  • Sheriff, coroner contests headline primary election

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters in May’s primary election will decide two contested races for sheriff and coroner on the Democratic ticket as well as contested Republican races for U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.