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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.

  • School districts awarded after-school funding

    PERRY COUNTY – Two local school districts have been awarded funding through the 21st Century Community Learning Center program to continue a range of activities, from after-school programs, academic enrichment and counseling services.

    Perry Central Community School District will receive $224,679 annually for four years. Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. will receive $299,781 each year for four years.

  • TC residents could see decreases in sewer bills

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council will consider adopting a rate ordinance Monday that would adjust sewage rates for Tell City residents. The ordinance, which was introduced at the council’s Feb. 5 meeting, would decrease bills for customers who use under 3,000 gallons of water each month. Those who use more than that amount would see their bills stay the same or increase slightly.

  • Cannelton’s monthly trash collection fee to increase

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – Residents and small-business owners in Cannelton will soon see a $1 increase in their monthly trash disposal bills. In the first rate increase in more than a decade, residential fees will go up to $16 per month and businesses to $4.

    The uptick was a response to a recent $7-per-ton hike the landfill that accepts Cannelton’s refuse imposed on the city, which is now set at $48 per ton.

  • Half marathon coming to Tell City March 10

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Grab your running shoes. Tell City is hosting a half-marathon next month with hundreds of runners from across Indiana and surrounding states expected to take part. And if the 13.1-mile distance is bit much for you, there’s also a 5-kilometer run-walk.