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Today's News

  • Ringing in the new year
  • Number of influenza cases climbing

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The new year has blown in with a mass cold front. And as the mercury has hovered near the zero mark, many people are dealing with more than just frigid temperatures. All over the community, battles against the sniffles and aches from cases of flu are putting a damper to the start of 2018.

  • Stories that shaped Perry County over the past year

    TC Marchers sixth at state

     

    The Tell City Marching Marksmen’s feature of “Orbis Lunar” landed them a sixth-place finish in November in Class D at the Indiana State School Music Association finals. The season’s journey in success was an out-of-this-world experience for members of a band that is quite quickly growing its reputation as one of the best in the region.

  • Stories that defined our year

    Solar eclipse awes Perry Countians

     

    “Before you read any further, grab pen and paper and jot down the following: ‘Aug. 21, 2017. Solar eclipse party, New Boston,’” wrote News Editor Vince Luecke in a column May 12, 2014. Highlighting a monumental occasion that was to come, it was more than three years before the mirthful arrival of the nation’s first full solar eclipse in four decades, and the first to range coast to coast in almost a century.

  • Judge, sheriff to seek new terms in 2018

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – With the filing period for May’s primary election just a week away, candidates are beginning to announce their plans for 2018.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet and Sheriff Alan Malone are expected to announce their decisions to seek new terms in office at a gathering in Tell City Friday. Goffinet is in her second term as judge, having been elected in 2006 and 2012. Circuit-court judges in the state are elected for six-year terms.

  • Jail commander injured in ATV mishap Friday

    TELL CITY – David Faulkenberg, commander of the Perry County Detention Center under Sheriff Alan Malone, was injured Friday morning when his ATV overturned on private property in Anderson Township. Faulkenberg reportedly suffered a shoulder injury and a laceration to his head. Sheriff’s deputies and the county rescue squad responded.

    Faulkenberg retired in 2008 as chief of the Tell City Police Department and was later appointed jail commander.

  • Commissioners sign off on insurance change over

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Changes in providers of county employees’ insurance will also come with a few adaptations for county administrators. Apex Benefits was hired late this fall to oversee policies provided by Cigna health services.

  • Tax reform, a gift that keeps on giving?

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perrycountynews.com

     

    A real stocking stuffer, a lump of coal, or just a package of underwear? The opinions abound on the latest tax reform.

    The Holidays are upon us, and the nation’s top Elf on the Shelf heralded what is expected to be an “incredible Christmas gift for hard-working Americans.” That was the tone recently as President Donald Trump announced the House’s passage of the new tax bill, which he said will spur the creation of ‘jobs, jobs, jobs.”

  • High hopes for 2018

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Though these words take shape several days before Sunday night’s New Year’s Eve festivities, I find myself with feelings of anticipation and even tinges of excitement as 2018 nears. A new year is a chance at new beginnings and possibilities.  

  • Department of Child Services claims demand attention

    One year ago, in announcing his reappointment of former juvenile court judge Mary Beth Bonaventura as director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, then Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb noted that her “relentless passion for child advocacy will serve Hoosier families and children well for years to come.”

    Bonaventura, first appointed to the position in 2013 by Gov. Mike Pence, said she was “walking on cloud nine” after her reappointment.