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Today's News

  • SWCD accepting supervisor applications

     

    PERRY COUNTY – If conservation of our soil, water and other related natural resources is an important priority with you, the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District may be what you’re looking for. That’s the message from the Perry County Soil and Water Conservation District, which is accepting applications for an elected supervisor position. The individual will serve as an elected district supervisor for a three-year term, beginning in January 2015.

  • 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. 

  • Tell City woman seeks pageant support

     

    TELL CITY – Jaylen Avallone, 21, of Tell City has a taking-it-to-the-next-level request.

    She was recently named Miss Hoosier State Coed Queen for the Miss America Coed Pageant System in a Lexington, Ky., pageant, she said.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ruling a victory for transparent government

     

    The Indiana Supreme Court’s ruling this month that causes of death are public records and must be available at county levels is a decision worth applauding.

    That we favor the ruling probably comes as no surprise. As journalists, we vigorously defend the concept of transparency in government. But the unanimous ruling released Tuesday, which reversed the lower courts’ decisions, is one that is in the best interests of all Indiana residents.

  • 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.”

  • 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.