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Today's News

  • Library director Larry Oathout to resign

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – There were many somber faces at the May 2 Perry County Public Library board meeting as Library Director Larry Oathout officially tendered his resignation.
    He has accepted a position as chief officer for planning and operations at the Evansville-Vanderburgh Library, which he said was a “huge step” for him.

    “You guys have been great to me, you took a chance on me. I’ve loved every minute of it,” he said when he addressed board members.

  • Carriers to collect food Saturday

    TELL CITY – In many ways, America is the land of plenty. But for 1 in 6 people in the United States, hunger is a reality.

    Today, nearly 49 million Americans, including 16 million children, struggle with hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are forced to go without food for several meals, or even days.

  • Students stage protest to support Stenftenagel

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Junior-Senior High School students protested across the street from their school Monday morning in support of teacher Mike Stenftenagel.

    “They’re trying to fire him for no reason,” said 11th-grader Skye Holmes.

    Their effort was dubbed Operation Save Stenftenagel, the mission printed on T-shirts worn by two of the protestors. The group included students as young as the seventh grade.

  • New tax will kick in Oct. 1

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – County-council members adopted at their April 26 meeting an ordinance that will have a new income tax go into effect Oct. 1.

  • Council takes first step toward tax abatement

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – ATTC Manufacturing will add expansions to those it has made since opening, and may get tax abatements on the improvements.

  • Primary election narrows ballot

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor
    PERRY COUNTY – Tuesday’s primary election saw the elimination of two Democrats from contention for county seats and a mirroring of statewide feelings about Republican candidates for higher offices.    

    Randy Kleaving became the democratic nominee for the 3rd District county-commissioner position, earning more than 73 percent of the 1,702 votes cast in that race.

  • Results of 2012 primary election

    Office & Candidate(s)        Percentage of Perry County votes


    Circuit Court Judge
    Lucy Goffinet (D)                   100

    County Commissioner
    District 1

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  • COLUMN: The truth about postal reform

    By REEN ANFINSON
    Guest Columnist

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed a bill, S 1789, to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House of Representatives. Business Week recently catalogued unhappy stakeholders, including postal unions, postal management and some Republicans who wrongly think the bill burdens taxpayers.

  • COLUMN: Chapel project nears end

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The mighty cathedrals of Europe often took centuries to build. My chapel, much smaller in scope but seemingly as daunting, has only taken three years. I guess that’s not too shabby as far as progress.

    While a decent amount of work remains to be done before a final open house the weekend of June 16-17, I’m happy to report the family-chapel project’s finish line is in sight.