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Today's News

  • 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

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Are you voting in this week's primary election?

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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.

  • EDITORIAL: Freedom to record a right for everyone

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

    The words of our First Amendment appear at the top of this page every week. As journalists, we take these words very seriously as they are – in part – what makes up our job.

  • Clarification

    A story in Thursday’s edition about Steve Goodson, a candidate for county council, incorrectly reported that he currently serves as a coach at Perry Central. Goodson served as a coach there in the past but has served as a coach at Tell City for the past 20-plus years.
     

  • Free program to aid those feeling financial pinch

    TROY – The Troy United Methodist Church has established a regularly scheduled program to help families and individuals struggling with finances.

    People who are struggling need “Help and Hope.” They need knowledge and a plan. The program offers help and hope in four specific areas. Free learning sessions will be offered on a regular bi-monthly schedule beginning May 8.

    May 8: How to deal with bill collectors and collection agencies.

    May 15: How to establish a monthly spending plan — a budget that really works.

  • Police: Local man jailed after showing up drunk for driving test

    TELL CITY – A 54-year-old man was jailed on a charge of public intoxication Wednesday after allegedly arriving at the Tell City license branch while intoxicated.

    According to Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith, Peter E. Baxter, 54, of 4189 Chestnut Grove, Tell City, was intoxicated when he arrived to take a driving exam. Smith said he was alerted by the examiner that Baxter was acting oddly. He was transported to the county jail and later posted bond.

  • Camp with a Cop offers three days of fun, learning; activities for 2012 to be held at Glenn Wood Hills

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2012 annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop police youth camp has been scheduled for July 18-20.

    Due to the growth of the camp, the location has been changed and this year will be held at the Glen Wood Hills Camp in Derby. Youngsters entering sixth through ninth grades can attend.

    Due to the location of the camp, bus transportation will be offered from Myers Grade School in Cannelton to the camp in Derby July 18. Parents are welcome to drop their children off in person at the camp if they so choose.