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Today's News

  • Rome planning meeting this evening

    ROME – The next meeting of the Rome Bicentennial Planning group is this evening, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Rome Courthouse. Everyone is invited.

    The bicentennial group is organizing several activities this year to help celebrate the bicentennial of the courthouse.

    Activities planned include:

    • April 22, car show during Perry County’s Dogwood Tour

    • June 9, beer festival with a Patriot ride, live music and food

    • July 21, kayaking on Celina Lake

  • Man killed in fight with girlfriend’s father

    Kentucky News Enterprise

     

    GRAYSON COUNTY, Ky. – A 31-year-old Clarkson resident was fatally shot last Friday in a fight with his girlfriend’s father.

    Kentucky State Police reported that Billy Joe Houchin shot and killed Stephen Waninger, a Tell City native, at a residence off Grayson Springs Road in the Clarkson area.

    No charges have been filed.

  • Viewpoint: The time has come for paid parental leave

    This editorial first appeared in the (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star.

     

    Only 12 percent of private sector workers have access to paid family leave, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    That extremely low number makes Gov. Eric Holcomb’s decision to provide paid parental leave to state employees an even more important step in the right direction.

    Holcomb on Dec. 11 signed an executive order providing up to four weeks of paid leave for executive branch employees to spend time with newborns or newly adopted children.

  • 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.