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Government

  • Increasing mobile data access

    MARK MESSMER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Mobile data usage has increased by more than 2,000 percent since 2010. As lawmakers, we look to ensure that we enact policies that enable the future enhancements of our network technologies.

    There are certain areas where networks have become congested throughout the state. Service providers will have to upgrade and expand their wireless infrastructure as Indiana looks to increase its mobile-data access.

  • 3 vying for office of county coroner; GOP voters face primary decision

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters choosing a Republican ballot in May’s primary election will decide which of two candidates will win the party’s nomination for county coroner. Republicans Gary Huffines and Kevin “Nic” Etienne have both filed for the office. The winner will face Democrat Joe Adkins in November’s election.

    Nic Etienne

  • Joining veterans with employers

    State Rep. Stephen Bartels

    District 74

     

    Indiana recently created the Next Level Veterans initiative to pair veterans with Indiana’s more than 85,000 open jobs.

    More than half of the 200,000 service men and women who leave the military each year face a period of unemployment, making this initiative an important resource for our veterans and their families. Next Level Veterans is a one-stop shop focused on connecting our military personnel with these career opportunities.

  • 2018 Primary Candidate Listing

    PERRY COUNTY – A listing of candidates provided by the county clerk’s office who have filed for Indiana’s May 8 primary election.

     

    County Clerk

    Lynn Fulkerson, Republican

    Mandi  Mogan, Democrat

     

    County Assessor

    Mendy Lassaline, Democrat

     

    County Auditor

    Pamela Goffinet, Democrat

     

  • Pam Goffinet seeking second term in office as county auditor

    TELL CITY – Perry County Auditor Pamela Goffinet has announced her candidacy for re-election. She took office in 2015 and has worked in the office for 35 years.
    Goffinet resides in rural Perry County and is married to Mark Goffinet. They have two daughters, Kayla, a registered nurse at Owensboro Regional Hospital and Lynsay, who works at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City.

  • Sheriff, coroner contests headline primary election

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters in May’s primary election will decide two contested races for sheriff and coroner on the Democratic ticket as well as contested Republican races for U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.

  • Councilman J.R. Flynn seeking new term on county’s fiscal board

    TELL CITY – County Councilman J.R. Flynn is seeking election to another term as a Republican following his appointment to the District 2 seat on the board. Flynn serves in the seat previously occupied by Jim Adams prior to his election as Tell City’s mayor.

  • Williams files candidacy for county council

    TELL CITY – A Tobinsport woman who served for more than a decade on the Perry Central Community School Board and has helped to lead several groups within the community has filed for the county council’s District 4 seat.

    Republican Earla Williams, 62, will seek the seat held by Democrat Jody French, who is not seeking a second term in 2018.

  • Haughee joins race for sheriff

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A longtime Tell City police officer has filed his candidacy for county sheriff, setting the stage for a contested primary race in May.

    Marty Haughee added his name to the race for sheriff on the Democratic ticket Tuesday afternoon. He will face Sheriff Alan Malone in the May 8 primary.

    It is the 50-year-old’s first attempt at political office but Haughee said he has long hoped that his career in law enforcement would be capped by serving as sheriff.

  • Fulkerson to seek county clerk post

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The number of contested races for November’s general election continues to grow.

    Lynn Fulkerson filed last week for county clerk on the Republican ticket. She is in her third term on the Cannelton Common Council and also serves on the city’s board of public works and safety.

    Fulkerson is the store manager for Factory Connection in Tell City and is a precinct committee person.