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Government

  • 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.

  • Siler announces run for State Senate District 47

    LEAVENWORTH – Nick Siler filed his candidacy Jan. 24 for the Democratic nomination for Indiana State Senate District 47, which includes all of Perry County, as well as Crawford, Harrison, Orange, and Washington counties, along with portions of Dubois County.

    An attorney from Leavenworth with a private practice in West Baden Springs, Siler graduated from the University of Dayton in 2002 and received his law degree from the University of Louisville in 2005. 

  • House advances Rep. Bartels’ bill to assist Hoosier landowners

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana House of Representatives voted last week unanimously in support of State Rep. Stephen Bartels’ (R-Eckerty) legislation to help Hoosier landowners designate private property boundaries by using purple markings.

    Under this legislation, a purple paint perimeter would serve the same purpose as a no trespassing sign. Bartels said there are currently 12 other states with purple paint laws, and three more are considering adopting similar legislation.

  • Kleeman files for House District 74

    TELL CITY – Larry K. Kleeman has filed as a candidate for election to the House District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. The Democrat announced several weeks ago he would see the seat now held by Stephen Bartels.

    Kleeman ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 2016 against then State Rep. Lloyd Arnold. Bartels was chosen by Republicans during a caucus in November after Arnold resigned to accept the position of law enforcement director for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

  • Baumeister seeking seat on county council

    TELL CITY – Prevented by term limits from seeking another four years as county coroner, Charlie Baumeister has set his sights on the county council. The Democrat filed this month for the District 1 seat now held by Republican J.R. Flynn.

    Baumeister, 59, said he still wants to serve his community.

  • Bartels files for District 74 seat

    ECKERTY – State Rep. Stephen Bartels has filed as a candidate for election to a full term in the House District 74 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. Bartels was elected in a caucus to fulfill the remainder of State Rep. Lloyd Arnold’s term, and was sworn into office in December. House District 74 encompasses all of Perry and Crawford counties and parts of Spencer, Dubois and Orange counties.

  • A flawed tax reform bill

    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senate

     

    Like many of you, I believe we need to reform our tax code and cut taxes for the middle class. From the beginning of this year’s tax reform effort, I’ve been willing to partner with Republicans, Democrats, and President Trump and his administration.

  • Crouch: Hoosiers deserve the same opportunities to develop

    Suzanne Crouch

    Guest Columnist

     

    Growing up as a 12 year old who towered over her peers and teachers at 5-foot eight, I was a target for many of my classmates’ ridicule and jokes. Suffering through those harsh words, my father gave me some advice that helped shape who I am today. His valuable lesson was to love, accept and respect myself, and when I began to do that, even with all of my imperfections, I could accept and respect the differences in others.