Local News

  • Often overlooked, office of county coroner important, candidates say


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The office for county coroner has three candidates running in May’s primary election, Republican Gary Huffines, Republican Kevin “Nic” Etienne and Democrat Joe Adkins. Etienne and Huffines will face one another in the primary. Adkins is running uncontested, though he will face the winner in November. All three are long-time residents of Perry County.

  • Sheriff hopefuls tout experience


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Keeping cool under pressure, those vying to become the next sheriff of Perry County took to the podium Thursday during a meet-the-candidates. It included Democratic incumbent Alan Malone and challenger Marty Haughee. Republican Richard Myers, who is uncontested in the primary, filled out the panel.

    Each was given a few moments to present a brief introductory before moving onto the Q & A portion of the evening.

  • Special Olympics track and field meet May 5

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Perry County and St. Meinrad Archabbey/Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will be hosting their annual track and field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, Special Olympics Perry County, County Coordinator.  “Please come out and meet some of our outstanding areas Special Olympians!”

  • Waste not, want not: Earth Day coming Sunday


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Kids in overalls and the chiming metal sound of a tin can bouncing off their toes as they advanced down the dusty county road was an iconic image of children before the proliferation of plastics into toys and games.

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  • Templin charged with escape

    TELL CITY – David Templin, the Tell City man arrested in March for allegedly impersonating a first responder and who subsequently filed as an independent candidate for county sheriff, is behind bars once more.

    Templin was arrested in Jasper Tuesday after allegedly removing the GPS anklet that he was ordered by Perry County Community Corrections to wear when released on the first set of charges, which included impersonating a public servant, resisting law enforcement, obstructing medical personnel and illegal possession of a police radio.

  • County jobless rate dips below 4 percent


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Helping ensure a vibrant job sector has been, and remains, a top-level priority for several local agencies. Combining efforts from government offices like the Perry County Board of Commissioners, and its subsidiary redevelopment commission, and economic-driven groups like the Perry County Development Corp. and the regionally based Grow Southwest Indiana, the community has maintained a reasonably high level of employment opportunities.

  • Medicine cabinet clean-out day April 28

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Substance Abuse Council along with Tell City Police Department, Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Cannelton Police Department, Perry County Solid Waste Management District, Perry County Memorial Hospital and Federal Drug Enforcement Administration are sponsoring a Medicine Cabinet Clean-Out Day on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Tell City Volunteer Fire Department and Perry County Memorial Hospital Leopold Clinic.

    Here are seven good reasons why we need to recycle prescription medications.

  • Parks board receives funding for new pump


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department has ordered a new pump to replace the one that pushes water uphill to the Eagles Bluff Park restroom building.

    The old pump needs to be replaced due to extensive damage from flooding this spring.

    County Recreation Director Greg Hendershot told the parks board Thursday that he sought estimates from five companies, including the one that installed the original pump, but received only one estimate.

  • Keeping children safe and families strong


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – The staff of Perry County’s Department of Child Services are on-call all times of the year, and during April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month, they want to fully extend awareness to the entire community. The DCS is involved with a “national month-long campaign to let the community know that child abuse” and neglect are “100 percent preventable,” stated Erin Murphy, DCS’s regional communications director.