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  • Goodson, Fortwendel seek county-council seats

    Feature Writer

    LEOPOLD – Incumbent Steve Goodson and current County Commissioner Jody Fortwendel are two of four candidates vying for three at-large seats on the county council in this year’s election. They also attended the political forum held April 26 in the Perry Central High School library to discuss issues of the county and their platform for running for the office.

  • Filing time at hand for property-tax deductions

    TELL CITY – County Auditor Connie A. Berger would like to remind taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions and exemptions. The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed.
    Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2013. Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status:

    Mortgage Deduction

  • INDOT decides on Deer Creek bridge design

    Managing Editor

    ROCKY POINT – A replacement bridge over Deer Creek at Rocky Point will provide an additional three feet of clearance when it’s built in 2013, a spokeswoman for the Indiana Department of Transportation said last week.

  • Memorials to honor Ed Whitcomb’s contributions


    INDIANAPOLIS – An effort under way in several Hoosier locations hopes to honor former Indiana Gov. Ed Whitcomb for the honor and distinction his life has brought to the state of Indiana as a military veteran and public servant.

  • Kleaving believes hospital, roads important to county

    LEOPOLD – During a political forum April 26 at Perry Central High School, county commissioner candidate Randy Kleaving explained to audience members he believed the development of a new hospital and maintaining roadways in the county are important issues he’d address if elected.

  • Lynch calls jobs, money county’s biggest issues

    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Bradley Lynch said at a candidates forum he has ideas about saving money, the county’s infrastructure and the jobs available for its young people.

  • Council contenders explain views

    LEOPOLD – Dianne Rudolph is well-known as a Tell City dentist and city councilwoman, and is now making a bid for a seat on the county council. Ron Crawford Sr. is well-known for the memorials business he ran for years and more recently, service on the county council he hopes to continue.

    Both joined other candidates in introducing themselves and answering questions in a forum conducted by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and the News April 26 at Perry Central Community School.

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  • Kids fishing derby returning May 19

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor its 17th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby May 19. The event will be free and open to all children 15 years and younger.

    Each child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Sign-in and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The fishing and casting contest will begin at 8:30 a.m. and there will be fishing heats from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

    Lunch will be provided by the Perry County Bass Masters and the Hoosier National Forest with awards and prizes following.

  • 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.