Local News

  • Primary election narrows ballot

    Managing Editor
    PERRY COUNTY – Tuesday’s primary election saw the elimination of two Democrats from contention for county seats and a mirroring of statewide feelings about Republican candidates for higher offices.    

    Randy Kleaving became the democratic nominee for the 3rd District county-commissioner position, earning more than 73 percent of the 1,702 votes cast in that race.

  • Results of 2012 primary election

    Office & Candidate(s)        Percentage of Perry County votes

    Circuit Court Judge
    Lucy Goffinet (D)                   100

    County Commissioner
    District 1

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  • Clarification

    A story in Thursday’s edition about Steve Goodson, a candidate for county council, incorrectly reported that he currently serves as a coach at Perry Central. Goodson served as a coach there in the past but has served as a coach at Tell City for the past 20-plus years.

  • 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.

    May 8: How to deal with bill collectors and collection agencies.

    May 15: How to establish a monthly spending plan — a budget that really works.

  • Police: Local man jailed after showing up drunk for driving test

    TELL CITY – A 54-year-old man was jailed on a charge of public intoxication Wednesday after allegedly arriving at the Tell City license branch while intoxicated.

    According to Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith, Peter E. Baxter, 54, of 4189 Chestnut Grove, Tell City, was intoxicated when he arrived to take a driving exam. Smith said he was alerted by the examiner that Baxter was acting oddly. He was transported to the county jail and later posted bond.

  • Camp with a Cop offers three days of fun, learning; activities for 2012 to be held at Glenn Wood Hills

    PERRY COUNTY – The 2012 annual Kenny Kellems Camp With a Cop police youth camp has been scheduled for July 18-20.

    Due to the growth of the camp, the location has been changed and this year will be held at the Glen Wood Hills Camp in Derby. Youngsters entering sixth through ninth grades can attend.

    Due to the location of the camp, bus transportation will be offered from Myers Grade School in Cannelton to the camp in Derby July 18. Parents are welcome to drop their children off in person at the camp if they so choose.

  • We the Youth seeks applications for class

    TELL CITY – We The Youth of Perry County is accepting applications for the 2012-13 program year.

    We The Youth of Perry County is a leadership program for students who will be freshmen for the upcoming school year. The program includes a variety of activities including a kickoff retreat and monthly meetings. The meetings are usually the third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Some of this year’s topics will include government, community involvement, Perry County history, mock court and values and decisions.

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  • TCRAA to kick off 2012 Music in the Park series Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association Music in the Park will kickoff the 2012 season Friday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City. Music in the Park will take place on the second Friday of each month from May to September.