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  • Voters give Malone, Etienne big wins

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – Alan Malone easily won the Democratic nomination for the office of sheriff in Tuesday’s primary election, holding off a challenge by Marty Haughee in the only locally contested race on their party’s ticket. Malone, who is seeking his first full term as sheriff after being appointed to the position in the fall of 2015, received 64 percent of votes cast in the race. The final margin was 1,738 votes for Malone to Haughee’s 976 votes.

  • Songs from the heart: Hilgenhold’s

    When Luke Hilgenhold first picked up a guitar five years ago, he never thought the melodic hobby would drive his career focus. Now seeking a country sound all his own, he strives to fit squarely somewhere between Haggard and Hunter Hayes, a mix of classic and modern, and with a message that comes from deep within.

    “Country music has changed to a more pop country … and I still love that stuff,” Luke said, “but I really love that good ole classic country with that steel guitar.”

  • Wiseman – Eddleman

    The parents of Chelsea Nicole Eddleman of Tell City and Blaine Isaac Wiseman of Branchville wish to announce the couple’s engagement and forthcoming wedding.

    Formal invitations are being issued to family and friends for the ceremony to be held on June 16, 2018, at the Leopold Square at 3 p.m. Reception will follow at the Bristow Community Center at 5 p.m.

  • Archdiocese: 4 parishes to be linked

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Several Catholic parishes in Perry County which already share pastors and some programs will form even tighter bonds of cooperation under a plan approved last month by Indianapolis Archbishop Charles Thompson.

    Two other churches in the county will formally merge.

  • A poignant lesson in the dangers of impaired driving
  • Public library plans security upgrades

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Public Library is adding a new camera security system to the Tell City branch, hoping it will help reduce damage done to public materials, specifically items in their genealogy department.

  • Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High third quarter honor roll

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central Jr.-Sr. High School has announced its honor roll for students achieving a 3.5 grade-point average and above.

  • Giving for Gage
  • County aims to upgrade recycling capabilities

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Recycling upgrades could be coming to the county’s waste management district. The agency is seeking a $16,672 grant from the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s marketing development program.

  • Indiana 15 looks to bolster grant initiatives

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – County and Indiana 15 Planning Commission leaders hope to not only continue its longstanding partnership but expand on it. Involved with helping coordinate numerous community and economic development projects resulting in millions of dollars funneling into the area over the last four-plus decades, the agency is partially grant funded, with local communities contributing matching funds for proposal writing and administrative services.