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  • Chestnut roasts opponents in primary

    TELL CITY - His face nearly as crimson as the T-shirt on his back, Lee Chestnut celebrated a victory in the race to become the next Perry County Sheriff.  The 34-year-old received 66.7 percent of the vote, easily outdistancing fellow Democrat challengers Lynn Wooldridge, Joe Lackey and Bill Schroeder.

  • Franzman loses District 1 race

    TELL CITY - A man who has sat on the county council for more than 25 years will be absent in 2011 after a narrow loss in Tuesday's primary race for county council. Pete Franzman lost by 62 votes to Bob Glenn in the District 1 race. In his final year as county sheriff, Glenn pulled in 52.5 percent of the vote.

  • Pund wins primary race for treasurer

    TELL CITY - Judy Pund won nearly 60 percent of Tuesday's vote to defeat JoAnn Smith in the primary race for treasurer.  Pund, a longtime bank employee who said she was looking for an opportunity to serve the public, received 2,470 votes to Smith's 1,703.  "I'm very happy and want to thank my family and friends," Pund said Wednesday.

  • Dauby ekes out win

    TELL CITY - Chris Coyle's bid for the District 2 seat on the board of county commissioners came up only a few votes short.

  • James, Williams, Flamion win PC board seats

    LEOPOLD - A race among five candidates for three seats on the Perry Central School Board will see incumbents Larry James and Earla Williams return to the board for new four-year terms.  Also elected was Joe Flamion, who will replace Stephen Poole. 

    In District 1, Joe Flamion received 891 votes while Stephen Poole received 776. In District 2, James received 935 votes with Allen Goffinet receiving 505. Williams, who was running in District 3, received 1,110 votes. 

  • Baumeister wins race for coroner

    PERRY COUNTY - In the race for county coroner, former Tell City police officer Charlie Baumeister defeated Deputy Coroner Keith Huck in another close election. Baumeister received 2,201 votes to Huck's 2,056. 

  • Lane restrictions in place on Rocky Point bridge

    ROCKY POINT - The Indiana Department of Transportation announced a lane restriction has been established for the Deer Creek Bridge on State Road 66 in Perry County.  The bridge is located immediately west of the intersection with Indiana 166. A three-way stop has been established for the intersection.  This will allow for one lane of traffic to cross the structure at a time while maintaining the structural integrity of the bridge, INDOT said in a news releasee.

    A bridge rehabilitation project is currently scheduled at this location in 2013.

  • Veterans-tribute convoy to travel through county, Tell City, Cannelton, go to Ky.

    PERRY COUNTY - County residents are invited to line the route of a traveling tribute to America's veterans as it makes its way to Hawesville, Ky., May 12. The tribute convoy will be met at 9 a.m. at the Interstate 64-Indiana 37 intersection by emergency vehicles, which will escort it to 12th Street in Tell City, according to Cannelton American Legion member Dan Hayden. It should arrive in Tell City between 9:25 and 9:35 a.m., he said, and will continue along 12th Street to Cannelton, arriving there between 9:45 and 9:50 a.m.

  • Circuit breakers hit local budgets

    PERRY COUNTY - Property-tax caps signed into law in 2008 will reduce the amount of revenue available to local taxing units by $1,137,201, according to a report provided by County Auditor Connie Berger. Her report, based on taxes collected in 2009 and going to local units of government this year, shows the total "circuit-breaker" loss for the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., which suffered the greatest impact, to be $420,889. The city of Tell City suffered the next-highest loss at $280,659, followed by Perry County at $223,092.