Today's News

  • Goffinet seeks 2nd term

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Giving praise to her staff and others for six years of work she said has reshaped the county’s judiciary, Judge Lucy Goffinet announced her bid for a second term Friday. Surrounded by supporters inside Bill & Dave’s Smokin’ Pit for the announcement, Goffinet joked she was worried during the week that few people would come to what was a local kickoff to her quest for a second six-year term. The Democrat, who was elected in 2006, formally filed for office last month in Indianapolis.

  • Council agrees to take hard look at animal ordinance

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Jim Carter succeeded in his mission when he went before the county council Jan. 26.

    The president of the Humane Society of Perry County told the councilmen 13 months of work went into an animal-control ordinance before the county commissioners adopted it. The county council now has to decide whether to approve some of the fees included within it and whether to implement a dog tax that the state says must be in place before much of it can be enforced.

  • County native helps welcome Super Bowl to Indy

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    INDIANAPOLIS – There is one Sunday every year that is iconic to most Americans: the Super Bowl. And this year, Indiana is playing host to NFL’s championship game. Indianapolis has been preparing for months for the event and a Perry County native has lent her love of volunteering to help make the days leading up to the game memorable for all visitors.

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: Which of three funding options would you choose for a new jail?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by clicking the ad near the top of the page or clicking into the opinion section. Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section. Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • COLUMN: To protect human rights, companies must exit Iran

    By MARK WALLACE and IRWIN COTLER, Guest Columnists

    Late last year, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on human rights, Ahmed Shaheed, briefed the General Assembly about the state of human rights in Iran, and he painted an extremely bleak picture.

  • COLUMN: Help through trying times

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    My father died the morning of Jan. 16. Losing a parent to a terminal illness has to be one of the most challenging things an adult can face.

    My father, whose legal name was John but who was known by most of his friends as Paul, suffered from lung cancer for about two years. He died peacefully in his sleep and for a loved one who knew he wasn’t going to get better, a quiet death is a blessing. I felt guilty saying that to myself and to others over the past week, but I no longer have any reservations.

  • EDITORIAL: Air quality, job opportunities know no borders

    A front-page story today shares news from a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed coal-gasification plant in Spencer County. While that county’s leaders will have a say in whether the $2.65 billion project moves forward, those of us in Perry County should have input into the suitability of the plant.

    When it comes to air quality, what passes over Spencer County crosses into Perry. We breathe the same air.

  • Mobile vision at OAKS Thursday

    CANNELTON – Evansville Bosma Programs for the Visually Impaired will be at the Perry County Council on Aging-OAKS Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Anyone who is experiencing vision loss should attend. The three-hour program will offer functional vision assessments, training on daily living skills tied to decreased vision and adaptive aids, such as magnifiers, writing guides and talking watches.

    No appointment is necessary but one can be scheduled.

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  • Enrollment for 2012 farm programs under way

    INDIANAPOLIS – Julia A. Wickard, executive director of USDA’s Indiana Farm Service Agency reminds producers that signup to enroll in the 2012 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program or Average Crop Revenue Election Program began Jan. 23 and ends June 1.

    “It is critical for producers to begin the enrollment process as soon as possible. The 2012 signup period is a shorter timeframe than in previous years,” said Wickard.