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Today's News

  • Panthers defeat Commodores 46-87

    BY: KASEY RICHARDSON
    SPORTS EDITOR
    LEOPOLD – Bree Noland led the Commodores in scoring, dropping 23 points and grabbing 7 boards as Perry Central fell to Corydon Central, 46-87 on Tuesday.
    Macey Emmons was the second leading scorer for the Commodores racking in 11 points and 3 steals in the matchup. Caylyn Peter made a defensive presence, coming away with 3 steals as well.
    In the first quarter, the Panthers pounded the floor tempo on defense, running a half court trap on Perry Central.

  • Trees from seed ... a need to mimic nature

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Some plants are prolific; others are not. Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk; and you can just walk past some hairy cress and millions of seed burst forth from the draft. 

  • Foundation profiles examples of endowed community gifts

    This is one of an occasional series of stories on funds established through the Perry County Community Foundation.

     

    After 27 years in elementary education, most teachers would be thumbing the pages of travel brochures planning an enjoyable retirement. Donna Fenn held a different view of life after work and it involved her lifelong passion of developing literacy skills for young children.

  • TC school buses to get stop-arm cameras

    TELL CITY – Following recent attention from accidents across the state involving school buses, the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp., in showing its commitment to the safety of students, in an announcement Tuesday, School Superintendent John Scioldo said buses will soon be outfitted with stop-arm cameras.

    These cameras are designed to capture footage that identify makes, models and license-plate numbers of any vehicle that violates stop-arm protocol.

  • Clerk’s race goes to incumbent Mogan

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Feature Writer

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The race was close for Clerk of Circuit Court at the mid-term elections Tuesday night with a 74-vote difference between candidates. Democrat Mandi Mogan retained her position as county clerk, taking on a strong challenge from Republican Lynn Fulkerson. Turnout of registered voters in the county neared 63 percent.

  • Alvey wins nail-biter race for county treasurer

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

     

    PERRY COUNTY – The race for county treasurer resulted in a change for the position, with Republican Paul Alvey winning a narrow victory with a 54-vote difference over incumbent Democrat Charlotte Rogier.

    The race was tight throughout the evening as tallies came in from different polling precincts. Going down to the wire, Alvey received 3,581 votes, or 50.38 percent of voters, while Rogier received 3,527 votes, or 49.62 percent of the votes.

  • Etienne cruises to victory in coroner’s race

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – In a night of super-close races, the contest for county coroner was not one of them. Republican Nic Etienne defeated Democrat Joe Adkins for the office. Etienne won all 21 Perry County precincts en route to a 1,289-vote margin. Etienne received 4,189 votes to Adkins’ 2,900.

  • Mattingly, Goffinet, May win school seats

    TELL CITY – The race for Tell City School Board saw Rick May re-elected for a second consecutive term, and includes the addition of first termers, Linda Mattingly and Larry Goffinet. The latter of the two will slate in after the new year for Sherri Flynn and Mack Cail, who decided not to seek new terms.

    In all, five candidates were seeking the posts, with the top three vote getters filling the spots.

  • Malone wins race for sheriff

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A spirited yet respectful campaign for sheriff between two long-time officers ended Tuesday. Perry County voters gave Sheriff Alan Malone four more years in an office he has held since 2015.  The Democrat received nearly 57 percent of the vote en route to a 996-vote win against Richard Myers.

  • Republicans make Election Day gains

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY -– It was standing-room only in the Courthouse Tuesday as anticipation ran high to learn who would be slated to represent the county’s executive and fiscal bodies. Contenders ousted sitting members on both the board of county commissioners and council. Republican support was strong in each of those contested match-ups, taking two of the three positions on the council, along with the commission post.