Local News

  • Sample ballot

    As a service to voters, the News is publishing portions of a sample ballot.

    This ballot for Derby Precinct voters has the same listing of county, state and federal candidates, as well as judicial retention questions.

    The ballot pages for school board and township offices are not included. A list of contested races also appears in this edition.

    To view the sample ballots, find them below as attached PDF files, which can be downloaded and viewed on computers with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Foundation donation to outfit city police cars with AEDs


    TELL CITY – A gift from a local family foundation will equip Tell City’s police officers with life-saving defibrillators they will carry in their squad cars.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing announced last month that a gift from the Edgar and Roberta Mulzer Foundation Inc. will be used to purchase nine defibrillators for police cars.

  • Troy officials OK rezoning ordinance, warehouse project moves forward

    Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Following three months of public meetings to rezone a 43-acre parcel in Troy from residential to light industrial, town councilmen voted unanimously Oct. 15 to adopt the ordinance, bringing the town one step closer to becoming home for a proposed 300,000-square-foot warehouse for KK Integrated Logistics Inc. The Wisconsin-based company seeks to build on a four-acre site along Indiana 545 north of Protsman Street and lease space to clients – including Waupaca and WGS – for warehousing and manufacturing.

  • Witches Walk

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  • Perry Central Fall Fest fun

    Strawberry Shortcake, a.k.a. 7-year-old Kenzie Litherland, wets her brush at a pumpkin-painting station at Perry Central Community School’s Fall Fest Thursday.

    Other activities included costume judging and parade, low-cost games, a spook house presented by band boosters, cake walk, country store, classroom pumpkin judging contest and concessions.

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  • Voters to decide lengthy list of races Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – After months of campaigning, candidates for local, state and federal offices, along with three local school boards, will await the decisions of voters Tuesday.

    Polling Hours: Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. A list of polling locations can be found below.

    Absentee voting: Continues until noon Monday (today) at the county courthouse.

  • Halloween activities abound

    Trick-or-treat hours set for Tell City, Cannelton, Troy

    TELL CITY – The Cannelton City Council has set official Halloween trick-or-treating hours for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. Troy’s hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 31. Tell City trick-or-treating hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

    Community Christian Explosion of Fun set for Friday

    TELL CITY – Community Christ-ian Church has planned its 13th annual ‘Explosion of Fun,” a Halloween alternative for children age 3 through grade six.

  • Witches Walk back this evening for 24th year

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will “treat” local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30, (today) from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Children will go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking goodies from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk. Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy give-away.

  • Life of Capt. Andrew Peter Batson spans the world

    Editor’s note: For the past year, the News has reprinted sketches of people who played prominent roles in the county. While the county will mark its 200th anniversary this weekend, the series of stories will continue into 2015.

  • Second installment of property tax due by Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY – The deadline for payment of the second installment of property taxes is Nov. 10.

    Any payments received after that date will be subject to a penalty.

    The Perry County treasurer’s office will be open to the public from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, Nov. 8.

    The office will also be open until 6 p.m. Nov 10.

    All mailed payments must be postmarked Nov. 10 or earlier in order to keep from being charged a late penalty.

    Payments can also be made at Old National Bank, Fifth Third Bank and German American Bank.