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  • Forest Service plans fall burns in county

    TELL CITY -- Hoosier National Forest staff have several prescribed burns planned this fall if weather cooperates. Plans are to burn areas of the forest in Perry, Brown, Jackson, Martin and Orange counties. Each of the areas has been identified to improve wildlife habitat or woodland restoration. Other areas may also be included later in the fall burning program.

  • Early voting tops 2,500 as Election Day nears




    PERRY COUNTY – Located in the county’s far north, St. Martin Catholic Church’s yearly shooting match will draw its share of candidates Sunday. It usually does as the church fundraiser falls each year on the Sunday before Election Day.

    For voters, there will are hams to be won, bingo to play and candidates to shake hands with.

  • Edwards, Etienne running unopposed for Perry Central School Board

    LEOPOLD – Tim Edwards and Kevin Etienne are running unopposed for re-election to the Perry Central School Board.

    Edwards, 47, lives at 18752 Leopold Oriole Road and serves as a project manager for Ramsey Development. He has been a member of the board for eight years and served as its president for two. He and his wife, Dena, have two children.

  • Famous Santa Claus Postmark Selected for 2016

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus Post Office has selected the 2016 special picture postmark for the upcoming holiday season. On Thursday, Dec. 1, the post office will begin offering the picture postmark to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail again this year. This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives over 400,000 pieces of mail in December – compared to only 13,000 pieces of mail per month the rest of the year. This special picture postmark has been offered every Christmas season since 1983.

  • CVB director optimistic about chili cook-off




    TELL CITY – It will be the police vs. firefighters vs. other makers of good chili Saturday as Tell City kicks off a revamped cook-off in City Hall Park.

    Betty Cash, director of the city’s convention and visitors bureau, said chili booths will be set up along the Main Street sidewalk fronting City Hall Park. Fans can sample chili and vote for their favorites starting at 2 p.m.

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  • Man to serve nine years for 12th Street home invasion

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for breaking into a Tell City home earlier this year. Kevin Linn, 35, was sentenced Oct. 26 in Perry Circuit Court on one count of burglary. Magistrate Karen Werner sentenced him under a plea agreement he reached with prosecutors.

    On March 4, police were called to the 700 block of 12th Street after a resident said someone had gained entry to her property overnight. Police said the suspect had entered the home through a broken window and took items.

  • City eyes 2nd phase of Main Street work




    TELL CITY – Already at its midway point, Tell City’s Main Street upgrade project could pave the way for future improvements, Mayor Jim Adams said last week.

    Workers are cutting out foot-wide strips of concrete in Main Street to eliminate the strips of raised asphalt that have bedeviled drivers for years with bump after bump.

  • Judge wants full-time security at courthouse


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Three days after a man shot and killed himself just feet from a courtroom window, Judge Lucy Goffinet approached the county council Thursday to fund a full-time sheriff’s deputy in the courthouse.

    Michael Sims, 51, of Cannelton, shot himself Monday afternoon outside the courthouse. The ensuing panic prompted several courthouse offices to put their own emergency plans in place. Some ran to the nearby detention center while others hid.

  • Election officials remind voters about straight ticket changes

    PERRY COUNTY – Local election officials are working to alert voters that rules on straight party voting have changed ahead of the Nov. 8 election and that could impact at-large council races.

    Hoosiers can still cast straight tickets but that vote will not count for any candidate for county council or town council at-large.

    Voters must select each candidate they wish to elect in those races.