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  • Early primary voting underway

    PERRY COUNTY – After months of listening to presidential hopefuls from both parties, Perry County voters can now cast their ballots for the candidates running for the White House, Congress, governor and several local races.

    In Perry County, early voting is taking place in the commissioners room inside the courthouse. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Early votes can also be cast from 8 a.m. to noon on the two Saturdays before the primary election, April 23 and April 30.

    Early in-person voting continues through noon on May 2.

  • Spring installment of 2016 property-tax bills due May 10

    PERRY COUNTY – Property-tax bills have recently arrived in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes, Perry County Treasurer Judy Pund said.

    The first installment of 2016 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 10. The tax bills include both spring and fall coupons.

  • Indiana Bicentennial Byways Passports available at county visitors bureau

    The Indiana Bicentennial Byways Passport Booklet, containing routes for each of Indiana’s seven Scenic Byways, are now being distributed. Locally, they are available at the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, located in the Tell City Depot.

  • Timber owners, don’t sell walnut trees prematurely

    SOUTHERN INDIANA – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has advice for forest landowners, don’t get talked into selling your black walnut trees because of thousand cankers disease.

    Originally found in New Mexico, TCD affects many types of walnut trees to varying degrees but is lethal to black walnuts in the western United States. In the eastern United States, TCD has been detected in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

  • Protect yourself against ticks

    Spring is here, and state health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves from ticks while they are enjoying the outdoors.

    Ticks are small, insect-like creatures that are found throughout Indiana in grassy and wooded areas. Ticks can transmit a variety of infectious diseases, including Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. In 2015, Indiana reported almost 200 cases of tick-borne infectious diseases.

  • Auditions for Lincoln play set for Friday, Saturday at EUCC

    PERRY COUNTY – A newly penned drama about Abraham Lincoln’s formative years in southern Indiana will debut this summer under the direction of  a local historian playwright and a community theater veteran.

    Providential Productions will produce the play, “Here I Grew Up, Abraham Lincoln in Southern Indiana,” at the Tell City High School auditorium, Aug. 4-7. The series of shows will be the premier performance of an original play by Perry County native Chuck Poehlein.

  • Police begin enforcing RV parking rules; no citations yet

     

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – Enforcement of a new city parking ordinance on trailers and recreational vehicles is on a slow but steady pace with police officers working with residents to address potential violations, the city’s police chief said last week.

    “We haven’t issued any citations and we are being patient with people,” Derrick Lawalin told the city’s works board April 4.

  • Indiana’s First Lady encourages sophomores to reach for the stars

     

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Indiana’s First Lady, Karen Pence, made a stop at Tell City High School Thursday to speak to young women about fulfilling their potential and becoming employed in any field, regardless of tradition.

  • Tell City man charged with sexual misconduct

    TELL CITY – An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct led to the arrest last week of a Perry County man who police said had a sexual relationship with a teenager over a two-year period.

    Jeffrey A. Davis, 44, of Tell City faces a charge of sexual misconduct with a minor.

    According to the Tell City Police Department, officers began an investigation April 5 into allegations that Davis had engaged in a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl as far back as 2013.