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  • Absentee voting ends at noon Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County voters have until noon Monday to cast early votes at the county courthouse ahead of Tuesday’s general election. Residents can also cast ballots today and Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday.

    Polls in Tell City and Cannelton will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Courthouse offices will be closed, but the county clerk’s office will be staffed and can answer questions by phone. The office phone number is (812) 547-3741.

    As of Wednesday, 567 early votes had been cast, County Clerk Mandi Mogan said.

  • Promoting Marksmen Spirit
  • Tell City awarded $350,000 for housing rehab

    TELL CITY – Tell City has been awarded a $350,000 grant that will allow residents to rehabilitate their homes. Grants were announced Friday by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

  • Recycling participation, revenues dwindle

    PERRY COUNTY – After strong years at the start of the decade for recyclable commodities, revenue in the years after 2012 have not been kind for the Perry County Recyclable Management District. 2012 marks the last year revenue outpaced spending for the district, with deficits marked at $36,175 in 2013 and $24,167 in 2014.

  • New Directions Health and Fitness enrolling participants in Healthways SilverSneakers classes

    TELL CITY – New Directions Health and Fitness Club in Tell City is offering the Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness program.

    Proper nutrition and physical activity play critical roles as people age.

    Millions of older adults are taking stock of their health and visiting gyms to get the physical activity they need to help keep their muscles strong and prevent many health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and high blood pressure.

  • Hendershot honored with lifesaving award




    TELL CITY – Retiring Tell City Police Chief Greg Hendershot was honored Oct. 19 with a lifesaving award for his actions that helped to save the life of a Tell City woman who was injured with her husband in an Aug. 23 motorcycle crash.

    Mike and Carla Litherland were injured – Carla critically – when the motorcycle Mike was operating experienced an explosive tire decompression on Indiana 66 on Tell City’s north side.

  • PC fall festival draws a crowd
  • Second installment of property taxes due Nov. 10




    PERRY COUNTY – The approach of Election Day and Veterans Day also means another pending deadline for Perry Countians: paying fall installments of property taxes.

    County Treasurer Judy Pund reminds taxpayers the deadline for fall payments is Tuesday, Nov. 10.  Payments received after that date will be subject to a penalty.

    Fall installments were included with tax notices that were mailed in the spring.

  • Fall festival royalty
  • Wellness programs may slow rise in county health costs


    Staff Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – Healthcare costs are expected to jump by about 20 percent for workers and family members enrolled under Perry County government’s insurance policy. With renewal of the county’s policy due to take place before the end of the year, local officials are seeking ways to curtail some of that potential increase.