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  • County selling surplus online

    TELL CITY - The county commissioners' first sale of surplus property using a contractor and the Internet is under way.

    The online auction of a 1988 Ford E-350 diesel-powered ambulance and a 2001 Ford Crown Victoria began Thursday and will end at 7 p.m. Sunday. More information can be obtained by going to www.sri-surplusauctions.com and clicking on "Click Here to Bid on Current Auctions" then scrolling down to find Perry County's offerings. Detailed information about condition and location of the items is available by calling John Winkel at (800) 800-9588.

  • Voters must take IDs to polls Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Voters headed to the polls Tuesday to determine if Tell City High School should undergo up to $10 million worth of work should take identification with them, despite a September ruling that the voter-identification law is unconstitutional.

    A news release e-mailed to The News Thursday by the office of Secretary of State Todd Rokita asserts that a voter-identification law enacted in 2005 but struck down in September by the state's court of appeals remains in effect.

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  • Is your ID valid for voting?

    PERRY COUNTY - Identification cards that will be accepted by poll workers Tuesday, according to County Clerk Jean Schulthise, are those prescribed by state law and some others.

    The Indiana Code chapter on elections defines acceptable proof of identification as documents that:

    - Show the name of the individual to whom the document was issued, and conforms to the individual's voter registration record

    - Show a photograph of the individual to whom the document was issued.

  • Election Day closings

    PERRY COUNTY - City Hall in Tell City and the county clerk's office will be closed to the public Tuesday except for voting issues in observance of Election Day. City Hall is a voting location, meaning city employees will work but offices will be closed to the public.

    There will be no change in trash pickup in the city this week.

  • Police: Car fire may have been arson

    CANNELTON - An Oct. 24 fire that destroyed a vehicle on First Street in Cannelton may have been the work of an arsonist, a city police officer said Thursday night.

    Patrolman Lee Hall said he is awaiting final reports from the state fire marshal's office and Indiana State Police, but said the blaze is "being investigated as a possible case of arson."

  • Shooting death ruled an accident

    TROY - The Oct. 21 shooting death of a Troy man has been ruled an accident.

    County Coroner Darrel Riley said Friday evidence showed Charles Leazenby, 19, slipped while standing on a hillside, causing the .22 caliber rifle he was carrying to discharge, striking the man in the chest. Riley said the bullet struck Leazenby's heart.

    State police said the teen left his home that morning to go hunting but never returned. He was found by family members later that day.

  • Community's giving spirit goes on display

    PERRY COUNTY - A county organization whose mission is giving is celebrating the people and organizations who help them do it.

    At the request of the Perry County Community Foundation, the county commissioners declared November to be Philanthropy Month. In conjunction with that observance, blue ribbons are being displayed at the offices of organizations that have benefited from the community's giving nature.

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  • Police detain teen for alleged sex act in park

    TELL CITY - A teenage boy was detained last Monday after he allegedly forced a younger boy to perform a sex act on him in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    Detective Alan Malone said the teen was detained and later released to his parents. He faces a possible charge of child molesting. A neighbor saw the sex act taking place and called police. Malone declined to give the ages of the juveniles but said there was a seven-year age difference between the alleged perpetrator and the victim.