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  • BMV expands hours for voter-ID needs

    INDIANAPOLIS - Andy Miller, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, has announced that BMV license branches will extend hours of operation Monday and Tuesday to issue state ID cards and driver's licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place.

    Full service license branches, normally closed on Mondays and Election Days, will be open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Branches will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Offices closed for Election Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Election Day will prompt the closing of some offices Tuesday. The county courthouse will be closed, though the clerk's office staff will field election-related calls at 547-3741.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Tuesday and there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup after Monday.

    Cannelton and Troy offices will be open Tuesday.

  • Tell City Post Office to participate in annual food drive Saturday

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive to combat hunger will be conducted Saturday.

    Letter carriers will collect nonperishable donations from homes as they deliver mail along their postal routes. Tell City Post Office will participate in the drive.

    The 18th annual NALC National Food Drive to "Stamp Out Hunger" is the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

    Donations from this year's drive are expected to push the overall total since the annual drive began 18 years ago to over 1 billion pounds.

  • TC man charged in break-ins

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man faces charges of theft and burglary for allegedly breaking into a home April 20. Police are also working to determine if he is responsible for other area thefts.

  • Works board OKs dispatchers

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety approved last month the hiring of one full-time and two part-time dispatchers.

    Joanna Gallantin, who had worked for the Indiana State Police in Jasper as a dispatcher, has accepted the full-time post

    She replaces Michelle Huffines, who accepted a job in Florida this spring. Megan Frizzell and Jaime Glenn were named part-time dispatchers.

  • Flagpole to be dedicated

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council will begin its 7 p.m. meeting today with the dedication of a new flagpole in City Hall Park. The public is invited to take part.

  • School board hires firm to remodel media center

    TELL CITY - Tell City-Troy Township School Board members voted in a special meeting April 22 to hire Weddle Brothers Construction Co. of Evansville to perform $594,000 worth of renovation work at Tell City High School.

    The company was one of 11 that submitted bids to perform the work, according to George Link of the Veazey, Parrott and Shoulders architectural firm, also based in Evansville.

  • Primary Election

    Perry Countians will decide several contested local races Tuesday, including those for sheriff, treasurer, commissioner and county council.

  • Fleeing driver spins car on Sailor Road; city's police dog takes fight out of suspect

    PERRY COUNTY - A man wanted on felony drug warrants led police on a miles-long chase Monday afternoon, finally spinning his car on Sailor Road. Even with his car in a ditch, Donnie A. McLain, 40, of 1820 Franklin St., Tell City, tried to drive off, police said, repeatedly hitting the car's accelerator with his foot even as officers shattered the car's windows, Tasered him with an electric stun gun and, finally, called in a police dog.

  • Marksmen shine at regional academic bowl

    TELL CITY - Tell City High School academic teams earned four first-place awards at regional contests at Evansville's North High School April 20, and three earned the right to advance to the state-level Academic Super Bowl.

    TCHS's English, interdisciplinary and science teams will vie for state honors May 8 at Purdue University.

    Social-studies coach Amy Kehl said Wednesday this year's topic, "An American Generation: 1964 to 1980," "has been quite a challenge. They go into quite a bit of detail when they're doing American subjects."