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  • Mini-relay to occur during school health fair

    LEOPOLD - In conjunction with the Perry County Wellness Program, Perry Central Elementary will hold a mini-relay during the school's health fair Thursday.

    The fair will run from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and the mini-relay around the school track for cancer survivors will be at 7.

    Elementary students will have a footprint-fundraiser for the event. Each student will sell footprints for $1 each. These footprints, bearing the purchaser's name, will be placed along a path from the elementary school office around the school.

  • Library hosts silent auction

    TELL CITY - All during National Library Week, now through Saturday, the Friends of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library will operate a silent auction to raise funds to support the library.

    Items up for bid will include Fenton Glassware, a quilt and much more. Auction items were donated by William Tell Antiques, Roland's Jewelry, Celebrations, Lauer Floral, McDonalds, Mark's Coins and Collectibles, The Greenhouse, Finley's Custom Framing and Dixon's Auctions and Furniture.

  • Absentee voting under way at county courthouse

    PERRY COUNTY - Absentee voting is under way at the county courthouse. Eligible voters with approved identification cards can vote there 8 a.m. until noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays through noon May 3. Voters can also cast ballots there the two Saturdays before the primary, April 24 and May 1, from 8 a.m. until noon.

    Other absentee-voting methods have special requirements. More information can be obtained by calling the county clerk's office at 547-3741.

  • Perry Central to host health fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD - Family wellness is the theme of this year's health fair at Perry Central from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and there will be lots of fitness activities and health-and-safety booths for the whole family.

    The annual event presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital will feature more than 40 health and safety booths, a free spring soup and salad supper, health screenings and family fitness activities.

  • Property-tax bills arriving soon

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry Countians working to prepare their tax returns for the IRS will soon have another tax deadline to remember: May 10.

    That's when local property-tax bills will be due. Though May 10 is the traditional deadline for spring installments, property owners haven't seen a spring deadline in several years as the state changed the way it assesses the value of properties and calculations for various deductions.

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  • Lackey to stay in sheriff's race

    PERRY COUNTY - A candidate for sheriff arrested last month for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated has resumed his campaign and said Monday he has found overwhelming support for his decision to stay in the race.

    "Nearly everyone - I'd say 98 percent of the people I've talked to or who have come up and spoken with me - wants me to stay in. That's what I'm going to do," Joe Lackey said Monday. "I'm not a quitter. I'm in this until the end."

  • Commissioners amend off-roaders ordinance

    TELL CITY - Perry County's commissioners voted in a regular meeting Monday to amend an ordinance regulating the use of all-terrain vehicles to keep them off of roads county workers no longer maintain.

  • Candidate forum April 15

    TELL CITY - The public is invited to a April 15 candidate forum sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Perry County News.

    Candidates in contested races for county offices will share reasons for running and respond to questions submitted by the public to The News.

    The event begins at 6 p.m. and will aired live on WTCJ 105.7 FM and streamed online at www.tellcityradio.com.

  • Absentee voting begins

    PERRY COUNTY - People who'd like to take care of their Election Day duty without waiting until then can take their approved forms of photo identification to the county courthouse during its open hours until noon May 3.

    Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita issued a news release reminding Hoosiers of the May 4 primary election and the multiple ways Hoosiers can cast absentee ballots.