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  • Fall property-tax bills due Nov. 10

    PERRY COUNTY - Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Tuesday. Property owners have several payment options. Old National and First State banks in Tell City and Rockport and Fifth Third Bank in Tell City will collect payments, as will the treasurer's office at the county courthouse.

    Property owners can mail payments to the Perry County Treasurer, P.O. Box 756, Tell City, IN 47586.

    Mailed payments must be postmarked by Nov. 10 to avoid penalties and should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope in order to return a receipt.

  • Kiwanis Club planning service to mark 50-year anniversary of Electra crash

    PERRY COUNTY — The Tell City Kiwanis Club is in the beginning stages of planning a memorial service to mark the 50th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Orient Airlines Electra Flight 710 in rural Cannelton March 17, 1960.

  • Voting ends Tuesday in $1,000 school-bands contest

    PERRY COUNTY - Only five days remain for people to help Perry Central or Tell City high school bands win $1,000 through WFIE-TV's Ultimate Battle of the Bands.  

    Anyone 13 years or older with an e-mail address, anywhere in the world, can vote daily for the Marching Marksmen or the Marching Commodores until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Holiday to close offices, delay trash pickup

    PERRY COUNTY - Veterans Day will close some offices Wednesday and delay trash collection in Cannelton and Tell City.

    Cannelton and Tell City residents whose trash is normally picked up Wednesdays will have their refuse collected Thursday. Veterans Day is a holiday for all county workers and city employees in Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

  • 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."