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  • BREAKING NEWS - Local vote turnout heavy on historic day

    PERRY COUNTY - Voters lined up at the polls in large numbers Tuesday morning, casting ballots on a historic Election Day. Lines were reported at several locations in the county when polls opened at 6 a.m. About a dozen voters were in line at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City and about 20 voters waited at the Hoosier Heights Country Club. Early turnout was strong at the Perry County Highway Garage, site of four precincts.

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  • Home for the Holidays event canceled

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has decided not to host the event Home for the Holidays scheduled for Nov. 8. For more information call the chamber at 547-2385 or e-mail perrychamber@psci.net.

  • Recipe deadline Nov. 11

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News is collecting recipes for its Holiday Gift Guide.

    Send in your recipe by Nov. 11 and include your name, address and daytime phone number to The Perry County News, P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586 or e-mail lifestyles@perrycountynews.com.

  • Election Day food drive

    PERRY COUNTY - In an effort to address the ever-growing needs of the area's hungry, the Perry County Food Coalition is again sponsoring an Election Day food drive.

    All voters are asked to bring canned goods with them to the polls Tuesday. There will be receptacles at all voting locations.

    Anyone who voted early can contact Catholic Charities at 547-0903 to donate food items.

    Cash donations are always welcome and can be sent to United Way of Perry County, P.O. Box 73, Tell City, IN 47586. Mark donations for the food coalition.

  • News seeks memories

    TELL CITY - Christmas is just around the corner and The Perry County News is gathering readers' favorite holiday memories for publication just ahead of the holiday.

    Readers of all ages are invited to write about their favorite holiday memories or family traditions. Recollections can relate events that occurred several decades ago or as recently as this year. What's important is that the memories were special.

  • Rides offered to polls

    PERRY COUNTY - Voters needing transportation to the polls Election Day can call either Republican or Democrat headquarters for rides. Republican headquarters can be reached at 548-0000 while Democrats' headquarters can be reached at 547-2744.

    Republican headquarters will be open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and from 6 a.m. until election results come in Tuesday. Democrat headquarters will be open all day starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Humane Society seeks doghouses

    PERRY COUNTY - The president of the Humane Society of Perry County wants to match up people who need doghouses with others who might have doghouses they're not using.

    "I'm getting calls about dogs that don't have houses," Jim Carter said Tuesday. "We have people who need them but can't afford them."

    He said requests for doghouses normally increase as cold weather arrives.

    Humane Society members can pick up unused doghouses and deliver them where needed, Carter added.

  • City meetings at TCHS today

    TELL CITY - The regular meetings of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety and Tell City Council will be held today in the Tell City High School Auditorium.

    School-board members plan to offer city leaders who appointed them an update on school activities.

    The works board meeting begins at 6 p.m. with the council convening at 7.

    City leaders meet outside City Hall quarterly and have held previous meetings at the William Tell Senior Citizens Center and Tell City Fire Station.

    The public is encouraged to attend.

  • Know what property-tax deductions you are eligible for

    TELL CITY - County Auditor Connie A. Berger reminds taxpayers to file for property-tax deductions and exemptions. The one-time filing of deductions or exemptions is still in effect unless your status has changed.

    Any deductions filed by Dec. 31 of this year will be applied to taxes payable in 2009. Following is an explanation of what may qualify taxpayers as having a change in status:

    Mortgage Deduction