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  • Halloween highlights

    Witches Walk Thursday

    TELL CITY - The public is invited to Witches Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday on Tell City's Main Street. For more information call 547-2385.

    Explosion of Fun Halloween night

    TELL CITY - Community Christian Church will hold its annual Explosion of Fun event from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. An alternative to Halloween, the event is for children up to the sixth grade.

    Legion plans party for children

    TELL CITY - American Legion Post 213 will have a children's Halloween party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the post.

  • Headquarters open Election Day

    TELL CITY - Democratic headquarters will be open all day starting at 6 a.m. Election Day, Nov. 4. The group will also offer the public rides to polling locations. Call 547-2744 to request a ride.

  • Democratic rally planned Saturday

    TELL CITY - The public can meet candidates running for office at the Democrat rally at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at party headquarters, 12th and Rubens streets, Tell City. For more information or questions call 547-2744.

  • Republican headquarters open

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Republican Headquarters will be open 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The public can pick up signs or sign up to vote absentee.

  • Students to participate in mock election

    TELL CITY - Eighth-grade students at Tell City Junior High will conduct a mock election Tuesday.

    Students will use an online voting system as they participate in a mock election program sponsored by the Youth Leadership Initiative, a national civic education program based at the University of Virginia Center for Politics. With millions of students expected to vote nationwide during the voting period, the mock election is the largest secure, online mock election in the nation.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Office distributing emergency food stamps

    TELL CITY - Perry County residents impacted by the Sept. 14 windstorm that damaged roofs and downed trees in many areas can apply for emergency food stamps through 8 p.m. Saturday at a temporary office located at 204 Indiana 66, next to Orscheln Farm Store. The office is staffed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Saturday. It opened Tuesday, but neither the Perry County Emergency Management Agency nor The News were notified until Thursday. Approximately 20 minutes is required for each application.

  • School musicians compete for $1,000

    Marksmen supporters can vote early, often in Battle of Bands

    TELL CITY - Tell City blew its competition off the field in the eighth week of TV station WFIE's promotional Battle of the Bands, and now goes head-to-head with winners and runners-up from other weeks in vying for a $1,000 cash prize.

  • Hot doggin'
  • Outdoor challenge returning to Perry County in April

    TELL CITY - Some of the nation's top turkey hunters will head to Perry County next spring as the Campbell Outdoor Challenge returns April 20-24.

    The event features amateur and professional teams consisting of a hunter and cameraman who match skills in videoing hunts. Points are awarded on the size of the animal bagged and the quality of the video.

    "It's a lot about Perry County that they've chosen to return here for a second year," said Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Stop sign, parking request granted by council

    TELL CITY - Common-council members approved during an Oct. 6 meeting a stop sign at 16th and Humboldt streets, agreed to regulate parking near Twelve Oaks Apartments and learned the city's downtown revitalization project has wrapped up.

    The council granted a works-board request to install stop signs at the 16th and Humboldt streets intersection while the parking regulation ensures residential parking only at Twelve Oaks, located off of Orchard Hills Drive.

    Employees of Accent Marketing sometimes park in the area, taking away parking slots for residents.