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  • Offices to be closed in observance of Good Friday

    PERRY COUNTY - Most governmental offices in Perry County will be closed all or some of Friday in observance of Good Friday.

    County offices in the courthouse and annex in Cannelton will be closed for the day, as will Cannelton municipal offices.

    City Hall offices in Tell City will close at noon Friday. State offices will also be closed for the day, including the Perry County License Branch and the Perry County Department of Child Services.

    Town and utility offices in Troy will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Options narrowing for voter registration

    PERRY COUNTY - County Clerk Jean Schulthise reminds voters that the deadline to register in time for the May primary is 4 p.m. Monday. Absentee voting begins the same day.

    The courthouse will be closed Friday for Good Friday, so registering there is possible only until 4 p.m. today or Monday.

    Voters can also register at the license branch at 635 Main St., in Tell City, but it, too, will be closed for Good Friday. It is open until 5 p.m. today and from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday. That office is closed Mondays.

  • Voters reminded of May 4 polling locations

    PERRY COUNTY - County commissioners reduced March 1 the number of voting locations in the county from 21 to 11. Their action came at the recommendation of the county election board, whose members said the changes will save more than $5,000 per election after the 2010 primary.

    They had also said it has become increasingly difficult to find people willing to staff the voting locations and some previously used sites did not meet criteria for wheelchair access.

  • Tipsaw Lake Road closed through May

    BEDFORD — Road work is under way on Tipsaw Lake Road, where culverts are being replaced and road repair work is being done. "With the rate work is proceeding we're hoping the road will reopen by the end of May," said Nancy Myers, recreation planner for the Hoosier National Forest.

    Myers said spring weather has a lot of boaters and fishermen wanting to get down to Tipsaw Lake. "We apologize for the inconvenience, but fortunately there are several other equally good lakes in close proximity," Myers said.

  • Community spirit can fight hunger

    PERRY COUNTY - The pantries of the Perry County Food Coalition invite community organizations, churches and businesses to help them fight hunger in Perry County by organizing canned-food drives in April to help replenish the pantries of the Perry County Food Coalition.

    The Food Coalition pantries, Widow's Barrel, Council of Agencies, Adventist Community Services, Jasper's Pantry in Cannelton and Martin's Cloak in Siberia, fed more than 14,000 individuals last year and expect the need to be much higher this year.

  • March to the Mailbox April 10

    TELL CITY - Marching bands will play, census freebies will be distributed and citizens will be encouraged to turn in their census forms during an April 10 "March to the Mailbox" event Saturday, April 10.

    Details were still forming but activities will take place in City Hall Park, said Louie Heitkemper, co-chair of the city's Complete Count Committee.

    Watch for details in Monday's issue.

  • Holy image?
  • Cannelton to keep some traffic fines

    CANNELTON – Cannelton Common Council members were split in approving at a special meeting Wednesday ordinances that would allow the city to collect revenues from violators of certain traffic and other regulations, and the deciding votes came from a member who didn't appear to understand what was going on.

  • County seeks courthouse energy audit

    TELL CITY – Perry County's commissioners voted in a March 17 meeting to pursue a federal Department of Energy grant that could lead to energy-efficiency improvements at the county courthouse.

  • Recycling district bids Alvey adieu, welcomes Smith

    TELL CITY – The board of directors for the Perry County Recycling Management District, members of its advisory board and one of its employees said farewell Thursday to the executive director who has been serving since October 2003.

    Paul Alvey has followed a religious calling that has him now serving as an associate pastor and staff counselor with Shiloh United Methodist Church in Jasper. His resignation from the district was effective in July, but he has continued to serve on a reduced-time basis while the boards located and hired, in January, a replacement.