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  • Famous Santa Claus Postmark Selected for 2016

    SANTA CLAUS – The Santa Claus Post Office has selected the 2016 special picture postmark for the upcoming holiday season. On Thursday, Dec. 1, the post office will begin offering the picture postmark to cancel the postage stamps on holiday mail again this year. This famous small-town post office is the only one in the world with the Santa Claus name and receives over 400,000 pieces of mail in December – compared to only 13,000 pieces of mail per month the rest of the year. This special picture postmark has been offered every Christmas season since 1983.

  • CVB director optimistic about chili cook-off




    TELL CITY – It will be the police vs. firefighters vs. other makers of good chili Saturday as Tell City kicks off a revamped cook-off in City Hall Park.

    Betty Cash, director of the city’s convention and visitors bureau, said chili booths will be set up along the Main Street sidewalk fronting City Hall Park. Fans can sample chili and vote for their favorites starting at 2 p.m.

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  • Man to serve nine years for 12th Street home invasion

    TELL CITY – A Tell City man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for breaking into a Tell City home earlier this year. Kevin Linn, 35, was sentenced Oct. 26 in Perry Circuit Court on one count of burglary. Magistrate Karen Werner sentenced him under a plea agreement he reached with prosecutors.

    On March 4, police were called to the 700 block of 12th Street after a resident said someone had gained entry to her property overnight. Police said the suspect had entered the home through a broken window and took items.

  • City eyes 2nd phase of Main Street work




    TELL CITY – Already at its midway point, Tell City’s Main Street upgrade project could pave the way for future improvements, Mayor Jim Adams said last week.

    Workers are cutting out foot-wide strips of concrete in Main Street to eliminate the strips of raised asphalt that have bedeviled drivers for years with bump after bump.

  • Judge wants full-time security at courthouse


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    TELL CITY – Three days after a man shot and killed himself just feet from a courtroom window, Judge Lucy Goffinet approached the county council Thursday to fund a full-time sheriff’s deputy in the courthouse.

    Michael Sims, 51, of Cannelton, shot himself Monday afternoon outside the courthouse. The ensuing panic prompted several courthouse offices to put their own emergency plans in place. Some ran to the nearby detention center while others hid.

  • Election officials remind voters about straight ticket changes

    PERRY COUNTY – Local election officials are working to alert voters that rules on straight party voting have changed ahead of the Nov. 8 election and that could impact at-large council races.

    Hoosiers can still cast straight tickets but that vote will not count for any candidate for county council or town council at-large.

    Voters must select each candidate they wish to elect in those races.

  • Terror, confusion at courthouse

    TELL CITY – A Cannelton man shot and killed himself in front of the county courthouse Monday afternoon, triggering a period of panic and pandemonium for employees, who, for a few worrisome minutes, feared an active shooter was inside.

    Police officers raced to the scene from all parts of the county and beyond and fearful that an armed intruder might be involved, entered the building with guns drawn.

  • Tell City’s hydrant flushing begins Tuesday

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will begin to flush fire hydrants on Tuesday, Oct. 25.  Crews will start on the west side of town on Fourth Street and then work eastward. Residents may experience low water pressure when water department employees are flushing in their area.  As they work eastward, residents may also have dirty water until flushing is passed them.

  • Early voting underway at courthouse

    PERRY COUNTY – Early voting at the county courthouse is underway.

    Voting is taking place in the  commissioners room weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Absentee ballots are also available by mail from county election offices.

    A voter can obtain an application to vote absentee by mail on the web at IndianaVoters.com. You’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot by mailing the application to your county clerk’s office by Oct. 31.

    Anyone can vote early in-person, but there are some requirements to meet if you want to vote early by mail.