Local News

  • Absentee voting continues

    PERRY COUNTY - Absentee voting ahead of the Nov. 4 election continues through Nov. 3 at the county courthouse. Voting hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The courthouse will also be open Saturday and Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.

    Absentee voting can also be done through the mail by filing an application through the county clerk's office. The deadline for receiving absentee-by-mail applications in the clerk's office is Oct. 27.

  • Marcrum hopes to unseat Stilwell in District 74 race

    TELL CITY - An incumbent Democrat who wants to continue representing Perry Countians is facing a local challenger in the Nov. 4 election.

    Six-term incumbent Russ Stilwell and Tell City physician Dr. William Marcrum, a Republican, are facing off for the District 74 seat, which covers Troy and Tobin townships and portions of Union and Clark townships. Other areas of Perry County are in the 73rd district.

    In his opening statements during a September political forum, Stilwell said he has enjoyed serving residents of the district, which covers portions of four counties.

  • Fall Tour festivities

    Top, Marsha Byers buffs her hard-to-miss 1941 Chevrolet coupe shortly after noon Sunday as the 19th annual Street Rod, Antique and Classic Car Show got under way in Bristow. Hundreds of cars and trucks and thousands of visitors filled the community for up-close looks at vehicles, live music and food. Byers' visit was bittersweet, she said. Her husband, Mike, died of leukemia weeks after last year's Bristow show and Marsha said she wanted to make the return visit from her Memphis, Ind., home to recall their time together last year.

  • Witches Walk set for Oct. 30 on Main Street

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will "treat" local residents to a safe Halloween during this year's Witches Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

    Families are invited to go store-to-store dressed in costumes seeking "goodies" from local merchants who are participating in the Witches Walk.

    Children and their parents are asked to look for the orange poster with the witch on her broom to identify those businesses participating in the candy giveaway.

  • Bands look to regionals

    REO - While Tell City and Perry Central's bands didn't win awards or place in the top three at South Spencer High School's marching invitational Saturday, Rob Cason, director for Perry Central, and Barry Reasoner, director for Tell City, were both pleased with their bands' performances.

    "Our point total went up six points," Cason said, adding the band probably had its best show of the season. Looking to regionals Saturday at Jeffersonville High School, he said the band is going to change a little of the ballad and try to refine the show as much as possible.

  • County seeks proposals for administering housing grant

    TELL CITY - Perry County Auditor Connie Berger told county commissioners last month she is seeking proposals for a grant administrator to oversee a housing-rehabilitation grant provided through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

  • Smoke testing Tuesday, Wednesday

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Sewer Department will conduct smoke testing of the sewers Tuesday and Wednesday from new Indiana 237 to old Indiana 237.

    Testing will be done on the north east side of Indiana 66. Smoke testing will not occur if it rains.

  • Council announces Partners in Pride honors

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council has announced October recipients of its Partners in Pride awards for city beautification.

    Council members have recognized homeowners, businesses and churches for taking pride in their properties. October's awards will be the last for this year, but awards are expected to resume next spring. Recognized this month are:

    William Tell Antiques and owner Chris Cail, corner of Ninth and Washington streets, chosen by at-large councilman Tony Hollinden.

    Don Owen residence, 501 14th St., chosen by Ward 1 Councilwoman Dianne Rudolph.

  • Candidates for commissioner set goals for county's future

    Fortwendel, Flamion vying for votes in District 3

    TELL CITY - Incumbent Jody Fortwendel said the reason why he's seeking reelection for the District 3 seat on the county's board of commissioners is because he's worried about the futures of his grandchildren.

    His opponent, Republican Joe Flamion, wants to see Perry county "grow and prosper and for that to happen, we need to look to the future and plan for growth."

  • Route 66 yard sale returns

    All roads lead to Rome Sunday as fall tour concludes

    Bargains won't be hard to find Saturday as the second annual Route 66 Yard Sale provides a backdrop for dozens of yard and garage sales in Troy, Tell City, Cannelton, Rocky Point and other locations along the scenic state route.

    Interest in the Route 66 sale has been building for weeks, said Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Many remember the crowds from last year and either will be shopping for bargains or offering them to others.