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  • 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

  • Cannnelton's clock has eventful history

    Officials seeking repainting bids

    CANNELTON - A clock in the tower over St. Michael Catholic Church in Cannelton does, indeed, belong to the city, and has a rather eventful history, according to information provided to The News.

    Mayor Smokey Graves reported at an Oct. 13 board of public works and safety meeting he'd received a request from church officials to paint the clock's faces. He wanted to confirm the clock belongs to the city before committing to the work, he said then.

  • Hoosier Energy receives funds

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, the wholesale energy provider for Southern Indiana Power, will receive $195 million of $1.8 billion in loans to build and repair 7,600 miles of distribution and transmission lines serving 90,000 rural customers in 26 states.

    Thirty-three rural utilities will receive loans under the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development's utilities programs under the 1936 Rural Electrification Act.

  • City awarded housing-rehab, paving grants

    $187,500 will help Tell City homeowners make needed repairs

    TELL CITY - A Community Development Block Grant awarded last month to Tell City will help more than a dozen families make needed home repairs, improving not only the safety and energy-efficiency of their homes but the value and appearance of their neighborhoods, city officials said.

  • Fall tax bills due Nov. 10

    Courthouse open Saturday; online payments accepted

    PERRY COUNTY - Election Day preparations have been keeping the county courthouse a bustling place but another deadline will soon have many Perry Countians dropping by to pay their fall property-tax installments.

    This year's tax deadline is Monday, Nov. 10, and residents have several options to make those payments. "It's pretty much the same as with the year's first installment," County Auditor Connie Berger said.

  • All eyes on the polls!

    Perry Countians will add their voices - and votes - to closely watched Election Day races for president, governor and Congress, as well as local contests for commissioner and county council.

    Polls in Perry County open at 6 a.m. Tuesday and will remain open until 6 p.m. The county courthouse will be closed for the day but employees of the county clerk's office will be available by telephone to field questions from voters and precincts. Call 547-3741 for assistance.

    Absentee voting ends at noon today in the courthouse.