Local News

  • Hydrant flushing continues in TC

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Water Department will continue to flush fire hydrants this week. Work started Oct. 25 but due to unforeseen problems, was delayed. Residents should still be aware of low water pressure when flushing is under way in their area.

  • William Tell sixth-graders invite public to Tuesday poster fair

    TELL CITY – The sixth-grade students at William Tell Elementary have worked on an alcohol-use prevention program this semester called “Slick Tracy.”

    The program is the first in a series for middle- and high-school students developed by Project Northland and brought to Tell City students as part of the Safe Schools-Healthy Students Grant.

  • County refinances bonds to save $156,000 yearly

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s Redevelopment Commission and Redevelopment Authority adopted resolutions Thursday that county attorney Chris Goffinet said will lower payments on bonds sold in 1995 and ’96.

  • Optional: Take food to polling location

    PERRY COUNTY – This year, when you head out to the courthouse to vote early today or to your regular poling site tomorrow, you can take a canned-food donation to help restock local pantry shelves.

    The Perry County Food Coalition conducted its annual food drive beginning in October at the Perry County Courthouse and is continuing it there until absentee voting concludes at noon today. Voters visiting their usual polling locations Tuesday can participate, as well.

  • Mandatory: Take photo identification to voting sites

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters in all Perry County Precincts that several changes to the election process in 2006 as a result of both federal and state election reform legislation are still applicable in 2010.

  • Eleven polling sites in place for primary

    TELL CITY – Perry County commissioners voted earlier this year to reduce 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.

    The following sites will be used in Tuesday’s election.

  • Cannelton referendum question

    CANNELTON – Voters in Cannelton will see a localreferendum question on their ballot Tuesday.

    They will be asked, in language a bit more complicated, “should the city’s school district impose an additional property tax of up to 41 cents for every $100 of their property’s assessed valuation?”

  • Election Day candidates

    United States Senator
    Brad Ellsworth (D)
    Dan Coats (R)
    Rebecca Sink-Burris (L)

    Secretary of State
    Vop Osili (D)
    Charlie White (R)
    Mike Wherry (L)

    State Auditor
    Sam Locke (D)
    Tim Berry (R)
    Eric Knipe (L)

    State Treasurer
    Pete Buttigieg (D)
    Richard Mourdock (R)

    U.S. Representative - Ninth District
    Baron Hill (D)
    Todd Young (R)

  • Offices closed for Election Day

    PERRY COUNTY – Election Day will prompt the closing of some offices Tuesday.

    The county courthouse will be closed, though the clerk’s office staff will continue to field election-related calls at 547-3741.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Tuesday and there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup after Monday.

    Trash pickup in Cannelton will be changed Tuesday due to Election Day.

    Residents who usually have their trash picked up Tuesdays will have their trash picked up Wednesday.

  • Voters will answer important questions

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Who should serve as Perry County’s prosecutor? Who will make the better county commissioner or councilman, the incumbent or the challenger? Am I happy with the state senator’s and representative’s performance, or do I want to boot them out of office?