Local News

  • Absentee voting continues through noon Monday

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that absentee voting continues weekdays through noon Nov. 1.

    Voting at the courthouse will be offered 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office will also be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

    Schulthise encourages anyone with questions regarding voting or voter registration to stop by the clerk’s office or to call 547-3741.

  • Reminder to voters of photo ID rules

    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.

    Voters are required to present photo ID at the polls on Election Day, Nov. 2, before casting a ballot. The ID must meet the following criteria:

    1. Display the voter’s name, and the name must conform to the name on the voter registration record.

    2. Display the voter’s photo.

  • Pund seeks treasurer job

    TELL CITY – Judy Pund of Tell City is unopposed for the office of county treasurer. Pund, a Democrat who is making her first try at elected political office, was employed by Citizens National Bank, now Old National Bank, from July 1967 to February 2010. That experience, she said, will allow her to be an effective treasurer.

  • Chestnut a shoo-in for sheriff’s office

    PERRY COUNTY – Lee Chestnut is running unopposed for the office of county sheriff in Tuesday’s election.

    He has worked for the sheriff’s department for more than nine years and was named chief deputy earlier this year by current Chief Bob Glenn. A 1993 Tell City High School graduate, he joined the sheriff’s department in 1998 and completed the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield.

  • State Reps talk job growth, local government reform at forum

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Four candidates running for state representative seats in Districts 73 and 74 were a part of a political forum held by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Perry County News Oct. 13 at the Schergens Center.

  • Cannelton residents to vote on tax hike

    CANNELTON – Voters in Cannelton will see a referendum question on their ballot Nov. 2.

    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?”

  • Council candidates discuss tax caps, jail, county insurance

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Four candidates running for seats in two districts of the county council appeared at a public forum Oct. 13 to introduce themselves to voters and answer questions.

    Bob Glenn, Democrat candidate, and Jim Adams, Republican candidate, are vying for a seat in District 1, while Democrat incumbent Chet Mathena and Republican David Hammond are seeking votes for a District 3 seat.

  • Man attempts check fraud in Perry County

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office would like to make the citizens of Perry County aware of check fraud occurring in the county.  

    The suspect is a black male with medium-color skin driving a late-80s model white Oldsmobile with a hubcap missing on the driver’s side and the driver-side tail light out.

  • Marksmen vie for $1,000 prize

    Tell City’s Marching Marksmen are in the running for a $1,000 prize in WFIE-TV’s Ultimate Battle of the Bands. Supporters can help them win it by going to 14WFIE.com, clicking on “Sports,” then scroll down to click on “Touchdown Live 2010” and “Battle of the Bands. Sign in or register and vote once daily from each e-mail address you have until Nov. 5.

  • Tell City High School’s marching season ends

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – They didn’t qualify for state-level competition, but the Tell City Marching Marksmen significantly improved their score from the previous week and “were very happy about their performance” at a semistate competition Saturday.

    “They just had fun with it,” Music Director Natasha Edmondson said Monday about the state qualifying contest at Franklin Community High School. “They didn’t let nerves get the best of them.”