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  • 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.

  • Schools chief reports positive cash flow

    Chapman continues to project improved fiscal outlook

    CANNELTON - "September was a positive month for us," Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 23, explaining revenues were slightly higher than expenditures.

  • City to begin flushing hydrants

    CANNELTON - City workers will flush fire hydrants in Cannelton Thursday and Friday, Utilities Superintendent Phillip Ball said, beginning at the water-treatment plant on First Street.

    Residents will notice water discoloration and should avoid doing laundry as the process is under way.

  • Bankers association warns of mystery-shopper scam

    INDIANAPOLIS - A member bank of the Indiana Bankers Association has reported a recent consumer scam involving fraudulent cashier's checks and a bogus mystery shopper business.

    The phony business mails fraudulent cashier's checks in the amount of $4,998 to consumers, with a letter inviting recipients to join the company as a mystery shopper.

  • Newspapers' sale suspended amid crisis in credit markets

    News' parent company may not be sold for yearsNORFOLK, Va. - The crisis in the nation's credit markets has shelved, at least for now, plans to sell Landmark Community Newspapers Inc., the parent company of The Perry County News.

    Landmark Media Enterprises LLC announced Wednesday it was suspending the process of selling its remaining businesses, including Shelbyville, Ky.-based LCNI.

  • Rides offered to polls Tuesday

    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.

  • TC meetings at TCHS Monday

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Council and Board of Public Works and Safety will meet Monday in the Tell City High School auditorium. The works board meets at 6 p.m., followed by the council at 7.

  • Costume-contest winners
  • Rocket-parts carrying vessel draws attention

    312-foot long Delta Mariner bound for Kennedy Space Center

    DODD - Living along the Ohio River for years, Jack Brown has seen all sizes and shapes of watercraft ply the waters of the Ohio River. But Sunday's visitor was in a category by itself.

    The Delta Mariner, a 312-foot-long vessel carrying rocket components to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, drew the attention of several people. The News received photos from Brown (above) and Colleen Smith (below) of Tell City and fielded calls from others who had seen the large craft.

  • Principal boasts of record rate of pride cards

    Media club still needs travel money

    CANNELTON - Forty-one percent of elementary students in Cannelton received pride cards the first nine weeks of the school year, Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting Oct. 23, calling it the highest percentage issued since the reward system was implemented three years ago.