Local News

  • Whitcomb Highway dedication honors former governor's service to Hoosiers

    ROME - Perry County resident and Hoosier statesman Edgar Whitcomb was honored Wednesday for a lifetime of public service that reached from wartime Philippines to the desk of Indiana's governor.

    Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman led a delegation of state leaders to Rome, Whitcomb's adopted hometown, to rename a portion of U.S. 50 in Jackson and Jennings counties as the Gov. Edgar D. Whitcomb Highway.

  • City, recycling district clean illegal dumps

    Mayor: One site had years of accumulation

    TELL CITY - The director of the Perry County Recycling Management District said he doesn't want to get into "wholesale" cleanups of illegal dumps, but said he was glad to help get some of them cleaned up.

    "The city had a real battle the last week-and-a-half" dealing with illegal dumping, Tell City Mayor and district board of directors member Barbara Ewing said at a meeting Wednesday.

  • Next animal-control officer may work for shelter

    Current employment arrangement called unusual

    TELL CITY - Perry County Animal Shelter Inc. may assume animal-control duties for the county, clarifying overlapping and potentially confusing responsibilities as they existed when a new shelter opened and a new animal-control officer was hired.

    "Now you're charged with monitoring someone who's not your employee," county attorney Chris Goffinet told Gene Ritchie, a former president of the not-for-profit shelter's board of directors April 21.

  • Voting locations by precinct

    Anderson, St. Mark's School Building

    Cannelton 1, Cannelton Community Center

    Cannelton 2, Cannelton Community Center

    Clark 1, Bristow Community Center

    Clark 2, Bristow Community Center

    Derby, County highway garage

    Leopold, County highway garage

    Oil, County highway garage

    Rono, County highway garage

    Tell City 1, VFW Post 2939

    Tell City 2, Humboldt Street Fire Station

    Tell City 3, City Hall

    Tell City 4, Schergens Center

  • Election countdown

    Results Online Tuesday night

    News staff will be at the county courthouse after polls close tomorrow and will telephone results to the newsroom. Watch for results at www.perrycountynews.com.

    List of contenders appearing on Tuesday's ballots:

    Democrat Party


    Hillary Clinton

    Barack Obama


    Jim Schellinger

    Jill Long Thompson

    U.S. Congress

    Gretchen Clearwater

    Baron Hill

    Lendall Terry

    John Bottorff

  • Some offices to close Tuesday for Election Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Many governmental offices will be closed Tuesday for Election Day. Tell City offices will be closed for the day since City Hall is a polling location. Monday's trash and recyclables schedule in Tell City will proceed as normal Monday but there will be no pickup Tuesday and a one-day delay the remainder of the week.

    County offices will also be closed Tuesday. The county clerk's office will be closed to the public but will be staffed to answer voting questions over the telephone. The office telephone number is 547-3741.

  • Poll rides offered Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County for Barack Obama will provide free rides to Perry County's polling stations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information or to get a ride, call 719-4517

  • Dogwood Days
  • Hoosiers for Hillary organizational meeting

    TELL CITY - Hoosiers for Hillary will have an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. today at Twilight Towers in Tell City. The group will present ways for Hillary Clinton supporters to encourage citizens to vote, set up phone banks and more. For more information call Emma Lieberth at (330) 760-1142 or visit www.hillaryclinton.com/hq/indiana.

  • Absentee voting ends Monday

    TELL CITY - Absentee voting for Tuesday's primary election ends at noon Monday. Hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

    The courthouse will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for absentee voting.

    For more information on voting issues, call 547-3741.