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  • Etienne wins surveyor's race

    PERRY COUNTY - Democrat Glenn Etienne claimed a decisive win Tuesday, defeating incumbent Harold Lynch to become the county's next surveyor.

    Lynch held the office for 20 years and touted his experience during the buildup to the election.

    Etienne said he respected Lynch's work as surveyor but stressed the value of cutting-edge technology, including global-positioning systems, to assist the surveyor's office in surveying, mapping and storing data.

  • County swings support to Obama, Long Thompson

    TELL CITY - Perry County voters swung strong support to local, state and national Democratic candidates Tuesday, giving the party a clean sweep of county races and helping Barack Obama win Indiana's 11 electoral votes en route to a White House win.

    Turnout was strong in the county, with 8,680 votes cast. However, that number was only slightly higher than the 8,520 votes cast in the general election in 2004 but well more than the 7,636 votes counted in November 2000.

  • Democrats sweep Spencer County races

    Dartt elected circuit-court judge; Waninger joins county council

    ROCKPORT - Democratic candidates attributed their sweep of all contested county races Tuesday night to teamwork.

    "We worked very well as a team, and that's why we were successful," said Bill Spaetti, incumbent Spencer County Council member at-large who was just elected to another term. Spaetti has been on the council more than 20 years and serves as its president.

  • Perry County Election Day results

    All of the votes in Perry County's 21 precincts are in and here are the results.

    Obama carries Perry County

    Democrat Illinois Sen. Barack Obama carried Perry County Tuesday, taking 5,140 votes to Sen. John McCain's 3,201 in the race for U.S. president.

    In gubernatorial race, Long Thompson leads Daniels in county

  • BREAKING NEWS - Local vote turnout heavy on historic day

    PERRY COUNTY - Voters lined up at the polls in large numbers Tuesday morning, casting ballots on a historic Election Day. Lines were reported at several locations in the county when polls opened at 6 a.m. About a dozen voters were in line at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2939 in Tell City and about 20 voters waited at the Hoosier Heights Country Club. Early turnout was strong at the Perry County Highway Garage, site of four precincts.

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  • Home for the Holidays event canceled

    PERRY COUNTY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has decided not to host the event Home for the Holidays scheduled for Nov. 8. For more information call the chamber at 547-2385 or e-mail perrychamber@psci.net.

  • Recipe deadline Nov. 11

    TELL CITY - The Perry County News is collecting recipes for its Holiday Gift Guide.

    Send in your recipe by Nov. 11 and include your name, address and daytime phone number to The Perry County News, P.O. Box 309, Tell City, IN 47586 or e-mail lifestyles@perrycountynews.com.

  • Election Day food drive

    PERRY COUNTY - In an effort to address the ever-growing needs of the area's hungry, the Perry County Food Coalition is again sponsoring an Election Day food drive.

    All voters are asked to bring canned goods with them to the polls Tuesday. There will be receptacles at all voting locations.

    Anyone who voted early can contact Catholic Charities at 547-0903 to donate food items.

    Cash donations are always welcome and can be sent to United Way of Perry County, P.O. Box 73, Tell City, IN 47586. Mark donations for the food coalition.

  • 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.