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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • PC performers earn gold rating

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central musicians earned top ratings from all three of their judges in Indiana State School Music Association concert-band competition April 25 at F.J Reitz High School, Evansville.

    "They played really well," Music Director Rob Cason said Tuesday. "All three judges gave them gold."

    The students' performances included "Peacemaker," a Karl King march; "Balladair" by Frank Erickson and David Shaffer's "Last Ride of the Pony Express."

    "They were good pieces for us," Cason said. "They were challenging but not unbelievably taxing, technically speaking."

  • Chapman says he's staying at Cannelton

    Schools chief accepts, declines Kokomo job

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Schools Superintendent Al Chapman decided at a special school-board meeting Tuesday to keep his job, even though he had verbally accepted another in the Kokomo area that promised what he called after the meeting a "substantial" pay raise.

    Approximately 30 people attended the meeting to show their support for Chapman, who was given a pay raise, retroactive to July 1, 2007, to $93,000. He was being paid $86,151 annually.

  • Tornadoes miss Troy woman's kin

    TROY - Troy resident Judy Brothers' brother knew "as soon as the news came on," he'd get a phone call from her.

    So Rodger Ungerecht, 52, called her first, to let her know he'd survived the tornadoes that ripped through Suffolk, Va., where he now lives, Brothers explained Tuesday.

    "He called and said it came within three miles of him," she said. His daughter, Jessica, 25, called a short time later to say she, too, was OK. Her margin of safety was only a mile-and-a-half.

  • Fire station will host open house, city meetings Mon.

    TELL CITY - The public is invited to tour recent improvements at Tell City's main fire station Monday - and sit in on meetings of two governmental bodies gathering there that evening.

    An open house from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Tell City Fire Station, 12th and Mozart streets, will show off a new kitchen and training room constructed with donations of money and labor, Fire Chief Greg Linne said.

    A brief dedication ceremony is planned for 5:30 p.m.

  • Robbery suspect doesn't make it far

    CANNELTON - A man who allegedly grabbed a wad of cash from a Cannelton convenience store office was quickly nabbed early Monday after a city officer found him in Tell City.

    William Bacon, 26, of 11218 S. 18th Ave., Apartment 301, Tacoma, Wash., faces charges of theft and burglary. He was taken to Perry County Jail and held on $5,500 bail.