Local News

  • Time to Change

    Daylight saving time reverts to standard time Sunday, so don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday. The official changeover occurs at 2 a.m.

    Many fire departments encourage residents to change the batteries in their home smoke detectors when changing their clocks.

    Daylight saving time resumes March 8.

    (In another time-related issue, the government may stop inserting leap seconds into our calendars. A column by Managing Editor Kevin Koelling examines the matter in the Opinion section.)

  • County council considers salary question

    Judge says she miscalculated

    TELL CITY - Perry County Council members tabled a request from Perry Circuit Court Judge Lucy Goffinet to correct a salary after they were unable to sort it out at an Oct. 23 regular meeting.

  • Witches Walk in Tell City tonight

    TELL CITY - There's no reason to worry, but hundreds of ghouls are on the march toward Tell City for this evening's annual Witches Walk. The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat youngsters from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Downtown Tell City will be the hub of activity, but treats will be offered at several other locations. Children and their parents are asked to look for orange posters to identify participating merchants.

    Main Street from Jefferson to Pestalozzi streets will be closed to traffic during the two-hour event.

  • Voting locations by precinct

    Anderson, St. Mark 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

  • Absentee voting numbers swell

    Local turnout will help decide close governor's race

    TELL CITY - Heading into the final week before Election Day, the number of absentee ballots cast at the Perry County Courthouse has been growing daily, local voting officials said last week.

    Absentee voters will help decide whether Indiana's electoral votes go to John McCain or Barack Obama and while the presidential race has much of the limelight, there are other statewide contests, including elections for governor, attorney general and superintendent of public instruction.

  • City officials OK changes to sewer-work plan

    Details will be provided in upcoming public hearings

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Mayor Smokey Graves and Councilman Adam Goffinet, in their role as members of the city's board of public works and safety, tentatively approved in a special meeting Wednesday changes to a contract outlining sewer-system repairs.

  • News wants your holiday recipes

    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.

  • Troy VFD fall soup sale Sunday

    TROY - The Troy Volunteer Fire Department will sell soup beginning at 11 a.m. Nov. 2 at the firehouse. Soup will be sold by the bowl or gallon. The public is asked to bring containers.

  • Legion honoring Marine founding

    TELL CITY - In honor of the anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps, Tell City American Legion Post 213 will host a visit by Medal of Honor recipient Donald Ballard Friday. Ballard will be at the post from noon to 3 p.m. to greet veterans and visitors.

    He will be the main speaker at a Corpsman Ball that evening in Jasper.

  • Perry Central fall fest Thursday

    LEOPOLD - Perry Central will have their annual fall fest from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the elementary gym. Costume judging begins at 6:15 p.m. Students and their families can go through a haunted house, play games, participate in a cake walk and look for goodies at the country store and concession stand.

    Booths and activities are sponsored by members of clubs and organizations at Perry Central.

    The Usborne book redemption and sale will be held as well as a free book giveaway for children birth through preschool.