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  • Early voting underway at courthouse

    PERRY COUNTY – Early voting at the county courthouse is underway.

    Voting is taking place in the  commissioners room weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Absentee ballots are also available by mail from county election offices.

    A voter can obtain an application to vote absentee by mail on the web at IndianaVoters.com.

    You’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot by mailing the application to your county clerk’s office by Oct. 31.

  • Port traffic, revenue down

    TELL CITY – The first three quarters of 2016 can be chalked up to a successful one for the Perry County Port Authority. While traffic into the port has fallen well below expectations, and income is likewise down, port operations manager Kevin Teague said this year is shaping up to be their best in nearly a decade.

  • Voices of Perry County planned for this weekend

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Museum, along with the Daughters of the American Revolution, will host “The Voices of Perry County this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 22, and Sunday, Oct. 23.

     The program will provide a unique experience to audiences by telling the stories of Perry County citizens who framed our history. Each township in Perry County has their own voice and story to tell. Audiences will experience the voices from the past speak in their own words of the life they lived.

  • Manufacturing Night
  • TC’s athletic success a bottom-up process

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – When it comes to policy issues concerning Tell City Schools, the buck stops with the school board. But while the board has final say on many things, there tends to be a lot of delegation to other school leaders, including teachers, principals and coaches.

    That was the message presented last Tuesday when asked how the board may or may not influence day-to-day decisions.

  • The Millstone School Miracle

     “I think we learned more at Millstone School than some others, because when I went to Cannelton High School in the eighth grade, it seemed I knew more than a lot of those other eighth graders.”

    So says Gloria (Ramsey) Shephard about her experience at the one-room school at Millstone. This was in the days before rural families had electricity and piped-in water.

  • Marine 5K and 10K set for Nov. 12

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Marines, along with the Perry County Museum, will once again host the Semper Five 5K and the Marine Tough Ten 10K Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.

    Both races will begin at Legion Park in Cannelton and take runners through historic Cannelton, the Cannelton Greenway and the 10K will include Eagles Bluff County Park. The races will provide an entertaining, yet challenging, run/walk for participants.  The cost of each race is $15 through Oct. 31, and $20 beginning Nov. 1. 

  • CSO upgrades on tap; Cannelton to seek USDA funding

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The Cannelton City Council is gearing up to fund substantial wastewater improvements.

    The bulk of money is expected to come from either a grant or loan from Indiana USDA Rural Development.

  • Lynch big winner in Noble’s grocery grab

    TELL CITY – It was just 60 seconds – one minute – but at the end, Judy Lynch of Tell City was exhausted.

    Lynch and three other finalists gathered at Noble’s IGA at noon Wednesday to learn who would be chosen for the speed grocery spree. Finalists included Lynch; James Cash, Mt. Pleasant; Kevin Rogier, Branchville; and Sylvia Brown, Derby. More than 1,300 entries were received in the contest sponsored by Perry County News and Nobles IGA. The three remaining finalists each received a $50 grocery certificate from Nobles.

  • Body pulled from river mutilated after death

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TROY – A woman found dead in the Ohio River in May was mutilated after her death.

    The Perry County News confirmed this week that Sarah Lindsay Ipock died from a severed artery on her neck.

    She also suffered a long incision and had lost most of her internal organs, but the killer made those cuts after death.