Today's News

  • ACORN allegations overblown

    Matt Hayko's concern about Barack Obama and ACORN (Oct. 20 letter to the editor) is misplaced and the issue is important enough to not be left unanswered.

    ACORN, or the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is a grassroots community group that has been involved, since its inception in 1970, in working to raise voter turnout in minority and poor districts that in the past have often been targeted for quite well-documented drives, by whichever party is in power, to suppress votes.

  • Attacks on Obama sign of desperation

    In a letter to the editor published in The Perry County News Oct. 20, Jim Adkins alludes to a comparison of Sen. Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

    This in itself describes how desperate some people are to elect their choice to public office. I receive e-mails and have had conversations with people all throughout this campaign season with questions about our two candidates for president.

    I have received racist e-mails and ones that refer to Barack Obama as a Muslim. I have heard comments that he will take away my guns.

  • Hot doggin'
  • Outdoor challenge returning to Perry County in April

    TELL CITY - Some of the nation's top turkey hunters will head to Perry County next spring as the Campbell Outdoor Challenge returns April 20-24.

    The event features amateur and professional teams consisting of a hunter and cameraman who match skills in videoing hunts. Points are awarded on the size of the animal bagged and the quality of the video.

    "It's a lot about Perry County that they've chosen to return here for a second year," said Bev Minto, executive director of the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

  • Stop sign, parking request granted by council

    TELL CITY - Common-council members approved during an Oct. 6 meeting a stop sign at 16th and Humboldt streets, agreed to regulate parking near Twelve Oaks Apartments and learned the city's downtown revitalization project has wrapped up.

    The council granted a works-board request to install stop signs at the 16th and Humboldt streets intersection while the parking regulation ensures residential parking only at Twelve Oaks, located off of Orchard Hills Drive.

    Employees of Accent Marketing sometimes park in the area, taking away parking slots for residents.

  • Tell City works board eyes sign fee

    TELL CITY - Residents of Tell City wanting to designate space in front of their home for handicap parking may have to pay a small fee to help cover the cost of the sign.

    Board of public works and safety members discussed but took no action Monday on the issue of charging for sign requests.

    The cost of a sign and post total approximately $40, Street Commissioner Jeff Everly said. He suggested a $20 charge to help the city recoup costs of installing the signs, with $10 returned when the sign is no longer needed.

  • Courthouse open coming two Saturdays for absentee voting

    PERRY COUNTY - Absentee voting ahead of the Nov. 4 election continues through noon Nov. 3 at the county courthouse.

    Voting hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The courthouse will also be open 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and Nov. 1 .

    Absentee voting can also be done through the mail by filing an application through the county clerk's office.

    Monday is the deadline for submitting absentee-by-mail applications to the county clerk's office. For more information, visit that office or call 547-3741 or the Hoosier Voter Hotline at (866) IN-1-VOTE.

  • Candidates running in the Nov. 4 election


    Barack Obama (D)

    John McCain (R)

    Bob Barr (L)


    Jill Long Thompson (D)

    Mitch Daniels (R)

    Andy Horning (L)

    Attorney General

    Linda Pence (D)

    Greg Zoeller (R)

    Superintendent of Public Instruction

    Richard Wood (D)

    Tony Bennett (R)

    United States Representative

    Baron Hill (D)

    Mike Sodrel (R)

    D. Eric Schansberg (L)

    Indiana House District 73

    Dennie Oxley Sr. (D)

    Steve Davisson (R)

  • Halloween Calendar of Events

    Communities set trick-or-treating hours for Oct. 31

    PERRY COUNTY - Tell City, Troy and Cannelton have set official trick-or-treating hours for Oct. 31. Ghouls and goblins have from 5 to 8 p.m. to gather treats in all three communities.

    Witches Walk set for Oct. 30 in Tell City

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween celebration during this year's Witches Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

  • Visit if you dare ... Haunted Castle

    Medieval structure made of foam turns heads in Cannelton; live show planned Halloween night

    CANNELTON - What do you get by combining dozens of foam blocks, nine cans of spray paint, 50 hours of work and a little creativity? When you're Chris Blake, the result is a haunted castle that becomes Halloween central in Cannelton.

    Blake's 50-foot-long castle on Fourth Street boasts a height of 15 feet and nearly obscures his home. A longtime Halloween fan, Blake has been welcoming curious visitors for nearly two weeks, many of whom first took notice when construction began.