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Today's News

  • 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.

  • A look at the science of aging

    We recognize that human beings do not age at the same rate. Why is this happening? Aging may be described in three different ways, by chronological age, biological age and psychological age.

    It is too late to do anything about your genetic inheritance and your chronological age.

    Biological age is a measurement of how well your physiological systems are functioning. It is the most important component of the aging process.

  • Another peek in the mailbox

    When it comes to their reading interests, Perry Countians' tastes are varied, but I'm grateful this newspaper remains by far the most widely circulated publication in these parts.

    That's no surprise to you, perhaps, but for those of us whose livelihoods depend on putting out a publication people still want to subscribe to, a high circulation offers some solace, especially in uncertain economic times.

  • It's not too late for flu shots

    As the days get cooler, more and more people are spending time indoors, which means being around more people. It also means a better chance at catching influenza. But before you spread it to your family and coworkers, why not try to prevent the flu bug's visit by getting vaccinated?

    Flu vaccines have been available since August and the Centers for Disease Control estimates between 143 million and 146 million doses will be produced for the 2008-09 influenza season. This all-time high supply includes three new virus strains to help protect the public.

  • Main Street haunters
  • 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.