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Today's News

  • Candidate forum April 15

    TELL CITY - The public is invited to a April 15 candidate forum sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and Perry County News.

    Candidates in contested races for county offices will share reasons for running and respond to questions submitted by the public to The News.

    The event begins at 6 p.m. and will aired live on WTCJ 105.7 FM and streamed online at www.tellcityradio.com.

  • Absentee voting begins

    PERRY COUNTY - People who'd like to take care of their Election Day duty without waiting until then can take their approved forms of photo identification to the county courthouse during its open hours until noon May 3.

    Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita issued a news release reminding Hoosiers of the May 4 primary election and the multiple ways Hoosiers can cast absentee ballots.

  • Foundation awards Lilly Scholarships

    PERRY COUNTY - Two high-school seniors from Tell City and Cannelton have been awarded Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships. The scholarships provide the two students, Alex Flynn and Jaci Garrett, full-tuition, four-year scholarships to the Indiana college of their choice.

    The scholarships were announced this week by Steve Upmeyer, board president for the Perry County Community Foundation.

  • Public can sign up now for emergency alerts

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Emergency Communications 911 System has recently updated its account with Emergency Communications Network, providers of the CodeRED high-speed notification solution and the CodeRED Weather Warning service.

  • Saturday's census festival includes parade

    TELL CITY — Just about everyone loves a parade and the one scheduled for Saturday in downtown Tell City will not only offer a fun time, but share an important message. Turning in those yet-to-be-mailed census forms is very important to the entire community.

  • Charges filed in string of break-ins

    SPENCER COUNTY - Two men charged in a string of Spencer County burglaries will likely face charges here, Spencer County's prosecutor said this month.

    Kelvin Brown Jr., 18, of Troy and William Cody Hoosier, 19, of Lamar were lodged in the Spencer County Jail after their arrest. Brown faces five counts each of residential burglary and theft, two counts each of nonresidential burglary and theft and three additional counts of theft and one count of receiving stolen property.

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  • Partnerships allow transportation providers to serve more people

    PERRY COUNTY - A public need long talked about is being filled by three groups providing daily transportation to Perry Countians in need of safe, affordable rides.

    Link-N-Go, the Perry County Council on Aging and Ride Solution are working together to offer transportation services. A recent meeting of the three groups, members of a transportation advisory committee, focused on how the nonprofit groups are collaborating as partners instead of competitors.

  • Lt. governor speaks at Lincoln Day

    Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman was the main speaker at Tuesday evening's Lincoln Day Dinner, held at Bill and Dave's Smokin' Pit in Tell City. Skillman drew cheers when she pointed out that Indiana's finances are far healthier than many other states, with strong spending on highway construction and the ability to pass stimulus funds to local communities. Skillman met with Tell City officials earlier in the day to learn about grant-funded projects.

  • Cannelton plans city-wide cleanup

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's city-wide cleanup for this year has been set for the week of April 19-23, ahead of the Dogwood Festival, which will be April 24-25.

    The annual cleanups offer residents opportunities to have city workers collect refuse not normally accepted in trash pickups, such as large items.