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Today's News

  • Library hosts silent auction

    TELL CITY - All during National Library Week, now through Saturday, the Friends of the Tell City-Perry County Public Library will operate a silent auction to raise funds to support the library.

    Items up for bid will include Fenton Glassware, a quilt and much more. Auction items were donated by William Tell Antiques, Roland's Jewelry, Celebrations, Lauer Floral, McDonalds, Mark's Coins and Collectibles, The Greenhouse, Finley's Custom Framing and Dixon's Auctions and Furniture.

  • Absentee voting under way at county courthouse

    PERRY COUNTY - Absentee voting is under way at the county courthouse. Eligible voters with approved identification cards can vote there 8 a.m. until noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays through noon May 3. Voters can also cast ballots there the two Saturdays before the primary, April 24 and May 1, from 8 a.m. until noon.

    Other absentee-voting methods have special requirements. More information can be obtained by calling the county clerk's office at 547-3741.

  • Perry Central to host health fair Thursday

    LEOPOLD - Family wellness is the theme of this year's health fair at Perry Central from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and there will be lots of fitness activities and health-and-safety booths for the whole family.

    The annual event presented by Perry Central Family Outreach and co-sponsored by Perry County Memorial Hospital will feature more than 40 health and safety booths, a free spring soup and salad supper, health screenings and family fitness activities.

  • May 1 Fun Day to benefit Tyler Zoglman

    PERRY COUNTY - A May 1 Fun Day benefit at the county's 4-H fairgrounds will raise money to help an 11-old-boy battling liver cancer.

    Tyler Zoglman, a fifth-grader at Perry Central Elementary School, has been diagnosed with hapatocellular carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer. He has been undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments and underwent a 10-hour surgery to remove a 9-pound tumor.

    A full day of events May 1 begins at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast. Serving of chicken and pork-chop dinners starts at 11 a.m. with food catered by the New Boston Tavern.

  • Don't miss your chance to assess candidates Thursday

    Yard signs don't tell us much about political candidates' goals and aspirations for running for office. Newspaper advertisements do a better job and we at The News appreciate the trust candidates place in us when purchasing ads that share their views, outline goals and ask for voters' support.

  • A poignant Good Friday reminder

    I didn't make it to Good Friday church services last week. But watching a few good men remove a dead man from a truck served as good a reminder as any of not only Jesus' death but those who freed him from the cross.

    I was watching TV over a bowl of cereal when my scanner reported a two-vehicle accident on Indiana 37 north of Interstate 64. Two trucks had collided.

  • It's good to be back home again

    Editor's Note: A Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is partnering with The News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away. This column was written by Lewis Anderson.

    Like most 18-year-olds in this town, I could not wait to leave Tell City.  There were so many things I wanted to accomplish in life and this small town was a dead end. So after I graduated from Purdue University, I took a commission in the U.S. Navy as an ensign. 

  • Property-tax bills arriving soon

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry Countians working to prepare their tax returns for the IRS will soon have another tax deadline to remember: May 10.

    That's when local property-tax bills will be due. Though May 10 is the traditional deadline for spring installments, property owners haven't seen a spring deadline in several years as the state changed the way it assesses the value of properties and calculations for various deductions.

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  • Lackey to stay in sheriff's race

    PERRY COUNTY - A candidate for sheriff arrested last month for allegedly operating a vehicle while intoxicated has resumed his campaign and said Monday he has found overwhelming support for his decision to stay in the race.

    "Nearly everyone - I'd say 98 percent of the people I've talked to or who have come up and spoken with me - wants me to stay in. That's what I'm going to do," Joe Lackey said Monday. "I'm not a quitter. I'm in this until the end."