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Today's News

  • Don't forget to take ID when voting

    INDIANAPOLIS - Each voter is required to present an identification card with a photo, on which their name conforms to the one on the voter-registration record.

    The Indiana secretary of state's Web site, www.in.gov/sos/elections/2401.htm, notes that "conform does not mean identical" and provides examples of names that would conform to the name Robert John Crew. They include Robert J. Crew, Robert Crew, R. John Crew, R. J. Crew, Bob John Crew, Bob J. Crew, Bob Crew, John Crew and J. Crew.

  • BMV expands hours for voter-ID needs

    INDIANAPOLIS - Andy Miller, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, has announced that BMV license branches will extend hours of operation Monday and Tuesday to issue state ID cards and driver's licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place.

    Full service license branches, normally closed on Mondays and Election Days, will be open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Branches will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Offices closed for Election Day

    PERRY COUNTY - Election Day will prompt the closing of some offices Tuesday. The county courthouse will be closed, though the clerk's office staff will field election-related calls at 547-3741.

    City Hall in Tell City will be closed Tuesday and there will be a one-day delay in trash pickup after Monday.

    Cannelton and Troy offices will be open Tuesday.

  • Tell City Post Office to participate in annual food drive Saturday

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Letter Carriers annual food drive to combat hunger will be conducted Saturday.

    Letter carriers will collect nonperishable donations from homes as they deliver mail along their postal routes. Tell City Post Office will participate in the drive.

    The 18th annual NALC National Food Drive to "Stamp Out Hunger" is the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

    Donations from this year's drive are expected to push the overall total since the annual drive began 18 years ago to over 1 billion pounds.

  • TC man charged in break-ins

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man faces charges of theft and burglary for allegedly breaking into a home April 20. Police are also working to determine if he is responsible for other area thefts.

  • Works board OKs dispatchers

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety approved last month the hiring of one full-time and two part-time dispatchers.

    Joanna Gallantin, who had worked for the Indiana State Police in Jasper as a dispatcher, has accepted the full-time post

    She replaces Michelle Huffines, who accepted a job in Florida this spring. Megan Frizzell and Jaime Glenn were named part-time dispatchers.

  • Flagpole to be dedicated

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Common Council will begin its 7 p.m. meeting today with the dedication of a new flagpole in City Hall Park. The public is invited to take part.

  • Guardrail along Indiana 545 may save Perry County lives

    A Spencer County woman whose car went into a lake north of New Boston April 21 might have lived had a guardrail been in place to stop her vehicle from entering the water.

  • Election Day expectations

    Tuesday will be one of those exciting days sure to bring extra work but guaranteed to be one I'll remember come retirement day.

     As everyone knows, tomorrow is Election Day and while many of us know who we will vote for, others have yet to decide. For those still pondering their decisions, we have ads in today's issue and profile information submitted by candidates on our Web site, www.perrycountynews.com.

    Past stories on candidates can also be viewed online.

  • Community offers warm welcome

    Editor's Note: A Quality of Life Committee working under the auspices of 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 Patrick Rich.

    When considering relocating to Tell City for my job, we looked at as much information as we could find on the Internet about the area.