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Today's News

  • Marine meets governor
  • Is your ID valid for voting?

    PERRY COUNTY - Identification cards that will be accepted by poll workers Tuesday, according to County Clerk Jean Schulthise, are those prescribed by state law and some others.

    The Indiana Code chapter on elections defines acceptable proof of identification as documents that:

    - Show the name of the individual to whom the document was issued, and conforms to the individual's voter registration record

    - Show a photograph of the individual to whom the document was issued.

  • Election Day closings

    PERRY COUNTY - City Hall in Tell City and the county clerk's office will be closed to the public Tuesday except for voting issues in observance of Election Day. City Hall is a voting location, meaning city employees will work but offices will be closed to the public.

    There will be no change in trash pickup in the city this week.

  • Police: Car fire may have been arson

    CANNELTON - An Oct. 24 fire that destroyed a vehicle on First Street in Cannelton may have been the work of an arsonist, a city police officer said Thursday night.

    Patrolman Lee Hall said he is awaiting final reports from the state fire marshal's office and Indiana State Police, but said the blaze is "being investigated as a possible case of arson."

  • Spirited Holiday

     

  • Shooting death ruled an accident

    TROY - The Oct. 21 shooting death of a Troy man has been ruled an accident.

    County Coroner Darrel Riley said Friday evidence showed Charles Leazenby, 19, slipped while standing on a hillside, causing the .22 caliber rifle he was carrying to discharge, striking the man in the chest. Riley said the bullet struck Leazenby's heart.

    State police said the teen left his home that morning to go hunting but never returned. He was found by family members later that day.

  • Community's giving spirit goes on display

    PERRY COUNTY - A county organization whose mission is giving is celebrating the people and organizations who help them do it.

    At the request of the Perry County Community Foundation, the county commissioners declared November to be Philanthropy Month. In conjunction with that observance, blue ribbons are being displayed at the offices of organizations that have benefited from the community's giving nature.

  • Wednesday house fire

     

  • Police detain teen for alleged sex act in park

    TELL CITY - A teenage boy was detained last Monday after he allegedly forced a younger boy to perform a sex act on him in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    Detective Alan Malone said the teen was detained and later released to his parents. He faces a possible charge of child molesting. A neighbor saw the sex act taking place and called police. Malone declined to give the ages of the juveniles but said there was a seven-year age difference between the alleged perpetrator and the victim.

  • Humane Society officers may retain positions

    PERRY COUNTY - Because attendance was low and nominations weren't made for all Humane Society of Perry County offices at a meeting Oct. 13, those present approved a motion to extend officer positions one year.

    The action requires the membership's approval, President Jim Carter said, and will be considered at a 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 meeting at Fifth Third Bank. "If the motion prevails, all present officers will hold their respective positions until Jan. 1, 2011, he explained. "If you diagree with this motion, please be at the meeting to voice your concerns."