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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Election Day food drive

    PERRY COUNTY - In an effort to address the ever-growing needs of the area's hungry, the Perry County Food Coalition is again sponsoring an Election Day food drive.

    All voters are asked to bring canned goods with them to the polls Tuesday. There will be receptacles at all voting locations.

    Anyone who voted early can contact Catholic Charities at 547-0903 to donate food items.

    Cash donations are always welcome and can be sent to United Way of Perry County, P.O. Box 73, Tell City, IN 47586. Mark donations for the food coalition.

  • News seeks memories

    TELL CITY - Christmas is just around the corner and The Perry County News is gathering readers' favorite holiday memories for publication just ahead of the holiday.

    Readers of all ages are invited to write about their favorite holiday memories or family traditions. Recollections can relate events that occurred several decades ago or as recently as this year. What's important is that the memories were special.

  • Rides offered to polls

    PERRY COUNTY - Voters needing transportation to the polls Election Day can call either Republican or Democrat headquarters for rides. Republican headquarters can be reached at 548-0000 while Democrats' headquarters can be reached at 547-2744.

    Republican headquarters will be open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday and from 6 a.m. until election results come in Tuesday. Democrat headquarters will be open all day starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Humane Society seeks doghouses

    PERRY COUNTY - The president of the Humane Society of Perry County wants to match up people who need doghouses with others who might have doghouses they're not using.

    "I'm getting calls about dogs that don't have houses," Jim Carter said Tuesday. "We have people who need them but can't afford them."

    He said requests for doghouses normally increase as cold weather arrives.

    Humane Society members can pick up unused doghouses and deliver them where needed, Carter added.

  • City meetings at TCHS today

    TELL CITY - The regular meetings of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety and Tell City Council will be held today in the Tell City High School Auditorium.

    School-board members plan to offer city leaders who appointed them an update on school activities.

    The works board meeting begins at 6 p.m. with the council convening at 7.

    City leaders meet outside City Hall quarterly and have held previous meetings at the William Tell Senior Citizens Center and Tell City Fire Station.

    The public is encouraged to attend.