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  • Students can design posters, win prizes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County prosecutor’s office is sponsoring a poster contest open to all Perry County students in kindergarten through seventh grades.

    Intended to raise awareness about the abuse of alcohol and drugs, the contest will end May 20. Letters were sent to Tell City, Perry Central and Cannelton schools with the official rules to begin the contest.


    TELL CITY – Student artists from Perry, Spencer and Hancock counties were honored April 16-17 by the Tell City Regional Arts Association. More than 400 art pieces were entered into the group’s fourth annual show. Winners were honored during a Saturday evening reception.
    Winners are listed below, by name, school and title of artwork.

    High School


    Best of Photography: Rosalie Nugent, Hancock County, “Teenage Wasteland.”

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  • License branch open Monday, Tuesday ahead of primary

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Perry County License Branch will be open Monday and Tuesday to issue state ID cards and driver’s licenses that may be used for identification at a polling place.

    Branches in counties with primary elections will be open 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    Voters will need to take the following documents to obtain ID cards:

    Proof of identity document, such as a birth certificate or passport.

  • Gerlach & Gayer Custom Collision Center opens

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce hosted an April 8 ribbon-cutting at Gerlach & Gayer Custom Collision Center at 1133 Main St. in Tell City.

    Owners Eli Gerlach and Clint Gayer specialize in body work, painting, restoration, window-tinting, detailing and spray-in bed liners.

    For more information, call 547-7020 or 608-0656.

  • Special Olympics to host Saturday field day

    TELL CITY – Special Olympics Indiana, Perry County and Saint Meinrad Archabbey’s Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. will host the 46th annual track & field and bocce meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at Legion Field in Tell City.

    “Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Indiana-Perry County. “I promise it will give you a better understanding of our Special Olympics athletes.”

  • Nation’s top turkey hunters in county through Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – Some of the nation’s top hunters are Perry County this week to take part in the Campbell Outdoor Challenge, a hunting competition in which teams of sportsmen film their pursuits of wild turkeys.

    Hunting wa set for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The first bird was taken Wednesday morning.

    The event has visited the county the past few years and Tony Thomas, one of the local organizers, said the caliber of hunters is at an all-time high.

    Again this year, local landowners are lending use of their property, Thomas said.

  • Derby prepares for flooding

    Bagging of sand began Monday morning in Derby as the Ohio River rose to levels that had already brought it over parts of Indiana 70 and Indiana 66. 

  • Circus canceled

    TELL CITY – Due to the flooding and state of emergency declared in Perry County, the circus planned for today in Tell City has been canceled.

    People can go to the stores or officers that sold them tickets to get refunds.

  • Absentee voting offered Saturday

    TELL CITY – The county courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday for absentee balloting.

    The deadline for casting absentee ballots is noon Monday.

    For more information, call the county clerk’s office at 547-3741.