Local News

  • High nitrate levels forages possible in drought conditions

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, is currently in a moderate drought. The drought conditions may lead to an increase in the nitrate levels of some of the plants being utilized to feed livestock. The plants of most concern include corn, sorghum, sudangrass, and the small grains crops.

  • Absentee voting continues through Nov. 1

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters that absentee voting continues weekdays through noon Nov. 1. Voting at the courthouse will be offered 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office will also be open 8 a.m. to noon the two Saturdays before the election, this Saturday and again Oct. 30.

    Absentee voting can also be done by mail by filing an application through the clerk’s office. The deadline for absentee-by-mail applications to be received by the clerk’s office is Monday, Oct. 25.

  • Reminder to voters of photo ID rules

    PERRY COUNTY – County Clerk Jean M. Schulthise reminds voters in all Perry County Precincts that several changes to the election process in 2006 as a result of both federal and state election reform legislation are still applicable in 2010.

  • Local cities, town set trick-or-treating hours

    PERRY COUNTY – Local communities have set official trick-or-treating hours for Oct. 31

    In Tell City, ghouls and goblins have 4 to 7 p.m. to search for sweets, while Cannelton youngsters have 5 to 7 p.m. to prowl the streets. Troy trick-or-treating hours are 4 to 6 p.m.

    Another opportunity for Halloween fun is the annual Witches Walk Oct. 29.

    Sponsored by the Perry County Chamber of Commerce and local merchants, the event begins at 6 p.m. and continues to 8.

  • 20th Witches Walk set for Oct. 29

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and area merchants will treat local residents to a safe Halloween during this year’s Witches Walk scheduled for Friday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Learning partnership offering diabetes series

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Learning Partnership, in collaboration with Purdue Extension, is offering a program for people with diabetes and their families or caregivers.

    “Dining with Diabetes” is a four-part educational series that will include information and demonstrations on how to prepare meals that are healthy and tasty, but use less fat, sugar and salt.

  • Library board review new technology plan

    By TRISTA LUTGRING, Feature Writer

    TELL CITY – Tell City-Perry County Library board members were given a packet at their Oct. 7 meeting outlining the technology goals library director Larry Oathout said he hoped would be reached in the coming years.

  • Pestalozzi Hill set for engineering study

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TELL CITY – Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates was tapped Monday to conduct a preliminary review of a block-long section of Pestalozzi Street.

    The study will estimate the costs of stopping erosion that is already causing the hill on which the roadway is built to shift.

    Mayor Barbara Ewing received approval Monday for the view of Pestalozzi between Ninth and 10th streets. The street has been closed much of the summer while utility work has been taking place in the area for several years.

  • School board candidates on stage Sunday

    TELL CITY – The 13 men and women running for three open seats on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board have been invited to a forum beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday in the high-school auditorium.

    The event is sponsored by The News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce. The event will follow a 2 to 4 p.m. open house at the school. It is designed to give the public a view of recent improvements.

    The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

  • Cassidy seeks re-election to District 4 county council seat

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Perry County Councilman Robert “Allen” Cassidy is seeking re-election to the District 4 seat he has held since 1995. The Democrat is unopposed Nov. 2.

    Cassidy, who lives at 18861 Indiana 145 south of Bristow, is serving his fourth term on the council and was its president for one year.

    He served on the Association of Indiana Counties for six years and was also that organization's president for one year. He also served on the Association of County Councils for several years.