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  • Property taxes due Tuesday

    PERRY COUNTY – Property owners will need to pay the second installment of their property taxes by Tuesday. Fall installments are normally due Nov. 10 but the deadline is being pushed back two days this year since the 10th  falls on a Saturday and county offices will be closed Monday in observance of Veterans Day.

  • Rudolph to join county council

    Managing Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – Whether they won or lost, most of the candidates for county council and commissioners’ seats were upbeat after Tuesday’s election.

    “I’m glad it’s over,” said Dianne Rudolph, who along with Ron Crawford and Steve Goodson won the three at-large council seats up for grabs. All three are Democrats and the men are incumbents. 

  • CURRENT POLL QUESTION: What’s ahead for the nation now that President Obama has been re-elected?

    We invite readers to participate in our online poll by finding the question at the bottom of the page or clicking into the opinion section.

    Other features of the site that allow you to express your opinions include an "Add new comment" invitation at the end of most stories and a community forum, also found in the opinion section.

    Don't hold back; express yourself!

  • Perry County Election 2012 results

    Total votes for local contested races:

    Commissioner -
    Amos, 4371 *
    Steen, 3343

    Council -
    Crawford, 4425 *
    Goodson, 4445 *
    Rudolph, 4569 *

    Bower, 3778
    Rich, 3627

    Surveyor -
    Despain, 3966 *
    Lynch, 3775

    Tell City School Board -
    Cole, 2364 *
    Kleeman, 2741 *
    May, 2062

    Cannelton School Board –
    Faulkenberg, 264 *
    Garrett, 224 *
    Little, 194

  • Tell City winter schedules

    Boys Junior High Basketball
      5    Cannelton (7-8A)    H    6:00
    15    Castle HS (7-8A)    H    5:30
    19     Southridge    T    5:30
    26    Forest Park JHS (7A)    T    5:30
    26    Forest Park JHS (8)    H    5:30
    29    St. Bernard (6-8B)    T    5:30

  • PC leads All-PLAC football with 8 players

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Eight Perry Central players, including three repeat selections, were named to the All-PLAC football team in voting by league coaches Thursday.
      Spencer Wright made the team as a defensive lineman for the second year in a row.
    Senior offensive lineman Greg Coultas and running back Austin LeClere were also repeat selections, though LeClere made it as the punter last year and Coultas was an at-large selection last year.

  • Record-tying four PC players on All-PLAC

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central placed four girls on the All-PLAC volleyball team Thursday for the first time in 14 years and only the fourth time ever.
    Senior Ashley Gengelbach, juniors Hannah Harpenau and Sydney Goffinet, and sophomore Grace James are Perry Central’s representatives on this year’s 12-girl team.

  • COLUMN: Civil discourse and ideas

    Center for Congress

    The election of 2012 has called attention to how difficult it is for Americans to talk reasonably with one another about public policy challenges. Our civic dialogue — how we sort through issues and reason with one another — is too often lamentable.

  • COLUMN: A season of progress


    Autumn may be a time of the year when Mother Nature slows down but this fall has ushered in a season of construction and progress in Perry County. From Tell City to Cannelton, development, the planning process for development and new construction are under way.

    Tell City’s visitors center along Seventh Street is under roof and the framing process over the past couple of weeks has given an idea of what the structure will look like, at least its dimensions.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t think your vote counts? Think again!

    A successful American government flows from an informed electorate. We are nearing the end of another historic campaign season. Historic not for any one single event, but historic because every vote we cast connects us to our past.

    Each time we step into the poll, we should be reminded of the fact that in our past every American did not have the right to vote. It is for that reason that every Hoosier should be disappointed when only 22 percent of Indiana’s 4.4 million registered voters cast a ballot during the primary election.