Auctions today, Friday selling four parcels of woodland

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By The Staff

27,000 acres being offered over three days

PERRY COUNTY - Kimball International will offer for sale 27,000 acres this week, land it owns in Indiana and Kentucky. Four tracts of Perry County forestland, totaling about 480 acres, will be offered in separate events today and tomorrow.

The Jasper-based company announced last month it would auction its large holdings of undeveloped land used for many years to provide lumber for its manufacturing operations. Kimball began acquiring properties in 1963 to ensure a secure supply of wood, its primary raw material, and has been recognized for using long-term, sustainable forestry-management practices.

Four Perry County Tracts

A 200-acre tract of land north of Interstate 64 will be auctioned in four portions today. The auction for that tract will be held at the French Lick Resort and Casino Conference Center.

The three other Perry County tracts, totaling 280 acres, will be offered for sale Friday. A 160-acre tract not far from the Ohio River in Tobin Township will be offered in four sections, while an 80-acre parcel in Oil Township will be offered in three sections. A 40-acre tract in Clark Township will also be sold.

Also to be auctioned off Friday will be tracts in Crawford and Harrison counties in Indiana and more than 5,300 acres in Breckinridge, Meade and Butler counties in Kentucky. That auction will be held at the Meade County Fairgrounds in Brandenburg, Ky.

More than 11,000 acres of Kimball-owned land in Union and Crittenden counties in Kentucky will be auctioned Saturday in Sturgis, Ky.

More information can be obtained by calling the auction company handling the sale, Woltz & Schrader, at (800) 451-2709 or visiting the company's Web site, www.schraderauction.com.