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Today's News

  • Schuetter’s homer gives TC extra-inning victory

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Morgan Schuetter homered in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Tell City an 8-7 softball win over Whitesville Trinity Wednesday.
    Tell City built a 7-2 lead in the first four innings, but Trinity scored two runs in the fifth, two in the sixth, and one in the seventh to tie the score.
    The bottom part of the Raiders’ batting order did most of the damage in those innings, including a two-run homer by No. 9 batter Valerie Wilkerson in the fifth.

  • News project will give boost to pollinators

    As gardening season nears, the Perry County News will invite readers to share photos of annual and perennial plants that provide food and habitat for bees, butterflies and birds.

    Collectively called pollinators, the creatures we look forward to each summer are facing a tough future in some places around the country as land on which they formally thrived is cleared. Meanwhile, pesticides threaten insects and bees face threats from chemicals and parasites.

  • Head’s up: Property tax bills coming next month

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    PERRY COUNTY – In another sure sign of spring, property tax bills will be arriving in Perry County property owners’ mailboxes next month. County Treasurer Judy Pund said tax bills will be mailed on April 10.

    The first installment of 2017 taxes will be due May 10 and the second installment will be due Nov. 13. 

    The tax bills mailed in April will include coupons for May and November payments.

  • Main Street’s business climate alive and growing

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Building upon continued economic adjustments, Tell City’s downtown shopping district is a thriving mix of longevity and up-and-comers. From eateries and retail shops, to medical services and residences, the atmosphere of commerce is vibrant, yet primed for growth.

    But what’s the make or break factor for those who succeed on the Main Street corridor? For one, dedication to the plan, whatever that may be.

  • Mother, son killed in two-vehicle crash on U.S. 60

    HAWESVILLE, Ky. – A mother and son spending time together on spring break week lost their lives Monday after their compact car collided with a tractor-trailer on U.S. 60 near Hawesville.

    Ericka Dowell, 35, and her 12-year-old son, Jacob A. Wagner, were pronounced dead at the scene, Hancock County authorities said.

  • Publishers Clearing House scam calls are showering the tri-state area

    EVANSVILLE – The Tri-State Better Business Bureau warns tristate area residents of an old scam that’s making rounds again.

    Consumers report receiving several phone calls from someone claiming to be associated with Publishers Clearing House.

    This person tells them that they’ve won a big prize, but in order to claim it, they need to pay a fee upfront.

  • Pat and Jim Sprinkle

    Pat and Jim Sprinkle of Leopold will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 1. They were married April 1, 1967, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Tell City.

    The have two children, Michelle Duncan of Leopold and Brett Sprinkle of Evansville, and one grandchild, Aiden Duncan.

    Jim Sprinkle is retired from General Electric and Pat Sprinkle retired from Parker Hannifin.

  • Inspiring a legend: Bluegrass ode recounts steamboat lore

    JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The first steam vessel equipped with electricity to arrive at the Tell City dock landed all the way back in the 1880s. It created a buzz that would make it into the mind of singer/songwriter John Hartford, who would channel the lore into a song over 100 years after that very boat, through the secondhand knowledge of his longtime friend and Perry Countian, Bert Fenn.

  • Friends of the library book sale April 8

    TELL CITY – Friends of the Perry County Public Library will hold a National Library Week book sale at the Tell City branch, 2328 Tell St., on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Commodore February Students of the Month