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  • A home for feathered friends

    Wood ducks calling Perry County home will find improved nesting odds in coming years, thanks to the talents of Perry Central students and members of the local chapter of Delta Waterfowl.

    Students in Josh Craney’s beginning building trades class turned lumber, screws and sheet metal into nesting boxes for local woods ducks. The cedar lumber, which is resistant to rot, and other supplies were purchased by members of Four Oaks Delta Waterfowl. The building trades students took designs for the boxes, cut the wood and metal for roofs and measured and affixed the poles.

  • Archer with local ties earns national title

    HENDERSON, Ky. – A Henderson County High School junior with ties to Tell City recently won the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Archery State Championship. Following up that near perfect showing, Dalton Hinkle, 17, grandson of William and Joy Hinkle of Tell City, went on to also capture top honors May 12 at the National Archery in Schools Program.

    The latter showcase included more than 14,000 students from 35 states. Cash scholarships were awarded to the top 16 individual shooters and top three teams.

  • How to be a Christmas Angel in 2018

    PERRY COUNTY – United Way of Perry County is enhancing its Holiday Helpers United Program by partnering with Catholic Charities and creating a Christmas Angel Store.  The groups will be making a departure from the traditional Angels on the trees at Walmart and in the local banks.

  • As summer passes midpoint, educators plan for August


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    TELL CITY – With classes set to resume at Tell City Schools in less than a month, the school board is preparing for the start of the fall semester Aug. 2.

  • City to offer community center to Cannelton schools



    CANNELTON – The city of Cannelton will ask the city’s school system to assume ownership and responsibility for the Cannelton Community Center. The school is the most frequent user of the building, which was dedicated in 1998.

  • 4-H fair kicks off Friday

    TELL CITY – Perry County 4-H’ers were placing finishing touches to their projects this week as the annual fair opens Friday. Activities will continue through Monday.

    Some pre-fair events have taken place already, including a July 2  pageant in which Elizabeth Dauby was crowned 2018 fair queen. This past Saturday, a tractor pull drew fans to the fairgrounds on Roy Fenn Drive.

  • Thousands drawn to Derby fireworks
  • Virginia outdoor drama names new director with local ties

    RADFORD, Va – A well-known Virginia teacher, actor and playwright has been named to direct the second season of “Walk to Freedom – The Mary Draper Ingles Story” in Radford this summer.

    Wesley Young, who has been a professor of theatre and cinema at Radford University since 2000, will take over directing duties of the historical outdoor drama he co-wrote last year. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Young of Tell City, and Ms. Brenda Lee of Bowling Green, Ky.

  • Free and fabulous things to do this summer

    PERRY COUNTY – Kids and parents have options this summer for getting out of the house. Community activities free of charge for youth of different ages are available at different times of day. Some events are weekly and some run at special times.


    Free movies

  • INDOT begins work on SR 62

    PERRY COUNTY. – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that State Road 62 near St. Meinrad will be closed for a slide correction and box culvert replacement.

    Contractors were preparing last week to close State Road 62 just west of the State Road145 intersection for the slide replacement project. Once this is complete, they will move to a location about 2.5 miles east of State Road 545 to replace a box culvert across the road.

    Both locations will require a full closure of the road and will be treated as one ongoing project.