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  • Table-sized tablet coming to library, with kids’ games

    TELL CITY – An interactive table will enhance children’s fun at the library. Perry County Public Library Tell City has purchased a PLAY Interactive Game Table, having been awarded a Library Services and Technology Act grant in the amount of $6,152 through the Indiana State Library. Table delivery takes approximately five weeks, and should arrive at the library by the end of September.

  • 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.

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  • Park fun aims at suicide prevention awareness

    TELL CITY – Mental health issues don’t discriminate age, race, weight, gender, nor class. It can affect anyone. So, Saturday, Oct. 20, several groups are coming together to host a mental health and suicide prevention awareness day.

    Activities at Joe Schaefer Memorial Park in Tell City will get underway at 10 a.m. and run until noon.

    The aim is to get people together and talking about the issues. Counselors and physicians will be on hand to assist those in need.

  • Tell City Council sets salaries for 2019




    TELL CITY – The Tell City Common Council approved a trio of salary ordinances during its Oct. 1 meeting that will provide a 2.5-percent increase in the salaries of city employees in 2019. The ordinances were adopted as was the 2019 budget for the city.

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  • Candidate forum Thursday

    PERRY COUNTY – A political forum this Thursday, Oct. 18, will draw candidates running for local offices in the Nov. 6 general election.

    The Perry County News and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 6:30 p.m. event, which will be held at the Tell City Depot, located at 333 Seventh St. in Tell City.

    Candidates for county offices, including sheriff, coroner, commissioner and county council, will introduce themselves and answer questions. The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live and on the Cromwell Radio Network station. 

  • Rail, truck traffic robust at TC port


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Despite a slow month for barge traffic, it continues to be a banner year for the Tell City River Port. That was the message from the terminal’s operations manager Jared Kleemann in his monthly report to Perry County Port Authority board members.

  • City freezes EDC loan program to rebuild coffers


    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – A small-business loan program provided through the city of Cannelton will be temporarily halted. That announcement came Monday during a regular city council meeting and about a month after two current shop owners requested funding through the economic development committee.