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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.

  • Parks board to host bow shoot


    Sports Editor


    TELL CITY – The Perry County Parks & Recreation Department will host a three-dimensional archery shoot at Eagles Bluff Park 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16.

    There will be no set entry fee but archers can make a donation, which will go to groups that help with the shoot.

  • Library welcomes new clerk, positive budget news


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – A new face will greet patrons to the Tell City Branch Library. Whitney Nesmith started as a library clerk on June 4.

    She earned her master’s degree in library sciences from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis after earning a Bachelor of Science in journalism. While in school for journalism, Nesmith volunteered at libraries and knew she loved reading, which grew into an interest in library sciences.

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  • New Troy marshal has years of experience




    TROY – The town of Troy has a new lawman.

    Micah Jackson was sworn in Wednesday evening as the community’s marshal. The 33-year-old Tell City man fills a position that has been vacant for close to a year.

    Jackson works as a full-time dispatcher for the city of Tell City and has served for several years as a reserve officer for the Cannelton and the Perry County Sheriff’s Department. He was Cannelton’s canine officer for a time.

  • Port, rail business on upswing


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – After a bumpy start to the year, which included a temporary shutdown due to flooding, traffic at the Tell City River Port has steadily picked up. With 110 carloads transported via Hoosier Southern Railroad in June, traffic far exceeded expectations, drawing in 36 more freight cars than originally slated for the month. That was bolstered heavily by an influx of movements to and from Waupaca Foundry for sand and pig iron used in the company’s casting process.

  • 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


    Staff Writer


    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.