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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.

  • Four face meth dealing, related charges

    TELL CITY – A Tell City couple and two others were arrested June 13 for allegedly dealing methamphetamine.

    According to Tell City Police, Nathan S. Frashure, 35, and his wife, Connie R. Frashure, 40, were taken into custody after a search of their home at 624 15th St. allegedly uncovered 4.5 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana and other items police said are consistent with dealing illicit drugs. Drug activities had been reported at the home in the weeks prior to the arrests and police were able to acquire enough probable cause to secure a search warrant.

  • St. Isidore parishioners to celebrate golden milestone




    A local congregation will mark its 50th anniversary this weekend with a Mass celebrated by the archbishop of Indianapolis. The roots of St. Isidore Church, however, reach far deeper than half a century.

    Archbishop Charles Thompson will preside at the 9:30 a.m. liturgy, as will Pastor Luke Waugh OSB and Saint Meinrad Archabbot Kurt Stasiak OSB. Monks from the archabbey have served as pastors for long stretches of the parish’s history.

  • Troy’s Linne earns ‘Seven Hats’ award

    NEW ORLEANS – Pudder Linne occasionally jokes he wears several hats in his job as operations manager of Troy Utilities. Now he has an award to prove it.

    Bernard Linne, known across the town and county as Pudder, received the American Public Power Association’s Larry Hobart Seven Hats Award at the Association’s national conference in New Orleans, La., on Tuesday.

  • Swapping school districts creates issues, opportunities


    Feature Writer


    PERRY COUNTY – When it comes to school choice for Perry County families and students, Perry Central is gaining the largest enrollment benefits, drawing children from both Cannelton and Tell City School districts. Indiana’s education philosophy of ‘money following the child’ can have both positive and adverse affects on school systems, depending on if they’re gaining or losing students and when.

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  • School board OKs language for fall referendum

    By ERIC WHITTAKER           

    Staff Writer


    CANNELTON – The Cannelton Board of School Trustees has approved language for a referendum that will be on November election ballots.