Local News

  • 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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  • Local fire departments net DNR grants

    CANNELTON – Volunteer fire departments in Cannelton and Rome in Perry County  and St. Meinrad and Santa Claus volunteer fire departments in Spencer County were recently awarded Department of Natural Resources grants. They were among those from 40 counties across the state that have been awarded money from more than $284,000 offered through DNR Volunteer Fire Assistance grants.

  • Commissioners support new police firing range


    Staff Writer


  • National qualifier
  • Snyder named Cannelton Schools’ principal


    Feature Writer


    CANNELTON – When school resumes next month, the Cannelton School Corporation will see several faculty roles changed. The school voted during a special session July 12 to approve positions for the 2018-19 year.

  • Hospital to seek new management partnership




    TELL CITY – Perry County Memorial Hospital will seek a management partnership with a regional healthcare provider in an effort to deliver a wider range of medical services, recruit new physicians and stabilize its finances. In doing so, the hospital will also cut its ties this year with a longtime management services provider.

  • 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.