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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.

  • 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.

  • Library preparing for larger Wi-Fi demand

    By ERIC WHITTAKER

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Time limits for computer usage may be lifted at the Tell City branch of Perry County Public Library. Currently, patrons working on computers have a limited time allotment, originally put in place when the computer center was frequently full of people and patrons were on a waiting list to use one.

  • Remembering Jago

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    A German shepherd born half a world away who took a bite out of crime and the hearts of those who worked alongside him died last week at the age of 13. Jago, pronounced “Ya Go,” served on the Tell City police force from 2006 to 2015 and had been in declining health for several months, said Police Chief Derrick Lawalin, who was the dog’s on-duty partner for all nine years. After his retirement, he remained with the Lawalin family.

  • Port authority jump-starts bridge repair

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Upgrades on a rail crossing near Evanston are being fast-tracked by the Perry County Port Authority. The bridge allows for rail-traffic only.

    According to agency board president Bill Goffinet, a recent inspection of Bridge 11.7 showed deficiencies severe enough that “it’s an emergency that work begin.”

  • City of Cannelton rejoins PCDC

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Development Corp. will once again be representing the business-expansion interests of Cannelton. The council voted at its June 6 meeting to enter into a contract with the agency.

  • Career development retreat planned for TC educators

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – The calendar hasn’t even officially changed over to summer yet, but the Tell City School Board is preparing for the upcoming school year. At the front of this off session, staff are preparing for a skills-building retreat June 25-26 in Bloomington.

    Funding for the trip will come from the school district’s Rural Schools grant.

  • Farmers market offers midsummer bonanza of fresh fruits, veggies
  • Annual River Sweep Saturday

    TELL CITY – The annual Ohio River Sweep begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Park in Tell City. Cleanup efforts along the river bank will continue until noon. In past years there has been enough debris to keep all volunteers busy for the full three hours. “The more people we get, the more we get cleaned up,” Perry County Recycling Management District Director Ken Smith commented.

    Volunteers are encouraged to sign-up ahead of time, though sign-up isn’t a requirement, and anyone can show up to help on the day. Groups are welcome as well.