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Today's 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.

  • Fire destroys Tell City home
  • SynEnergy acquires Fischer’s gas retail

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY –  A locally owned propane retailer doing business in and around Tell City for the better part of a half century has been sold. It was announced Monday that Fischer’s Tru Flame, which started its distributorship in 1963, was acquired by SynEnergy Partners.

    The last day for delivery as Fischer’s Tru Flame was Thursday, May 31.

  • Passionate about Purple Martins

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    The chatty chirps of purple martins … people may whistle while they work but the pretty birds that visit Perry County each summer like to sing while they labor. And labor do they … .

    They arrive in early spring, having spent the winter in areas as far south as the Amazon. They mate, build nests, lay and care for clutches of eggs and, relying on insects they catch in the air, feed their fast-growing broods. By late summer, the young have taken wing and they depart. 

  • Where are the barriers in county’s ADA compliance?

    By STUART CASSIDY

     

  • 5 Perry Countians on Rockport’s team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    ROCKPORT—Rockport’s American Legion baseball team featured only one Perry County player last year, probably the fewest ever when Perry County did not have its own team.
    But five Perry Countians - three from Tell City and two from Perry Central - will dot Post 254’s roster when the team makes its 2018 debut at Boonville Tuesday.

  • Three Commodores All-PLAC in baseball

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PAOLI—Perry Central’s Jaron Underhill, Reece Davis and Wes Scamahorn were named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Perry Central tied for second in the seven-team conference with a 4-2 PLAC record and joined champion Paoli as the only teams to have three players make All-PLAC.
    Underhill was a senior outfielder/pitcher for the Commodores but “definitely made it for his pitching,” said Perry Central Coach Jeremy Edwards.

  • Commodores place 4 on All-PLAC team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    PAOLI—Perry Central led the All-PLAC softball team with four selections in voting by conference coaches Thursday.
    Junior outfielders Maddie Labhart and Karissa Gayer made the team for the second year in a row. Labhart also made it last year and Gayer made it two years ago.
    They were joined by first-time selections senior shortstop Chelsey Billings and sophomore pitcher Olivia Hauser.
    Perry Central tied Orleans for first place in the seven-team conference, each finishing 5-1.

  • Fackler, Schuetter named to All-PAC team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    FERDINAND—Tell City seniors Hayley Fackler and Morgan Schuetter were named to the All-PAC softball team in voting by conference coaches Wednesday.
    They are the first Marksmen to make the team in six years. And this is the first time in the team’s 23-year history that Tell City had two players make all-conference.
    Fackler, who played shortstop and caught, made the 15-girl team as one of its four infielders.

  • Fest, Tucker on to regional

    JASPER—Tell City’s Spencer Fest and Perry Central’s Brennan Tucker qualified for the regional with their performances in the boys golf sectional at Sultan’s Run Friday.