Today's News

  • Women's slowpitch players get license to steal

    Diane "Nuits" Nix caught for Smitty's team in the Tell City Women's Softball League for 11 years until a shoulder injury ended her career in 2001.

    During that time she was generally considered the best defensive catcher in the league. But she said Thursday she's glad she doesn't have to play there this season.

    What provoked that sentiment was the fact that women's slowpitch players will be allowed to steal bases this year for the first time.

  • Perry Central 5th in PLAC

    FRENCH LICK - Three players shot 87 or better as Perry Central finished fifth in the seven-team PLAC boys golf tourney Thursday.

    Crawford County won with 337 strokes.

    Host Springs Valley also shot 337 on the Ross course, but Crawford County had a better fifth-man score.

    Perry Central shot 353. "It's really a phenomenal score considering the difficulty of the course," said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson. "It's by far the most difficult course we've played.

    "It's a beautiful course, but it's longer than most others in Southern Indiana and its greens are fast."

  • Braves beat Bulldogs

    LYNNVILLE - Cannelton held Tecumseh pretty well in check after the first inning but lost 14-2 in the first round of the Class A baseball sectional Wednesday.

    The game had started in the rain last Monday morning and was suspended in the top of the first inning with Tecumseh leading 6-0 and the bases still loaded.

    The game was resumed from that point Wednesday afternoon.

    The Braves quickly added three more runs, as Bob Oeth hit a single to left. It got past the left fielder, allowing three runs to score and Oeth to make it all the way to third base.

  • Mater Dei pulls away from TC

    ROCKPORT - Mater Dei used a seven-run sixth inning to finish off Tell City 11-1 in the Class 2A baseball sectional Wednesday.

    The Marksmen trailed only 4-1 entering the bottom of the sixth inning. And Tell City pitcher Eric Henrickson struck out the first batter of that inning, giving him three strikeouts in his last four batters faced.

    But that would be the last out he and the Marksmen got.

    A dropped fly ball and a walk followed, and two passed balls produced a run.

    A hit batsman and an infield single produced another run.

  • Recovering addict says county can kick drug habit

    Substance abusers, families can find help here

    PERRY COUNTY - County resident Wes Ball is proud of the fact he's been free of meth addiction for three years, eight months and, as of last Thursday, 29 days. He's also glad that he knows of "50 to 60 people who are making a good effort" toward staying drug-free.

    "When I first started getting clean, there were only four or five people I could turn to for help," he said.

  • Speaker: Parents, society need to fight drug abuse

    TELL CITY - Communities used to reinforce what parents taught their children, according to a man who presented free workshops on teenage substance abuse last week.

    In the last of three presentations May 22 at First United Methodist Church in Tell City, psychologist George R. Ross said he got drunk and wrecked a car as a teenager. He heard from several members of his community, he said, including his employer, barber and minister.

  • EMT class forms

    TELL CITY - Perry County Emergency Medical Services is planning to offer a basic emergency-medical-technician course in August.

    Training will last five months with classes from 6 to 10 p.m. each Monday and Thursday. Classes will be offered at the EMS station next to Perry County Memorial Hospital. Cost for the course is $675, including book fees. If interested, call 547-8447 or 547-5660 by June 17.

  • Alleged bar burglar doesn't make it far

    Late-night call leads officers to cigarettes, liquor, change

    TELL CITY - A late-night call about suspicious activity in the 300 block of Ninth Street helped lead Tell City police officers to a man they say burglarized a tavern early Thursday.

    Police arrested Brent Weatherholt, 31, of 304 Ninth St., on charges he broke into Braunie's Bar, 318 Main St.

    Weatherholt, who faces theft and burglary charges, allegedly gained entry to the building sometime after midnight by breaking a window and left with cigarettes, bottles of liquor and change.

  • Cleanup week begins June 9

    Tell City residents can dispose of large items, with some exceptions

    TELL CITY - It's time for Tell City residents to clean out those attics, garages and basements in search of items they no longer want. Tell City's annual weeklong cleanup is set for next Monday through Thursday, June 9-12.

    Miscellaneous items will be picked up on residents' standard trash-pickup day and collected at the same time as bagged trash. No recyclables will be picked up next week and residents' usual weekly trash will still need tags.

  • State investing $2 million to fix Indiana 66 slide

    Concrete piers, retaining wall planned near Troy; lane restrictions could begin this week

    TROY - The Indiana Department of Transportation will invest more than $2 million in an effort to mend a section of Indiana 66 just east of Troy that has slid, cracked and buckled for years.