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Today's News

  • Tecumseh stops shorthanded TC

    LYNNVILLE - Tecumseh held Tell City to five hits as the Braves swept a Diamond League baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    Travis Jones had Tell City's only hit in the first game as Tecumseh won 7-1.

    Ben Stiles' ground out drove in Kyle Osborne with Tell City's only run. Osborne reached base by being hit by a pitch.

    Jordan Rhodes pitched the first 32?3 innings for Tell City to take the loss. He gave up six hits and no walks and struck out two.

    Tecumseh won the second game 4-2. Tell City had all four of its hits, including a double by Osborne, in the fourth inning.

  • Franzman's leads Coke by 1 game

    TELL CITY - Franzman Insurance won all three of its games last week to remain undefeated in Tell City Babe Ruth League baseball.

    Coca-Cola won both its game last week to stay just one game behind Franzman's with one loss.

    Those two were scheduled to play each other Tuesday and will meet again Monday, with those games likely deciding the regular-season league champion.

    Franzman's had to survive a close game last Monday, edging Woodcrafters 6-5.

  • Fireman injured battling Boyd Road blaze

    Ball of flames leaves Cannelton VFD member with burns

    BOYD ROAD - A Cannelton volunteer firefighter suffered first- and second-degree burns Friday evening while fighting a blaze on Boyd Road.

    James Robert Lawson was transported to University Hospital in Louisville, Ky. Friday night and was listed in fair condition Wednesday in the hospital's burn unit.

    Cannelton Fire Chief Jerry Harris said Lawson, who was helping carry hoses because he was not wearing protective turnout gear, was hit by a ball of fire that erupted without warning from the home's garage.

  • Moose picnic plans set

    TELL CITY - Perry County's annual Independence Day picnic, sponsored by Moose Lodge 1424, will return to Zoercher-Bettinger Park July 3-5.

    Gene O' Rides will operate rides all three days and the annual fireworks show is scheduled for the night of Friday, July 4.

    Moose members and Women of the Moose will serve chicken and pork-chop dinners all three days.

    A big event Saturday will be a horseshoe tourney, with $300 in prize money. To enter the tourney, call Carman Leistner at 547-2245 or Bill Coyle at 547-7867.

  • CHS Class of '68 to meet Saturday

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton High School Class of 1968 will have a 40-year reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Patio Steak House.

  • River Sweep date changed

    PERRY COUNTY - The annual River Sweep scheduled for Saturday has been postponed to July 19 for Perry County participants due to fluctuations in Ohio River levels.

    The annual riverbank clean-up extends the entire length of the Ohio River and its tributaries. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline is combed for trash and debris each year.

    For more information or to volunteer for the event in Perry County, call the Perry County Recycling Management District office at 547-9787.

  • Adventures with Nature back at Tipsaw Lake

    TIPSAW LAKE - Want to know more about the Great Outdoors? Interested in learning about amphibians, wilderness survival and wild animals?

    Then plan to attend the Adventures with Nature program Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tipsaw Lake in the Hoosier National Forest.

    A variety of exhibitors and programs will highlight the area's natural resources, with demonstrations and exhibits for the entire family.

  • Top fiddler returns to Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival next month Derby

    DERBY - Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper will be back at the Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival July 4-5.

    Cleveland recently was named to his fifth title as fiddle player of the year by the International Bluegrass Music Association and his band Flamekeeper was honored as the 2007 instrumental band of the year.

    The annual festival is located on Indiana 70, three miles from Derby. It starts at 2 p.m. the Fourth of July and at noon the following Saturday. Cleveland will play both days.

  • New Albany driver jailed after Saturday run from state police

    PERRY COUNTY - A New Albany man allegedly driving drunk behind the wheel of a 1985 Ford LTD couldn't outrun a trooper and his 300-horsepower Ford Mustang Saturday and spent the weekend in the county jail.

    Trooper Tim Weisenberger was on routine traffic patrol near the Perry County-Crawford County line just before 3:30 p.m. when he noticed a driver who wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Weisenberger activated his Ford Mustang's lights and siren but the driver, later identified as Kevin Lee Starks, 44, of New Albany allegedly sped up and refused to stop.

  • Coaching staffs to get raise

    TELL CITY - High-school and junior-high coaches and their assistants will get 3-percent raises for the next school year after a recommendation to that effect was approved by the Tell City-Troy Township School Board June 10.

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said at a regular board meeting pay for extracurricular athletic positions hadn't been adjusted since he arrived in 2004. Board member Dr. Gene Ress said it may have been seven or eight years since coaching staffs saw raises.