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Today's News

  • Three people injured in separate accidents

    ATV operator flown to Louisville hospital

    PERRY COUNTY - A rural Tell City man was seriously injured Sunday when thrown from a four-wheeler he was operating on a county road near Indiana 145.

    According to Perry County Sheriff's Department Deputy Junior Fuchs, Ernest Wallace, 37, of 6007 St. Joe Cemetery Road, was riding his Honda four-wheeler west on Atlantic Road, less than half a mile west of Indiana 145.

  • Cannelton game suspended Monday

    LYNNVILLE - Cannelton's baseball sectional game with Tecumseh was suspended in the first inning Monday due to heavy rain and lightning.

    The game was scheduled to be resumed Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. with Tecumseh leading 6-0 in the first inning.

    The Braves were still batting in the top of the first and had the bases loaded, with the third batter in their lineup, Bob Oeth, due up for the second time in the inning.

    They had seven hits the first time through their batting order, including a triple and two doubles.

  • Traveling fast, eating on the go

    Salami in Stuttgart, pork cutlets in Pforzheim and cucumbers and fish in Freiburg. Another German town, another fast meal. It's my travel-food tradition and last week was no different as I touched down in Munich and spent my first hard-saved euro on a meaty sandwich of lettuce, tomatoes and bacon.

    Just about every German train station has at least one sandwich kiosk - most have several - and I've been hooked on them for years. Traveling alone, I seldom sit down for lunch or supper and since I want to do and see as much as possible, I almost always eat on the go.

  • Remember veterans this Memorial Day, every day

    Today is Memorial Day, a day set aside since 1868 to honor and remember our nation's veterans.

    Then it was called Decoration Day and was established by an organization of Union veterans called the Grand Army of the Republic.

    The first observance was held at Arlington National Cemetery, where officials including Gen. Ulysses S. Grant presided over ceremonies. Children from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphan Home and members of GAR made their way through the cemetery reciting prayers and singing hymns while putting flowers on Union and Confederate graves.

  • Patriots edge Tell City

    TELL CITY - Three Heritage Hills pitchers limited Tell City to two hits as the Patriots beat the Marksmen 5-4 in PAC baseball Wednes-day.

    Tell City scored four runs in the second inning without a hit on six walks and an error.

    The Marksmen started the next inning with consecutive singles by Trent Gunn and Eric Henrickson but did not score, as a line-drive double play followed.

    "We hit some balls sharply but it was right at them or they made a good play," said Tell City Coach Phil DeSpain.

  • Kassen All-PAC

    TELL CITY - Having foreign exchange students on its girls tennis team has worked well for Tell City.

    Last week Kathi Kassen became the second exchange student to make all-conference for the Marksmen, as she was named to the All-Pocket Athletic Conference team in voting by league coaches.

    Marketa Kozeluhova, who made All-Big Eight Conference in 1995, was the first to do so.

    Like Kozeluhova, Kassen earned the No. 1 singles spot for the Marksmen.

    She went 4-3 in conference matches and 8-5 overall.

  • Huber, PC enjoyed historic regional

    Perry County has been blessed with some great athletes in the 60 years that the IHSAA has held track regionals.

    But apparently only two have won more than one event in the same regional - Tell City's Steve Smith at Columbus in 1975 and Perry Central's Nick Huber at Evansville Central Wednesday.

    Both won both hurdles races (Smith also won the pole vault).

    There are only eight regionals in the state, and the Evansville Central one included teams from as far north as Vermillion County (north of Terre Haute's Vigo County).

  • Turning of the tassels

    From left, Jacey Blanford, Emily Biggs, Greg Batie and their fellow classmates turn their tassels after receiving their Tell City High School diplomas Friday during commencement ceremonies in the Bryan Taylor Sports Arena. The students were the first Perry County students to graduate this year, as Perry Central High School students graduated Sunday and Cannelton High School's graduation is set for Saturday.

  • Pool opens Thursday, lessons soon

    TELL CITY - The JFK Pool in Tell City will open for the summer beginning Thursday.

    Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

    The pool will have swimming lessons June 10 to July 2. Sessions are Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. and 6:10 to 6:55 p.m.

    For more information call 547-3932 or the pool.

  • TCHS band members earn awards

    Roccia, Mueller take top honors

    TELL CITY - Student performers reaped awards and a resigning assistant director was bid farewell at a Tell City High School Band awards banquet Friday at Mulzer Camp west of Troy.

    Sarah Roccia earned the John Philip Sousa Band Award, given for outstanding loyalty, interest and achievement in musicianship, according to Music Director Barry Reasoner. In addition to the honor, he noted, Roccia was receiving "some really cool paperwork," a small bust of Sousa and a lapel pin.