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Today's News

  • Water department sending out reports

    TELL CITY - The Tell City Water Department will send out its annual consumer-confidence reports later this week, said Superintendent Dale Poole.

    The report is mandated by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and must be sent each year to water customers.

    This is to inform customers of the quality and status of the water.

    Copies may be picked up at the water department office in City Hall if customers do not receive a copy.

  • Talk to the prosecutor

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Prosecutor Robert Collins will hold three forums where the public can ask him questions. The first will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Cannelton City Council Chambers, downstairs from the Cannelton Public Library.

    The second will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 30 at the Tell City-Perry County Public Library in Tell City. A third one will be held in the northern part of the county at a later date. For more information call 547-2750.

  • Branchville employee cited for excellence in counseling

    BRANCHVILLE - Karen Ann Smith, a substance-abuse counselor family community entry specialist for Branchville Correctional Facility's substance-abuse re-entry department, was recently featured in Cambridge Publishing's "Top 101 Industry Experts" book.

    Selected from more than 250,000 executives, professionals and entrepreneurs, these exemplary leaders stay at the top of their fields by possessing unique experience and wisdom, all the while exhibiting innovation in their work, according to program officials.

  • Volunteers will sweep riverbanks Saturday

    TELL CITY - The 2009 Ohio River Sweep returns Saturday at several sites along the Ohio River in Perry County and other communities along the river. From 9 a.m. to noon volunteers will clean up the banks of the river by picking up trash and other debris.

    In addition to volunteers, organizers are also asking area businesses and individuals for monetary donations and donations of food, paper towels, paper plates, gloves, first-aid kits, hand sanitizers, sunscreen and insect spray.

  • What do you like best about Perry County?

    What's the best Perry County has to offer? What attraction or destination should everyone know of? Is there a trail to hike, a shady spot to picnic or a historic site that just shouldn't be missed?

    Those are the questions the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau and others involved in promoting our community to others would like to know, and they've asked The News to pose the question to readers.

  • Lassaline, Stiles win Glen Ress Memorial

    TELL CITY—Erik Lassaline and John Stiles won the Glen Ress Memorial Open golf scramble Sunday with a 36-hole score of 124.

    Lassaline and Stiles are former star golfers for Tell City High School and also former Schweizer Fest tourney winners. Lassaline still lives in Tell City and Stiles lives in Santa Claus.

    They are also former winners of the Glen Ress Memorial Open, though they had never won it together.

    Lassaline won it in 2005 and 2000 when he teamed with Murray Minto. Stiles won it in 2006 when partnered with Bob Linne and in 1997 with Dan LaGrange.

  • All-PAC teams should be released to media when they are elected

    The Pocket Athletic Conference elected its girls softball all-conference team a week before its baseball all-conference team. But the softball team was released to the media a week after the baseball team.

    That doesn’t make sense.

    The softball team was selected June 1 but not released until two weeks later because some coaches requested it not be released until all conference teams were eliminated from the state tourney.

    Tecumseh won the Class A state title Saturday and Gibson Southern lost in the Class 3A state semifinals Friday.

  • Chinn, Goffinet to play in all-star games Saturday

    NEW CASTLE—Tell City’s Andy Chinn and Lauren Goffinet will be among 96 of the state’s top basketball players playing in the first Class Basketball All-Star Classic Saturday.

    There will be four games—two for boys and two for girls.

    Goffinet will play in the first game at 11 a.m. Perry County time as stars from Class 2A and A teams in the Indianapolis metropolitan area face their counterparts from the rest of the state.

  • Perry Central splits two softball doubleheaders

    LEOPOLD—Miranda Claise pitched a no-hitter and a two-hitter as Perry Central split junior high girls softball doubleheaders Saturday and Monday.

    Claise threw a no-hitter as the Commodores beat Paoli 4-2 in the second game of Saturday’s twinbill.

    She struck out three and walked one in that five-inning game.

    Perry Central had three hits—singles by Hannah Harpenau, Allison Parker and Kosha Wetzel. Parker and Wetzel each drove in two runs.

    Paoli won the opener 4-3 in six innings.

  • Sports Acceleration, Cash Waggner each reach 3-0

    TELL CITY—Pitching remained strong for Cash Waggner & Associates and Sports Acceleration as each improved to 3-0 with wins in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Monday.

    Taylor Benningfield and Kosha Wetzel combined to pitch a one-hitter as Cash Waggner beat Frederick Sheet Metal 5-2.

    Benningfield struck out six and walked four in four innings. Wetzel struck out none and walked none in a 1-2-3 inning.

    Payton Reed had Frederick’s only hit, an RBI single in the third inning.