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Today's News

  • Excise eyeing cross-border cigarette sales

    INDIANAPOLIS - In today's economy, shoppers seek out the best deals possible and will sometimes drive farther or purchase more in order to increase their savings.  

    With a per-pack tax of .995 cents, Indiana ranks 29th in the nation among other states who tax their cigarettes.

    Illinois ranks 30th with a tax of .98 cents per pack and Kentucky is ranked 40th with a .60-cent cigarette tax. As a result, many Hoosiers travel to Kentucky in search of cigarettes with lower prices.  

  • As new school year begins, safe driving extra important

    This week students at Perry Central and Tell City schools will join Cannelton students, who have been hitting the books since last Tuesday, in going back to school.

    And with students back in school it means there will be more morning and afternoon traffic on the roads from school buses, parents and high-school students. We ask that everyone be mindful of this when making their morning and afternoon commutes because if you don't, there could be some serious consequences.

  • Owners, clean up after your dogs

    Two stories, two sets of dog owners, two different levels of respect. The first story made me gag, darned-near literally. The second one is an example of being kind to your pet and your community.

    Story No. 1: I was sitting in my cubicle facing Tell City's Main Street a couple of weeks ago. It was a Sunday and several people were walking down the sidewalk on what was an enjoyable sunny morning. A number of people, drivers as well as pedestrians, were stopping to purchase our Monday paper, which is usually available for purchase before 9 a.m. Sunday.

  • Baseball old-timers still give it all they’ve got in annual game

    TELL CITY—Yes, the annual Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game is mainly played just for fun.

    The players don’t even have to be in competitive shape, as they can get youngsters to run for them as soon as they hit the ball.

    They also don’t have to cover a lot of ground in the outfield, as each team started six outfielders Thursday (though one team played one as a short fielder so shallow that he was almost a fifth infielder).

    But there was also plenty of hustle and competitive spirit on display in Thursday’s game.

  • Longer pitching distance should not hurt Tell City

    It had been rumored for several years that the distance between the pitching rubber and home plate in high school girls softball was going to be increased from 40 to 43 feet. And Wednesday the IHSAA approved the change for the 2010 season.

    The new distance was one of the rules revisions announced by the National Federation of State High School Associations in June.

    It is mandatory for all states beginning in 2011 but member state associations were free to adopt the new rule a year early if they wanted, so the IHSAA did.

  • Toys for Tots scramble Sept. 14

    LAFAYETTE, Ky.—The annual Toys for Tots golf scramble will be held at noon Sept. 14 at Rough River’s Lafayette Golf Course.

    Entry fee is $60 and includes greens fees, cart rental, beverages, skins game, a gift bag, and a grilled pork chop dinner donated by New Boston Tavern at Mulzer Camp afterwards.

    Optional free bus transportation to and from Mulzer Camp will depart at 10 a.m. Bus registrations should be made when registering for the tourney.

    The first 120 paid entries will be accepted. Players may sign up with their own four-person teams.

  • PC moms selling shirts, hats

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central football moms are again selling Perry Central T-shirts, sleeveless V-necks, sweatshirts, hats and visors.

    Items should be ordered by Aug. 21 by calling Cher Reed at 836-4523 or 719-2971, Donielle James at 843-5760 or 719-1425, or Michelle Huff at 836-4342.

     

  • Cannelton alumni game Oct. 10

    CANNELTON—A men’s basketball alumni game will be held 4 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Cannelton Community Center as part of the activities at the Cannelton High School all-school reunion, in conjunction with the Cannelton Heritage Festival.

    Registration is free. Players may register online at www.cannelton.org/alumnigame or by calling Brandi Hess at 836-4329 or e-mailing her at brandihess@gmail.com.

     

  • Winter bowling leagues organizing

    TELL CITY—Fall and winter bowling leagues are now forming at Tell City Bowling Center.

    Organizational meetings will be held 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 for the Sunday couples league, 7 p.m. Aug. 17 for the Monday three-person league, 7 p.m. Aug. 18 for the Tuesday three-person league, 9 a.m. Aug. 19 for the Wednesday four-person league, 1 p.m. Aug. 19 for the senior citizens league, 7 p.m. Aug. 19 for the Wednesday three-woman league, 7 p.m. Aug. 20 for the Thursday three-man league, and 7 p.m. Aug. 21 for the Friday four-person mixed league.

  • Breaking News Teen hospitalized Monday after bicycle collides with truck

    A Tell City teenager was hospitalized with serious injuries Monday morning after his bicycle collided with a truck on Franklin Street, city police said.

    According to Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge, Tyler J. Fuentes, 14, of 740 33rd St., suffered injuries to his head and legs and was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.