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Today's News

  • Alert public to job openings

    I'm not going to weigh in on today's front-page story on the apparent proposal to combine the duties of administrative assistants to county commissioners and the office of planning and zoning.

    Commissioners will take up that issue this evening, but one of the topics raised during Wednesday evening's meeting of the plan commission is worth my two cents: that of how positions with the county are advertised and filled.

  • 4-H'ers: It's your time to shine

    It's hard to focus on positives with so many negative events going on in our world. Many people are frightened about our future, but I would like to extend a special invitation to all Perry County residents to come to the 4-H fair (July 12-19) to grasp a glimpse into an optimistic future.

    Perry County 4-H has many kids who are changing the world in a positive way and the 4-H fair is a time for the public to see what 4-H'ers are doing. It is an exciting time for youth to show off what they've learned in the past year, but they work on their 4-H projects year round.

  • Sports Acceleration regular-season champs

    TELL CITY — McKenzie Hayes and Katie Elder combined to pitch a two-hitter as Sports Acceleration beat Cash Waggner & Associates 9-1 Wednesday to win Tell City's age-13-16 girls softball regular-season title.

    Sports Acceleration finished the regular season 7-1, one game ahead of second-place Frederick Sheet Metal.

    Hayes struck out three and walked four in four innings Wednesday. Elder struck out one and walked one in one inning.

    Jessica Ballman hit a triple and a single to lead Sports Acceleration's four-hit attack.

  • Gunn honorable mention all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS — Tell City sophomore Trent Gunn received honorable mention on the coaches' Class 2A baseball all-state team released last week.

    "Only three third basemen made the final ballot, and Trent was on the ballot ahead of players like Justin Hurst from Forest Park, who was a senior that had an incredible year," said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl.

    Gunn hit .463 with five home runs and 40 runs batted in. He also hit 10 doubles and four triples.

    He broke the school single-season record for most RBIs of 34 set by Larry Parker in 1983.

  • Tell City second at Corydon

    TELL CITY - Spenser Beard hit .667 with three home runs as Tell City's age-12 all-stars placed second in an eight-team Little League all-star tourney June 27-28.

    In pool play Tell City lost to the Sticks, a travel team based in Floyds Knobs but including one player from Michigan, 7-2 and beat Corydon 13-8.

    In the single-elimination bracket Tell City beat Tell City's 11-year-olds 12-2 and shut out Charlestown 3-0 to reach the championship game.

    C.J. Rowe and Beard combined to pitch a no-hitter against Charlestown, striking out 10. Each pitched three innings.

  • Big Ten salutes Harpenau

    WEST LAFAYETTE — Tell City graduate Ben Harpenau was named to the All-Big Ten Conference first team in track and field this spring and also made the conference's all-academic team.

    This was the third time he has been named to the all-academic team.

    Harpenau finished fourth in Purdue school history in the hammer throw with his personal best of 211 feet, 8 inches. He was fifth in school history in the 35-pound weight throw with a 66-foot-8 throw.

  • Tell City fireworks rescheduled for Sunday

    TELL CITY - Persistent showers have caused the postponement until Sunday of fireworks in Tell City and the extension by one day of Moose Lodge 1424's annual picnic. The fireworks show in Zoercher-Bettinger Park will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday, with carnival rides and other attractions getting under way at 3 p.m.

  • Summer Math Camp visits Tell City Fifth Third Bank branch

    CANNELTON - Cannelton students participating in a Summer Math Camp visited Fifth Third Bank in Tell City June 17.

    “Fifth Third Bank was very kind and helpful in assisting me in making a real life connection to math in our every day lives,” said teacher Jamie Powers. “I wanted students to see why and how our classroom math education is important. That math isn’t just numbers but a lifelong skill they will use in their future as well.”

  • May retires from Navy after 27 years

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Navy Capt. Neil May, son of Glenn May of Tell City, recently retired after 27 years of active duty while serving his final tour as assistant chief of staff for Third Fleet Training and Readiness in San Diego.

    May graduated from Indiana University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and was commissioned January 1983. He  attended the Naval War College and received a master’s degree in  national security and strategic studies in November 1997.

  • Federal grant to stimulate minds, economy

    LEOPOLD - A far-reaching  federal grant to Perry Central Community School Corp. will promote healthy childhood development over the next four years, the district’s superintendent said Tuesday. The $729,132 grant, which will be awarded annually for four years, will also deliver an economic stimulus by creating several new jobs.