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Today's News

  • Group offering grant help

    PERRY COUNTY - A workshop for people who'd like to apply for Perry County Substance Abuse Committee grant funds will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Perry County Memorial Hospital's first-floor education room.

    Applications and guidance will be available and any questions will be answered, according to Mary Raider, committee chairwoman. She can be reached at (812) 568-4172 for further information.

  • TC utility bills changing color

    TELL CITY - Residents of Tell City will find their monthly water, sewer, stormwater and trash bills have a new color to them.

    Officer manager Janet Damin said the usual cream-colored cards will be replaced with white card stock in the May 1 billing being mailed this week.

    "It's the same format but just another color," she said. "We want to let our customers know to be looking for them."

  • Tell City upsets Central Bears

    EVANSVILLE—Trent Gunn drove in two runs as Tell City upset Evansville Central 3-1 in baseball Tuesday.

    Central entered the game 9-1 and ranked seventh in the state in Class 4A, having lost only to unbeaten Indianapolis Cathedral, ranked fourth in Class 4A.

    But the Marksmen used timely hitting and strong defense and pitching to win their third game in a row and improve to 6-6 on the season.

    Each team had seven hits, but Tell City capitalized on more scoring opportunities.

  • Commodores hold off Mitchell

    MITCHELL—A three-run sixth inning carried Perry Central past Mitchell 4-1 in PLAC baseball Monday.

    Pitchers Andrew Harpenau of Perry Central and Andrew Ritchison of Mitchell matched shutout innings most of the way, with Perry Central leading 1-0 going into the sixth inning.

    Mitchell had played errorless baseball to that point. But the Bluejackets committed two errors in the sixth inning which contributed to Perry Central’s runs.

    Austin Hauser reached base on a dropped pop-up by the first baseman, who collided with Ritchison.

  • PC second, TC third in triangular

    TELL CITY—Zach Graves shot a 6-over-par 41 for medalist honors as Perry Central placed second in a boys triangular golf match Monday.

    Jasper won with 171 strokes. Perry Central shot 180 and Tell City 190.

    Corey Young shot a 42 to lead Tell City.

    Besides Graves, Perry Central scorers were Charles Weatherholt with a 45 and Logan Shearn and Jonathan Flamion each with a 47. Brad Douglas was their fifth man with a 48.

    Weatherholt scored the only birdie by a Perry County player as he chipped in a shot on the par-4 No. 9 hole.

  • One bad inning hurts Cannelton

    CANNELTON—One bad inning on defense and pitching hurt Cannelton in each game of a doubleheader baseball loss to Hancock County Saturday.

    Cannelton committed four errors in the opening 18-2 loss to the Hornets.

    One of those errors opened the door for the Hornets’ 13-run sixth inning in the first game.

    The Hornets also had nine hits, three walks and three hit batsmen that inning.

    Tyler Aud pitched the first five innings for Cannelton and to three batters in the sixth. “Tyler started to wear out,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett.

  • Perry Central loses 2 PLAC games

    MARENGO—Kayla Parr pitched a two-hitter as Crawford County shut out Perry Central 5-0 in PLAC girls softball Saturday.

    Parr struck out only one and walked three.

    Perry Central’s only hits were a two-out single to right field by Cassie Wilgus in the fifth inning and a one-out double by Kristi Brumfield in the sixth.

    Tara Claise advanced to third base on Brumfield’s double and had a chance to score on a sharply hit ball up the middle. But Wolfpack shortstop Chelsea Benham made a diving stop on it and threw Claise out at the plate.

  • Tell City fourth at Forest Park

    FERDINAND—Strong showings in the distance races carried Tell City to fourth place in Forest Park’s eight-team girls track invitational Tuesday.

    Tell City scored 78 points. Forest Park won with 156 points and Northeast Dubois placed second with 97.5.

    Tell City freshman Sarah Goffinet won the 1600-meter run in 5:33.08 and teammate Tiffany Davis placed second in 5:35.08.

    Goffinet placed second in the 3200 in 12:46.12 and Andyn Rowe was fourth in 12:54.13.

    Davis took third in the 800 in 2:30.71.

  • Flu threat halts offender visits at Branchville Correctional Facility

    BRANCHVILLE - As a precautionary measure against the growing outbreak of the H1N1 influenza virus, all offender visits at Branchville Correctional Facility and other Hoosier adult and juvenile facilities have been halted.

    There have been no cases of the flu virus at any correctional facility but the Indiana Department of Correction hopes to prevent the virus from infecting offenders who live in close proximity to one another or correctional staff.

  • Income surveys in TC mailboxes this week

    TELL CITY - An income survey getting under way in Tell City this week could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to the community as it vies for grants administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

    City leaders ask residents who receive the surveys to carefully complete and return them.

    "We can't stress enough how important this information is in helping the city compete for some of these funds," Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing said Friday.