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Today's News

  • Veteran answering the call of duty to help others

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – Rifling through a stack of paperwork and case files in his courthouse office, Perry County Veterans Service Officer Wayne Hubert spends much of his day on the phone. His goal is to help former service members get the benefits they are entitled to. That means a lot of back and forth, between himself, the veteran and the cumbersome Veterans Administration.

  • Hats off to the TC Class of ‘16
  • Herwig named hospital CEO

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A health-care executive who has led medical centers in Colorado and Oregon has been named president and chief executive officer of Perry County Memorial Hospital. Brian Herwig will take over the hospital’s top position June 1, succeeding Joe Stuber.

  • Sectional champs should be in fast heat

    After the Jasper boys track sectional, Heritage Hills Coach Pete Lashley proposed a rule change that I think has merit though it did not draw strong support from his fellow coaches - even some who may have benefited from it.
    Lashley suggested that a sectional champion should automatically be placed in the fast heat of his event at the regional - even if his time is not one of the eight fastest feeding into that regional.

  • Goodson follows Tubby again - to Memphis this time

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Tell City graduate Steven Goodson has worked with Orlando “Tubby” Smith since Goodson arrived at the University of Kentucky in 2001 as a freshman student manager for the basketball team then coached by Smith.
    After serving as Smith’s student manager and a floor coach for his camps for four years, Goodson was his graduate assistant at UK in 2006-07.

  • Walks, errors help Jeeps knock out Cannelton

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON—Northeast Dubois went through its complete batting order in three of the four innings it batted in a 17-2 baseball sectional semifinal win over Cannelton Friday.
    The Jeeps didn’t really hit the ball hard, as three of their eight hits were infield ones and two more were bloops just over the infield.
    Their only extra-base hit was Owen Fuhrman’s first-inning double to right field, a fly ball that maybe should have been caught.

  • Vaquero 800 champion in boys regional

    EVANSVILLE—Tell City junior Seth Vaquero won the 800-meter run at Evansville Central’s boys track regional Thursday to qualify for the state meet.

  • Saying farewell to Fr. Tom

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

     

    TELL CITY—The Rev. Thomas Richstatter, known to most in this area as Father Tom, was born in Topeka, Kan., in 1939 and received his higher education in Ohio, Detroit and Paris.
    But he has lived in Tell City the last 31 years and has taught at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology for 32 years.
    He will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a Catholic priest this Sunday at St. Paul. Then he will leave this area at the end of June, as he has decided it is time to retire.

  • Perry Central 2nd, Tell City 4th in quadrangular

    ENGLISH—Zach James shot a 7-over-par 43 to lead Perry Central to second place in a four-team boys golf match Tuesday.
    Borden, led by medalist Kamden Hurst’s 39, won with 178 strokes. Perry Central shot 187, Crawford County 189, and Tell City 233.
    James placed third overall.
    Other Perry Central scorers were Nic Pierrard with 47, John Steen 48, and freshman Brennan Tucker 49.
    Coby Aders, who shot 50, and Eric Schepers, 55, also played for the Commodores.
    Freshman Spencer Fest shot 52 to lead Tell City.

  • Patriots pound Perry Central

    LINCOLN CITY—Heritage Hills had 18 hits and took advantage of eight Perry Central errors to beat the Commodores 16-0 in baseball Monday.
    “We didn’t come into the game very focused tonight,” said Perry Central Coach Tim Taylor. “Our guys didn’t make many routine plays, especially early in the game.
    “Heritage Hills took advantage of our mistakes and pounded the baseball. They are a good hitting ball team.”
    Casey Miller went 4 for 4 to lead Patriot hitters.