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Today's News

  • Kast turns down chance to play for Notre Dame

    Tell City graduate Kris Kast attended two weeks of spring practice with Notre Dame's football team recently and found out he could have made the team. But he declined because he wants to concentrate on academics.

    When one of the top football programs in the country finishes with a worst ever 3-9 record, as Notre Dame did last fall, apparently it looks for new players everywhere, including among students already on campus.

    So 30 potential walk-ons reported for the first day of spring practice.

  • New Tell City girls tennis coach has veteran team

    TELL CITY - Nick Weyer has experience beating Tell City as a tennis player. Now he is trying to help the Marksman girls win as their new coach.

    Weyer, a 2003 Forest Park graduate, was a four-year varsity starter for the Rangers' boys tennis team, playing No. 2 doubles as a freshman and No. 1 doubles the next three years. All four years his doubles squad beat Tell City in straight sets.

    Succeeding Bob Kreilein, who decided to coach only the boys tennis team this school year, Weyer inherits four returning starters from last year's 6-8 team.

  • Baseball Bulldogs have 4th coach in four years

    CANNELTON - Cannelton's fourth baseball coach in four years will try to improve on last year's 2-16 record.

    Mike Garrett, who played for the Bulldogs in the late 1980s, takes over the team's helm. He replaces Matt Goffinet, who is still going to college and was recently hired as an assistant football coach at Tell City.

    The Bulldogs had three coaches in three years 1989-91 and still won sectionals all three of those years.

  • Tell City softball team has mix of veterans, underclassmen

    TELL CITY - Tell City's girls softball team returns five starters from last year's 12-12 team but may also start two sophomores and two freshmen.

    And three of the returning starters will be playing different positions than last year, though they are positions they played extensively last summer.

    New coach Dusty Beard, a longtime assistant with the Marksmen, expects pitching and defense to be among the team's strengths.

  • McClintic, Goffinet earn all-state honorable mention

    INDIANAPOLIS - Two Tell City players have received honorable mention on the first girls basketball all-state team chosen by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

    The IBCA selected a 15-girl senior team and a 15-girl underclass team (freshmen through juniors).

    Approximately 75 players received honorable mention on each list.

    Kara McClintic received honorable mention on the senior team and junior Lauren Goffinet made the underclass honorable mention list.

  • Old Man River Leaves Behind A Mess

    Town of Troy employee Otis Taylor Jr. uses a backhoe to remove debris Tuesday that the receding Ohio River left across Water Street. Heavy rain last week swelled the river beyond its flood stage for the second time in March. Driftwood, plastic bottles and the occasional tire covered Troy's waterfront while the nearby boat ramp remained under several feet of water. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the river is expected to fall slowly over the next few days.

  • Democrats plan Sunday meeting

    CANNELTON - The Cannelton Democrat Central Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday in the home of Arvina Bozarth, 647 S. Seventh St., Cannelton. More information may be obtained by calling her at 547-6284.

  • Suspect crashes into state trooper's car

    EVANSVILLE - A Tell City native now serving as an Indiana State Police trooper received minor injuries Saturday when a suspect allegedly high on methamphetamine crashed into his squad car in Evansville.

    According to Sgt. Todd Ringle, Trooper Mike Lehmkuhler attempted to stop a 1988 Chevrolet pickup truck after the driver, later identified as David Eugene Walden, 39, of Boonville, disregarded an automatic signal on the Lloyd Expressway at St. Joseph Avenue.

  • Teammates sought for upcoming hunts

    PERRY COUNTY - Tim and Jeff Brumfield, representing Perry County in next month's Spring Turkey Challenge, have been invited to participate in remaining hunts in Georgia, South Dakota and Illinois. The brothers are looking for experienced hunters interested in taking part in upcoming hunts for hogs, antelope and whitetail deer.

    Sportsmen or women interested in joining Tim and Jeff's Team Perry County will have the opportunity to show off on national TV in the remaining circuit event of their choice, but will also be competing for nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes.

  • Prescribed burning an important forest-management tool

    PERRY COUNTY - Prescribed burning is a management tool in which fires are purposely started under controlled conditions to achieve a desired result. It is used to approximate the natural vegetative disturbance of periodic fires.

    Prescribed burning recreates conditions that historically take place in forest ecosystems.

    Prescribed burns offer many benefits.

    Fuel Reduction: Fires reduce buildup of combustible fuels that can feed intense wildfires and threaten public and firefighter safety