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Today's News

  • CPR and rescue classes scheduled for July, August

    TELL CITY - Family and Friends CPR classes will be offered July 16. Participants may choose from one of three sessions: 9 to 11 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.

    - Family and Friends is designed for the lay person, 10 years and older, to learn CPR and choking-rescue skills. Ten and 11-year-olds may participate with an older sibling or adult. No testing or performance evaluation will be required. Fee is $10 for the two-hour class.

  • Perry Central Captains Club honorees

    The Perry Central Captains Club recognized elementary students who increased testing scores in one content area and maintained scores in all other areas. The distinction, called "Up in one, down in none," included first-grade students. 

    In row one, from the left, are Zane Fears, Bradley Smith, Ethan Durbin, Trista Jones, Teyah Mullis, Chloe Mullins, Gavin Wallace, Madaline Herzog and Audrey Popp.

  • All-stars are district champs

    Tell City’s age-10-and-under baseball all-stars came away as Southern Indiana District champions in Corydon this weekend. 

    They played two pool play games Friday, beating Corydon 9-U All-Stars 19-4 and Corydon 10-U All-Stars 11-3. 

    On Saturday, they played Corydon 9-U in the first round of the elimination bracket, winning 13-6.  And, then on Sunday played Corydon 10-U in the championship game, winning 11-0.

    Six teams were in the tourney. 

  • Tuesday-evening rainout

    Shannon Bryant pitches for Cash Waggner in Tuesday’s Tell City Girls Softball League’s age-13-16 playoff tourney championship game with Legacy Financial Services.

    The game was rained out in the fourth inning and was scheduled to resume Wednesday.

  • Good evening for Subway

    The weather was warm and the hitting hot Monday as Subway and Fischer’s Furniture and Appliance-sponsored teams duked it out in boys ages 6-7 baseball at Dennis Kress Park.

  • Tell City star Hayes tears ACL

    TELL CITY – Tell City three-sport star Kassidie Hayes will miss all of the upcoming volleyball season and much if not all of the basketball season after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in an AAU volleyball national tourney last weekend.

    Her father and basketball coach, John Hayes, confirmed the diagnosis of her injury.

  • Beard on Class 2A first-team all-state

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    INDIANAPOLIS – Tell City junior center fielder Spenser Beard was one of three outfielders named to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Class 2A all-state first team released Sunday.

    Beard is the first Tell City player ever named to an IHSBCA all-state first team.

    “I was pretty surprised,” Beard said Sunday night. “I didn’t see it coming really.”

  • Discover your family history

    By MOLLY HALL
    Guest Columnist

    To celebrate Perry County’s 200th year, a certificate and pin will be given at a pinning ceremony Nov. 1 to individuals who fill out a First Family of Perry County application.

    This program was set up to honor our Perry County ancestors who braved the virgin Indiana Territory through the end of the Civil War.
    For many, this program has brought awareness of whom their Perry County ancestors were, how they lived and believed and, for some, answered questions about their family’s folklore.

  • Save your skin from the sun

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I recently spotted a teenager at a county fair with a painful looking sunburn. I didn’t know him so I don’t know how he got the burn, but he spent far too long in the sun with either no or definitely not enough sunscreen.

    I’ve been in his skin before. I try hard to avoid burns as an adult because I know increased sun damage increases the chances for all types of skin cancer, including the most serious, melanoma.

  • Going to war in Iraq won’t work any better this time

    Insanity is sometimes defined as doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. By that definition, the United States’ engaging in military action in Iraq now would be insane.

    It didn’t work before, which is why there is basically a civil war going on there now. As we said before, the only way the United States can control who governs Iraq is to make it a permanent U.S. territory or state, which few, if any, would be willing to do.