Today's News

  • Three Tell Citians hope to help Rockport repeat in Legion sectional

    BOONVILLE—Three players from Tell City will help Rockport try to repeat as American Legion baseball sectional champions this weekend.

    Rockport Post 254 will play tourney host Boonville in the opening game 7 p.m. Friday. Post 254 downed Boonville 9-1 June 18 and 17-7 July 2.

    Rockport, 17-9, averaged 10.1 runs per game in the regular season and allowed 5.0.

  • Kashyab 2nd in Jeffersonville tourney

    JEFFERSONVILLE—Anjan Kashyab of Tell City placed second in singles and doubles in the 16-and-under boys division at the Bales Auto Mall Jeffersonville Junior Open USTA tennis tourney last weekend.

    Kashyab had a first-round bye in singles and then beat Jalen Martin of Jeffersonville 6-0, 6-0, Caleb Heilman of Evansville 6-0, 6-2, and Justin Batliner of Floyds Knobs 6-0, 7-5 to reach the finals.

    Benjamin Rigsby of Charlestown beat Kashyab 6-0, 6-4 for the title.

  • Ungerecht attends World Cup

    PRETORIA, South Africa—Hannah Ungerecht of Covington, Ky., won a trip to the recent World Cup soccer tourney through a contest sponsored by Best Buy.

    “I’m a fan of them on Facebook and they had a link to the @15 Web site,” Ungerecht she told Sam Elliott of the Kentucky Post. “They have a lot of scholarships and contests and a whole bunch of things teens can do to get involved in their community.”

    But Ungerecht and 15 other teenagers from across the United States ended up getting involved far from their native communities.

  • Republicans seek county-council seats

    PERRY COUNTY - Two Republicans filed candidacies for county-council seats ahead of a July 6 deadline, and a Democrat declared her intention to seek the Tobin Township trustee position.

  • 4-H'ers big week arrives

    TELL CITY - The week Perry County's 4-H'ers have been waiting all summer for has arrived. The Perry County 4-H Fair kicks off in earnest this evening with the 2010 king and queen contests, fashion review and foods auction.

    Exhibits open to the public Wednesday after a noon ceremony. A full schedule of events was published in Thursday's News.

    Wednesday Schedule

    The first major day of activities brings judging of goats and horse-and-pony halter and pleasure classes. Wednesday's activities wrap up with a sheep show at 7 p.m.


  • Community groups awarded $62,193

    TELL CITY - Grants totaling $62,193 have been presented to community groups providing substance-abuse prevention and treatment programs to Perry Countians as well as law-enforcement and school programs. The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee hosted its yearly grants program Friday morning at Bill and Dave's Smokin' Pit.

    Funds are generated by mandatory court fees and voluntary donations made by people entering into plea agreements. Grants are awarded in three areas: prevention and education, treatment and intervention and law enforcement and justice.

  • Library board discusses interstate services

    TELL CITY - Library Director Larry Oathout broke the news to board members July 7 that a new statute from the state would require the Tell City-Perry County Public Library to change their interstate agreements with Hancock, Breckinridge and Meade counties in Kentucky.

    The library currently has a general interstate library services agreement with the three counties that basically states, "You serve our patrons and we'll serve yours," Oathout told the board. But the state library recently informed him that agreement would no longer be acceptable.

  • Kentucky mother, daughter charged

    TELL CITY - A Kentucky woman who missed a stop sign while returning from Holiday World last week landed herself and her daughter in the Perry County Jail.

    Judy A. White, 51, of 101 Valley Lane, Apartment 1, Centertown, Ky., was charged with maintaining a common nuisance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

    Her 31-year-old daughter, Patches S. White, 31, faces preliminary charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance and visiting a common nuisance.

  • Lawn mowers to compete in demolition derby

    TELL CITY - This year's Perry County 4-H Fair will offer something new, a lawn-mower demolition derby.

    The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and will feature four classes of competition.

    • First class, Ladies Division

    • Second class, 100-series mowers

    • Third class, 200-series mowers

    • Fourth class, 300-series mowers.

    A $20 registration fee will be charged per class and trophies will be given to first- and second-place finishers. Seventy-five percent of fees will be paid to winners.

  • 1028 hearing scheduled

    TELL CITY - Plans for renovations at Tell City Junior-Senior High School will be discussed during a 1028 hearing on the agenda for a school-board meeting Tuesday.

    Descriptions of needs and plans and proposed impacts on instruction and finances will be presented for work projected to be the subject of a November referendum.

    The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the high-school auditorium.