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Today's News

  • Winning Wines

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry County’s wineries claimed gold – as well as silver and bronze honors  – last month in one of the nation’s largest wine competitions.

    Wines from 10 countries as far away as France, Australia and Spain were judged in the June 16-18 Indy International Wine Competition, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

  • County’s jobless rate drops slightly

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in May to 9.8 percent, remaining below the state’s seasonally adjusted rate of 10.6 percent. However, the number of local workers seeking jobs actually rose.

  • Moose picnic under way

    TELL CITY - Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Fourth of July Picnic kicks off today with food, rides and games. Activities in Zoercher-Bettinger Park culminate with Saturday night’s fireworks display.

    Lodge members will serve barbecued-chicken and pork-chop dinners through Saturday. Serving begins at 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. Friday and Sat-urday. Friday’s schedule had called for serving to begin at 4 p.m. but lodge members decided to offer chicken and pork chops for hungry lunch goers and others visiting the park Friday afternoon.

  • Mozart, Fulton streets paving planned

    TELL CITY  - The city of Tell City will pave Mozart Street from 12th Street to 19th Street Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9.

    The roadway will be closed to normal traffic flow with limited access for residents.

    The city will also pave the 1000 and 1100 blocks of Fulton Street.

    The Fulton Street paving project is part of the Waste Tire Modified Asphalt Grant through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

  • Help offered in filing for jobless benefits

    TELL CITY - Catholic Charities and the Tell City-Perry County Public Library are joining hands to help local residents file for unemployment benefits via computer. Volunteers will be in the library’s conference room from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays. Volunteers will have laptops to walk people through the online forms.

    No appointments are needed and help will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • A Cool Drink on a Hot Day
  • Adventures with Nature
  • Kiwanis wins regular season by three games

    TELL CITY—Kiwanis pounded out 11 hits to beat Coca-Cola 9-5 in its final regular-season Babe Ruth baseball game Monday.

    Kiwanis thus finished the regular season 13-3, winning the league title by three games over runner-up Franzman Insurance.

    Coca-Cola tied the game 3-3 with three runs in the bottom of the third inning on an error, two walks, a hit batsman, and a two-run single to left field by Chris Schaefer.

    Brian Arnold gave Kiwanis the lead for good, though, with a run in the bottom of the fourth.

  • Babe Ruth all-stars selected

    TELL CITY—The Tell City Babe Ruth League has selected its three all-star teams that will compete in district tourneys beginning next week.

    Tell City will host the six-team, double-elimination, age-14 district tourney starting July 9 and running through July 13 or 14.

    The age-15 all-stars will play in a five-team tourney at Evansville’s Wesselman Park beginning July 10.

    Tell City’s age-13 all-stars will open district play against the Nightmares, one of two Newburgh teams, at Haubstadt 5:30 p.m. July 9.

  • Kids with Claise finish unbeaten in 10-12 league

    TELL CITY—Megan Thomas singled home the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning as Kids with Claise edged Celebrations 9-8 to win Tell City’s age-10-12 girls softball playoff tourney Tuesday.

    Kids with Claise thus finished the season undefeated, winning the regular-season title with an 11-0 record and going 2-0 in the single-elimination playoff tourney.

    Celebrations, the regular-season runner-up with a 7-4 record, gave Kids with Claise everything they could handle in Tuesday’s game, though.