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Today's News

  • Two league teams suffer first losses

    TELL CITY — Many thought Frederick Sheet Metal and Hair Razors would be the favorites in Tell City's age-13-16 girls softball league this year, and they played like it in lopsided wins over previously undefeated teams Wednesday.

    Frederick Sheet Metal, despite the absence of star pitcher Josalyn Ress due to a volleyball camp, beat Sports Acceleration 12-2 as Allison Parker went 3 for 3.

    Sports Acceleration was also without its top pitcher, McKenzie Hayes.

    Sports Acceleration had only two hits, by Sammie James and Charissa Lahee.

  • Hauser, Kessens on academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS - Perry Central shortstop Austin Hauser and outfielder Ryan Kessens have been named to the Indiana Baseball Coaches Association's 2009 academic all-state team.

    To be considered for the team a player must be a senior, must start at least 70 percent of his team's games (or pitch 25 percent of its innings), and have an SAT score of at least 1600 or an ACT score of at least 24.

    All players who meet those criteria are ranked based on their test scores and class rank, with the top 50 making academic all-state.

  • County prosecutor pays for bullet-proof vests

    TELL CITY - Perry County Sheriff Bob Glenn took a problem to the county commissioners' regular meeting Wednesday, but already had a solution for it.

    As of July 1, he told them, he was required to provide bullet-proof vests for his officers. The state offered the requirement, but not the funding to fulfill it, he said.

    "They're really great about mandating statutes and making local governments comply," the sheriff said, "but very seldom do you see where there's any financial backing that goes with that."

  • Lincoln's local roots
  • Property-tax bills due July 22

    TELL CITY - Perry Countians' spring property-tax bills will have a mid-summer due date.

    County Auditor Connie Berger announced this week that the state's Department of Local Government Finance has approved the county's request for a July 22 date for the first of two installments payable in 2009.

    Changes in state legislation and new requirements have delayed tax bills for officials in most Hoosier counties, as it has in other years.

  • City may add safety rules for pools

    TELL CITY - Building Inspector Bob Young worries about the growing number of swimming pools in the city and suggested Monday that leaders pass regulations that will require pools over a certain depth to be fenced off or covered.

    "I'm not wanting to make a big deal about it now but it concerns me - and I think it should worry the city," Young said at the regular meeting of the Tell City Board of Public Works and Safety.

  • County administrator takes opening in treasurer's office

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners mentioned, but didn't act upon, a planned move by Charlotte Rogier from the county administrator's job into the treasurer's office.

    County Treasurer Martha Wooldridge approached her about an opening in her office, Rogier said after a regular commissioners meeting Wednesday, "and I decided to take it." She'll start Monday, she added.

  • Avenue of Flags goes to Leopold
  • 2009 4-H fair plans in place

    CHRISNEY - One Spencer County fair wrapped up last week; another is waiting in the wings.

    The Spencer County 4-H fair June 26-30 offers something for everyone, from traditional activities such as livestock shows and fashion review to a cutting-edge Nintendo Wii tourney.

    Pre-fair activities begin Thursday, June 25, with community judging of projects.

    Friday, June 26

  • Friends in hope