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    Beth Lasher’s third-grade students at William Tell Elementary School shared hopes and aspirations for their future careers Thursday during a second annual book unveiling and signing. Students wrote entries for the book, talking about the career they’d like to have, as well as the work they’ll need to do to make sure they’ll be prepared when they are veterinarians, professional athletes, teachers and inventors.

  • Farmland tax breaks will impact school coffers


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    TELL CITY – Newton’s Third Law, states “for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” And knee-jerk reactions from the state Legislature to issue tax breaks often have unintended effects. A recent example of that rears its head in a loss of tax revenue for all municipal and other entities that rely on those funds, like local school corporations.

  • Woman jailed for threatening judge




    TELL CITY – A Tell City woman accused of making threats against Perry County’s circuit court judge and another woman remained in jail Friday on two counts of intimidation.

    Christine G. Meyer, 37, of 1029 12th St., faces one Level 5 and one Level 6 felony for allegedly making threats against Judge Lucy Goffinet and a Division of Child Services caseworker.

  • Crawford County bops Bulldogs

    MARENGO—Crawford County took advantage of 11 Cannelton errors to beat the Bulldogs 21-1 in softball Thursday.
    Sierra Alvarez threw a six-hitter for Cannelton and gave up only one walk. But she was hurt by the errors.
    Alvarez provided the Bulldogs’ offense, as her third-inning triple to left-center field was their only hit.
    It scored Kirra Entwistle, who had walked.
    That was the only walk Crawford County pitcher Courtney Puckett gave up. She struck out 11.
    Cannelton, 0-1, will visit Tell City Tuesday at 5 p.m.

  • Castle girls defeat Marksmen

    NEWBURGH—Emma Kohnert won two events but Tell City lost to Castle 99-24 in girls track Wednesday.
    Kohnert won the 100-meter high hurdles n 16.04 seconds and the high jump by clearing 4 feet, 10 inches.
    She placed second in the 300 low hurdles in 52.22 and in the long jump at 13 feet, 10 1/2 inches as she scored 16 points for the meet.
    Emily Hagedorn won the shot put with a 32-foot-2 throw.
    The Marksmen placed third in two distance races, with Hailey Carman running the 800 in 2:49 and Mariah Klueh the 3200 in 14:32.23.

  • Castle outruns Tell City boys

    NEWBURGH—Cameron Kessinger and Leo Simpson each won one race but Tell City lost to Castle 113-19 in boys track Wednesday.
    Simpson won the 3200-meter run in 10:02.83.
    Kessinger, competing in his meet of the season, won the 200 dash in 23.10 seconds.
    He placed second in the 100 in 11.07, just 17-hundredths of a second behind Castle’s Jadrien Higginson.
    Thomas Simpson placed second in the 1600 in 4:37.00 and Devin Newton took third in the 110 high hurdles.

  • PC loses first two games in tourney

    JASPER—Giving up one big inning late in both games was costly to Perry Central as it lost its first two games in Jasper’s softball tourney Friday.
    The Commodores played North Posey first and led 4-3 after three innings.
    But North Posey scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning en route to a 14-4 victory.
    Perry Central had seven hits that game. Savannah Alvey went 2 for 3 with a double and Karissa Gayer and Lea Harbaville each added two singles.

  • Orleans overwhelms Bulldogs

    ORLEANS—Bailey Maffia slugged a home run but that was Cannelton’s only hit in a 17-1 baseball loss to Orleans Wednesday.
    Maffia’s home run gave the Bulldogs a brief 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
    But Orleans replied with two runs in the bottom of the first and six in the second to take control.
    Ethan Melton pitched the first 2 1/3 innings for Cannelton to take the loss. He gave up 10 hits and three walks and struck out none.

  • Errors help Wolfpack beat Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central’s eight errors helped Crawford County defeat the Commodores 14-3 in PLAC baseball Thursday.
    Perry Central tied the score 3-3 with a run in the bottom of the fourth inning. But Crawford County scored three in the fifth and four in each the sixth and seventh innings to pull away.
    Jaron Underhill pitched the first five innings for Perry Central, giving up eight hits and no walks and striking out two.
    Brandon Lasher also gave up no walks in the last two innings but allowed seven hits.

  • Tell City falls to two Evansville teams

    TELL CITY—Harrison took advantage of seven walks and three Tell City errors to beat the Marksmen 11-1 in baseball Thursday.
    “This team is battling through some injuries, sicknesses, and a lack of confidence right now,” said Tell City Coach Mark Wahl. “We came out in the top of the first and walked the leadoff guy, gave up a single, walked another, and we are down 3-0 right out of the gate.
    “(Harrison pitcher) Quarles throws hard and because we have been struggling at the plate, it seemed like the air went out of us right away.