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Today's News

  • Beard powers Tell City past Heritage Hills

    LINCOLN CITY—Spenser Beard homered as Tell City beat Heritage Hills 7-5 in Diamond League baseball Tuesday.
      Tell City tied the score 2-2 with two runs in the third.
    Trent Zuelly reached base on a throwing error by the pitcher to start the inning. He advanced two bases on passed balls and scored on Rhett Baumeister’s sacrifice fly to deep right field.
    Drew Mowery and Ryan Dooley followed with singles and Mowery scored on a passed ball.
    Tell City took the lead for good with two more runs in the fourth.

  • Tell Citians help Hoosier Express beat Greene County Legion team

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Jordan Heck hit an RBI double in a three-run fourth inning that propelled Hoosier Express past Greene County 6-1 in American Legion baseball Saturday.

  • It’s almost 4-H fair time

    Renate Jobst, Purdue Extension, GUEST COLUMNIST

    It’s almost fair time, and you know what that means. It’s time to see Perry County kids at their very best.
    It’s a time for members to highlight some of what they have learned during their 4-H year. Hundreds of youth from across Perry County and surrounding areas will exhibit projects. It’s a great time to see kids show off their talents and see kids who make a difference in their community.

  • Texting while driving ban a smart step

    Distracted driving encompasses many things, from one’s drinking morning coffee to reading the newspaper, but research and tragic experiences show that using cell phones while driving is a preventa-ble distraction that outweighs all others. Most common sense should dictate good driving habits, but the 100-year history of the automobile has shown that not to be the case. It’s only human nature to fidget with the radio, primp in the mirror or talk with a rider. Twenty-first-century technology has only added to the list of things that divert our attention while on the road.

  • Main Street dragging back Saturday

    TELL CITY - A local man’s Facebook invitation to drag Main Street could draw hundreds of people to Tell City Saturday.
    “Friday and Saturday nights dragging Main Street was kind of like the center of our universe. Let’s take this day and relive that time, and maybe show our kids what a cool place Tell City was to grow up in,” Joe Morton posted. Word spread quickly through the social-media site and by word-of-mouth.

  • Cannelton street chief seeks money

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    CANNELTON – Cannelton Street Commissioner Charlie Davis said many of the city’s storm drains and catch basins need work, but his department doesn’t have money to do it without dipping into its paving funds.

  • Saving Grace

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor
    A cat named Grace has a new chance at life thanks to a guardian angel with a gun and a big heart.
    Heather Glenn has no wings. A city cop who packs a 40 cal and takes no guff, her heart aches for those in need, people and animals alike and is counted on as a true friend.

  • Sheriff: Current jail doesn’t meet state codes

    By STUART CASSIDY, Staff Writer
    LEOPOLD - Officials overseeing a committee to develop a new county jail explained the scope of the project and heard public comment Tuesday during a meeting at Perry Central.

    As previously reported in The Perry County News, the committee is seeking public input on a proposed 49,900-square-foot, 112-bed jail that may be built behind the courthouse on Indiana 37 for an estimated cost of $15 million.

  • County’s TIF areas have no surplus funds

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor
    TELL CITY – The Perry County Redevelopment Commission is required to approve annual reports describing tax-increment-financing surpluses, attorney Chris Goffinet reminded its members in a June 20 meeting.

  • Seven-run 4th propels Hair Razors to title

    TELL CITY – Hair Razors hit three doubles in a seven-run fourth inning to beat Cash Waggner 9-4 to win Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball playoff tourney Thursday.
    Katelyn Kaufman and Alli LaForce combined to pitch a three-hitter for Hair Razors.
    Cash Waggner took a 4-0 lead in the first three innings, though. It scored two runs in the second on two walks, an error, an infield hit by Jordyn Vogt, and an RBI grounder by Shannon Bryant.