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Today's News

  • 16 teachers to retire this month

     TELL CITY – A small crowd gathered in the Tell City Junior-Senior High School auditorium May 8 for the Tell City-Troy Township monthly school board meeting. Most were students who the board recognized for their achievements during the academic year.

    High-school Principal Brad Ramsey first introduced the board to academic team members, who placed in the top 10 in the state in Class 3A. The announcement brought a round of applause from everyone present at the meeting.

  • City hopes to reduce trash, increase residents’ pride

    CANNELTON – As the city’s 175th anniversary draws closer, Cannelton city officials want to put a stop to residents’ practices that literally “trash” the town and begin one intended to increase their pride.

    A city ordinance requires residents to place their trash containers out for pickup no more than 12 hours before and put them away no more than 12 hours after city workers run their trash routes, one noted.

  • TC dad charged with battering 4-month-old

     By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    TELL CITY – A Tell City infant continued to battle for her life this week after she was allegedly battered by her father Friday. 

    Four-month-old Ashlyn Groves was being treated at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Ky., with a fractured skull, facial bruises and other injuries. The child was flown to Louisville early Saturday from Perry County Memorial Hospital. 

  • Private-equity firm buys Waupaca Foundry

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    WAUPACA, Wis. – Perry County’s largest employer has a new owner. ThyssenKrupp AG, a global materials and technology group based in Essen, Germany, announced this week the sale of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Inc., its U.S. foundry business, to an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, a New York-based private-equity firm. 

    A stock purchase agreement signed by both parties was approved by the ThyssenKrupp supervisory board. The sale is expected to close in coming weeks. The purchase price was not disclosed.

  • Cannelton highway to close by Friday

    CANNELTON - Indiana 66 in Cannelton, the city’s Seventh Street, will be closed for construction by Friday, Mayor Mary Snyder said Monday.

    The News reported May 7 the Indiana Department of Transportation plans closures of two sections of the state highway for 60 days each. During the first phase, drivers traveling east will be directed to take Herzeele Street to Fourth to Taylor, then back to Seventh Street. Detour information for the second phase will be published before it begins.   

  • Waupaca Foundry sold to private-equity firm

    WAUPACA, Wisc. – ThyssenKrupp AG, a global materials and technology group based in Essen, Germany, announced today the sale of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca Inc., its U.S. foundry business, to an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, a New York-based private-equity firm. A stock purchase agreement signed by both parties was approved by the ThyssenKrupp supervisory board earlier today.

    The purchase price was not disclosed.

  • Boonville’s big inning sinks Tell City

    TELL CITY—Boonville scored eight runs in the fifth inning to crush Tell City 12-1 in girls softball Thursday.
    Tell City trailed only 4-1 after four innings against the team ranked seventh in the state in Class 3A.
    But the Marksmen went through three pitchers trying to get the Pioneers out in the fifth.
    Tell City starter Makenzie Alvey took the loss. She gave up six runs in four-plus innings, though only three were earned. She walked two and struck out none.
    “She did a really nice job,” said Tell City Coach John Hayes.

  • Cannelton falls to South Central

    CANNELTON—Cannelton had only two hits and committed nine errors in a 19-2 baseball loss to South Central Friday.
    Singles by Brandon Cook and Bryce Garrett were the Bulldogs’ only hits. Dakota Holland had their only RBI.
    The Bulldogs’ errors led to 12 unearned runs for the Rebels.
    Jayden Morris pitched the first 3 1⁄3 innings for the Bulldogs to take the loss. He gave up six hits, six walks and 15 runs—but only three were earned.
    None of Cannelton’s four pitchers struck out a batter.

  • Marksmen overpower Tecumseh

    LYNNVILLE—Tell City won four matches in straight sets to defeat Tecumseh 4-1 in PAC girls tennis Thursday.
    Addie Peter beat Kaylee Hill 6-3, 6-0 in No. 2 singles, and Theresa Hantschel dominated Lindsey Wira 6-1, 6-0 in No. 3 singles.
    Cassie Bryant and Kelsey Gowers cruised past Rylee Ubelhor and Ruth Bruce 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 doubles.
    Robyn Scarpa and Megan Teague beat Abby Parsley and A.J. Fisher 6-2, 6-2 in No. 2 doubles.
    Tecumseh’s only win came in No. 1 singles, where Tori Fromm beat Rachel Woznicki 6-3, 6-0.

  • Softball sectional pairings set

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central appears to have gotten the best draw of any Perry County team in next week’s girls softball sectionals.
    The Commodores drew the first-round bye in the Forest Park Class 2A sectional, which will be played at Cedar Crest School. Thus they will not play until the semifinals at 5:30 p.m. Perry County time Wednesday, May 23, when they will face the Forest Park vs. South Spencer winner.
    Tell City drew North Posey for a 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, game in that sectional.