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Today's News

  • PC splits with Wolfpack

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central took advantage of a couple of Crawford County errors to beat the Wolfpack 5-2 in the second game of a Teen League baseball doubleheader Wednesday.

    The Wolfpack committed an error that led to three Perry Central runs in the first inning and another one that led to a run in the third inning.

    The Commodores had only four hits. But Tanner Cassidy and Andrew Mosby drove in runs with ground outs in the first inning and Stephen Hayes was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in a run in the second inning.

  • Hair Razors finishes 8-0

    TELL CITY—Katelyn Kaufman hit a double and a single as Hair Razors beat Cash Waggner & Associates 14-2 Wednesday to finish the regular season undefeated in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league.

    Kaufman was also the winning pitcher. She struck out seven and gave up two hits and two walks in four innings.

    Logan Flannagan and Allicyn Garrett each also had two hits for Hair Razors and Kira Maddle added a double.

    Kaufman and Maddle each drove in two runs.

  • Ress to retire in February

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City native Blake Ress announced Friday that he will retire as IHSAA commissioner Feb. 1, 2011.

    Ress, 68, began his tenure as the IHSAA’s seventh commissioner July 1, 2000, succeeding Bob Gardner.

    “I am genuinely appreciative for having had the opportunity to serve in this capacity for the past 10 years,” said Ress. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will treasure the memories.”

    Ress’ relationship with the IHSAA spans most of his adult life.

  • Commodores fall to Jeeps

    LEOPOLD—Northeast Dubois scored on hits, walks, errors, wild pitches and passed balls to beat Perry Central 19-5 in junior high baseball Thursday.

    “They were what I call pesky hitters,” said Perry Central Coach Bob Linne. “They got their bats on a lot of the good pitches our pitchers did make—they didn’t strike out very much.”

    The score was tied 2-2 after two innings. “Then the flood gates opened and we had no sand bags,” said Linne.

  • Hospital chief tells officials about building plan

    TELL CITY - No decision has been made to build a new county hospital, but it could come soon, Chris Goffinet told the Perry County commissioners at their regular meeting June 16. The attorney provides legal services to them and also represents Perry County Memorial Hospital, he pointed out.

    As The News reported June 10, hospital officials have purchased nearly 40 acres of land near the intersection of Indiana 37 and 237. Part of it was already zoned for commercial use, and the Tell City Common Council redesignated this month a portion zoned for residential use to commercial.

  • Double dose of outdoor adventure Saturday

    TELL CITY - The action at two outdoor events will match the weather Saturday - hot.

    The Hoosier National Forest will sponsor its 15th annual Kids Fishing Derby at the Rainbow Pay Lake near Derby. Also taking place the same day is the 2010 Adventures With Nature Field Day at Tipsaw Lake. The Forest Service is a co-sponsor of that event.

    The fishing derby is open to anglers ages 15 and younger. There is no fee to participate.

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  • Cannelton may get drug dog, added officer

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Police Chief Eric Dickenson said the biggest concern voiced by people he talks to around town is illegal drugs, so he's seeking a dog to help detect them.

    The Tell City Police Department has a canine team in Patrolman Derrick Lawalin and his dog, Jago, the chief said during regular meetings of the Cannelton Board of Public Works and Safety and Common Council Monday.

  • Drug, syringe roundup succeeds for second time

    PERRY COUNTY - "Medicine-cabinet cleanouts" conducted June 11 and 12 netted more than 173 pounds of outdated drugs and nearly 102 pounds of used hypodermic syringes, Tell City Police Sgt. Lynn Wooldridge told The News Friday.

    "It was a big success," he said. "We got a lot of medications off the streets. I was overwhelmed with the amount of needles we collected."

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