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Today's News

  • Tri-County 4th in SISC meet

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Amanda Wagner won one event and Will Roberts placed second in four to lead the Tri-County Swim Club to fourth place in the Southwestern Indiana Swim Conference summer meet last weekend.
    Wagner won the 15-and-older girls 100-meter breaststroke in 1:28.89.
    Roberts placed second in the 15-and-older boys 200 free in 2:34.49, 200 breast in 3:24.31, 100 backstroke in 1:27.82, and 100 breast in 1:28.87.
    Drew Ettensohn finished second in the 11-12 boys 200 individual medley in 3:52.78.

  • Tell City Girls Softball League to host tourneys

    TELL CITY – The Tell City Girls Softball League will sponsor a fastpitch tourney, the Ohio River Riot, July 12-14 at its complex on 19th Street.
    The tourney is for ages 8-and-under, 10-U, 12-U and 14-U. The 8-U will be machine pitch. Age 10-U will have machine-pitch and live-pitch divisions. NSA fastpitch rules will apply for all other divisions.
    Teams are guaranteed three games – two pool play followed by single-elimination. Entry fee is $250 for the machine-pitch tourneys and $275 for all other divisions. There are no admission or parking fees.

  • Legacy clinches regular-season title in final game

    TELL CITY – Legacy Financial scored four first-inning runs and held off a last-inning Cash Waggner rally to win 8-7 Thursday, clinching first place in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league in the league’s final regular-season game.

  • Rockport picks up fourth straight win with late rally

    ROCKPORT – Rockport Post 254 followed a different script Thursday night than shown in previous games but still came away with the same result, a 9-5 win over Owensboro, Ky., Post No. 9 in American Legion baseball.
    That’s now four straight wins for the Rockport post.
    In Post 254’s last three wins, they jumped to and maintained early leads. But against Owensboro, Rockport fell behind after taking a 1-0 lead and trailed 5-4 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning.

  • Storm uproots large tree

    This picture, provided to the News by Mandy Jackson, shows a large tree that was uprooted during Wednesday’s storm. The tree was located in the 1500 block of the alley between Tell City’s 12th and 13th streets.

  • COLUMN: Democracy’s essential ingredient

    Lee Hamilton, Center for Congress

    For those of us who think and write about democracy, few things are more appealing than a book about how to make it work better. My shelves groan with them. They contain a lot of good and helpful ideas for how to make government and civil institutions stronger and more effective.
    But over time, I’ve concluded that as complicated as democracy’s workings might be, one thing matters above all else: effective leadership. It might not guarantee results, but without it, nothing much happens.

  • COLUMN: When nature strikes, don’t become sightseers

    Vince Luecke, Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com
    It’s human nature to be curious when big news events occur, whether large fires, drug labs or storms like last week’s tornado.
    But I don’t know why so many people put themselves and others in danger by trying to get first-hand views. There are too many sightseers and police – especially when they just arrive on the scene – don’t have time to cordon off the scene or shoo away spectators.

  • EDITORIAL: Voters must look past Supreme Court to protect their own rights

    As if the forces of voter disenfranchisement were not out in sufficient numbers already, the Supreme Court opened a door and posted a welcome sign over it.
    They issued several rulings last week, and those regarding gay marriage dominated the resulting media coverage. Those rulings are important, but because far more Americans are voters than are gay, we respectfully draw your attention to their 5-4 striking down of a formula key to the implementation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

  • Fireworks show Thursday in Magnet, Friday in Derby, Saturday at Vastwood Park

    PERRY COUNTY – Fourth of July celebrations this week in Magnet, Derby and Hawesville, Ky., will include fireworks shows.

  • 4-H Fair gets under way Friday

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s 2013 4-H Fair is around the corner with the first events taking place Friday at the fairgrounds. Other events, including a demolition derby, are set for Saturday.
    The crowning of the 4-H king and queen, along with an auction of food items and a fashion review, are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday.