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Today's News

  • Summer lap swimming offered twice a week

    TELL CITY – Adult lap swimming, formerly held only during the school year, is being held this summer at Tell City High School’s pool 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

    Cost is $3 per session.

  • Baseball camp scheduled

    TELL CITY – The Tell City baseball camp will be held at Frank Clemens Field June 27 to July 1.

    Ages 9-10 meet 8-10 a.m. each day and ages 11-13 will meet 10 a.m.-noon each day. There is no charge.

    Anyone interested in attending the camp who did not turn in the registration form at school should call Brad Stiles at 719-1697.

  • Gelarden throws no-hitter again

    TELL CITY – No-hitters are rare in slowpitch softball, but Paige Gelarden of Smitty’s Memorial Team threw her second one in as many years in the Tell City Women’s League Tuesday.

    Gelarden faced the minimum nine batters as Smitty’s beat Cinderella’s 20-0 in three innings by the 20-run rule.

  • Hair Razors wins twice to solidify hold on first

    TELL CITY – Hair Razors continued its hot hitting, winning both its games Thursday in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league.

    Hair Razors thus improved to 5-1 and widened its lead in the league. Carriage Inn and Cash Waggner & Associates are each two games back with two games to go.

    Derrian Zabel went 3 for 3 as Hair Razors beat Ohio Valley Gas 12-10.

    Sierra Alvarez went 2 for 2 and Allie LaForce, Bria Gelarden and Taylor McFarling each added a double.

  • COLUMN: Answer easy to ‘Why here?’

    By KASSI HENNING HARPENAU, Guest Columnist

    When people ask me, “Why Perry County?” the answer is easy, because it’s my home!

    I have lived in Perry County since I was 3 years old and I loved every minute of growing up here. I have fond memories of playing softball games, wading in Windy Creek, picnicking at the local parks, going for bike rides around town, swimming at JFK Pool, Girl Scout camp at Camp Koch, and many more!

  • COLUMN: Richard Antrim - Hoosier Hero

    By JIM ADKINS, Guest Columnist

  • EDITORIAL: Downtown offers a lot; input could improve it further

    Recently, a committee working to better downtown Tell City asked for the public’s opinion about ways to make our Main Street more attractive to tourists and to our residents, as well. And it was good to see the community respond. The ideas and suggestions that were given to the committee members were published in the May 23 issue of The News.

  • Indiana 66 to be closed in Crawford County

    MARENGO – The Indiana Department of Transportation said a portion of Indiana 66 in Crawford County will close today.

    Railroad crews were to close it between the junctions of Interstate 64 and Indiana 64 for repairs to the crossing.

    Crews were to begin work at approximately 12 p.m. and re-open the road by 12 p.m. Wednesday.   

  • School officials plan meeting Tuesday to discuss ISTEP exam scores

    CANNELTON – Cannelton elementary officials will release scores from spring Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exams at an informational meeting for parents Tuesday.

    The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Myers Grade School cafeteria.

    Results will be handed out for students who were enrolled in third, fourth and fifth grades. People who would like their children’s scores but who cannot attend the meeting can call 547-4126 to obtain them.

  • Copper theft launches hunt for fleeing man

    TELL CITY — A man suspected of stealing copper from ThyssenKrupp Waupaca triggered a brief manhunt June 11.

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Jason Shadwick received a call that evening that Jeremy B. Kirkman, an employee of WGS working at the local foundry, reported for work when he was not scheduled and was confronted by a supervisor.

    A short time later, Shadwick was told that copper was hidden in a bag in Kirkman’s possession. Kirkman fled into nearby woods when confronted by Shadwick.