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Today's News

  • Officials approve plan updates, tractor transfer

    By KEVIN KOELLING, Managing Editor

    TELL CITY – Perry County’s commissioners approved documents for the county’s emergency management director, declared a tractor surplus and agreed to change a policy on handguns during a regular meeting Monday.

    Steve Hauser, the director of emergency management, secured the officials’ approval of updates to a comprehensive hazard-analysis plan, which he said is available on a compact disc in the commissioners office in the county courthouse.

  • County native Fritz’s furniture-building skills earn national award

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Perry County native who has crafted a name for himself as a furniture maker will receive a national award next month.

    Made In America, a nonprofit educational group working to promote U.S. commerce in global markets, announced last week that Keith Fritz of Ferdinand is the winner of the inaugural William Thornton Award for Excellence in Craftsmanship. The award will be presented at the annual Take Pride in America celebration held at the United States Capitol July 4.

  • Music in the Park-Shoot for the Stars returns Friday

    PERRY COUNTY – The second Tell City Regional Arts Association Music in the Park is set for Friday. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall Park in Tell City with the featured performers Justin Bosley and Jack DuPont.

    The event will also be an elimination round for the Shoot for the Stars competition.

    Eight contestants performed live auditions May 13 and moved on to the competition phase of the event. Contestants are Ashley Graves, Brianna Bolin, Brooke Lawalin, Jamie Holman, Jonathan Sanders, Rebecca Shearn, Savannah Alvey and Twila Brown.

  • Diplomas a Day Early
  • Relay for Life to kick off Saturday in Leopold

    LEOPOLD – Teams all across the county have been working hard to raise funds and gear up for this year’s Relay for Life to help raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Teams and participants will gather Saturday and Sunday at the Perry Central track for the annual event.

  • State changes vaccination guidelines

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    PERRY COUNTY – New directives from the Indiana Department of Health’s Immunization Division means new rules under which children and adults are eligible for free vaccinations offered by the Perry County Health Department.

    County Nurse Sara Gehlhausen said beginning July 1, the health department will no longer be able to provide vaccinations to families with health-insurance coverage. The new rules are statewide and will affect the way many Perry County families obtain routine childhood immunizations.

  • Carriage Inn, OVG, Hair Razors win Thursday’s games

    TELL CITY—Carriage Inn used six extra-base hits to beat Legacy Financial 14-7 in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Thursday.
    Sydney Goffinet hit a triple and a double to lead Carriage Inn.
    Allison Parker, Cat Diaz, Nikki Payton and Hunter Childers each added a double.
    Whittney Huff, Kendall Bennett, Erika Wilson and Tori Wade each hit a double for Legacy.
    Ohio Valley Gas beat Carriage Inn 7-3 earlier in the evening. No individual statistics were available from that game.

  • Fire & Ice places 2nd in tourney

    BRANDENBURG, Ky.—Fire & Ice, a Perry Central-based travel team, used timely hitting to place second in a seven-team age-16-and-under girls softball tourney last weekend.
    Fire & Ice gave up only six runs in its two pool games, so it entered the double-elimination round of the tourney as the No. 2 seed.
    Fire & Ice won two games in that bracket Saturday but lost to Outrage 95, a Louisville-based team, 10-0 Sunday.
    The Perry County team then beat the Louisville Stars 11-10 in eight innings to clinch second place.

  • Summer baseball landscape changing for Perry-Spencer

    At the end of Tell City’s high school baseball season a week ago, Mark Wahl noted that in his three-year career as the Marksmen’s coach he had never made out a starting lineup card without Trent Benningfield, Trent Gunn and Shane Weedman’s names on it.
    But now he is getting ready to coach against those three twice this summer.

  • Logos’ big inning gives German American its first loss of season

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Logos scored 12 runs on just three hits in the fifth inning to beat German American Bank 14-9 in Tell City Babe Ruth League baseball Monday.