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Today's News

  • St. Augustine church picnic set for July 29

    LEOPOLD – St. Augustine Catholic Church will hold its annual picnic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29. Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m.
    Parking will be available for the handicapped. The event will feature quilts, a quilt raffle, silent auction, yard sale, country store, bingo, ice cream, games for young and old, a cornhole tourney, baked goods and a grand raffle of 60 prizes totaling $2,600.
    Family-style chicken dinners will be served in the air-conditioned dining room. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Carry-outs will be available.

  • TC 9-year-olds score 6 in last inning to win tourney

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY — Tell City’s age-9 all-stars rallied for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Tell City’s age-10 all-stars 10-9 to win the Ohio River Riot 10-and-under girls softball tourney Saturday.

    Both Tell City teams went 2-0 in pool play, each defeating Muhlenberg County Chaos and the Hancock County All-Stars.

  • PC 8th-graders sweep doubleheader

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central’s eighth-grade baseball team got the better of their seventh-grade counterparts Monday, sweeping a doubleheader.

    Nine different eighth-graders got hits in game one, helping them earn a 10-5 win.

    Dakota Brewster drove in two runs while throwing three shutout innings from the mound.

    Aaron Lutgring and Kyle Goldman also added RBIs for the eighth grade.

    Dylan Seibert had the best showing at the plate for the seventh grade in game one, blasting a two-run double in the fourth inning.

  • Express splits weekend games

    ROCKPORT — Rockport jumped out of the gate with a four-run first inning en route to an 11-1 win over the Hoosier Express Saturday.

    Post 254 out hit the Express 13-3. After the Express broke the scoreboard in the top of the seventh, Rockport responded with five runs of their own to secure a 10-run rule victory.

    Drew Mowery, Derek Kippenbrock and Adam Braunecker all had singles for the Express.

  • Hoosier Express falls to Rockport

    ROCKPORT —  Rockport scored in seven of their eight at-bats, easily sweeping the Hoosier Express in a Junior Legion doubleheader Tuesday.

    Rockport’s first eight batters reached base safely in a seven-run second inning in game one, helping them pull away early in a 13-1 victory.

    Chandler Roberts, Tyler Schneider and Ryan Wilkinson all blasted two-run singles in the inning while finishing the game with three hits. Wilkinson finished with four RBIs while Schneider had three.

  • 4-H Fair begins
  • German Ridge Heritage Project open house Saturday

    PERRY COUNTY – The German Ridge Heritage Project seeks descendant family members for genealogy, sharing family documents and oral history. 

    Volunteers are also encouraged to donate time as assistance is needed in field excavations, laboratory analysis and historical-genealogical research. Some of the families of interest include Bryant, Connor, Debus, Hall, Maier, Popp (Bopp) and Speidel. 

  • Shoot for the Stars returns Friday with Justin Bosley

    TELL CITY – The monthly Shoot for the Stars singing competition held in City Hall Park returns Friday with new entertainers. Along with additional Shoot for the Stars competitors, Justin Bosley will entertain. The music will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free and the public is invited. 

  • Free movie series at Sunset Park continues

     TELL CITY – The Tell City Regional Arts Association is hosting a free movie night series titled “Movies at Sunset” each Thursday during the month of July. The movies will take place at Sunset Park. 

    The park will be closed to traffic for these evenings. Parking will be available outside the floodwall.

  • Stay safe in extreme heat

    INDIANAPOLIS – While no one wants the triple-digit conditions of the past couple of weeks to repeat themselves, Perry Countians face many more weeks of summer. Conditions of extreme heat are defined as summertime temperatures that are substantially hotter and more humid than average for a location at that time of year.

    Statewide, nearly 1.5 percent of all emergency department visits for July 4-5 were heat-related. State health officials say Hoosiers should take all precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses, including heat stroke, which can happen quickly.