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Today's News

  • Will Koch taught us what's most important in life

    Will Koch made headlines in 2006 with the Voyage, a wooden roller coaster that not only has been ranked the best ride of its type in the world, but helped grow Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. The ride's name can be applied to Koch, who died suddenly June 13. Though his voyage through life ended long before it should have, all those who knew Will know he made dreams come true, his own and those of countless others.

  • Daniels has it wrong

    Many of you saw the comments made by Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels recently when he said the next president "would have to call a truce on the so-called social issues" so he or she could focus on the fiscal problems facing the country.

    As I've made clear, I really like Gov. Daniels, and I consider him a friend and colleague, but his comments mirror those of the GOP establishment who view values voters dismissively as "single-minded."

  • The nonexistent recovery

    The United States economy is in dire trouble. With an ever-devaluing currency, an enormous trade deficit and virtually no growth in production, we are teetering on the brink of the greatest depression ever.

    We are well on our way - according to Bloomberg News, jobless claims rose by 12,000 to an all-time high of 472,000 June 12. Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist at Mizuho Securities said, "If you really are going to have a sustainable recovery, you need the labor market to improve."        

  • Tell Citians help Rockport win three Legion games

    ROCKPORT—Three Tell City seniors are playing for Rockport’s American Legion baseball team this summer and were instrumental in the team’s first three wins.

    Shane Weedman pitched a six-hitter as Rockport beat Madisonville, Ky., 14-4 in seven innings by the 10-run rule Wednesday.

    Weedman struck out four and walked three.

    Trent Benningfield was the winning pitcher in relief as Post 254 beat Lyon County, Ky., 17-16 in 10 innings June 13.

    Benningfield pitched the ninth and 10th innings, giving up one hit and one walk and striking out one.

  • Commodores win 1 of 4

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Paoli 3-2 in the first game of a Teen League baseball doubleheader Wednesday.

    The game was a scoreless tie after the regulation five innings but Paoli scored two runs on a triple in the top of the sixth.

    In the bottom of the sixth Trent Brown reached base on an infield error and scored on Derek Thomas’ singles.

    Thomas advanced to second on a ground out and scored the tying run on Joey Peter’s single to left field.

  • Hair Razors holds off Cash Waggner 4-3 in battle of undefeateds

    TELL CITY—Hair Razors capitalized on walks, wild pitches and infield hits to beat Cash Waggner & Associates 4-3 in a battle of undefeated Tell City age-13-16 girls softball teams Thursday.

    Hair Razors hit only one ball out of the infield, a bloop single to right field by Kira Maddle leading off the fourth inning.

    But that hit, along with two infield hits and a wild pitch, allowed Hair Razors to score two runs that inning.

    The team scored its other two runs in the third inning on three walks and two wild pitches.

  • Orleans sweeps Perry Central

    LEOPOLD—Each team had three hits but Orleans edged Perry Central 4-3 in the first game of a junior high baseball doubleheader Thursday.

    Three players each had one single for Perry Central. Alton Cummings and Anthony Mosby each drove in one run.

    Austin LeClere pitched a complete game for Perry Central. He struck out six and walked five.

    Perry Central played mostly seventh graders in the second game and lost 2-0.

    Nathan Shaw hit a double for the Commodores and three other players each had one single.

  • TC sweeps doubleheader

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching carried Tell City to a Diamond League baseball doubleheader sweep of Gibson Southern Thursday.

    Jordan Heck won the first game 3-1. Jesse Lawalin won the second game by the same score.

    No statistics were available but Tell City Coach Mark Wahl said the games were “well played by both teams.”

    Tell City will visit Forest Park for a doubleheader Tuesday.

  • Coroner: Koch, 48, drowned in pool

    SANTA CLAUS - Spencer County Coroner Barry Schulte confirmed Wednesday that Holiday World & Splashin' Safari President Will Koch drowned Sunday night in the pool at his home near Santa Claus.

    Schulte said he pronounced Koch, 48, dead shortly after midnight. Family members found him floating in the pool after returning from an outing in Louisville, Ky. Two 911 calls made from the home reported that Koch was not breathing.

  • Chance find reunites TC man with missing 1990 class ring

    TELL CITY - A high-school class ring Tim Brumfield thought had been sent to a watery grave 20 years ago is back on the Tell City man's finger.

    The silver ring with a purplish stone was found June 5 by Jimmy Jackson, youth minister for Deer Creek Baptist Church, as he and other volunteers removed litter from Sunset Park. The ring was found amid pieces of riprap that lead from the parking lot toward the boat ramp and river.