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Today's News

  • Crisis Connection offers kits to help people deal with grief

    Crisis Connection, Inc., the local nonprofit, volunteer-based, victim assistance program that serves victims of sexual and domestic violence, recently distributed a tool kit entitled, "When Families Grieve" to area schools and libraries.

    As part of the 'Talk, Listen, Connect' initiative, the tool kit is from Sesame Street and is designed to help people sort through complex emotions following death. More information on the tool kit is available at www.sesameworkshop.org/grief.

  • State officials should find useful work

    Maybe we should rethink our practice of calling the people we send to Indianapolis "lawmakers."

    If you present a problem to a surgeon, you're likely to get a solution involving a scalpel. A carpenter might suggest a hammer. A legislator enacts a law.

    The state's General Assembly passed a law in 2009 that resulted in a study that resulted in a news release Wednesday from the state's Education Department. It suggested schools and universities could save money by using the state-employees health-insurance plan.

  • Soccer, gin and gaucho swagger

    I'm not much of a soccer fan and while the digital video recorder on my television captured some of the games of the World Cup, I have yet to find the time to watch them.

    I did, however, take keen interest in Tuesday's semifinals game between Netherlands and Uruguay. I've repeatedly visited both nations and feel an affinity for the people and their cultures, which both contrast and conform to one another.

  • Colts star treats kids to Holiday World visit

    SANTA CLAUS — As the 2010 NFL season approaches, many players are taking final vacations or resting, but Indianapolis Colts linebacker Gary Brackett spent June 24 at Holiday World with 15 children.

    The children, along with their families, had a “Field of Dreams” vacation at the park provided by Brackett’s IMPACT Foundation.

    The foundation targets children who are affected by chronic and critical illnesses such as cancer, as well as disadvantaged youths.

  • PC's Hahus makes academic all-state

    LEOPOLD — Recent Perry Central graduate Ian Hahus has been named to the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association’s academic all-state team.

    Hahus graduated in May with a 4.0 grade-point average and was valedictorian of his class.

    Next fall he plans to attend Purdue University and major in engineering. Hahus also received the Trustees Scholarship, Purdue’s highest merit based scholarship worth up to $8,000 per year.

  • Tri-State claims 2nd place

    TELL CITY — Tri-State Service & Maintenance scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to beat the Diamond Divas 8-6 Thurs-day to claim second place in the Tell City Women’s Softball League.

    Tri-State entered the game with a 5-2 record and the Diamond Divas were 4-3, so they could have tied Tri-State with a win.

    The game was tied 6-6 after six innings. But in the top of the seventh, Bridget Bruggeman reached base on an error to start Tri-State’s go-ahead rally.

  • Kashyab takes doubles title

    NEW ALBANY — Tell City sophomore Anjan Kashyab teamed with Chad Barron of Evansville to win the 16-and-under boys doubles title at the US Tennis Association sanctioned Sammy Peden Firecracker Tournament July 4.

    They beat Codie Endris and Jack Stoner of Floyds Knobs 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinal and then cruised again in the final, beating Will Andres of New Albany and Jacob Quinkert of Sellersburg 6-3, 6-1.

    Kashyab also reached the semifinal in the singles tourney at the event before losing to Parker Thieneman of Floyds Knob 6-4, 6-1.

  • Acchiardo files for prosecutor's post

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County voters will find a contested race for county prosecutor on their November ballot.

    S. Rod Acchiardo, a Tell City attorney, filed in Indianapolis last week as a Republican for the seat held for nearly 12 years by Democrat Robert Collins. The two will appear on the November ballot. Collins is seeking his fourth term.

  • Cannelton summer school concludes

    CANNELTON - Thirty-seven first- through fifth-grade students attended summer-school classes that were to end the following day, Cannelton Elementary Principal Ginger Conrad reported at a regular school-board meeting June 24. An average of 15 students attended preschool and kindergarten classes.

    Registration for the upcoming year was already on the near horizon, she continued, with sign-ups scheduled for 1 to 7 p.m. July 28 at Myers Grade School. An annual back-to-school festival will be conducted from 5 to 6:30 p.m. the same evening.

  • Muddy fun on an Independence Day weekend