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Today's News

  • 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

     

  • Bluegrass star Davis among headliners in Derby

    DERBY - Seven bands, including Bluegrass music star David Davis, are scheduled to play this weekend at the annual Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival, three miles west of Derby.

    The three-day fest begins at 5 p.m. today with a free bean dinner and an open stage for those wishing to share their music with visitors. People attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

    Music will start Friday at 4 p.m. Among the groups scheduled are Davis and his Warrior River Boys, Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass, Cowan Creek Boys, Men of the Week and Kings Highway,

  • Perry County's 2010 10-year 4-H'ers

    PERRY COUNTY - Fourteen youth preparing for next week's Perry County 4-H Fair have completed 10 years in Perry County 4-H. They are Ryan P. Baumeister, Nick Bower, Sarah Evrard, Micah Farmer, Jonathan Flamion, Craig Hagerdon, T.J. Hall, Kelly Hess, Trevor King, Blake Kleaving, Jordan Mullis, Lindsay Schraner, Olivia Schroeder and Lily Wargel.

    Ryan Baumeister