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Today's News

  • PC team plans scramble, dinners

    ENGLISH - Perry Central's girls basketball team will hold a golf scramble and pork chop dinners at Old English Golf Course July 24.

    The scramble will start at 1 p.m. Perry County time. Entry fee is $200 per four-person team or golfers can enter individually for $50 and be placed on teams. Prizes will be awarded to the top four teams.

    The scramble will be followed by a pork chop dinner from 6-9 p.m. with a live band playing. Dinners will cost $9 and will be available to anyone, whether they played in the scramble or not.

  • Marksman Cab overtakes Coca-Cola late for playoff title

    TELL CITY—Cody Osborne and Tristan Simmons each drove in four runs as Marksman Cab beat Coca-Cola 14-10 in nine innings to win the Tell City Babe Ruth League playoff tourney Friday.

    Coke built a 8-2 lead with a six-run fourth inning capped by Hunter Herzog’s two-run triple. Matthew Cole also drove in two runs that inning.

    Marksman Cab chipped away in each of the next three innings, though, scoring three runs in the seventh inning to tie the score 8-8.

  • Cash Waggner tops Hair Razors to win age-13-16 playoff tourney

    TELL CITY—Cash Waggner & Associates scored five runs in the fourth inning and beat Hair Razors 9-1 to win Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball playoff tourney Wednesday.

    Whitney Brown started Cash Waggner’s big inning by being hit by a pitch.

    Jacki Malone and Derian Scales then reached base on errors, and Taylor Benningfield drove in two runs with a single to left field. A third run scored on a throwing error on the play.

  • Maddle, Gunn get state mention

    INDIANAPOLIS—Tell City’s Trent Gunn and Mike Maddle received honorable mention on the coaches’ Class 2A baseball all-state team released Thursday.

    Gunn, a junior, received honorable mention for the second consecutive year, though it was at shortstop this year and third base last year.

  • Babe Ruth all-stars announced

    TELL CITY—Coca-Cola and Kiwanis each placed four players on Tell City’s age-14 Babe Ruth all-star team announced last week.

    Franzman Insurance, which had a young team, led the age-13 all-star team with five selections.

    Evan Rothgerber is managing the age-14 team and Wes Deom is the age-13 team’s manager.

    There were not enough 15-year-olds in the league to have an age-15 all-star team this year.

    Tell City, which was moved from District 4 to District 5 this year, will host the age-14 district all-star tourney this weekend.

  • Smitty's regular-season champs

    TELL CITY—Natalie Cole singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Smitty’s Memorial Team beat the Diamond Divas 14-13 to clinch the Tell City Women’s Softball League regular-season title Thursday.

    The win gave Smitty’s a 7-0 record with one game left. Every other team in the league has at least two losses.

    Smitty’s has won most of its games this year with strong defense and pitching. Both of those areas were a little shaky at times Thursday, but the team had a season-high 20 hits.

  • Repairs begin after Waupaca fire

    TELL CITY - Teams of ThyssenKrupp Waupaca employees planned to work through the Independence Day weekend assessing damage caused by a Thursday fire at Perry County's largest employer.

    None of the plant's employees were injured in the blaze which began in the foundry's melt department at 11:38 a.m. ThysssenKrupp U.S. spokesman Matthew Rhodes said the plant was evacuated and all of the 300 employees working at the time were accounted for.

    Arriving firefighters found a towering plume of black smoke over the foundry, which produces gray and ductile iron castings.

  • State makes changes to prison alert system

    INDIANAPOLIS - An automated system that sends alerts about escapes and other emergencies to residents living near Hoosier correctional facilities merged last week with a statewide victim-notification service.

    Automated calls and e-mails went out last week to subscribers of the old system, reporting the service was being discontinued. However, the Department of Correction said anyone previously registered with the old system still receive notices under the updated Indiana SAVIN, or Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification program.

  • New hospital expected to open in 2012

    PERRY COUNTY - Perry County Memorial Hospital's Board of Trustees penned the opening words to a new chapter in local health care, voting unanimously Wednesday to move forward with construction of a new facility.

    The new $46 million, 117,000-square-foot hospital will be located on nearly 40 acres of land along Indiana 237, not far from the intersection of Indiana 37. It could welcome its first patients by the fall of 2012.

  • Derby to host Bluegrass Festival Thursday through Saturday

    DERBY - Seven bands are scheduled to play Thursday through Saturday at the annual Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival, three miles west of Derby.

    The three-day festival will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday with a free bean dinner and an open stage for those wishing to share their musical talents with visitors. People attending are asked to take a covered dish.

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