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Today's News

  • 'Karate Kid' doesn't hold up to original

    I'll admit, I planned on holding out until the DVD came out to watch "The Karate Kid," but my niece wanted to watch it and I can't tell my niece "no" if she wants to watch a movie.

    So I watched it ... and it's not all that bad.

    Make no mistakes, though, if you watch "The Karate Kid," you should watch the one from the 80s. However, there are certainly worse movies to watch in theaters right now.

  • Tell City routs all 3 district opponents

    TELL CITY—Tell City scored 50 runs in three games to win the age-14 District 5 Babe Ruth title last weekend.

    Tell City won all three games by the 10-run rule.

    Cody Osborne led Tell City with an .875 batting average including two two-run homers.

    Austin Paulin posted an .800 average, going 8 for 10 with six singles and two doubles. Jimmy Phillips batted .714, going 5 for 7 with a double.

    Other high batting averages included Rhett Baumeister’s .571, Drew Mowery and Dakota Braunecker each at .500, and Reese Miller .444.

  • TC 13s 2nd in district

    CORYDON—Spenser Beard hit .722 (13 for 18) with 16 RBIs to lead Tell City to second place in the age-13 District 5 Babe Ruth tourney last weekend.

    Tell City went 2-2 in the three-team, double-elimination tourney, beating Corydon twice but losing twice to eventual champion North Harrison.

    Beard went 4 for 5 with a double, triple and five RBIs as Tell City crushed Corydon 21-6 in the first round.

    Blake Haller went 3 for 3 with a double and four RBIs and Xavier Barnes added two hits and two walks. Dalton Snyder and Bryce Garrett each also had two hits.

  • Hall to miss North-South game

    INDIANAPOLIS-Perry Central linebacker T.J. Hall will miss Indiana's North-South football all-star game Friday.

    Hall tore an anterior cruciate ligament in practice for the game Wednesday.

  • Three Tell Citians hope to help Rockport repeat in Legion sectional

    BOONVILLE—Three players from Tell City will help Rockport try to repeat as American Legion baseball sectional champions this weekend.

    Rockport Post 254 will play tourney host Boonville in the opening game 7 p.m. Friday. Post 254 downed Boonville 9-1 June 18 and 17-7 July 2.

    Rockport, 17-9, averaged 10.1 runs per game in the regular season and allowed 5.0.

  • Kashyab 2nd in Jeffersonville tourney

    JEFFERSONVILLE—Anjan Kashyab of Tell City placed second in singles and doubles in the 16-and-under boys division at the Bales Auto Mall Jeffersonville Junior Open USTA tennis tourney last weekend.

    Kashyab had a first-round bye in singles and then beat Jalen Martin of Jeffersonville 6-0, 6-0, Caleb Heilman of Evansville 6-0, 6-2, and Justin Batliner of Floyds Knobs 6-0, 7-5 to reach the finals.

    Benjamin Rigsby of Charlestown beat Kashyab 6-0, 6-4 for the title.

  • Ungerecht attends World Cup

    PRETORIA, South Africa—Hannah Ungerecht of Covington, Ky., won a trip to the recent World Cup soccer tourney through a contest sponsored by Best Buy.

    “I’m a fan of them on Facebook and they had a link to the @15 Web site,” Ungerecht she told Sam Elliott of the Kentucky Post. “They have a lot of scholarships and contests and a whole bunch of things teens can do to get involved in their community.”

    But Ungerecht and 15 other teenagers from across the United States ended up getting involved far from their native communities.

  • Republicans seek county-council seats

    PERRY COUNTY - Two Republicans filed candidacies for county-council seats ahead of a July 6 deadline, and a Democrat declared her intention to seek the Tobin Township trustee position.

  • 4-H'ers big week arrives

    TELL CITY - The week Perry County's 4-H'ers have been waiting all summer for has arrived. The Perry County 4-H Fair kicks off in earnest this evening with the 2010 king and queen contests, fashion review and foods auction.

    Exhibits open to the public Wednesday after a noon ceremony. A full schedule of events was published in Thursday's News.

    Wednesday Schedule

    The first major day of activities brings judging of goats and horse-and-pony halter and pleasure classes. Wednesday's activities wrap up with a sheep show at 7 p.m.

    Thursday

  • Community groups awarded $62,193

    TELL CITY - Grants totaling $62,193 have been presented to community groups providing substance-abuse prevention and treatment programs to Perry Countians as well as law-enforcement and school programs. The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee hosted its yearly grants program Friday morning at Bill and Dave's Smokin' Pit.

    Funds are generated by mandatory court fees and voluntary donations made by people entering into plea agreements. Grants are awarded in three areas: prevention and education, treatment and intervention and law enforcement and justice.