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Today's News

  • City seeks new wheelchair ramp

    CANNELTON - Cannelton Common Councilman John Young III is looking for a contractor who can replace a wheelchair ramp at the city's boat ramp. Speaking at a regular council meeting Monday, he said he'd received complaints about a ramp that had deteriorated to the point "it was in bad shape." The city's park-and-recreation fund holds $2,000, he said, offering to seek estimates.

  • Arrest made in north Perry County break-ins; teen detained

    ST. MEINRAD - A pair of burglaries in Spencer and Perry counties led to the arrest last week of a 19-year-old Bristow man and the detention of a juvenile. Perry County Sheriff's Deputy Daymion Marsh said David M. Mattingly, of 4434 Indiana 62, is accused of burglarizing a garage at 1915 Indiana 62.

  • TC man jailed on Hancock warrant

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man who allegedly sent graphic sexual messages to a 15-year-old Hancock County girl was arrested Monday night on a warrant issued in that county.  John LaForce, 41, of 715 19th St. faces a charge of using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or prohibited activities.  LaForce was arrested by Tell City police officers at his home and taken to the Perry County Jail.

  • 200 years in Perry County

    More than 250 descendants of a pioneering Perry County couple returned to their family's Oil Township roots Saturday and Sunday for the 100th Esarey Family Reunion. The event also marked the 200th anniversary of Jonathan Davis Esarey's migration from Kentucky to land in what would become Perry County. Weekend events were held at the Schergens Center in Tell City and Branchville Conservation Club, with family members proudly wearing Esarey hats and shirts. There were even Esarey buttons.

  • New coach expects Cannelton team to be much improved

    CANNELTON—Cannelton’s volleyball team went 1-25 last season and graduated seven seniors. But new coach Leslie Henrickson thinks the Bulldogs will be greatly improved this year.

    The Bulldogs went 6-9 in junior varsity matches last year and have a lot of athletic juniors and sophomores returning. In 5-foot-10 sophomore Julia Allen they have their tallest hitter in six years.

  • Old-timers prove they can still hit even on hot night

    TELL CITY—A severe heat wave probably hurt the turnout for the annual Schweizer Fest old-timers baseball game Tuesday and resulted in most of the pitching being done by machine.

    But several players proved they could still hit the ball well and catch it well. And despite the option to have a youngster run the bases for them, several players still ran for themselves.

    “One of the kids asked me if I needed a runner and I told him I’m going to run for myself until I’m 60,” said Tom Hess, 56.

  • Tell City graduates parents of golf stars

    When Jeff Overton nearly earned his first PGA victory 11 days ago in The Greenbrier Classic—it took Stuart Appleby’s record-tying 59 in the final round to beat him—many  around here were rooting for him because he is from Evansville.

    But Overton actually has an even closer tie to Perry County: His mother, the former Sharon Dauby, is a 1967 graduate of Tell City High School.

    She met her future husband when she went to college at Terre Haute to become a teacher.

  • Malone, Wagner swim in state meet

    INDIANAPOLIS—Chelsea Malone and Amanda Wagner of Tell City’s Tri-County Swim Club each participated in four events at the U.S. Swimming senior state meet July 30-Aug. 1.

    Both swam the 50-meter freestyle, with Malone finishing it in 29.74 seconds and Wagner in 30.25 seconds. Their places were not available.

    Both also swam the 100 free, Malone in 1:04.58 and Wagner in 1:07.86.

    Malone swam the 100 backstroke in 1:14.84 and the 200 back in 2:42.77.

    Wagner swam the 100 breaststroke in 123.99 and the 200 breast in 3:08.70.

  • Rowe plays for World Series champs

    LANSING, Mich.-C.J. Rowe of Tell City played for the Southern Indiana Spikes baseball team that won the age-13-and-under Baseball Players Association World Series July 21-25.

    Rowe, a pitcher and catcher, also placed seventh in the catchers’ accuracy throwing competition at the 33-team tourney.

    The Spikes went 7-0 in the tourney, beating every opponent by at least seven runs. They beat East Cobb Lightning, the Georgia state champion, 10-1 in the championship game.

  • Huber named academic All-American

    ITHACA, N.Y.--Perry Central graduate Nick Huber, who is entering his junior year at Cornell University, has been named to the national all-academic team for NCAA Division I track and field.

    He compiled a 3.5 grade-point average last semester and qualified for the NCAA national meet in the 400-meter hurdles.