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Today's News

  • Schweizer Fest golf tourney set

    TELL CITY - Entries are being accepted for the 36th Schweizer Fest Golf Open to be played at Hoosier Heights Country Club Aug. 14-15.

    Entry fee is $65 for club members and $75 for nonmembers. The fee includes an 18-hole practice round.

    All entrants must be high school graduates or 18 years of age or older.

    Up to 120 golfers will be accepted. A full field will have five flights and a senior division for golfers age 60 and over.

    The tourney started in 1974 and has been held every year since except 1996.

  • Old-timers baseball game Tuesday

    TELL CITY - The annual old-timers baseball game will be held 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Frank Clemens Field as part of the city's celebration of Schweizer Fest.

    Tri-state area baseball players, active or inactive, over age 40 are invited to participate. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. at the field, with batting practice starting at 5:30 p.m. If possible, players are requested to wear the uniforms they wore during their playing days.

    Trophies will be awarded for the longest hit ball, best defensive play and oldest participant.

  • Fall baseball registration set

    FERDINAND - The sixth annual Southern Indiana Spikes Fall Baseball League will hold registration today from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Perry County time at the Fifth Street park.

    Individual players and teams are invited. Games will be on weekends. All games are doubleheaders. Participants should be ages 6 to 14. Call Keith Waninger at (812) 630-4583 if there are any questions.

  • Despite rumors, TC schools will open on time

    TELL CITY - Ron Etienne needed to dispel a rumor, he said at a regular meeting of the Tell City–Troy Township School Board July 13.

    School will not be delayed for a month, the schools superintendent said, contrary to a rumor he'd heard twice earlier in the day. He emphasized that Aug. 18 will be the first day for teachers to report, as scheduled, and students will begin school the following day.

  • Candidate's residency challenged

    PERRY COUNTY - A local man is challenging the eligibility of the Republican seeking the office of Perry County prosecutor.

    Chris Coyle filed a petition with the Indiana Election Division last week, alleging S. Rod Acchiardo is not a resident of Perry County and is not eligible to seek the office. A Tell City attorney, Acchiardo is challenging incumbent Democrat Robert Collins.

  • Classic cars in Tell City
  • A coveted chance to be an Idol

    TELL CITY - Shasta Simpson had no intentions of driving three hours straight to Nashville late at night July 14. But to make it to Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville before 5 a.m., that's exactly what she would have to do. If she arrived after 5 a.m., she would not get a wristband and would not get a turn on stage in front of an American Idol producer.

    The only problem was trying to decide whether she wanted to go or not. The 24-year-old Tell City resident, who said she has always loved singing and music, wasn't sure if she wanted to go audition.

  • School board reorganizes, sets budget-meeting dates

    TELL CITY - Larry Bryant retained the president's position on the Tell City–Troy Township School Board in an annual reorganization conducted at a regular meeting July 13.

    Jerry Hoagland will serve as the board's vice president for the next year and Debbie Reed will be secretary.

  • Injuries prove fatal for Lewisport pilot

    LEWISPORT, Ky. - A 69-year-old pilot who had logged hundreds of hours and was just shy of obtaining an experimental-aircraft pilot's license, died Wednesday, a day after being critically burned when his gyrocopter crashed near the Perry County Airport.

    Charles "Butch” Lunceford died at University of Louisville Hospital. He had been listed in critical condition in the hospital's burn unit after being flown from the scene. Lunceford was flying the gyrocopter just after 10 a.m. Tuesday and may have been attempting a landing when the small craft crashed into the woods.

  • Business up slightly at port

    TELL CITY - Perry County Port Authority-Hoosier Southern Railroad General Manager Pete Jespersen said July 20 representatives of that port-rail agency and ThyssenKrupp Waupaca will meet this month to discuss marketing, "to see if we can't make them more competitive in the final products being shipped out, going to places like Mexico.”

    He noted the foundry had recovered from a July 1 fire "and things seem to be going real well up there.”