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  • Illinois man killed in one-vehicle I-64 crash

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

    ST. CROIX – A Granite City, Ill., man died Sunday afternoon after his truck hit an overpass and caught fire on Interstate 64 at the 79-mile marker at St. Croix. 

    Perry County Coroner Charlie Baumeister identified the victim as Joshua R. Tomlin, 32. Baumeister said his office was not able to release the name of the person until a final identification had been made and the victim’s family members were notified. 

  • Fourth of July party starts Friday afternoon

    TELL CITY – Moose Lodge 1424’s annual Summer Fest marking the Independence Day holiday will kick off Friday with rides, games and food. 

    A fireworks show planned for Sunday night was canceled after the county commissioners implemented a ban on most types of open burning due to dry conditions. In place of the fireworks show, prizes will be given away on the hour every hour from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. 

    Activities will swing into gear Friday at Zoercher-Bettinger Park on Tell City’s north side.

  • Wahl new assistant principal at William Tell Elementary

    By LARRY GOFFINET

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY – Tell City gained a boys varsity basketball coach and an elementary assistant principal Tuesday but lost a baseball coach.

    University of Southern Indiana assistant Brent Owen was hired as the Marksmen’s basketball coach (see story on page 6) at a special meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township school board.

  • Drug court prods offenders to improve their own lives

    By KEVIN KOELLING

    Managing Editor

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a multi-part series. Published Monday, Part 1 described a presentation by Douglas B. Marlowe, chief of science, law and policy for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on crime and terrorism.

  • Police probe death of 20-year-old

    By VINCE LUECKE

    TELL CITY – A police investigation is continuing into the death of a 20-year-old Cannelton man whose body was pulled Sunday from the Ohio River. 

    Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone said officers have made no final determination into the manner of the death but are focusing on the final hours of Derrick S. Sandage’s life and the people who were him at a gathering Friday night along the Ohio River. 

  • Burn ban in place

    PERRY COUNTY – Weeks of drought that have created tinderbox conditions led county commissioners Friday to declare an emergency ban on burning that includes aerial fireworks. 

    The ban will remain in place until significant rainfall reduces the risk of fire. 

    The ban prohibits the following:

    • Open burning of any kind using conventional fuel such as wood and other combustible matter. Charcoal and propane grills and small campfires in approved fire rings are allowed. 

  • PC drops games to Springs Valley

    FRENCH LICK – After being blown out in the first game of a doubleheader against Springs Valley, the Perry Central Middle School baseball team was much more competitive in game two before surrendering an early lead. wednesday
    The Commodores mustered just one hit, a Jacob Kelly single, in game one, which they lost 11-0 in four innings.
    Perry Central’s offense was much more potent in the second game, scoring five runs in the second inning to open up a 5-1 lead.

  • First-inning explosion propels Express over Boonville

    TELL CITY – The Hoosier Express jumped out of the gate in furious fashion Tuesday, scoring 10 runs in the bottom of the first in a 14-6 win over Boonville.
    Spenser Beard had three first inning RBIs, capping the scoring with a two-run home run, while Adam Braunecker, who pitched five innings and got the win, helped himself out at the plate by hitting two doubles and driving in two runs in the frame.

  • Junior Legion team holds off Forest Park

    FERDINAND – Hunter Rowe had two RBIs while Torrin Madden didn’t allow a hit through five innings, as the Hoosier Express Junior Legion team held off a late Forest Park Rally to earn a 6-4 win Tuesday.