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Today's News

  • Debra's Studio sweeps titles in PC Major League

    LEOPOLD—Gaige Schaefer hit a three-run homer as Debra’s Studio beat  German American Bank 9-5 to win Perry Central’s Major League (ages 11-12) baseball playoff tourney June 19.

    Schaefer’s homer was the big blow of Debra’s eight-run third inning.

    Trey Mullis and Josh Ward each added two hits to Debra’s eight-hit attack.

    Jacob Kelly and Jared Judy each had two hits for German American.

  • Hair Razors, Cash Waggner advance to 13-16 playoff finals

    TELL CITY—Strong hitting games by Hair Razors and Cash Waggner & Associates Monday helped them advance to the championship game of Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball playoff tourney.

    They were scheduled to meet for the title of the single-elimination tourney Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

    Cash Waggner had a season-high 11 hits to beat Troy Clinic 16-1 in three innings in Monday’s first semifinal game.

    Brittany Brumfield went 3 for 3 and Taylor Benningfield added two hits for Cash Waggner.

  • Malone, Little lead Tri-County Swim Club in Huntingburg meet

    HUNTINGBURG—Chelsea Malone and Bailey Little placed in the top three in all their events to lead the Tri-County Swim Club in SARG Summer Monsoon meet June 19-20.

    Malone won three age-15-and-over women’s events. She took the 200-meter freestyle in 2:31.41, the 200 backstroke in 2:44.90, and the 100 free in 1:07.82.

    She placed second in the 100 back in 1:17.36 and in the 50 free in 30.66 seconds.

  • PC defeats West Washington twice

    CAMPBELLSBURG—Perry Central overcame West Washington’s 8-0 first-inning lead to beat the Senators 13-11 in the first game of a junior high baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

    Perry Central rallied for seven runs in the second inning. Alton Cummings and Michael Sims each had two hits and each drove in three runs that inning.

    Cummings, Nathan Shaw and Austin Linne each hit a double that inning.

    “We hit the ball well that inning,” said Perry Central Coach Bob Linne.

  • Breaking News Fire erupts at Waupaca

    Update, 1 p.m. – Firefighters at the scene report no injuries from the incident, but remain on the scene.

    TELL CITY – Smoke and flames erupted at ThyssenKrupp’s Waupaca Tell City foundry late Thursday morning. Firefighters and paramedics were called approximately at 11:38 a.m. to the reports of a fire in the plant’s melt department.

    Huge plumes of black smoke were visible for miles. Flames were visible from the east side of the foundry. Details of the cause of the fire were sketchy. It was unclear if there were any injuries.

  • Senior farmers market program still available

    PERRY COUNTY - The Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program is available in Perry County this year under the sponsorship of the United Way of Perry County. The program will provide $3,600 in voucher checks from the Indiana Department of Health to 150 low-income households in Perry County.

    The program encourages low-income seniors to purchase nutritious, locally grown produce which, in turn, helps support this community's farmers. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the state of Indiana and is administered locally by the United Way of Perry County.

  • Junior Women sponsoring bingo at picnic

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Junior Women will sponsor its annual bingo booth at the Fourth of July Picnic from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Zoercher-Bettinger Park.

    The cost per game will be 50 cents to play one card or $1 for three cards. Half-pot chance drawings will also be held every half hour. All players must be at least 18 years old.

  • Star Party at Patoka planned for July 10

    BIRDSEYE - The Patoka Reservoir Beach, Newton Stewart State Recreation Area will host a star party starting at 1 p.m. EDT July 10, allowing visitors a chance to gaze at the skies throughout the afternoon and night.

    Members of Evansville and Louisville Astronomical societies and the Stonebelt Stargazers of Bedford will be present to share their knowledge of the universe.

    Daytime activities include slides, videos and discussions.

  • Local man charged in home burglaries

    TELL CITY - Police arrested and charged a Tell City man with two counts of burglary Friday and warned residents about the importance of locking doors on their homes and vehicles.

    Joshua A. Bender, 28, of 636 16th St., faces Class B felonies, Lt. Alan Malone said. Officers learned that Bender was involved in the break-ins and tied him to jewelry taken during a May 31 break-in the 1500 block of Tell Street. Malone said some of the items were recovered from an Owensboro, Ky., pawnshop.

  • Local River Sweep volunteers surpass 100

    TELL CITY - The River Sweep the preceding weekend was a success, Ken Smith said Thursday, with more than 100 people throughout the county participating in the annual cleanup of banks along the Ohio and other rivers and their tributaries.

    Speaking at a regular meeting of the Perry County Recycling Management District Board of Directors, the executive director for that agency said another successful cleanup occurred despite high temperatures and high water.

    He was disappointed, however, at the condition Tell City's Sunset Park was in.