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Today's News

  • SBA offers disaster loans to businesses affected by weather

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans to small businesses, private, nonprofit organizations and small agriculture cooperatives in Perry, Crawford and Harrison counties affected by ice storms and heavy rains that occurred Jan. 26, through Feb. 13, 2009.  

  • Kleeman, Noble receive best sportsmen awards

    TELL CITY - Residents of Oakwood Health Campus and Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills participated in the annual Nursing Home and Assisted Living Games Thursday at American Legion Post 213 in Tell City.

    Best sportsmen awards went to Art Kleeman of Oakwood and Betty Noble of Lincoln Hills.

    Men's Results

    Bean-bag toss: Charles Wicker, first, Oakwood; Al Dauby, second, Oakwood; Keith Gehlhausen, third, Oakwood.

    Washer toss: Al Dauby, first, Oakwood; Claude Bolin, second, Lincoln Hills; Charles Wicker, third, Oakwood.

  • Parents urged to attend band gathering

    TELL CITY - An informational meeting for all parents of 2009-season Marching Marksmen students will be conducted by the Tell City Band Boosters beginning at 7 p.m. June 15 in the Twilight Towers Dining Room, 1648 10th St.

    At least one parent of each marching-band member is required to attend this meeting, according to Patty Hawkins, president of the boosters.  

    Anyone with questions or who cannot attend should call her at 547-3731.

  • Catch of the day
  • Beams of hope appear in warrantless-wiretapping case

    Like a beam of sunlight breaking through dark storm clouds, a glimmer of hope appeared Thursday in a National Public Radio report.

    NPR's Martin Kaste said the state-secrets tactic has failed to stop a lawsuit contending the U.S. government violated the privacy rights of an Islamic charity when it monitored the group's telephone conversations without obtaining a warrant first.

  • Don't let summer slip away

    A long time ago, when summers came without a job, mortgage or other real-world responsibilities, the months of June and July seemed to be heaven-sent. There were, admittedly, farm chores to shoulder, hay to haul and a lawn to mow, but those were trifling interruptions in what seemed to be an endless string of carefree days.

    It's been during weeks like these that I miss those summers and long to roll back the years.

  • Four Commodores All-PLAC in baseball

    LEOPOLD—Four Perry Central players were named to the All-PLAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Clint Cassidy, Ryan Hanan, Andrew Harpenau and T.J. Lamon made the 15-man team, each for the first time.

    The four selections ties Perry Central’s most ever set four times before, the last time two years ago.

    Perry Central won the conference outright for the first time with a 6-0 record and thus was allowed to nominate five players for the team.

  • Rhodes to play for Brescia

    TELL CITY—Tell City senior Jordan Rhodes has signed to play baseball for Brescia University.

    Rhodes played second base and pitched a little for the Marksmen this year and played some right field last year. He said Brescia is looking at him as a second baseman.

    He hit .271 with a .364 on-base average for the Marksmen this season. He hit five doubles, scored 22 runs, and drove in 11 runs.

    Rhodes said Brescia Coach Jeff Falkner “said I’d probably make the travel squad next year but he sees me playing more the following years.”

  • Ernst 15th in state in 800

    BLOOMINGTON—Perry Central junior Michael Ernst set a school record as he finished 15th among 27 in the 800-meter run in the IHSAA boys state track meet Friday.

    Ernst ran the race in 1:56.32, breaking the school record of 1:58.08 set by Mike Raibley in 1985.

    Ernst was in the slower of the two heats but placed second in it to Fort Wayne Carroll’s Robert Kleber, who placed seventh overall.

  • PC frosh Brumfield on All-PLAC softball team

    LEOPOLD—Perry Central freshman Kristi Brumfield was named to the All-PLAC girls softball team in voting by conference coaches Thursday.

    Brumfield was the only Commodore named to the 15-girl team. Perry Central finished sixth in the seven-team conference with a 2-4 record.

    Brumfield hit .467 in conference games, fifth best in the conference, with a .556 on-base average (7 for 15 hitting plus three walks).

    She also did most of the Commodores’ pitching in the conference, going 2-3 with a 4.99 earned run average and 21 strikeouts in 25 innings.