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Today's News

  • Smitty's rallies to win regular-season crown

    TELL CITY - Smitty's Memorial Team pounded out 22 hits to beat Tri-State Service and Maintenance 14-9 Tuesday to win the Tell City Women's Softball League's regular-season title.

    Smitty's finished the season 8-0. Tri-State finished second at 6-2 but had a chance to tie Smitty's for the title going into their final game.

    Tri-State led 5-2 after four innings on the strength of a five-run second inning.

    A triple to deep left-center field by Misty Park, a single by Theresa Lain, three walks and two errors produced those runs.

  • Zuelly, Benningfield help Rockport Legion team win

    ROCKPORT - Tell City's Ryan Zuelly and Trent Benningfield have helped Rockport's American Legion baseball team to a 20-plus game winning streak.

    Zuelly, a 2008 Tell City graduate, was third on Rockport's team in hitting with a .448 batting average going into Thursday's first-round sectional game with Jasper.

    He was also third on the team in RBIs with 31 and tied for third in home runs with three. He had five doubles and 34 runs scored.

    He plays first base, outfield or designated hitter for Post 254.

  • Perry Countians place in state youth bowling tourney

    EVANSVILLE - Tell City had two third-place entries and one fourth place in the United States Bowling Congress' state youth tourney held each weekend Feb. 21-May 3.

    More than 50 youth bowlers from Tell City Bowling Center participated.

    Devin McDaniel and Will Roberts placed third among 190 entries in Division 3 doubles.

    Brent Woods and Justin Peter took third among 159 teams in Division 8 doubles. Amber Schmidt and Jennifer Cecil placed fourth in the same division.

  • Purloined potted petunia lands woman in pokey

    TELL CITY - A Tell City woman was jailed over the weekend for allegedly stealing a pot of petunias then refusing to answer the door when police came knocking. Officers said she was arrested the next day after police said they found her with another potted flower reported stolen earlier in the month.

  • Officials eye Nov. 3 special school election

    TELL CITY - Voters in Troy Township, except those in the Cannelton school district, may vote in a Nov. 3 referendum on further construction work at Tell City High School.

    Schools Superintendent Ron Etienne said at a regular school-board meeting Tuesday he may be able to get interest-free stimulus funding for $2 million worth of the $10 million in further work, for which a 1028 hearing will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high-school auditorium.

    "Anyone who has an opinion about the continuation of this project should attend the 1028 hearing," he said.

  • Committee's grants to aid schools, law enforcement

    TELL CITY - The Perry County Substance Abuse Committee awarded grants totaling more than $59,000 during a breakfast July 8 at Bill & Dave's Smokin' Pit. Awards serve local schools, police departments and service providers working to crub the fight against substance abuse.

    As in past years, grants were awarded in three areas, prevention and education, law enforcement and justice, and treatment and intervention.

    Prevention-Education

  • Fair Days fantastic so far

    Perry County's 4-H Fair is in its stride, with a schedule filled with entertainment, exhibits, shows and food through Saturday.

    Today's schedule kicks off with a 9 a.m. rabbit showmanship competition, followed by a 2 p.m. dairy show and 5:30 p.m. swine show. Small pets will be judged at 5:30 this evening and 4-H'ers will take part in horse-and-pony gaming events that begin at 6:30. Beef exhibits will be judged in the show ring at 7 p.m.

    Friday

  • Petunias land TC woman in pokey

    TELL CITY - A Tell City woman was jailed over the weekend for allegedly stealing a pot of petunias then refusing to answer the door when police came knocking. Officers said she was arrested the next day after police said they found her with another potted flower reported stolen earlier in the month.

  • Reduced gas taxes cut county's highway budget

    TELL CITY - As the county commissioners approved a number of budgets for 2010 July 6, one noted that the highway department's budget would lose $411,000 due to a lack of gas sales in the county.

    "That's about 35 percent," Jody Fortwendel said.

  • Brown released without formal charges filed

    TELL CITY - A Tell City man arrested last week for two counts of dealing in marijuana was released Friday after no formal charges were filed.

    Aaron M. Brown, 21, of 13516 Old State Road 37, Tell City, was released from the county jail. As Monday's News reported, Brown was allegedly spotted July 7 selling marijuana near the John F. Kennedy Pool. In most cases the state has 48 hours from an arrest to file criminal charges. Prosecutors could refile charges later.