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Today's News

  • Officials deserve applause for making communities better

    Every day our government gives us a reason to grumble, whether it's been imposing new taxes or something else. But last week the hard work of Tell City officials and Insight 2000 gave us a reason to cheer.

    As The News reported Thursday, Tell City received more than $1.8 million in a Neighborhood Stabilization Grant. This money will be used to purchase abandoned and foreclosed homes, demolish dilapidated structures and redevelop vacant lots.

  • Stretched too thin, too often

    Our company has long given employees the day off for their birthdays. This year I was given that and a second gift: the care of of a second newspaper.

    Since June 1, our editorial staff here at The Perry County News has been working with and overseeing the staff of The Journal-Democrat in Rockport. How has it been going? The past two weeks have been a challenge. There have been more meetings to cover, added telephone calls and dozens of extra e-mails to sort through each day. I feel more stretched than usual.

  • Miners shut out TC in regional title game

    BRETZVILLE—Stephanie Fougeroussse pitched a three-hitter and Jenica Ringo hit a two-run homer as Linton-Stockton beat Tell City 3-0 to win the Forest Park Class 2A girls softball regional June 6.

    Linton-Stockton improved to 20-5 with its 15th consecutive win. Tell City finished the season 17-9.

    The game was a scoreless tie the first three innings. Tell City got out of a two-on, one-out jam in the third inning when second baseman Paige Gelarden turned a nice tag-and-throw double play.

  • Ress hurls one-hitter to defeat Clarksville

    BRETZVILLE—Josalyn Ress pitched a one-hitter and Amber Thomas drove in two runs as Tell City beat Clarksville 3-0 in the first round of the Class 2A girls softball regional Saturday.

    The game started well for Clarksville, as the Generals’ first hitter, Brooke Miley, beat out a slap hit to the shortstop by about a step.

    Amber Wingler sacrificed Miley to second. But on a possible fake-bunt situation by the next batter, Tell City catcher Lauren Goffinet threw Miley out trying to steal third.

  • Maddle, Gunn make All-PAC in baseball

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City’s Mike Maddle and Trent Gunn were named to the All-PAC baseball team in voting by conference coaches Monday.

    Maddle, a junior, was named the team’s catcher for the second year in a row, as he made it last year for Gibson Southern.

    Gunn, a sophomore, was one of the four infielders selected.

    Maddle led the Marksmen with a .486 batting average (34 for 70), the third highest in team history.

    He hit five home runs and seven doubles, drove in 19 runs, and scored 29 runs.

  • Goffinet on All-PAC

    LINCOLN CITY—Tell City senior catcher Lauren Goffinet was named to the All-PAC girls softball team in voting by conference coaches.

    The team was selected June 1 but not released until June 15 as some coaches asked that it not be released while some PAC teams were still playing in the state tourney.

    Goffinet made the 15-girl team as one of the utility players and Tell City sophomore Josalyn Ress received honorable mention as a pitcher.

  • TC Diamond League team beats Forest Park

    FERDINAND – Tell City’s Diamond League team kept Forest Park to no runs winning 10-0 and only let them score two in Tuesday’s doubleheader in Ferdinand.

    In game one Travis Jones and Trent Nelson pitched while Cordell Synder caught for Tell City. Kyle Osborne went 3-for-4, hitting one home run and receiving two RBIs. Shane Weedman was 2-for-3 with one RBI, Dayne Seibert went 2-for-4 and Snyder was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

  • Cash Waggner, Sports Acceleration each 2-0

    TELL CITY—Strong pitching and timely hitting kept Cash Waggner & Associates and Sports Acceleration undefeated in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Wednesday.

    Kosha Wetzel and Taylor Benningfield combined to pitch a two-hitter as Cash Waggner beat R&A Sports 10-2.

    Wetzel struck out two and walked one in four innings. Benningfield gave up no hits and no walks in one inning (the game ended after five innings by the eight-run rule).

  • Neighborhoods grant worth $1.8 million

    TELL CITY - Some of Tell City's oldest neighborhoods may soon enjoy a new lease on life.

    A Neighborhood Stabilization Grant worth more than $1.8 million was awarded to Tell City Wednesday and will allow the city to purchase abandoned and foreclosed homes, demolish dilapidated structures and redevelop vacant lots in areas that might otherwise see little or no new development.

  • Tell City cleans up

    Logan Everly, left, a summer worker for Tell City, helps street-department employee Dennis James hoist one of two sofas set out for pickup along Geneva Drive late Wednesday morning. Residents across the city cleaned out garages, basements and closets this week for the city's weeklong cleanup. Several large dumpsters filled with an assortment of unwanted items were loaded each day and shipped to an area landfill.