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Today's News

  • Sports Acceleration, Cash Waggner each reach 3-0

    TELL CITY—Pitching remained strong for Cash Waggner & Associates and Sports Acceleration as each improved to 3-0 with wins in Tell City’s age-13-16 girls softball league Monday.

    Taylor Benningfield and Kosha Wetzel combined to pitch a one-hitter as Cash Waggner beat Frederick Sheet Metal 5-2.

    Benningfield struck out six and walked four in four innings. Wetzel struck out none and walked none in a 1-2-3 inning.

    Payton Reed had Frederick’s only hit, an RBI single in the third inning.

  • All-PAC softball team released

    LINCOLN CITY—The Pocket Athletic Conference finally released its all-conference girls softball team Monday, two weeks after it was selected.

    As reported here previously, Tell City’s Lauren Goffinet was named to the 15-girl honor squad.

    Conference champion Gibson Southern and runner-up Tecumseh, which won the Class A state title, each had four girls named to the team. Third-place Heritage Hills had three girls make it.

  • Corydon overtakes Commodores

    CORYDON—Corydon scored four runs on just two hits in the fifth inning to beat Perry Central 6-4 in age-14 baseball Saturday.

    Two walks and an error also helped fuel that rally.

    “We had a couple of errors that let some guys score,” said Perry Central Coach Brian Cassidy.

    Adam Kleaving hit a home run and a single and drove in two runs to lead Perry Central’s seven-hit attack in the seven-inning game.

    His home run cleared the left-field fence near the 330-foot marking.

    Colten Hedinger added one hit and drew two walks.

  • County officials opt to fight tax appeal

    TELL CITY - Perry County commissioners agreed with County Assessor Mendy Ward in a June 1 regular meeting that the Continental Apartments should not receive a property-tax exemption, and to employ a Carmel attorney to represent them if the issue goes to court.

    The exemption request was made by parent company Grandview Care Inc., Ward told the commissioners, which owns several properties. The current request was for the apartments at the corner of 20th and Tell  streets in Tell City.

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  • Mayor: Grant will benefit city long-term

    TELL CITY - A $1.8 million grant awarded to Tell City last week will become a foundation for changing the look of the city's most-established neighborhoods, the city's mayor said Friday.

    The office of Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman released details last week of the Neighborhood Stabilization Grant awarded Wednesday. The project in Tell City will fund the purchase of 12 properties for demolition and up to 15 others for rehabilitation or redevelopment. The grant will also allow the city to “bank” some cleared properties for future development.

  • Trophy honors giving spirit of Naomi Ress

    TELL CITY - “All she ever did was the grunt work,” Dr. Gene Ress said Tuesday about his wife, Naomi, “and sometimes we wonder if we're worthy doing that.” The way she did it, he added, “gives credit to her caring and sharing.”

    He was explaining the reason Naomi was honored by the United Professional Horsemen of Indiana through the creation of a trophy to be awarded annually by the organization. Naomi “Nemo” Ress died Feb. 14.

  • Stimulus funds to cut wildfire risk

    TELL CITY - A portion of the massive federal spending program intended to stimulate the nation's economy will help reduce the risk of damaging wildfires in the Hoosier National Forest.

    The U.S. Forest Service will receive $350,000 to reduce downed trees near firebreaks designed to keep fires within the forest in check.

    The money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and was announced last month by U. S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.  

  • Cancer patient seeking release from prison dies

    INDIANAPOLIS - Sherry Hamlet, a terminally ill woman seeking release from prison where she was incarcerated after a conviction on drug charges, died June 5.  Hamlet, 45, a former Tell City resident, had filed a request to have her sentence for dealing in a controlled substance and maintaining a common nuisance modified.

    She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year and her children said she had only weeks to live. Prosecutor Robert Collins opposed her release and a court hearing was scheduled for June 29.

  • Moose Lodge hosting July Fourth Picnic July 2-4

    TELL CITY - Moose Lodge 1424 in Tell City will again sponsor its annual Fourth of July Picnic in Zoercher–Bettinger Park July 2-4.

    Any nonprofit organization interested in reserving space in the park for fundraising activities can call Bill Coyle at 547-7867 or 547-6885.

    Booth rental is $45 for all three days.

    Watch  The News for more details on the picnic.