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Today's News

  • And-Tro officials ask residents to complete survey

    PERRY COUNTY - And-Tro Water Authority is asking some county residents to complete an income survey in a quest for funding to extend its water system.

    Perry County, on behalf of the And-Tro Water Authority, intends to apply for grant funds through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and results of the survey are needed to verify the county's eligibility. If received, these grant funds would reduce proposed rates, thus making residents' responses extremely important.   

  • 4-H fair volunteers: We appreciate your work

    Visitors to the last week's Perry County 4-H fair had the chance to see and take part in a variety of activities. Busy 4-H'ers proudly displayed their projects and livestock exhibits. 4-H'ers and visitors took part in games, wrestled hogs, listened to music, saw motocross and demolition derbies and saw young people compete in contests and pageants.

  • 'Lincoln' worth the investment

    With the U.S. economy still officially in a recession, many people are looking for entertainment bargains.

    Some may not think a night out that costs $40 per person is a great deal, but if it is a professionally done play with an Emmy-award winning actor and also includes a delicious meal — all at a location less than 25 miles from Tell City — that sounds pretty good.

  • Ranting won't promote clean energy

    This in response to the piece written by Jim Adkins (July 13 guest column "Baron Hill and Cap and Trade.") It's time for an honest discussion on the American Clean Energy and Security Act rather than a partisan rant.  I'd like to point out a few facts about the bill.  

    First off, the energy bill is about protecting our national security and creating jobs.  I, for one, am tired of exporting billions of dollars each year to the Middle East where al Qaeda terrorists use it against us.

  • 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