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Today's News

  • Bold blooming tropicals can be summertime hits

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    There is nothing like a tropical plant for bold, bright blooms in your summer outdoor living space. It is the perfect environment because most tropicals like the bright light and heat and humidity that summer brings.  We baby them through the winter months, waiting for the threat of frost to past so we can bring them outdoors for a breath of fresh, warm air. 

  • Tell City’s building inspector retires, sort of
  • Derby extends invitation to Saturday Riverfest

    DERBY – This Saturday, grab the family and sunscreen and head to Derby to be a part of the annual Derby Riverfest at Mulzer’s Park.

    The day will begin early with a car show registration starting at 6 a.m. and running through 10. A Dash for Dads 5K, sponsored by EverBody’s Fun and Fitness, will begin at 8 a.m. Registration is $25 and will take place at EverBody’s until 5 p.m. Friday or from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the park.

    Early packet pick-up will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, June 19 at EverBody’s Fitness Center in Tell City.

  • Targeting funds, port authority eyes elusive TIGER grant

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY ¬ The Perry County Port Authority is hoping to contend for a sizable grant. According to operations manager Kevin Teague,  they have submitted an application for funds from a pool of money set aside in the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program.

  • JFK Pool: Still generating smiles after 50 years
  • Judges join voices in fight against drug abuse

    By BRITTANY OVERSTREET

    Staff Writer

     

    ROCKPORT – Four judges of Spencer, Warrick, Dubois and Perry counties gathered at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Rockport to hold a press conference to lead a call to action for local children.

    Judge Jon Dartt of Spencer Circuit Court opened, explaining the underpublicized issue of a dramatic increase in child abuse and neglect cases the our area. The increase has been primarily caused  by the effects of methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse on area families.

  • Commodores split doubleheaders, polish conference mark

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    LEOPOLD – Perry Central junior high baseball improved to 14-8, with a Patoka Lake Athletic Conference mark of 7-3, after winning three of five against Crawford County, Cannelton and Springs Valley.

    The Commodores hosted Crawford County Friday in a conference doubleheader, winning the opening game 11-3 and falling in the second 7-17.

  • Solid pitching leads to Tell City win

    By ZANE CLODFELTER

    Journal-Democrat

     

    TELL CITY – Win or lose, Tell City Coach Mark Wahl is thankful for the additional time he gets to spend on the baseball field during the summer months with Marksmen players.

    “It’s huge for us because we get to put a lot of kids in a lot of different positions,” Wahl said. “When you have 30 kids on your roster, a lot of times with JV I don’t see those kids for weeks at a time.

  • Cash Waggner, Team Central remain undefeated in girls softball

    TELL CITY – Elena Hagedorn and Paige Martin combined for 15 RBIs as Cash Waggner swept a doubleheader with Ohio Valley Gas in Tell City’s age-11-14 girls softball league Monday.

    Cash Waggner won the first game 15-10 as Martin drove in seven runs with a three-run, inside-the-park home run, a two-run double and a two-run single.

    Hagedorn added four RBIs with a two-run double, a single and a groundout. Kenzie Kennedy hit a double for Cash Waggner and Kaylee Dixon scored four runs.

  • Chinns win 27th annual Glen Ress Memorial Open

    TELL CITY – For the second year, the Glen Ress Memorial Open golf scramble was won by a two-generation family team.

    Bruce Chinn and his son, Andy, shot a winning 129 to win the 27th annual two-day 36-hole scramble, which raises money for area schools’ athletic departments.

    The Chinns shot a 65 Saturday and 64 Sunday in the championship flight. Their 129 was one shot better than the second-place team of Zach DeSpain and Rich Krzykowski and third-place finishers Jeff Wrye and Brett Hagedorn. Each of those duos shot a 130.